The 52nd Liffey Decent was held on the 8th of October after being postponed for a month due to poor water levels. Once more a few of our members took part in the event and a bunch more helped out with rescue at Lucan Weir. The numbers of participants was slightly down due to the move but the weather was good and the crowds still showed up for a great event. We even got a very nice thank you note from the organisers.
The Irish Canoe Union would like to extend its thanks and gratitude for your assistance in organising rescue for the 2011 Liffey Descent. Without your commitment to coordinating and providing rescue a race of the size, quality and safety of the Liffey Descent would not be possible. Please extend our largest thank you to all members of your rescue crew from us the Irish Canoe Union and from all of the competitors who entered the race and finished safely on the day. The high quality of the rescue provided this year was commented on at several occasions by many paddlers following the race.
Thank you once again, and hope to see some, if not all, of you again next year!
Development Officer – Irish Canoe Union
I too looking forward to seeing more of our members taking part and helping out again next year.
There was also a member of the press running the event for the first time. Check out his view of the whole affair http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/features/2011/1010/1224305516068.html