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McMurdo Fastfind 220 PRB Special Offer

Final call – the order for these units will go through next Wednesday 20th November. It might make a nice Xmas gift, if anyone is looking for ideas.

Why would I need one?
If you are in difficulty and your radio is not communicating, possibly due to range or out of line of sight, you are otherwise reliant on flares. Flares only work if seen my a 3rd party. They are of little use in fog or if you are behind a cliff face or otherwise. If you have to send a distress call, you are already in trouble and without doubt having made the decision, you need help and urgently. PLB units only require the sky above your head and are guaranteed to immediately send a signal to rescue services.
Having registered your details, rescue services have direct access to information about you when a call is received, including contact information, exact location and that you are in a kayak etc.

See below for order details.

 

Folks

ISKA can organise a group purchase of the McMurdo FF 220 prb for €225, including postage to your home.  These units allow Irish Serial Protocol Registration as opposed to anything bought online for the UK, which are UK registered.

If you would like to order, email the following information ASAP to iskacommittee@gmail.com

  1. Your name
  2. Address
  3. Email
  4. Contact number

After we submit names to the supplier, each person will receive a unique code and will order the unit online themselves.  The code will activate the discounted €225 price.  You do NOT need to be an ISKA member for us to organise this and you can pass on the message to friends you think might be interested.

Conor.

Training Reimbursements

ISKA will encourage and support members looking to improve their skills and abilities, in the form of reimbursements of costs incurred.

L3 – Successfully attaining your certificate:
€40.00 refund on production or receipts.

L4 – Training Weekend:
€50.00 refunded on production of receipts.

L4 – Successfully attaining your certificate:
€75.00 refunded on production of receipts.

L5 – Successfully attaining your certificate:
 €75.00 refunded on production of receipts.

To apply for your L3 reimbursement, you must have been a member of ISKA in the year of passing plus the previous year.
To apply for any L4 and L5 reimbursements, you must have been a member of ISKA in the year of training/certification plus the two previous years.

ALL subsidy payments are at the discretion of the Committee, dependent on finances and can be refused or removed at any point if deemed necessary.

Symposium Thanks

17/10/2013

On behalf of myself, Martin and ISKA, I would like to extend our thanks and appreciation to the providers and our own members for leading and managing trips and events over the weekend.  Thanks also to everyone who attended and participated.  Numbers registered in some format or another came to 103 and the weather gods certainly played their part, in what turned into an excellent weekend.

Some pictures and comments can been seen on Facebook through the following link:

https://www.facebook.com/seakayak.ireland#

Conor

ISKA Symposium 2013

Dear Paddlers

The ISKA website is temporarily offline due to technical difficulties and cannot be repaired as quickly as we would like.  To keep you up to date on the Symposium 2013, we have pointed ISKA.ie at this temporary site. We will have the main website back to you as soon as we can.

For updates, questions or comments, please mail Conor on iskasymp2013@gmail.com

Conor – 086 8283 247
Martin – 089 4359 706

 “Like” us on Facebook, click and follow – https://www.facebook.com/seakayak.ireland

For the symposium booking form, click the following link:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/5xjj7c6yuf9t9lw/Booking%20Form.docx

Download the form, complete and return to iskasymp2013@gmail.com.  Alternatively, you can post the form to – Conor Smith, 12 Park Row, Francis Street, Ennis, Co Clare.

€140 – Symposium events, 2 Nights B&B, Sat Evening Meal, 2 pack lunches;
€120 – As above, with you sleeping in your own camper van or tent;
€110 – Symposium, 1 night B&B, Sat Evening Meal, 2 pack lunches;
€80 – Symposium and Saturday evening meal;
€45 – Symposium events only.

You can make your payment at the event HOWEVER, it would help us greatly if you could make the payment when submitting your booking form with the options:

1. If posting your application, you can enclose a cheque made payable to ISKA;
2. If using Paypal, please ensure you make payment
.    to the email address – iskamembership@gmail.com

FULL payments only at this stage.

Full refunds will be made, if you subsequently have to cancel.

Symp2013

EventsListing

EveningMeal