If you aren’t taking part why not help with the rescue?!?!? Drop your name here – http://www.rockhoppers.ie/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1115
We are providing rescue at Lucan on May 23rd 2015, please add your names at – http://www.rockhoppers.ie/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1082
Just want to wish all the Rockies a Merry Christmass and a Happy New Paddling year.
Check out this years Turkey race and Stephens day paddle if you are looking for something to do.
The weather is cold so be sure to wear that extra thermal and maybe pack a flask. Set of poogies are very good idea also.
And as always be safe out there!!!
The Liffey Descent will be on the 4th October this year. If you are not taking part and have a spare hour or two to help out at Lucan weir please let us know here
Rescue crews this year will get the usual benefits including t-shirt, food and event after party access.
The Crana Fest event is back again for 2014!!! Signup at www.cranafest.ie NOW!!!
This event is the second biggest event in Ireland after its first year running and the only one of its kind.
The Crana Fest will bring a large number of paddlers from as far away as Cork and even England and beyond as people have contacted us from as far away as Canada.
This year 2014 is the Crana Fests six annual event, organisers are planning for over 500 people to attend this years event.
Following on from our very successful “River Safety Day” I have confirmed Paul McNally(http://swiftwatertraining.ie/ to give us an evening’s worth of “Basic River First Aid”( CPR, Hypothermia, Dislocations etc,)
Also invited is Barry Redmond who is a “REC” provider to give his thoughts on “REC” he will have along with him a selection of Compact First Aid Kits.
Venue: ICU Training Centre, Strawberry Beds
Date Thursday 17-01-13
The Club was well represented with Jim, Garven, Bernard, Mairead and Conor at the Sluice/Stackallen Rodeo.
In the “Mens Sport Class” (club Freestyle coach) Conor finished with First place proving the Adage that “Class is Permanant” when you consider he has been away from paddling for over 6 years and only recently returned. He is going to be a great asset to the Club, he recived great prizes presented by AD at the Prizegiving in the Arc Bar last night.
In the “Master Class” the Club was represented by Mairead, myself, Jim and Garven, each and everyone putting in a great shift, with in particular Garven showing he has great potential and I predict the Club will have at least 1 member representing us in an International Competition in the Future.
The result was a closely guarded secret and when Adrian called a well deserved Mairead in Third place it was expected that it was down to the wire for 1st & 2nd between myself and Garven, however when Adrian called out in second Place ” Richard Reid of Wicklow” poor Adrian could hardly hear himself over the DIN of the crowd when it was realiased that either myself or Garven possibly had not placed, however when Adrian could finally be heard and announced that myself and Garvens scoring couldn’t be seperated and announced that we had in fact finished in “JOINT 1st”.
It was at this point we took the opportunity to present Adrian with a belated Birthday Cake.
So well done to One and All, and I can only hope that more of you participate in Freestyle for when you see the instinctive reactions of paddlers in such a feature this can only help when Running rivers .
Be sure to have a read of Adrians Blog of the Event : http://www.paddle4play.blogspot.com/