As you will be aware from the media there have been a number of incidents involving canoes/kayaks on either coastguard monitored open water (Lough Neagh and Erne) or tidal water over the past two years.
Both the RNLI and HM Coastguard were becoming concerned that there was maybe a trend starting to appear on this, particularlywhere it involved rafted canoes with large amounts of kit.
The Canoe Association Northern Ireland along with Tollymore National Outdoor Centre will be offering three free Open Canoe Rafting Workshops throughout 2015. Each workshop will be limited to 15 places.
So if you use rafted open canoes on sheltered water and plan to go out in more open water then this workshop will give you the new ideas to prepare you for going on these trips.
Open Canoe Rafting Workshops
Lough Neagh – Kinnego Marina, Saturday, 20 June 9.30am-12.30pm – 2 PLACES REMAINING
Strangford Lough – Saturday, 8 August 9.30am-12.30pm – FULL
Lough Erne – Sunday, 9 August 9.30am-12.30pm – 9 PLACES REMAINING
To book a place on the workshop please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact via telephone on +44 (028) 4372 2158.
Bookings will close 10 days prior to each of the workshops so don’t miss out on this free workshop and book early to avoid disappointment as places are limited.