Finis Island - See PEER PADDLE - 21st / 23rd July

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Finis Island - See PEER PADDLE - 21st / 23rd July

Postby brianmacmahon » Tue Jul 04, 2017 12:51 pm

How's everyone!

Hope the summer has been treating you all well so far.

We are into July it's time to go paddling in sea Kayaking nirvana - Connemara.
Margaret Farrell is facilitating this meet and will be going ahead as planned. This will be an off shore camp on Finis island a spectacular spot off the coast of Connemara.

We had wonderful weather last year for this meet so please God we will get the same.

Margaret will post up details closer to the weekend of the 15th/16th.

Until then here are a few pictures from last year.

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On the beach - camp fire Connemara.
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Early morning swim Finis Beach.
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Re: Finis Island Meet - Connemara 15th / 16th July 2017

Postby brianmacmahon » Wed Jul 05, 2017 3:34 pm

Hello everyone.
On the ISKA meet, I wish to confirm that the South Connemara meet is going ahead as planned on 14-16 July, weather permitting. Further details, including Leaders, route, etc, will be posted later this week. If you're considering travelling, please post message here now. ISKA membership is requested and can be completed easily via the website.
This trip is for Level 3 +. It will be based offshore, so full camping equipment and food etc for 2-3 days is essential. And from last year's experience, the midges are very, very hungry, so a bug net and repellent is a must!
If you've any queries as to your suitability for this weekend, or need advice on equipment, please contact me, Margaret on email: farrell.margaret1@gmail.com or 087-9833419.
All this is assuming the weather is favourable. Please watch this space for updates, a final decision will be made in consultation with the trip Leaders on Thurs 13 July.
Should the meet have to be cancelled, it will be rescheduled for the following weekend, 21-23 July, but hopefully that won't happen!

Let's hope the sun will shine and with favourable winds, and I hope to see you all there.
All best,
Margaret
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Re: Finis Island Meet - Connemara 15th / 16th July 2017

Postby colinfrancis » Sat Jul 08, 2017 8:47 pm

Had a great time last year,but unfortunately I have to work this weekend have a safe journey to everyone who going,play nice
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Re: Finis Island Meet - Connemara 15th / 16th July 2017

Postby mcnamado » Mon Jul 10, 2017 6:33 pm

Hope to make it.
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Re: Finis Island Meet - Connemara 15th / 16th July 2017

Postby Smcg » Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:07 am

Hope to go also, all work dependant! ;)
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Re: Finis Island Meet - Connemara 15th / 16th July 2017

Postby brianmacmahon » Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:01 pm

Hello all.

Please keep an eye on ISKA website for weather and final details re ISKA meet this weekend. The weather is looking a little iffy at this stage. This meet is for Level 3 + Standard paddlers.
Please ensure you're properly equipped. Your boat must have secure hatches, deck lines, and toggles on both ends. You should carry tow rope, helmet, as well as standard equipment, clothing and camping gear. If you need further info or have any query, please call or email me. (087-9833419, Farrell.margaret1@gmail.com

Unless there is a significant improvement in weather, we will have to cancel the meet. A final decision will be made tomorrow lunchtime and it will be posted here.

Many thanks.
Margaret'
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Re: Finis Island Meet - Connemara 15th / 16th July 2017

Postby PeterMcClenaghan » Thu Jul 13, 2017 4:17 pm

I'm planning on attending... if meet goes ahead.
I'm in Clew Bay at moment,and i am planning on travelling down tomorrow (friday).
I will have a spare sea kayak with me which I will need to leave in secure place whilst camping.
after the meet I'll be travelling up to Belfast

Any suggestions/ offers would be appreciated .... Anywhere enroute would be great

regards

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Re: Finis Island Meet - Connemara 15th / 16th July 2017

Postby brianmacmahon » Thu Jul 13, 2017 4:21 pm

####### THIS WEEKEND CANCELLED ########

Hi gang,

Decision made to cancel this weekend due to the inclement weather.
Margaret has advised that efforts will be made to reschedule for next weekend.

Will post up details early next week.

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Re: Finis Island Meet - Connemara 22nd 23rd July 2017

Postby brianmacmahon » Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:17 pm

The Connemara ISKA Meet is now being re-scheduled to take place next weekend, as indicated, that is Fri 21 - Sunday 23 July, same location, details later. And once again, this plan is, of course, weather dependent. I am hopeful! The meet is for Level 3+ paddlers, due to uncertain weather and exposed conditions.

Please post here or email me if you are intending to travel. (farrell.margaret1@gmail.com)
Phone me if you have any query.

I do need some LEADERS for this trip - so, LEADERS, please let me know asap if you can help.
Hope to see you all there next weekend, in this beautiful seakayaking heaven.
Many thanks,
Margaret
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