ISKA Symposium 2017

This year’s ISKA symposium will be in Coláiste UISCE, in Belmullet, co Mayo, the location of the 2012 and 2013 symposia, on October 13-15, 2017. The provisional agenda for the symposium is as follows:

Friday 13 October
18:00 Registration open at Uisce
22:00 Documentary

Saturday 14 October
07:30 Breakfast
09:30 Briefing
10:30 Morning session/full day session on the water
13:00 Lunch
14:30 Afternoon session on the water
17:30 All sessions return to Uisce
18:00 Wreath laying at Blacksod lighthouse
19:00 AGM
20:00 Dinner
22:00 Pub quiz with raffle

Sunday 15 October
07:30 Breakfast
09:30 Briefing
10:30 Morning session/full day session on the water
13:00 Lunch
14:30 Any afternoon session on the water

There will be the usual selection of sessions, for example:

  • Incident management
  • Forward paddling
  • Greenland rolling
  • Leadership and seamanship
  • Moving water/tide races
  • Coastal navigation and/or open water navigation
  • Rock hopping
  • Surfing
  • VHF course
  • Full day paddle
  • Half day paddle

Please complete and return the Booking Form to reserve your place. See booking form for details. If you have any questions, email iskasymp@gmail.com

For those of you thinking to arriving on Thursday, there is no accommodation available in Coláiste UISCE on Thursday night. They have sent me a list of local alternatives: http://www.belmulletheritageday.com/where-to-stay.html