Past Events:

Parents Info Evening

An opportunity for parents to find out about the club and ask questions about upcoming kids pool and river courses.

Fri 28 Sept, 8 PM, Fermanagh House - postponed to next week, details to follow.

Booking info to follow. Enquiries to Jon - treasurer[at]ernepaddlers.org.uk

 

1st Kids Kayak Klub / fun sessions starting Fri 5th Oct 2012....Suit Primary Age Children, 8yrs+

Price: £50 (inclusive of membership untill end Dec 2012)
Venue: Fivemiletown College Pool
Duration: 6 Fri evenings, 1 hour sessions
Times: 6.30 - 7.30pm (arrive & change at 6:15 pm)
Dates: Fridays, October 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th, - November 2nd, 9th.
Maximum participants: 12

1st Beginners course starting Fri 5th Oct 2012:.......
Suit Secondry Age Children
Price: £78 (inclusive of membership untill end Dec 2012)
Venue: Fivemiletown College Pool
Duration: 6 Friday evenings, 1 hour sessions
Times: 7.30 - 8.30 plus (arrive & change at 7:15pm)
Dates: Fridays October 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th, - November 2nd, 9th.
Maximum participants: 12

1st Rolling course - starting Thu 15th November 2012
Price: £120 (not including membership, required. Previous paddling experience also required)
Coach: Paul Harry Harrington, BCU L5
Venue: Fivemiletown College Pool
Duration: 6 Thursday evenings, 2 hour+ sessions
Times: 6.30 pm - 8.30 pm (with some extended practice time afterwards) (arrive & change at 6.15pm)
Dates: November 15th, 22nd, 29th, December 6th, 13th, 20th.

Maximum participants: 8

 

Kayak Polo Indoor Lakeland Forum Pool (1st block of 6)- starting Tue 2th Oct 2012
Price: £30 (not including membership,
required. Previous paddling experience also required)

Venue: Enniskillen Lakeland Forum Pool
Duration: 6 Tuesday evenings, 1 hour sessions
Times: 9.30 - 10.30, arrive 8:45 PM
Dates: Tuesdays, October 2nd, 16th, 30th, November 13th, 27th, December 11th.

Participants: 10 - 12 max
Any Spare places on the night at £7.50

 

General members sessions / polo training (Oct / March) and (Post beginners
onwards)

Price: £35
(not including membership, required. Previous paddling experience
also required)

Duration: 7 Tuesday Evenings, 1 hour sessions
Times: 9.30 pm - 10.30 pm, arrive 8:45 pm
Dates: Tuesdays, October 9th, November 20th,
December 18th, January 29th, February 26th, March 12th, March 26th.

Maximum 12 kayaks
Any Spare places on the night at £7.50

 
Annual Friends & Family Day
Saturday 21st July at the Lakeland Forum, Enniskillen.  All welcome but let me know that you are coming otherwise you will miss out on the BBQ!
Trevor, Mob 07850590019 or secretary[at]ernepaddlers.org.uk
Kindly sponsored by WaterWaysIreland
 
Erne Paddlers Marathon race info here:  Marathon Race 2012

Erne Paddlers Chilrden's Summer Scheme info here:  Summer Scheme 2012

Erne Paddlers Marathon race info here: Marathon Race 2012
 
New courses for January to April 2012

These courses are greatly subsidised thanks to a Sport NI grant and will run at a token cost to participants.

We've tried to include something for everyone, so have a read down, choose the courses that suit you and book by returning this Booking Form as soon as possible.  It is important we fill as many of these courses as possible and make full use of the grant aid.  Please take advantage of this great offer, support your club and enjoy the opportunity to go canoeing and gain new skills under the expert guidance of our qualified coaches.

The courses start at the beginning of January and will be filled on a first come first served basis.  Please complete and return the booking form as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.   If you have any questions don't hesitate to get in touch by email (email at ernepaddlers dot org dot uk) or through the forum  (please include subject reference: 'booking query' and your name).

COURSE DETAILS

All sessions for club members only. New members must have completed the beginners pool course before any other sessions; unless through proven ability with a club coach. Two star or similar standard required for Introductory Surf, River, Sea, Open Canoe sessions.

Beginners Pool Course  - fully booked
Venue:  Fivemiletown College pool
Duration: 8 Friday evenings
Times: Beginners  6:45 - 8.00, advanced beginners 7:45 to 9:00 pm (for a minimum of 1 hour pool time)
Participants:  no prior experience necessary. 8 - 12 people
Kayaks:  six - shared
Dates:  January 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th, February 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th
Participant Subsidised fee: £3 per session (Total in advance £24)

Improvers / Rolling Pool Course  - fully booked
Venue:  Fivemiletown College Pool
Duration: 8 Wednesday evenings
Times:  7.00 - 9.00 (for a minimum of 1 hour pool time)
Participants:  must have completed beginners pool course. 8 - 12 people
Kayaks:  six average sharing
Dates:  January 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th, February 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd
Participant Subsidised fee: £3 per session (Total in advance £24)

Over 50's Come And Try It Pool Sessions
Venue:  Fivemiletown College Pool
Duration: 1 Wednesday evening and 1 Friday evening
Times:  7.00 - 9.00 (for a minimum of 1 hour pool time)
Participants:  no prior experience necessary.  8 - 12 people
Kayaks:  six average sharing
Dates:  February Wednesday 29th and 2nd group,  March Friday  2nd 
Participant Subsidised fee: £3 for session

Kayak Polo Pool Course  - fully booked
Enjoy the thrills and spills of Canoe Polo in the warmth and comfort of  Fermanagh Lakeland Forum Swimming Pool, starting on Thursday 5 January 2012 and continuing for 10 weeks.  The pool sessions will be followed by further sessions on open water outside the Forum.  All participants need to have completed the beginners’ pool course or have a similar level of competence.  Polo kayaks and equipment will be provided.

Note that you don’t have to be an advanced paddler or able to roll to play

Venue: Enniskillen Forum pool
Duration: 10 Thursday evenings 
Times:  9.30 - 10.30 
Participants:  must have completed beginners pool course.  10 - 20 people
Polo Kayaks:  10 
Dates:  January 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th,
             February 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd
             March 1st, 8th, 
Participant Subsidised fee: £3 per session (Total in advance £30 for 10 session block)

Kayak Polo Outdoor Course
Venue: Enniskillen Forum Loughside - on the water
Duration: 3 Tuesday evenings plus 3 Friday evenings (total 6)
Times:  7.30 - 8.30 
Participants:  10 
Polo Kayaks:  10 
Dates:  Tuesdays - March 13th, 20th, 27th
             Fridays - March 16th, 23rd, 30th
Participant Subsidised fee: £3 per session (Total in advance £18 for 6 session block)

Easy Day Trips - canoes and kayaks
Info:  An easy paddle in the club open boats and seakayaks.  The trip will be guided and with coaching as appropriate.  This is a great oppertunity to get out on the lake in a safe and friendly environment for an enjoyable days paddling.  Ideal for club members first open water paddle or for those looking to gain a litttle more experience.
Pre-requisites: Club membership and attended a club pool course or similar.
Kit: The club can provide kayaks/canoes, paddles, buoyancy aids and helments.  Please bring your own personal paddling wear (wetsuit or fleeces and waterproofs, hats, gloves, etc), spare warm dry clothes and a packed lunch.
Meeting: At the forum car park 10 AM, return by 4 PM latest.
Booking: Essential - Booking Form
Further info: Please email enquiries to email@ernepaddlers.org.uk or call Grace on +353879445716
Venue: Fermanagh loughs
Duration: 4 seperate Sundays
Times: poss. 10.00 - 3.00
Participants:  Must have competed beginners pool course. 16 people max
Club Kayaks, Sea, Opens & personal:   (club kit & plus personal)
Dates:  January 1st  (postponed),  January 29th,  Febuary 26th, March 4th (new date), March 25th
Participant Subsidized fee: £5  per day

Introduction to moving water days: River / Sea / Surf/ Open Canoe
Venue: Fermanagh loughs and rivers and Donegal beaches
Duration: 3 separate Sundays plus 1 Saturday
Times: poss. 8.30 - 5.30  (inclusive travel etc)
Participants:  Must be CANI 2 star or paddling at that standard.  12 people max
Club Kayaks, Sea, Open Canoes & personal:   (club kit plus personal)
Participant Subsidized fee: £5  per day

Surf:
Date:  January 15th
Description: An intro to surfing a kayak or waveski at a safe beach lead by qualified and experienced coaches.  Erne Paddlers can supply general purpose kayaks, spraydecks, paddles, buoyancy aids and helmets but participants must have their own wetsuits or other suitable paddle kit for winter paddling.
Pre-requisites: No surf experience is necessary and this is a great opportunity for club members to enjoy their first surf or develop their surfing skills.
Meeting: At the forum car park 9:00 AM or Rossnowlagh Car Park, 10:30 AM, Return by 6 PM latest.
Booking: Essential - Booking Form
Further info: Please email enquiries to email@ernepaddlers.org.uk or call lead surf coach Harry on 077201714873

Sea Kayak:
Date:  Febuary 12th
River:
Date:  March 11th
Open boat:
Date:  March 31st

Please fill in and rerun this Booking Form as soon as possible

Link to booking form:
https://docs.google.com/document/pub?id=1IAxh3jiq6CA2bC41zvYxKZtBr7OrrQntA9HtaYv4odg
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Beginners Course

Open to all

Improvers Course

Club members only

Open Sessions

Club members only

Monday night - Beginners 'Coached' course : For new paddlers / novices - no experience necessary

For those interested in taking up or just trying out the fantastic watersport of KAYAKING in a relaxed and safe, indoor environment.

A good introduction course from the basics and advancing - foundation of skills and confidence. Pool Course achievement certificate awarded.

Dates:  6 week course: Mondays,  November 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th, followed by December 5th and 12th. 

Venue: Five Mile Town College Pool.

Times: 7 - 9 pm - to be confirmed
Equipment: All kayaks & necessary kit / paddles provided. Limited to 12 participants - (often working in pairs.)

Cost:
Adults £120 - includes club membership  (which also covers CANI affiliated membership, insurance and many other benefits)

Adults (benefits/low income): £105, inc membership

U18's: £90, inc membership

By Booking only and information / queries by email for attention of treasurer: email@ernepaddlers.org.uk or call Jon on 02866341399

Booking form attached to the bottom of this webpage (scroll down)


Thursday night-  Improvers 'Coached' course,

For those moving beyond the beginners course as minimum requirement & wishing to build on personal and advancing skills.

Venue: Five Mile Town College Pool.

Times: 7:30 to 9 PM - to be confirmed

Equipment: All Kayaks & paddles provided
6 boats max. with 12 paddlers max. sharing / working together.

Dates: 5 week course. Thursdays, November 17, 24 and December 1, 8 and 15th

Costs: Adults £65 for course
           Adults (benefits/low income): £55
           Under 18's: £55   
      
By Booking only and information / queries by email for attention of treasurer: email@ernepaddlers.org.uk or call Jon on 02866341399

Booking form attached to the bottom of this webpage (scroll down)
 

Tuesday nights -  club open session

For all members who have completed a pool course as a minimum requirement.

These are non-coached pool session to allow competent paddlers to pracitse their skills, rollling, etc. A volunteer qualified coach will be there to cover safety
Dates: Initially two days to start up - 1st and 3rd of November - book early pay on night.

However, main block as below:
6 week course: Tuesdays, November 8th, 15th, 22st and 29th, followed by December 6th and 13th 

Venue: Five Mile Town College Pool.
Times: 7:30 to 9:PM - To be confirmed

Equipment:All Kayaks & paddles provided (possibly others can be used by agreement, if cleaned appropriatly)
6 - 8 boats max. with 7 paddlers minimum and 12 paddlers max.
Costs:  £36 total for block of 6 sessions, in advance.
By Booking only and information / queries by email for attention of treasurer:email@ernepaddlers.org.uk or call Jon on 02866341399

Booking form attached to the bottom of this webpage (scroll down)

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Autumn Beginner's Pool Course - Lakeland Forum

Erne Paddlers' popular pool course is running again this autumn.
Due to the numbers of people asking to join the club, we will only be taking in novice paddlers through the pool course.
If you want to join the club and are new(ish) to paddling this is the course for you - book soon to avoid disappointment.

Dates: October 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th, November  4th, 11th.
Times: Friday nights, 9:00 to 10:45 PM
Location: Lakeland Forum
Cost: Adult - £80 (£65 for course, £15 for club membership) / Junior - £70 (£65 for course, £5 for Club membership) / Family - for families of 3 or more, children's rate is £50 each
Prerequisites: An interest in kayaking and joining the club - no paddling experience necessary.  Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian
Booking form: attached at the bottom of this page or contact Steve by email at chair at ernepaddlers dot org dot uk 

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National Trails Day

CANI Recreational Paddle - Upper Lough Erne

Erne Paddlers are hosting a FREE recreational paddle, open to all, for CANI.  Please book with CANI for this trip - details below.

For full text please click the link below:

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Event Name CANI Recreational Paddle - Upper Lough Erne

Event Date Sun 2nd Oct 2011
Location Lake Land Forum - Enniskillen
Theme Recreational Canoe Trip
Description of event Enjoy a relaxed canoe trip on Upper Lough Erne.  This paddle trip is open to families, clubs, and paddlers of all ages and abilities and can be done in any type of craft. The days paddle will be relaxed, with a few breaks and pleasant lunch stop in the middle. You are welcome to bring your own equipment or alternatively it can be provided free of charge on request when booking.  So whether you’re an old pro or keen novice sign up now for what is sure to be a fun filled day floating on the river.  For further details please visit the CANI website www.cani.org.uk  
Host organisation(s) Erne Paddlers / CANI
Contact name Siobhan Gilfedder
Phone number 02890738884
Email address
office(at)cani.org.uk

Website address
www.cani.org.uk

www.ernepaddlers.org.uk

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Nearest town and county Enniskillen
Meeting point Lake Land Forum Carpark beside bridge
How to get there
Please Follow Link: 
http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=lakeland+forum&hl=en&ll=54.347452,-7.641163&spn=0.023813,0.077162&sll=53.800651,-4.064941&sspn=12.374478,39.506836&z=14&iwloc=A

Is pre-registration required? Yes, you need to book your place on this trip with CANI
Time of event 11.00am - 2.00pm
Duration 3 Hours
Suitable for Families w older children > 4
Instructions You will need to bring waterproofs, outdoor footwear, change of clothes and packed lunch.

Canoes, Paddles and Buoyancy aids can be booked (free of charge) with CANI for the trip.

All children must be accompanied by an adult/guardian during this event.

All small children must have their own Buoyancy Aid that fits.