Kayak Racing @ Lough Henney

  • Start Date:
    September 21, 2023
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Meteor Waterski Club, Lough Henney, Bresagh Road, Lisburn
£12 per person (£8 for CANI members) Per Person
Additional Pricing Info
Key Points

Sessions will be run from 30th August – 21st September:

Sunday 10.30am

Wednesday 7.00pm

Booking is essential

Contact Details & Booking

To book e-mail belfastcanoeclub@gmail.com stating if you have a preference for day/date. Payment will be required before the event to confirm booking.

To Make a Booking – CLICK HERE

About the event

Belfast Canoe Club are the only club in Northern Ireland currently offering tuition in the Olympic discipline of kayak racing. We are open to all, but our equipment is not generally suitable for children under 10. Our base at Lough Henney is a uniquely suitable venue for learning to paddle racing kayaks.

This is an opportunity to try paddling a fast racing kayak on placid water. An experienced racing coach will explain the differences between the kayaks and paddles used for racing and ‘normal’ kayaks, explain the principles of paddling fast, and provide up to an hour’s coaching on the water. Those interested in getting involved in racing will have the opportunity to race on 24th September and/or join the club.

What’s included
The session is 2 hrs in total with 1 hr on the water. We provide racing kayaks, paddles, and buoyancy aids.
What to bring
Paddlers should wear light clothing and footwear. Avoid Fleece and other thick absorbent clothing, and trainers with thick soles. Paddlers must have a warm dry change of clothes available including footwear and towel in case of capsize. If you already have a buoyancy aid of your own suitable for kayaking you can use it.
Participants must be able to swim and must have some previous experience of kayaking. Paddlers under 12 must also be accompanied by a participating parent or sibling over 12.

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with support from the National Governing Bodies (NGBs) of watersports in Northern Ireland

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