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Blueway 10K Week 1 Training Video

June 7, 2016

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Club Championships 2014 Training Weekend Agenda

February 4, 2014

Training Weekend 1 –  Club Representatives Weekend 1st & 2nd February 2014. This weekend is primarily a networking opportunity, a discussion around the events logistics and an opportunity to paddle the event venues.  Club representatives will be presented with an event booklet detailing all of the training weekends and discipline competitions at the club champs.  The points system will be explained and discussed, if any changes are necessary they will be decided on a vote basis.  Representatives will have the opportunity to visit and paddle all of the event and training venues over the course of the weekend, a general purpose boat is recommended for this.  There will be a social evening on the Saturday.  We will also use the opportunity to work on club development plans, improved networking solutions, training opportunities and club collaboration.

Training Weekend 2 – Wild Water Racing Training Weekend on the 8th & 9th February 2014. This weekend will focus on the skills of Wild Water Racing.  Consistently efficient forward paddling in a turbulent and dynamic white water environment in a fast but unstable boat is the speciality of the Wild Water Racers.  Inherent balance and accurate edge control allow Wild Water Racers to direct the boat onto the ideal line in rapids catching the fastest water and the cleanest lines.  This weekend will be one not to missed with the opportunity to take part in a local Wild Water Race as part of the training.  The Wild Water Racers providing the training will offer a wealth of international experience from coaches and rivers around the world.  This weekend is sure to make you faster and put you in control on white water.

Training Weekend 3 – Canoe Polo Training Weekend on the 15th & 16th February 2014. This weekend will focus on the skills of Canoe Polo.  Canoe Polo requires a broad range fitness bases, paddling skills and ball control.  Polo requires endurance to last the duration of a match mixed with explosive power to sprint for the ball and drive boats hard in offensive and defensive manoeuvres.  Polo players turn quick, paddle fast and drive hard while maintaining tactical awareness and that’s before we even consider the ball skills.  This weekend will consolidate peoples manoeuvring and forward paddling skills to increase power and speed.  Using the ball as a focus allows the subconscious to take over and create great opportunities for deep skill consolidation.  Tactical awareness and set plays will be covered to give polo teams the edge in competitions.  Ball skills will be trained and a range of drills provided for training on your home turf.  Pool sessions will be included on this weekend with opportunities to try out some of the wetter skills and tactics in the warmth of the pool, including handoffs, and hand rolls.  Expect to be wrecked and very entertained on this Polo training weekend with experienced coaches and excellent athletes to work with.

Training Weekend 4 – Canoe Slalom Training Weekend on the 1st  & 2nd March 2014. This weekend will focus on the skills of Canoe Slalom.  Canoe Slalom is one of the most challenging competitive disciplines in paddlesports and combines speed and manoeuvrability with fluid white water skills.  Athletes have to complete fast and controlled descents through a series of gates staggered through challenging rapids.  Canoe Slalom requires excellent technique and boat control matched with explosive power to sprint down the slalom course and charge out of upstream gates.  This weekend will be one of the most technical and physically challenging weekends of the lot with training and practice runs on short and full length slalom courses on both flat water and through rapids.  Skills, Tactics and physical training drills will be explained and tested to get the most out of your future training sessions.

Training Weekend 5 – Kayak Surf Training Weekend on the 8th & 9th March 2014. This weekend will focus on the skills of Surf Kayaking.  The surf kayak training weekend will be held in Tramore. Surf kayaking in Ireland usually involves surfing specially designed boats on the swells and waves of the Atlantic Ocean.  One of the most under appreciated disciplines in Ireland despite the world class conditions the full length of the west coast of Ireland.  We are home to many of the best surf spots in the world.  Surf kayaking requires excellent edge and boat control combined with wave tactics and accurate timing.  Rides often involve controlled accelerated turns at the top and bottom of waves, which can translate to big aerial moves on top turns for the skilled paddler.  The speed and glide of a surf boat on a wave is like nothing you have ever experienced, but be careful it is totally addictive! The weekend will focus on surfing skills and tactics which are unique to this discipline to maximise participant’s success on the waves.

Training Weekend 6 – Freestyle & Boatercross Training Weekend on the 15th & 16th March 2014. This weekend will focus on the skills of freestyle kayaking and boatercross skills and tactics.  The freestyle training weekend will be based in Kilkenny where two ideal features sit side by side on the one weir face.  The birth place of the local lads, Billy Brett & Dave McClure’s, freestyle career which saw them ranked 9th and 10th at the 2013 world championships.  Freestyle kayaking requires unparalleled agility, balance, coordination and speed while being retained in a single feature, usually a wave or a hole.  Freestyle paddlers need massive core strength and boat control to throw the boat around in the features often launching the boat clear out of the water combined with refined stroke work and balance to recover and link moves.  The weekend will begin with fundamental freestyle concepts and simple freestyle moves and tactics to help participants score points at comps but also include a build up to some more advanced moves on one of the features for those who have a solid roll and want a challenge.

Training Weekend 7 – Marathon & Sprint Training Weekend on the 29th & 30th March 2014. This weekend will focus on the skills of K1 paddling across marathon and sprint canoeing.  The fundamental skill of all of the paddling disciplines is the forward stroke and nobody does it better than these guys.  Perfection in set up, catch, pull, release and recovery while sitting in one of the fastest and most unstable boats on the water.  The K1 paddlers have the fundamentals of forward paddling broken down to every muscle movement and associated body angle to create the most effective & powerful forward movement.  The K1 boats create a perfect platform to get rid of any bad habits in your forward paddling including bobing of the boat (forward and back motion), swaying of the boat (side to side motion) and poor body tension (leaning back).  Your core is guaranteed to get a work out and your boat balance is certain to improve as you work some of Irelands best and fastest paddlers to tweak your forward stroke to perfection to get every ounce of power out of the energy you put in.

Training Weekend 8 – River Safety & Rescue Training Weekend on the 5th & 6th April 2014. This weekend is sure to be one of our most popular weekends with coverage of the full RSR 1 & 2 syllabus plus some sneaky tactics and techniques added from the RSR 3 to help keep you and your mates safe on the rivers. The weekend will focus on the main safety tactics to keep you out of trouble in the first place and follow up with the bread and butter rescue skills you need to be proficient at to sort out problems that arise quickly and efficiently. There will be plenty of scenarios on offer to practice and hone your skills on.  There will be paddling and swimming on this weekend so make sure you bring your paddle and boat plus some warm gear and prepare for full River Safety and Rescue immersion!

 

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Paddlefest 2013 Agenda

April 4, 2013

Paddlefest will be based from the HUB in Cillin Hill.  The organisers will provide transport for you and your gear to each workshop venue from the HUB each morning and returning to the HUB each evening.  They will also provide you with lunch on both days and dinner on Saturday evening.  Below is an outline timetable of events.

Friday 5th April  
17.00-19.30 Early event registration & T-Shirt Collection at the HUB
 20.00 Riverview Bar, Kilkenny River Court Hotel
Saturday 6th April  
08.00-08.45 Event Registration & T-Shirt Collection at the HUB
08.45-09.00 Event Brief
09.00-10.00 Outward transport to workshop venues
10.00-10.30 Change & Workshop Brief
10.30-12.30 Workshops
12.30-13.30 Lunch on site
13.30-15.30 Workshops
15.30-16.00 De-Brief & Change
16.00-17.00 Return transport to the HUB
17.00-18.30 Trade Stands & Exhibitions
18.30-20.00 Food
20.00-21.30 Talks
21.30-24.00 Band
   
Sunday 7th April  
08.30-09.00 Meet & Greet
09.00-10.00 Outward transport to workshop venues
10.00-10.30 Change & Workshop Brief
10.30-12.30 Workshops
12.30-13.30 Lunch on site
13.30-15.30 Workshops
15.30-16.00 De-Brief & Change
16.00-17.00 Return transport to the HUB
17.00 Event Close

Boats will be made available for all workshops with the exception of the white water and sea kayaking workshops where the number of boats available will be limited due to the large number of people in each workshop. If you need a white water boat or sea kayak for your workshop please let us know by email during the week so we can ensure we bring enough boats on site.  Other than that you should bring all of your usual canoeing equipment with you for the workshops including a paddle (paddles will only be provided for the Open Canoeing, Stand Up Paddle Board and Rafting workshops)

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Paddlefest 2013 – Kilkenny, April 6th & 7th

April 4, 2013

Canoeing Ireland and Canoe Association of Northern Ireland are proud to announce the launch of a joint Paddlefest event in 2013.

Paddlefest 2013 will be run on the 6th and 7th April 2013 from The HUB, Cillin Hill, Kilkenny.  Please feel free to browse the webpages linked on your left to access event information.

The event hopes to build on the success of the annual CANI Paddlefest and the Rathdrum Junior Paddlefest to become one of the biggest training, development and networking events on the Irish Canoeing Calendar. The event is open to all age groups and abilities however as Junior Paddlefest will be running again in Rathdrum in September 2013 this event will move beyond basic paddling skills and focus on intermediate to advanced skills.

The event will be focused on providing workshops across a broad range of disciplines and key development areas. The workshops will be provided both in Kilkenny and at several locations within an hours drive of Kilkenny.  You can find a list of the workshops on offer here.

We are endeavouring to get the best of best from across the country to help us deliver the workshops over the course of the weekend.  A list of attending instructors and coaches will be updated on the Canoeing Ireland Website here to keep participants informed.  Each participant will be able to sign up for up to 4 workshops over the course of the weekend.

The large conference centre at the HUB in Cillin Hill will be the central venue for the weekend.  Stands will be set up on site from most of the major retailers, providers and gear manufacturers for participants to browse.  Demo gear will be available for loan during the workshops. On Saturday evening food will be provided at the HUB followed by talks from a selection of guest speakers who will be announced hereand wrapping up with a band to dance the night away.  You can find more detail on the evening entertainment here.

Paddlefest Kilkenny 2013 is an event which will be supported by the collaboration of the two national Canoeing Governing Bodies; Canoeing Ireland and the Canoe Association of Northern Ireland.  The event is kindly supported by Waterways Ireland.  We also hope that the proposed event will be run in close collaboration with Kilkenny Recreation & Sports Partnership with the support of Kilkenny LEADER.

The event entry fee will be €60 for adults and €50 for students and €40 for juniors. The entry fee includes, 4 workshops over the two days, food, transport on site, any specialised equipment required, entrance to the talks and the after party.

Please note that places on the workshops are limited and will be awarded on a first come first served basis, hence early booking is advised.  You can find the paddlefest booking form here.  Free T-Shirt offer extended.  Book your place before the 31st March 2013 and get a free event T-Shirt on the day.

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Hello world!

June 24, 2012

Welcome to the Laois Kayak & Canoe Club blog. LKCC, is involved in many different types of kayaking and canoeing, ranging from white water river-running and canoe polo to freestyle play boating and flat-water racing. The Club aims to introduce everyone to the sport of kayaking, and caters for every level of skill, from complete beginner to expert paddling. The club is affiliated with the Irish Canoe Union.