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ISKA Symposium 2019


The 2019 ISKA symposium will be based in Falcarragh, Co Donegal. It will take place on the weekend of 4th-6th October. Symposium will be based around the Errigal Hostel with dinner & AGM in the Dunlewey Centre. Further details to follow

Here are some of the events for the symposium

Full-day/half-days trips for various levels with a great bunch of talented and experienced kayakers. Likely destinations are:     – Gola and Umfin
     – Inisbofin, Inishdooey and Inishbeg
     – Horn head
 – Surf session with Robin Ruddock
 – Paddle with incidents – bring your safety kit and expect to use it – with Eileen Murphy and Sean Pierce
 – Greenland rolling and greenland paddle tryout with Peter and Dave
 – L3 assessment with Geo
      – as numbers are limited for this please let me know beforehand if interested.         There’s a cost of €5 for the certificate and you must be a CI member to get the cert.         Check out L3 expectations here and start practising 🙂
https://canoe.ie/skills-awards/level-3-sea-kayak-skills-award/
 – iCanoe discount shop
 – buy-and-sell corner – bring your spare kit along.
 – guest speaker Ian Millar who will share his experience of sea-stack climbing. https://uniqueascent.ie/ – ISKA AGM – we’ll keep it short and sweet 🙂
 – fund-raising raffle for RNLI (if you can donate a spot prize please get in touch)
 – the 2019 copy of Treasna na dTonnta – get in touch with Sue if you have photos or articles to contribute
https://www.iska.ie/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=3785

Claiming 2019 Training Subsidy

For 2019, the following training subsidies are available:

  • Members pursuing a CI L3/BCU 3* qualification will be able to claim up to 50% of the cost of their training and assessment with a maximum subsidy of €75 upon successful assessment;
  • Members pursuing a CI L4/BCU 4* qualification will be able to claim up to 50% of the cost of their training and assessment with a maximum subsidy of €250 upon successful assessment.

For 2017, the ISKA committee has set aside funding to subsidise a maximum of 20 ISKA members at CI L3/BCU 3*, and a maximum of 12 ISKA members at CI L4/BCU 4*.

If you wish to claim a training subsidy, please complete the claim form and return it to the committee before the 31st December 2019.