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A unique new tidal guide assisting river users to circumnavigate the city’s waterways was launched yesterday at the River Lee Hotel. CORKUMNAVIGATION is a pocket-sized map published by Cork’s community boatyard, Meitheal Mara. The guide is aimed at helping locals and visitors alike discover the city from a new angle by kayak, canoe or rowing boat. See link below to purchase the guide.

According to Cathy Buchanan of Meitheal Mara, ''very few people know that you can actually row or paddle all around the city, and experience a very different and special side of Cork. As several of the bridges are particularly low and some weirs quite high, they can only be passed at certain tides. With the CORKUMNAVIGATION guide you can successfully navi­gate the city’s 29 bridges and eight weirs at vari­ous stages of the tide.''

Niamh Twomey, Cork City Council Heritage Officer, added ''The River Lee is one of the great unexploited spaces in Cork, offering a beautiful route around the historic city centre. This guide will give the growing number of river users the opportunity to experience the natural and built heritage of Cork from the River Lee. The guide also includes quirky historical facts contributed by the late Cían Ó Sé.''

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Corkumnavigate Cork city's 29 bridges and eight weirs with this latest pocket guide.

Originating near Gougane Barra in the Shehy Mountains, the River Lee flows east towards Cork City where it splits into two channels, form­ing the city's central island. Medieval Cork was a network of small river channels, which over the centuries have been covered in to leave just the north and south channels open. The river derives its name from the Irish "Laoi", meaning torrent or flood.

CORKUMNAVIGATION is a Meitheal Mara project, sponsored by Cork City Council and the River Lee Hotel. Fieldwork for the project was conducted in 2010 by the Cork Centre for Architectural Education, UCC and CIT, and sponsored by the Heritage Council.

The CORKUMNAVIGATION guide is available from Meitheal Mara via Afloat's Marine Market. Click HERE

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#Canoeing: Jenny Egan finished fourth in the senior K1 event at the Canoe Marathon World Championships in Gyor in Hungary. Anna Koziskova of the Czech Republic took gold, covering the 26.1 kilometre course in one hour 56 minutes 28.847 seconds, while Egan was three minutes and just under 50 seconds further back. Egan was 57 seconds behind bronze medallist Kristina Bedec of Serbia.  

Canoe  Marathon World Championships, Gyor, Hungary

Men

K1 Senior, 30km: 25 P Egan 2 hrs 15 min 24.477sec ; B Watkins dnf. K1 Under-23, 26.1km: 18 T Brennan 1:56.378.177

Women

K1 Senior, 26.1km: 4 J Egan 2:00.18.166.

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#foylerescue – A group of canoeiests are safe after capsizing on the river Foyle this afternoon and sparking a major resuce operation. At 2.05pm Belfast Coastguard was alerted by Police Service Northern Ireland, (PSNI) to an incident in the River Foyle involving two large capsized canoes with 26 people in the water.

Coleraine Coastguard Rescue Team was sent to the area and the Coastguard requested lifeboats from Foyle Search & Rescue, the Irish Coastguard rescue helicopter and Irish Coastguard boat from Greencastle. Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service also joined the search and rescue operation.

Lifeboats recovered 26 adults from the water and 12 people were transferred to hospital by helicopter and also by Northern Ireland Ambulance Service to be checked for hypothermia.

The group of 26 adults had got into difficulty after their two large canoes capsized.

The canoeists were taking part in a fundraiser for the YMCA. All 26 are now at Altnagelvin hospital with mild hypothermia, it has been reported.

The Coastguard recommends: 

Safety Advice for Sea canoeing / kayaking: Ensure that someone at home knows your passage plan including points of arrival and departure, timescale, number in group and other relevant information. Check weather forecasts and tidal conditions and ensure that your skill levels are appropriate for where you are kayaking. Wear a buoyancy aid and check that equipment is functioning properly, that your distress flares are in date and are stowed where you can reach them. Carriage of a 406 Personal Locator Beacon is highly recommended for more remote locations.

Carry a VHF marine band radio (fitted with DSC if possible) and learn how to use it. Where there is good network coverage then it is worth carrying a mobile phone in a waterproof bag. Call the Coastguard if you get into difficulty, preferably via channel 16 on your radio or if not by calling 999 and asking for the Coastguard.

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#CANOEING: Ireland’s Pat O’Leary had to settle for fourth at the Canoe Sprint World Cup in Duisburg, Germany today. The paracanoeist qualified for the final of the KL3 on Thursday. Germany’s Tom Kierey won, from Artem Voronkov of Russia and Britain’s Timothy Lodge – who was just .595 of a second ahead of O’Leary, who had also finished fourth at the European Championships earlier this month. 

Canoe Sprint World Cup, Duisburg, Germany (Irish interest)

Men

Paracanoeing: KL3 200 – Final: 1 Germany (T Kierey) 41.305, 2 Russia (A Voronkov) 42.247, 3 Britain (T Lodge) 42.891; 4 Ireland (T O’Leary) 43.486.

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#blueway – Waterways Ireland advises masters and owners that the Waterways Ireland Blueway launch event will take place on Sat 11th October a large fleet of canoeists will assemble at Drumshanbo Lock at 1130hrs and proceed to Acres Lake for 1200hrs for the formal launch of the Waterways Ireland Blueway Canoe Trail. Thereafter the fleet will proceed downstream towards Leitrim Village to arrive by 1500hrs.

Masters should proceed at slow speed when approaching this stretch of waterway during the event and note any directions issued by the organisers and safety marshals controlling the event. Masters are reminded to keep their wash low to avoid upsetting canoes and other low freeboard craft associated with the event.

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#CANOEING: Robert Hendrick finished 46th in his heat at the Canoe Slalom World Championships in Deep Creek in the United States today. The top 30 qualified for the semi-finals. The 16-year-old C1 (Canadian canoe) paddler had two touches on his first run and four on his second. Alexander Slafkovsky of Slovakia qualified in top position.

Canoe Slalom World Championships, Deep Creek, Maryland, United States (Selected Results, Irish interest) 

Men

C1 Heats (Top 30 qualify for the semi-finals): 46 R Hendrick 134.24.

K1 Heats (Top 40 qualify for semi-finals): 53 S Curtis 114.54; 60 P Hynes 124.61.

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# CANOEING: Ireland canoeist Robert Hendrick finished 12th of the 14 who competed in the Last 16 round and did not qualify for the quarter-finals of the C1 junior men’s head to head sprint at the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing in China. Hendrick had also finished 12th in the heats.

Youth Olympic Games, Nanjing, China (Irish interest)

Canoeing: C1 Men’s Head to Head Sprint – Heat (all qualify for next phase): 1 Moldova 1:43.18; 12 Ireland (R Hendrick) 2:14.219. Last 16 (Eight Qualify for Quarter-Final): 1 Moldava 1:45.803; 12 Ireland 2:14.706.

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#CANOEING: Andrzej Jezierski finished eighth of nine in his B Final of the men’s C1 200 metres at the Canoe Sprint World Championships in Moscow today. It placed him 17th in the world. On Saturday, Michael Fitzsimons and Barry Watkins won their C Final to finish 19th overall in the men’s K2 1,000 metres, which is also an Olympic discipline.

Canoe Sprint World Championships, Day Four (Irish interest, selected results)

Men

K2 1,000m – C Final (Places 19 to 27): 1 M Fitzsimons, B Watkins 3:15.327.

K2 200m – Semi-Final: 7 P Egan, S Dobrovolskis 34.004.

C1 200m – Semi-Final (First Three to A Final; next Three to B Final; rest out): 1 Lithuania 38.320; 6 A Jezierski 39.638.

K1 5,000 – Final: 1 Australia 20 mins 12.981; 21 P Egan 22:52.889.

Women

K1 – B Final (Places 10 to 18): 4 J Burke 3:05.18.

K1 200 – Semi-Final: 8 J Egan 43.097.

K1 5,000 – Final: 1 Britain 23 mins, 10.957 secs; 11 J Egan 24:08.510

Sunday

Men

C1 200 – B Final (Places 10 to 18): 1 Azerbaijan 38.885; 8 A Jezierksi 40.926.

Published in Canoeing

#CANOEING: Andrzej Jezierski finished sixth in his semi-final of the men’s C1 200m at the Canoe Sprint World Championships and will compete in tomorrow’s B Final in Moscow. Peter Egan and Simas Dobrovolskis were seventh in their semi-final of the men’s K1 200m and will go to the C Final. Jenny Egan made her exit from the K1 200m, as she finished eighth in her semi-final, and finished 11th in the women’s 5,000 metres. Jenny Burke placed 4th in the B final of the K1 1,000m, 13th overall.

Canoe Sprint World Championships, Day Four (Irish interest, selected results)

Men

K2 200m – Semi-Final: 7 P Egan, S Dobrovolskis 34.004.

C1 200m – Semi-Final (First Three to A Final; next Three to B Final; rest out): 1 Lithuania 38.320; 6 A Jezierski 39.638.

Women

K1 – B Final (Places 10 to 18): 4 J Burke 3:05.18.

K1 200 – Semi-Final: 8 J Egan 43.097.

K1 5,000 – Final: 1 Britain 23 mins, 10.957 secs; 11 J Egan 24:08.510

 

Published in Canoeing

#CANOEING: Pat O’Leary placed ninth in his A Final and four Ireland crews made it to the semi-final stages at the canoe sprint World Championships in Moscow today. Andrzej Jezierski had the best placing in a heat, finishing fourth in the C1 200 metres. Ireland will have three semi-finals tomorrow: Jenny Egan competed in her K1 500m semi-final today and finished ninth.

Canoe Sprint World Championships, Day Three (Selected Results; Irish interest)

Men

K2 200m – Heat Five (All 7 Through to Semi-Final): 1 Italy 32.134; 6 P Egan, S Dobrovolskis 35.995.

K1 (Legs Trunk and Arms) 200m – A Final: 1 Ukraine 39:208; 9 P O’Leary 42.541.

C1 200m – Heat Three (First 6 to semi-finals): 1 Spain 39.622; 4 A Jezierski 40.886.

Women

K1 500m – Heat One (First Six to Semi-Finals): 1 Hungary 6:18.13; 5 J Egan 6:22.11. Semi-Final: 9 Egan 2:00.619.

K1 200 – Heat Five (Seven to Semi-Final): 1 Kazakhstan 40.687; 7 Egan 45.092.

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