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by johnd
Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:30 am
Forum: Meets
Topic: ISKA 2017 Symposium
Replies: 30
Views: 18095

Re: ISKA 2017 Symposium

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
by johnd
Sun Sep 17, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Meets
Topic: ISKA 2017 Symposium
Replies: 30
Views: 18095

Re: ISKA 2017 Symposium

The provisional agenda for the symposium and booking form are available here: http://www.iska.ie/?p=479.
by johnd
Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: Meets
Topic: ISKA 2017 Symposium
Replies: 30
Views: 18095

ISKA 2017 Symposium

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ISKA 2017 symposium is only a month away...booking form will be available in next few days...
by johnd
Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Kayak the Thames
Replies: 0
Views: 2669

Kayak the Thames

Received the email below...you might like to lend your support :) Hi there, I'm emailing on behalf of Kayak the Thames - a charity event completed yesterday in aid of the British Heart Foundation. Some of my colleagues completed this 150-mile journey of kayaking the length of the River Thames over 5...
by johnd
Sun Mar 05, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Anti clockwise around Ireland
Replies: 0
Views: 2263

Anti clockwise around Ireland

A group of 3 paddlers from the UK (south Wales and borders) are planning to attempt an anticlockwise circumnavigation of Ireland starting in early April: https://www.facebook.com/AntiClockwiseEire/ . They would like to know if anyone has done the circumnavigation in this direction previously. Anyone...
by johnd
Sun Feb 26, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 51
Views: 24176

Re: Insurance

My main point was I don't see how it makes any difference to a trip leader if the paddlers they are leading have third party insurance or not. If a paddler injures a third party then the trip leader cannot be held responsible as long as they have forewarned the paddler of any dangers. Whether or not...
by johnd
Sat Feb 25, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 51
Views: 24176

Re: Insurance

Alan H refers to an increase in ECSKC members doing leadership training. I am one of these. I hope to do a BCU 4* Sea Kayak Leader assessment this year. Alan makes a comment in relation to people thinking about doing leadership training: I believe the concept of liability weighed heavily on some sho...
by johnd
Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 51
Views: 24176

Re: Insurance

Well said Conor. And when I do get out with you next, I will have insurance and a tow rope but only because I know the value of both and not because of any rule or regulation. Let's not lose perspective here. Let's not retreat into tribal camps. Instead, let's meet on the beach for a paddle and be t...
by johnd
Wed Aug 03, 2016 12:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: Call for nominations
Replies: 0
Views: 1495

Call for nominations

As you may have noted from our previous e-mail and forum posting, one of the topics of discussion at our recent committee meeting was our plan and calendar for the upcoming committee elections. We have worked through many of the issues and would like to bring you up-to-date and ask for volunteers an...
by johnd
Wed Aug 03, 2016 12:35 am
Forum: ISKA Committee
Topic: Call for nominations
Replies: 0
Views: 2201

Call for nominations

As you may have noted from our previous e-mail and forum posting, one of the topics of discussion at our recent committee meeting was our plan and calendar for the upcoming committee elections. We have worked through many of the issues and would like to bring you up-to-date and ask for volunteers an...