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Rheinisch Back in the Paddle
Olympic kayaker Eoin Rheinisch was back in action in Spain recently after an operation last year. The Irish Times reports that Rheinisch, who had surgery on his left shoulder last November, placed 34th in the canoe slalom European Championships…
UK Canoeing and Kayaking Stats Published
The UK's Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) has published its annual canoeing and kayaking report for 2010. Among 456 incidents involving canoes or kayaks across the UK, which include nine fatalities, many were due to people underestimating weather and tidal…
Canoeist Jenny Egan Scoops Sportswoman of the Month Award
Leading Irish canoeist and Kildare native, Jenny Egan has become the first canoeist to be awarded The Irish Times/Irish Sports Council 'Sportswoman of the Month' award for May, following her impressive performance in taking a silver medal in the 5,000m…
New Doco on Record-Breaking Kayak Voyage Round Ireland
As Elaine 'Shooter' Alexander continues her challenge to be the first woman to circumnavigate Ireland solo by kayak, news comes of a documetary on another recent kayak voyage. British adventurers Jeff Allen and Harry Whelan recently completed their own…
The Sea Road Casts Off With Trip to Saltee Islands
The first in a new series, The Sea Road, following classic Irish sea kayaking routes in The Irish Times takes Gary Quinn to the Saltee Islands. Setting out from Kilmore Quay in Co Wexford in a group of seven,…
Shooter Hits Tramore Three Weeks Into Kayak Challenge
Elaine 'Shooter' Alexander has now reached Tramore on the south-east coast in her effort to circumavigate the island of Ireland by kayak. Now three weeks into her solo voyage to raise funds for Share, which works for the…
Shooter Passes Dublin on Solo Kayak Challenge
laine 'Shooter' Alexander has already passed Dublin in her challenge to circumnavigate Ireland by kayak. Just 10 days into her solo voyage and Elaine has already reached Greystones in Co Wicklow. But she still has a long way to…
Entries Open for Junior Liffey Descent
Entries are now open for young canoeists to take part on the 2011 Junior Liffey Descent. The race kicks off at 1pm on Saturday 28 May on the River Liffey running from Salmon Leap Canoe Club in Leixlip to the…
Irish Solo Circumnavigation by Kayak Approaches Dublin
Elaine 'Shooter' Alexander's epic challenge to become the first woman from Northern Ireland to circumnavigate Ireland by kayak is approaching Dublin's coastline. The challenge will involve a solo voyage of 1000 miles battling tides, headlands, cliffs, not to mention unpredictable…
Shooter Gets Ready to Kayak Round Ireland
Monaghan's Elaine 'Shooter' Alexander will soon begin her challenge to be come the first Northern Irish woman to circumnavigate the island of Ireland by kayak, the OutdoorNI Adventure Blog reports. On 3 May she will set off from the…
Entry for Canoe Slalom Team Trials Closes This Weekend
Entry closes this Sunday for the Canoeing Ireland slalom team trials and selection races, scheduled for 16-17 April. Canoeists hoping for selecton must compete in a total of three events over the weekend. at the Sluice Weir in Lucan, Co…
Skills Tested on New Lagan Canoe Slalom
The BBC News website has video of a new Olympic-style slalom course on the River Lagan for canoeists to test their skills. The professional facility was constructed at Shaws Bridge by local enthusiasts who have been training on the Lagan…
K1 Sprint Head-to-Head in Prosperous Next Weekend
The Irish Canoe Union will host a sprint head-to-head regatta in Kildare next weekend. All canoeists in classes K1 200m and 500m are welcome to take part in the event, on the Grand Canal in Prosperous on Saturday 26 March…
Liffey Odyssey for Canoeists This Saturday
The annual Odyssey on the Liffey canoe tour is scheduled for this coming Saturday 20 November. Organised by the Canoeing Ireland Training Centre and the Wild Water Kayak Club, the tour runs from the Garda Boat Club in Islandbridge along…
Canoeists Sought For Weil's Disease Survey
Canoeing Ireland is currently conducting a survey for new research at UCD aimed to reduce the risk of Weil's disease infection among Irish paddlers. Those who have at one time contracted a medically confirmed case of Weil's disease (Leptospirosis) are…
Lough Erne Canoe Rally Paddles Against Global Warming
Ireland's largest residential activity centre, Share Holiday Village is proud to announce that the third annual brites Lough Erne Canoe Rally will take place on 25th and 26th September 2010. This year the event, which attracts paddlers from all over…

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