Paddlefest 2017

2017 sees the return of the CANI Paddlefest. This year is sure to be an amazing event for all involved in paddlesport.

The event will take place over the weekend of Friday 31st March – Sunday 2nd April. There will be a range of sessions and trips on offer to meet the needs, interests and skill levels of all paddlers. As well as this, there will be many opportunities for coaches and leaders to refresh their knowledge of best practice within their field. These sessions will be delivered by a team of inspirational, expert coaches from across Ireland and the UK, who are specialists within their disciplines.

Guest Coach

Jenny Kilbride will be joining the coaching team at Paddlefest 2017! The Level 5 skills kayakers and Level 4 kayak instructor has a vast amount of kayaking experience, both as a coach and an athlete. On Friday Jenny will be there to share some of her extensive knowledge. Come Saturday and Sunday Jenny will be coaching on some of our range of trips. We can’t wait!

Find out more about Jenny Kilbride here

 

How to book

For online booking please follow link – Paddlefest online booking

Booking forms can also be sent into CANI via post, please find booking form below.

 

Paddlefest Programme

Friday Evening –

The conference starts with registration from 5.00 – 8.30pm. The formal opening of the conference will be 8.30pm, followed by an evening talk and social.

Saturday –

Saturday morning registration will be open from 7.00 – 8.00am. After this everyone will meet their coaches at 8.30am for a 9.00am departure to your Saturday session/s.

Saturday evening will start with a meal at the Everglades Ballrooom at 6.30pm. Following the meal, will be the CANI Volunteer Awards and a social event. For those that have not booked onto the conference you can purchase a ticket to attend the meal and the volunteer awards.

Sunday –

Sunday morning registration will be open from 7.00 – 8.00am. After this everyone will meet their coach at 8.30am for a 9.00am departure to your Sunday session/s.

Paddlfest will come to a close at 4.30pm at the Everglades Ballroom.

 

View and print the full programme here. Or click ‘Next’ on the tables below to view all of the weekend activities!

 

Practicing Trip – All the practicing trips will be in the moderate water environment, this trip will be for paddlers looking to develop and progress their moderate water skills.

Skilled Trip – All the advanced trips will be in the advanced water environment, this trip will be for paddlers who have their moderate skill dialled and are now looking at developing and progressing their advanced water skills.

Coach and Safety Update – Over the 2 days coaches and leaders will be able to gain recognition for coach update by attending both a coach and safety update session. For further information on keeping up to date, please follow the link; http://cani.org.uk/learning-and-awards/coaching/keeping-up-to-date/

 

DisciplinePaddling Standard and Coach/Safety update or RecreationSaturday All Day Sessions - Time 9.00am - 4.30pm
Open CanoeCoach UpdateOpen canoe coaching in moderate moving water environment - The emphasis of this session will be to develop and build on your coaching tool box, focusing on the how and what to coach in the moderate moving water environment. Using a range of different tools to meet the learner's needs.
Open CanoePracticing TripOpen canoeing in the moderate open water environment - On this trip you will have the opportunity to develop efficient and effective paddling skills in the moderate open water environment along with sailing, camp and bush craft.
Open CanoePracticing TripOpen canoeing for paddlers in the moderate moving water environment - On this trip you will have the opportunity to develop efficient and effective river running skills in the moderate moving water environment along with lining, poling and navigation.
Open CanoeSkilled TripOpen canoeing in the advanced moving water environment - This trip will look at the river running skills required to paddle in the advanced moving water environment. It will also cover topics such as lining, tracking, poling, snubbing and navigation.
Sea KayakCoach UpdateSea kayak coaching in moderate sea environment - This emphasis of the session will be to develop and build on your coaching tool box, focusing on the how and what to coach in the moderate sea environment. Using a range of different tools to meet the learner's needs.
Sea KayakPracticing TripSea kayaking in the moderate sea environment - This trip will be in the moderate sea environment. On the trip you will develop efficient and effective sea paddling skills along with practical navigation and a chance to challenge your balance in rough water.
Sea KayakSkilled TripSea kayaking in the advanced sea environment - This advanced trip will use the best of the conditions to develop your advanced sea paddling skills, rock hopping, close quarter manoeuvring, awkward landings and practical navigation.
Whitewater KayakCoach UpdateWhitewater kayak coaching in the moderate moving water environment - The emphasis of this session will be to develop and build on your coaching tool box, focusing on the how and what to coach in the moderate moving water environment. Using a range of different tools to meet the learner's needs.
Whitewater KayakPracticing TripWhitewater kayaking in the moderate moving water environment - This trip will look at efficient and effective river running skills, taking in aspects of momentum, surfing, line choice, s-turns, flaring, and tactical decisions.
Whitewater KayakSkilled TripWhitewater kayaking in the advanced moving water environment - This advanced trip will look at efficient and effective river running skills, such as line choice, surfing , flaring, boofing, drops, momentum and tactical decisions.
Whitewater OC1Practicing/Skilled TripWhitewater OC1 in the moderate/advanced environments - This trip will develop the OC1 paddling skills in momentum, S turn, flaring, boofing and cross deck manoeuvres.
Surf KayakPracticing/Skilled SessionSurf kayaking in the moderate/advanced surf environments - Throughout the session you will develop the fundamentals of Surf Kayaking such as positioning, take off, bottom turns, top turn, generating speed and gaining height in the moderate/advanced environments.
Stand Up PaddleboardNovice, Practicing and Skilled Coach/Safety UpdateStand up paddleboard (SUP) discipline support module - The course introduces and explains the fundamental techniques and strategies for coaching SUP paddlesport through a mix of theory and practical activity. You will learn about design, specific observation and analysis and the transfer of skills to SUP.
Discipline Paddling Standard and Coach/Safety update or RecreationSaturday Morning - Time 9.00am - 12.30pm Saturday Afternoon - Time 1.30 - 4.30pm
All DisciplinesCoach UpdateFundamentals of movement in paddlesport - This is an accredited CPD. The focus of the workshop will be on developing balance, coordination, agility, observation, analysis and practices to develop paddlers.Observation, analysis and setting practice - This will cover ways of observing and analysing paddler's performance and how we develop practice.
All DisciplinesCoach UpdateFitness for paddlesport - This workshop is an accredited CPD. This workshop looks at how we fuel the body and techniques we can use to develop our paddle fitness.Coaching young paddlers - This is an accredited CPD. On the session you will look at adapting practice and behaviour to meet the needs of young paddlers based on their, physical, social and psychological development.
All DisciplinesSafety UpdateRafting open canoe workshop - This workshop is for those that lead trips in rafted canoe. You will develop skills on safety, outfitting, different ways to raft open canoes and rescues.Best practice safety and rescue skills for all disciplines - This workshop will look at safety and rescue of all craft in the sheltered water environment.
DisciplinePaddling Standard and Coach/Safety update or RecreationSunday All Day Sessions - Time 9.00am - 4.00pm
Open CanoeSafety UpdateOpen canoe safety, leadership and rescues in the moderate moving water environment - This session will develop your safety, leadership and rescue skills in the moderate environment. Looking at CLAP, leadership strategies, positioning, judgement, decision making, controlling outcomes and group management.
Open CanoePracticing Trip Open canoeing safety and leadership in the moderate open water environment - While on the move on this trip, you will have the opportunity to look at safe paddling and leadership strategies for when out paddling. There will also be an opportunity to develop your rescue skills.
Open CanoePracticing TripOpen canoeing safety and leadership in the moderate moving water environment - While on the move on this trip, you will have the opportunity to look at safe paddling and leadership strategies for when out paddling. There will also be an opportunity to develop your rescue skills.
Open CanoeSkilled TripOpen canoeing safety and leadership in the advanced moving water environment - While on the move on this trip, you will have the opportunity to look at safe paddling and leadership strategies for when out paddling. There will also be an opportunity to develop your rescue skills.
Sea Kayak Safety UpdateSea kayak safety, leader ship and rescues in the moderate environment - This session will develop your safety, leadership and rescue skills in the moderate environment. Looking at CLAP, leadership strategies, positioning, judgement, decision making, controlling outcomes and group management.
Sea Kayak Practicing TripSea Kayaking safety and leadership in the moderate sea environment - While on the move on this trip, you will have the opportunity to look at safe paddling and leadership strategies for when out paddling. There will also be an opportunity to develop your rescue skills.
Sea KayakSkilled TripSea Kayaking safety and leadership in the advanced sea environment - While on the move on this trip, you will have the opportunity to look at safe paddling and leadership strategies for when out paddling. There will also be an opportunity to develop your rescue skills.
Whitewater KayakSafety UpdateWhitewater kayak safety, leadership and rescue in the moderate moving water environment - This session will develop your safety, leadership and rescue skills in the moderate environment. Looking at CLAP, leadership strategies, positioning, judgement, decision making, controlling outcomes and group management.
Whitewater KayakPracticing TripWhitewater kayaking safety and leadership in the moderate moving water environment - While on the move on this trip, you will have the opportunity to look at safe paddling and leadership strategies for when out paddling. There will also be an opportunity to develop your rescue skills.
Whitewater KayakSkilled TripWhitewater kayaking safety and leadership in the advanced moving water environment - While on the move on this trip, you will have the opportunity to look at safe paddling and leadership strategies for when out paddling. There will also be an opportunity to develop your rescue skills.
Whitewater OC1Practiciing/Skilled TripWhitewater OC1 safety and leadership in the moderate/advanced environments - While on the move on this trip, you will have the opportunity to look at safe paddling and leadership strategies for when out paddling. There will also be an opportunity to develop your rescue skills.
Surf KayakPracticiing/Skilled SessionSurf kayaking skills and safety in the moderate/advanced environments - Throughout the day the session will develop the fundamentals of Surf Kayaking such as positioning, take off, bottom turns, top turn, generating speed and gaining height in the moderate and advanced environments. As well as this you will develop safety skills in the surf environment.
DisciplinePaddling Standard and Coach/Safety update or RecreationSunday Morning - Time 9.00am - 12.00pmSunday Afternoon - 1.00 - 4.00pm
All DisciplinesNovice - Skilled SessionTry stand up paddleboarding - This will be a fun packed session, introducing people Stand up paddleboards.Try stand up paddleboarding - This will be a fun packed session, introducing people Stand up paddleboards.
All DisciplinesCoach UpdateFundamentals of movement in paddlesport - This is an accredited CPD. The focus of the workshop will be on developing balance, coordination, agility, observation, analysis and practices to develop paddlers.Observation, analysis and setting practice - This will cover ways of observing and analysing paddler's performance and how we develop practice.
All DisciplinesCoach UpdateCoaching the mind - This is an accredited CPD. The workshop will focus on developing the paddlers mind set for paddling, covering aspects such as mental skills and imagery.Coaching the mind - This is an accredited CPD. The workshop will focus on developing the paddlers mind set for paddling, covering aspects such as mental skills and imagery.
All DisciplinesCoach UpdateThe pathway from club to performance - This session will introduce clubs to the talent pathways and update coaches to the skills and qualities required for paddlers meeting the selection process.Coaching young paddlers - This is an accredited CPD. On the session you will look at adapting practice and behaviour to meet the needs of young paddlers based on their, physical, social and psychological development.
All DisciplinesSafety UpdateRafting open canoe workshop - This workshop is for those that lead trips in rafted canoe. You will develop skills on safety, outfitting, different ways to raft open canoes and rescues.Best practice safety and rescue skills for all disciplines - This workshop will look at safety and rescue of all craft in the sheltered water environment.

Costs

  • £70 Full Conference with meal on Saturday evening – Adult/Junior/Student Member
  • £90 Full Conference with meal on Saturday evening – Adult/Junior/Student Non Member
  • £45 1 Day of Conference – Adult/Junior/Student Member
  • £55 1 Day of Conference – Adult/Junior/Student Non Member
  • £16 Evening meal and CANI Volunteer Awards – Adult/Junior/Student

‘Member’ means Full or Affiliated member of CANI.

How to book

For online booking please follow link – Paddlefest online booking

Booking forms can also be sent into CANI via post, please find booking form below.

Young people attending Paddlefest

We welcome the participation of under-18’s at the event. To avoid any problems we must insist that under-18’s are accompanied by a parent/guardian at the event. For participants aged 16 & 17 their Parents/Guardians do not need to attend the same water sessions as their children on the event but they do need to be responsible for them throughout the event. Participants who are under the age of 16, must be accompanied by an adult who will take charge of them and look after them throughout the session.

Meeting place and activity hub

The Everglades Hotel Ballroom will be the central meeting place and activity hub for this year’s Paddlefest. Directions can be found here.

Equipment

You will need to bring your own paddling equipment for the event; however there may be demo boats available.

Accommodation and food

The Saturday evening meal is included in the full conference price. Other food and accommodation is up to the individual to arrange.

Use the link below to view local accommodation in the Derry/Londonderry area. Some options may have a special rate agreed between CANI and the business. Please use any notes provided to get the best rates for the Paddlefest weekend.

 

 

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