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.

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.