Looking to gain some kayaking experience before the Bantry Bay Adventure Race on August 26th?
We’ve got just the thing for you. Our partner, Cork Sports Partnership has arranged Beginners Kayaking Sessions.
For just €50, you’ll learn key skills with the help of an expert instructor over two Saturdays this August. The two-part sessions will take place on 12th & 19th August. Both sessions will run in Bantry from 9.30am – 12.30pm and will be based at the Bantry Bay Sailing Club.
The training sessions will give you a great way to get ready for the Bantry Bay Adventure Race which involves a 5k run on Whiddy Island, a 1.5k kayak across Bantry Bay, and a 22.8k cycle on the Sheep’s Head. The kayak leg will see team members travel in single kayaks, while team members will cross the bay in double kayaks with other participants in a test of their team skills!
This programme is being organised as part of the West Cork Islands Community Sports and Physical Activity Hub.
Who are these sessions for?
This programme is ideal for any adult looking to gain the fundamental skills needed to kayak, including:
How to mount and dismount the sit on top correctly.
Forward and reverse paddling and how to stop.
Forward and reverse sweep stroke and how to turn while stationary.
How to keep the boat in a straight line while maintaining speed.
Righting the sit on top and how to mount from the water.
So whether you are looking to tackle the Bantry Bay Adventure Race on Aug 26th or explore the Bantry Blueway this programme is what you are looking for. It’s ideal for any beginner, and all equipment will be provided.
Book Your Place
Places are limited and cost €50 per person.
Pre-register online by clicking the button below (limited to 8 participants on a first come, first served basis). Once the programme is full, a waiting list will be created for subsequent programmes or in case someone drops out. Please bear in mind that the minimum age for participation in the Bantry Bay Adventure Race is 18. Registration in the race is not included in the kayak session price Book early to avoid disappointment.