Co. Antrim Paddle Sports (C.A.P.S.) Club – Come & Try It Sessions – 27th May

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Come & Try It Sessions

This event is being hosted by qualified members of Co. Antrim Paddlesports Club (C.A.P.S.) and is supported by Waterways Ireland.

It will involve 2 sessions, each session will offer a short period of instruction on canoe safety and basic paddle strokes. Participants will then take to the water and paddle upriver (approx. 1km) to Portglenone Forest where they will enjoy a cuppa and a snack (participants should bring a flask and food) before paddling back to Portglenone Marina.

C.A.P.S. is a family orientated club, so we particularly encourage families to take part in this event (children aged 5+). Each canoe can hold 2 x adults and 2 small children. Canoes can also be rafted together to accommodate larger families or groups.

 – Suitable 5 years +



Date : Saturday 27th May 2017

Time : 11am to 1pm and 2pm to 4pm

Location : Portglenone Marina, Gortgole Road, Portglenone, BT44 8HR

Water : Lower Bann

Price : Junior £1 Adult £2


Session   Date Time Price Restrictions Disability Friendly? Boat Type Available Booking required? Booking Deadline
Come & Try It Session 1 Sat 27th  May  11am – 1pm Junior £1

Senior £2

5+ YES Canoe YES 26th May
Come & Try It Session 2 Sat 27th  May   2pm – 4pm Junior £1

Senior £2

5+ YES Canoe YES 26th May

To book your place, please contact C.A.P.S using the contact details below.

Additional Information 

Participants should arrive at least 20mins before to sign in and get fitted with buoyancy aids.

All equipment will be provided on the day so you don’t need any specialist kit to take part. We recommend wearing comfortable clothing, such as light tracksuit bottoms (not jeans) and layered tops, as well as any water/windproof over layers and a pair of old shoes (with secure fastenings) which you don’t mind getting wet – no flip flops.

Check the weather before leaving the house to ensure you take clothing to suit the conditions. If it is sunny, don’t forget to wear waterproof sun cream (we recommend a minimum of factor 30) and a hat, as the reflection of the sun off the water can be strong. It is also worth bringing a spare change of clothes to travel home in, just in case you get the odd splash off the paddle.


Follow Up Sessions

If a participant would like to follow up on their experience, they can come along to a C.A.P.S Club taster session, which are run on a regular basis. Information of these events will be on our Face Book Page,  Co. Antrim Paddle Sports (C.A.P.S.) Club or can be requested by contacting


Contact Details

Name : C.A.P.S

Phone : 07808 279696 (Davy)  

Email :

Facebook : Antrim Paddle Sports Club



Portglenone Marina

Gortgole Road


BT44 8HR

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