Paddle 4 Sport League

Slalom C1 Slalom K1 Trad C1 Trad OC2  WW OC1

Late in the evening of Dec 9th 2013, in Lisnaskea, three not so young but competitive minded paddlers found themselves pining for the chance to race.  A short while later Paddle 4 Sport was born. By the end of January 2014 members of Just kayak, C.C.K.A, Share, Foyle Paddlers and M.U.C.K had sorted out a league mission, a years’ worth of events, rules and a scoring system.

2014 was a great foundation year and the future plan is simply to get more paddlers out.  2015 had a full calendar of events and a wider range of disciplines. 2016 has another full calendar with a wide range of events, please see 2016 calendar below.

The mission of the League is to generate healthy local competition to encourage paddlers of all abilities to take part in races either on a recreational or a competitive basis.  Events are initiated  by clubs and managed by clubs.  Results of each official event are collected to generate a League table including a club competition and individual competition.

The league is open to all paddlers regardless of ability.  The aim is to get out and paddle – as fast as you can for fun, fitness and the pleasure of competing.

Each event has a competition fee of around £5 adult and £3 for a junior.  Paddlers who are not CANI members or members of CANI affiliated clubs must pay an ’on the day’ insurance fee.

Each event varies depending on the host Club but the age categories are fix with Junior classes at U10, 12, 14, 16 and 18 and senior classes of Open (18 – 45), Masters (46 – 65) and veterans (65 and over).  Boat classes also vary depending on the host clubs decision but include Open Canadians (solo, tandem), K1 and K2, White water racers, Sea Kayak (solo and tandem), General purpose kayak and Rafts.

For more, visit the Paddle 4 Sport league Facebook page

League Scoring.

The club league point’s system is being revised.  However, the essential basis is that individual points are combined and averaged to get a club score for each event.  These are then added together to provide a club score for the year.

Solo Tandem
1st 100 98
2nd 95 93
3rd 90 88
4th 85 83
5th 84 82
6th 83 etc 81 etc

2017 Calendar

2017 DatesStatusEventHost
February 5thDate ConfirmedShaws Bridge SlalomNewry and Mourne Sea Kayak and Canoe Club
March No Event
April 9th Date ConfirmedLough Beg Flat Water RaceMid Ulster Canoe Club
May 14thDate ConfirmedPortrush East Bay Sea RaceCauseway Coast Kayak Association
June 11thDate ConfirmedFoyle Marathon Flat Water RaceFoyle Paddlers
July and AugustNo Events
September 17th Date ConfirmedNewry canal Flat Water RaceNewry and Mourne Sea Kayak and Canoe Club
October 29th Date ConfirmedLower Bann Flat Water RaceCauseway Coast Kayak Association
November 19thDate ConfirmedBallyconnel SlalomShare
December 3rd Date to be confirmedMourne Whitewater RaceFoyle Paddlers

Scores and Club Rankings for 2016


2018 Calendar




January No event
February 4th Shaws Bridge Slalom N&M
March No Event
April 8th Lough Beg FW MUCK
April 29th Portrush East Bay Sea Race CCKA
May 26th Bangor Bay Sea Race BKC
June10th Foyle FW Foyle Paddlers
July No event
August No event
September 16th Newry Canal FW N&M
October 28th Lower Roe FW CCKA
November 18th Ballyconnel Slalom SHARE
December 2nd Mourne WW Foyle Paddlers
Share – Lough Erne Rally 14th-15th April
Share – Greeenland Games 21st– 23rd September