Open Night: Laois Kayak & Canoe Club will hold its Open Evening this Friday, 12th May from 7pm to 9pm. All are welcome to visit our Clubhouse at the Old Bridge in Durrow and try out kayaking. All equipment will be supplied – just bring a towel and spare change of clothes. Places are subject to availability and are allocated on a first come basis.
Marathon Racing: Big congratulations to our Junior Paddlers Noah Murphy on taking home silver and Artie McDonald who took home bronze in the recent Celbridge Marathon Race.
Membership Renewal: Annual Membership is due, please have all renewal forms into Emer O’Brien for Canoeing Ireland Renewal, please check your email, our Viber or Facebook group chats for details. If you would like to join, the membership form is available on our website, or contact any member, or message through our Facebook page for more details.
Level 2 Kayaking Training: LKCC will be running a Kayaking Training session on the weekend of 27th and 28th May. A fun two days of weekend paddling, games and on-the-water instruction for both adults and Juniors (U18) who want to learn the basics of kayaking with qualified Canoeing Ireland instructors. This course is part of Laois Kayak and Canoe Club’s Summer Development Programme. What you will learn: To kayak safely & competently on flat water, An understanding of the Basic Paddling Techniques and Safety Rules of canoeing, An ability to Enter and Exit a kayak correctly, Forward Paddle, Reverse Paddle, and Stop, An ability to turn while stationary using Forward Sweep Stroke, Reverse Sweep Stroke and a combination of Forward and Reverse Sweep Strokes, Simple Draw Stroke, Low Brace,Β Turning on the Move, Edging while the kayak is moving, Capsize Drill, An ability to assist in an Assisted X Rescue and/or an H Rescue. Group sizes are limited to a maximum of 12 persons Booking details are on our Facebook page.
Interested in Kayaking: Our Summer kayaking training and introduction sessions are now booking. Midweek Paddling will start again on Wednesday evenings, once the evenings are longer. If you are interested in taking up paddling please keep an eye out on Facebook and on our website for introduction nights, training sessions and events for Junior and Senior paddlers – see www.laoiskayak.com online.

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