Alps 2013 Provisional Details
Details of our anual Alps Trip can be found in our Trips Section.
Every year ULKC venture to the amazing and scenic Italian and Slovenian Alps for some great rivers, sun, and banter. The trip is open to all members competent and confident on moving water or at a level three standard. This promises to be a great trip and expect your paddling to come on leaps and bounds over the course of the trip. The cost of the trip is provisionally between €450-€600. More info about the trip will be available soon or by contacting the committee at [email protected]
20/4/2013 – 27/4/2013
Level 4 training
Level 5 training
27/4/2013 – 9/5/2013
Slovenia and Italy
Level 3 training and general paddling
Last Friday, the 22nd of March, 21 members of ULKC travelled to Sligo for a weekend of paddling fun, training and adventure. The groups stayed in holiday homes in the small seaside town of Enniscrone. On the Saturday there was an early start and the whole group went to the Deel River, a nice consistent Grade 2 river with plenty of rapids for training. This involved practicing boat maneuvering skills such as breaking in and out of the main flow on rapids, travelling across rapids as well as more advanced members practicing some safety skills and group leading skills. Saturday evening five members took on the challenge of paddling the Ballysadare rapids. This was a short but very technical and challenging set of rapids culminating with a twenty-five foot waterfall at the end. On Sunday the group Paddled the Upper Clydagh, Co. Mayo. However due to low water levels to group only paddled a short section of the river, which included the “Five Steps” rapid.
Overall the trip was a great success and enjoyed by all. Over the next few weeks there will be many more river trips run by the club and for anyone who wants to get involved can contact the club at [email protected].
ULKC won Best Club of the Year and Best Club Event of the Year for organizing the 2013 Kayak Inter-Varsities. The presentation took place at the annual UL Club and Societies Awards Ball last Thursday the 21st of March. This is the second year in a row that the club has won the the Best Club Event of the Year award. This is and outstanding achievement to win both awards in the same year and well done to all the committee and members for making the 2012/2013 such a remarkable year for the cub.
Pictured below are members of ULKC at the University of Limerick Clubs and Societies Ball after winning the two awards.
Picture courtesy of the UL Photo Society.