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Monday, 16 November 2015 21:10


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ECSKC Club Leader Requirements PDF Print E-mail
Written by Michael O'Farrell   
Tuesday, 02 June 2015 22:27

The following are the clubs requirements for ECSKC club leaders as developed by the club leaders and ratified by the Club Committee:

  • Certified CI Level 4 or BCU 4* sea kayak skills.
  • VHF radio licence or equivalent.
  • REC3 or equivalent.
  • Successful mentoring, which will consist of: 
    • A minimum of 6 trips in varying type of water / sea conditions to include F4 and Moderate/Fresh sea conditions;
    • Where mentoring is carried out by 3 different club leaders; and
    • Followed up with a successful review by the mentors involved. 
  • Personal Equipment as per Canoeing Ireland (CI) Level 4 standards.
  • Leadership Training (on a course or as a module).
  • Club Leader candidates must maintain a log of their leadership related activities.

Candidate leaders may commence leadership mentoring before completing all requirements with the proviso that candidates have completed the following leadership requirements and are willing to become club leaders:

  • CI Level 4 / BCU 4* skills training completed; and
  • Successful completion of leadership training.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 June 2015 22:34
News and Updates September 2013 PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 19 September 2013 11:14
Hi All,

I hope everyone had a great summer filled with fantastic kayaking and adventure.
But the fun isn't over yet.  While the midweek evening paddles have drawn to a close the club continues into the winter with trips every weekend and many other activities too.
  • East Coast Sea Kayak Race:  This Sunday 22 Sept, registration Bray yacht club at 11:30 Take part in our annual club race where you can take part to race or just for the craic.  There will be a selection of other racing kayaks there too and it's a great spectacle.
  • ISKA Symposium: October 12/13 This is a chance to catch up with paddlers from around the country, with courses and trips and there is never a shortage of entertainment!
  • AGM: Friday December 6th in Doheny & Nesbitts  - details to follow soon but please book the date in your diary.
  • Dublin Bay VTS Dock tour.  The postponed tour of the operations centre of Dublin port, which includes a boat tour of Dublin port is being rescheduled.  This really is a one off chance to get a fantastic tour of the harbour operations.  Details will be announced on the forum.
  • Photo Competition - Anyone who has any interesting pictures should send them on to me and the winner will be announced at the AGM
For details on all our events check out the calendar:  http://ecskc.eu/events-calendar
Autumn courses:  VHF and L3
L4 boot camps:  For anyone who has completed the L4 course
Details will be announced on the forum as course dates are confirmed
As always, any suggestions, ideas and points of view are welcome, so feel free to contact the committee or post on the forum.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 September 2013 20:42
News and Updates January 2014 PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 03 January 2014 21:03



Hi All,

Welcome to 2014 and what I hope will be a fabulous kayaking year for everyone.


Here is some news and updates:


Membership renewal

Now is the time to renew your membership.  Canoeing Ireland membership is still a must if you are a club member, whether you have an existing individual membership or if you renew through the club.  This is primarily for insurance purposes and allows us all to paddle at club and other CI affiliated events with 3rd party cover, including pool sessions etc.

To renew - Make sure you are logged on, click on the membership tab on the left side of the homepage and click the subscription renewal tab which is the first on the page.

If you have any issues with renewing online just give me a call.


Pool Sessions

The pool sessions start next Tuesday January 7th in the Clondalkin Leisure Centre from 9pm to 10pm.  The sessions run for The 10 consecutive weeks ending on March 11 2014

For more details follow this link:


AGM/Christmas Social

The AGM was a great success and thanks to all involved in making it happen, including photo contributions and raffle donations.

For those who missed it, there was a great meal, slideshow of some of the years highlights, and of course the AGM, where there was a healthy debate on some of the current issues such as insurance and governing bodies – yes, lots of fun!

While we are waiting for the website to be updated, here is a list of the current committee:

Chairperson: Conor Murray

Secretary: Tom Maguire

Meets Officer: Leon Conway

Training Officer: Eddie O’Shea

Leaders Rep: Michael O’Farrell

Social Secretary: Alan Finn

Treasurer: Niall Casement

Librarian/Quartermaster: Willie Collins

Co-opted members to help with the general committee:

Lonan Byrne

Conal Flannagan

Robin Kavanagh


And finally a huge Thank You to all who helped out during the year.  Especially the leaders, who volunteer and give up their time each week to provide a year-long calendar of events.  To the committee and outgoing committee members who have all contributed to keeping the club active and fresh.  And to you the members, for being part of a very special group of paddlers.

Happy Paddling




Pool sessions Jan - Mar 2013 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Julian Haines   
Tuesday, 20 November 2012 00:00

We're changing pool this year to Clondalkin Leisure Centre, much bigger but equally warm and modern as previously and located just off the M50, not far from the Red Cow. It's a great opportunity in particular for you to learn to roll a kayak in warmth and comfort on dark winter evenings, but also a good sociable experience. As in previous years most of the pool will be available to members to practice and learn on their own or with the help of other more experienced members. Again this year we've teamed up with Deep Blue Sea Kayaking to also provide professional instruction in the pool for those who want it, at a preferential rate.

Last Updated on Saturday, 01 December 2012 07:29

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