Date: Sunday 6th December 2015
Venue: Newtownstewart, Co Tyrone – (Canoe steps just off the by-pass)
Registration: 11.00 a.m. Race Starts: 12.00 noon
Entry Fee: £ 5 /Senior’s & £ 3 / U18’s
Course Details: Newtonstewart Canoe Steps to Sion Mills weir. (6.5miles) Grade 1 – 3.
The event is aimed at Senior’s & U18’s. It is open to all clubs & individuals. Please note that this race is only suitable for competent independent paddlers of 3* ability or those paddling as a group, as it is impractical to provide safety cover along the entire course.
All participants must wear appropriate paddling gear, including buoyancy aids and helmets.
All open boats should have some form of additional buoyancy, and painters at both ends. Painters should be at least 3/4 the length of the boat.
Participants, especially open boater’s, are encouraged to take a trolley with them due to the portage to the car park at the end of the race.
- Senior (Male & Female)
- Under 18’s (Male & Female)
- Tandems/ Doubles (Male/ Female / Mixed)
NB: A shorter course may be raced by younger FPCC members provided sufficient safety cover is available, otherwise a guided paddle will be organised for all those who prefer not to race.
Categories & distances may be revised in the interests of competition and safety.
- > 4.00m (K1s, K2s,Wavehoppers,WWRs, etc)
- < 4.00m (General Purpose, River runners, etc)
- Open Boats
FPCC wish to invite all competitors & visitors to sample our ‘legenderry’ home-made soup and refreshments – prior to the presentation ceremony at Sion Mills Weir.