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Below please find a draft schedule of ISKA meets for 2019. Further information will about exact location, etc. will be posted on the forum.
ISKA Meets for 2019
|May||4/6||Streamstown, Galway||Dave Glasgow and Peter Hennesen||Onshore camping|
|May||25/26||Dingle, Kerry||Steven Darby||Onshore camping|
|June||7/8||Kilkee, Clare||Brian McMahon||Onshore camping|
|Aug||3/5||Rosses Point, Sligo||Jacqui Cunningham|
|Aug/Sept||31/1||Rinroe Point, Carrowteige,Mayo||Chris McDaid||Onshore camping|
|Oct||4/6||Symposium, Falcarragh, Donegal||Fiona Trahe||Hotel & Hostel|
Met Eireann Sea Area Forecast – www.met.ie
Tides – www.easytide.co.uk
Tide Tables – www.pocketsizetides.com
Sea Swell – www.magicseaweed.com
Shipping Forecast – www.metoffice.gov.uk
West of Ireland Paddlers – www.wiska.ie
East Coast Sea Kayaking Club – www.ecskc.eu
Oileáin – www.oileain.org
UK Sea Kayak Guidebook – www.ukseakayakguidebook.co.uk
Irish Canoe Union – www.canoe.ie
Navionics Marine Charts – webapp.navionics.com
Membership of ISKA is open to anyone with an interest in sea kayaking. Our annual subscription is only €20.00 per annum or €30.00 for 2 people related and living at the same address.
For this you will receive our published magazine, usually available once or twice a year. You can join our regular meets and training events, and receive a part refund against training and assessment fees plus more.
ISKA membership is for a calendar year. Membership applications received up to the annual ISKA symposium will be allocated to the current year and will expire on the 31st of December of that year unless otherwise specified.
To join ISKA, you must be over 18, you must be able to swim at least 25 meters, and you must be proficient at treading water. You must also accept the following waiver:
“I accept that sea kayaking is an adventurous sport, which by its very nature is a sport that involves a degree of risk of personal injury or death. I accept these risks and agree to be responsible for my own actions and involvement. I accept that the Irish Sea Kayaking Association cannot be held liable for any injuries to me caused by others, or for any injuries to others caused by me, due to my participation or involvement at ISKA events.”
You can join or renew you membership here: https://members.iska.ie/
If you have any queries or problems, please send an email to iskamembership at gmail.com
If you are new to the sport, we would encourage you to attend introductory courses and training sessions with a professional instructor. The following is a list of Course Providers from around the country.
ISKA is not linked to any provider and the following details are posted strictly for information purposes only. You must verify and validate the experience and qualification(s) of the provider yourself. ISKA accept no responsibility whatsoever for doing this on anyone’s behalf.
North East –
Wicklow/Dublin – www.canoe.ie
Waterford – www.ardmoreadventures.ie (Ronan O’Connor)
Waterford – www.pureadventure.ie
Cork – www.h2oseakayaking.com (Jon Hynes)
Kerry – www.cappanalea.ie (Mary Nash, Rhys Llywelyn and Donal Dowd)
Galway – www.kayakmor.com
www.deepblueseakayaking.com (Des Keaney)
If you are a provider and not listed above, feel free to drop us a line and we can include your details.
ISKA was formed over 25 years ago to provide a means for sea paddlers to communicate with one another, share information and get together for regular meets. We are an association as apposed to a club and our members are spread throughout Ireland and beyond.
We are drawn to the sea by a common interest, a spirit of adventure and freedom plus the value of sharing knowledge and experience. If you have an interest in sea kayaking and would like to join us, new faces are always welcome. Our only requirement is for you to have a basic level of competency (be able to stay upright), your own boat and gear and a level of enthusiasm.
We organise regular meets in different parts of the country, from March through to October. If you are new to the sport and want to get a feel for how we do things, a Come Try It weekend normally takes place in May. We usually also have one major event, our Annual Symposium, with a range of activities and workshops. Meets details are published early in the year.
If you would like to come along to a meet or two before deciding whether or not you would like to actually join ISKA, you are welcome. Foreign visitors to our shores are also welcome to join any of our get togethers.
Our committee co-ordinate the association, in conjunction with arranging meets, publish our magazine, with representatives in different locations to facilitate members locally. For information on what is happening near you, send us an email and we will put you in contact with your nearest committee member to assist and point you in the right direction.
Anyone joining any of our events as a member, invited guest, visitor or otherwise must have an awareness of the risks involved. It is automatically assumed you accept absolute responsibility for your own actions and that you are aware we do not hold any insurances.