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
|Come & Try It Session 2||Sat 27th May||2pm – 4pm||Junior £1
To book your place, please contact C.A.P.S using the contact details below.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org