CALL TO ARMS!
So the Canoeing Ireland Club Champs are nearly here … the Canoeing Ireland Club Champs is due to take place on March 21st and 22nd at Sluice & SSCC in Lucan/Leixlip. It’s on our doorstep this year :)
For those that don’t know – The Club Champs has been designed as an Intervarsity style competition with clubs from all over Ireland taking part in 8 different discipline events. Each discipline will contribute towards each Clubs point total to help decide the 2015 Club Champions.
As the defending 2014 Champs in both Junior & Senior we want to hold onto the accolade this year.Junior & Senior Club Champions 2014 – WWKC!
The Competition will run like this:
|MORNING||Slalom – Sluice||Freestyle – Sluice|
|Sprint – Salmon Leap CC||Marathon – Sluice to Palmerstown (rafting.ie)|
|AFTERNOON||Wild Water Racing – Sluice||Rafting Race – Sluice|
|Polo – TBC||Le Mans Race – Sluice|
Saturday morning competitors can take part in either Slalom at Sluice or Sprints at Salmon Leap. On Saturday afternoon there will be Wild Water Racing at Sluice. Polo will be played all day from 9 till 4 (Venue TBC)
On Sunday morning sluice will play host to a Freestyle competition on the new wave and also the Marathon race will run from Sluice to Palmerstown (a mini Lower Liffey!). Sunday afternoon will be the ultra competitive and ultra fun Raft Race and then a Le Mans style mass race both at Sluice.
As the biggest canoeing & kayaking club in Ireland, Wild Water Kayak Club should definitely be aiming to come first again. But to do this we need as many club members as possible to join in and partake. You don’t have to be super fit (not that many of us are) and you don’t need to be out competing in these disciplines. All that’s really necessary is an interest in helping WWKC come out on top yet again!
The races are open to all levels. The main thing is to compete in as many events as you like and earn points for Wild Water. So even if you’ve never sat in a Slalom boat, then now’s your chance, plus you’ll earn points for WWKC, so bonus all round!
Who can put a price on such a great opportunity to represent WWKC and get us into the history books yet again?
WWKC have agreed to subsidise fees by a whopping 50% for club members who enter and compete for WWKC. This means that entry fees for the weekend will be €15 for adults, €10 for college students and €5 for juniors. The price will be the same whether you’re looking to enter one or 4 (which is realistically the most you can manage!). Club members can compete in as many or as little of these events as they like.
There’s no limit to the amount of people we can enter in any of the disciplines – bar polo (only one team is to take part and this is being looked after by the Polo officer). We can have as many participants as we like after that! It’d be great to see as many people as possible attending this and taking part. So if you’ve ever even knocked into a slalom pole down at the club then why not try your hand at the real thing … if you’ve noticed the juniors out in the wildwater boats and thought ‘that looks easy’ – then NOW is your chance to prove it! Entries close on Friday 13th March so if you’re interested in taking part, either fill in the form below and pay with paypal and sign up on the sheets in the upstairs noticeboard at the club and pay via the WWKC bank account. For further information you can check out www.canoe.ie/club-championships
– SIGN UP FORM –
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