18th Annual City of the Tribes race coming up in less than a fortnight folks.
All welcome to this friendly flat water race on the lovely Corrib river
Sunday 28th August
Start time 13:00hrs
Venue: (to be confirmed) but most likely the usual spot launching from
Fisheries Field Steps in central Galway, parking in grounds of NUIG and
access to launch spot via pedestrian footbridge.
Entries from 11:00hrs in Fisheries Field
Fees: €10 senior
€5 junior (U-18)
14.5km long course (Div 1-2, Open K2)
12.0km Intermediate (Div 3) course
10.5km standard course (Div 4, GPs, Standard course K2/T2)
6km (Div 5)
2km Novice/Fun race
Rescue boat/s will be on duty on the course.
Boat hire available, single sea kayaks (€20) and doubles (€35). Contact Jim at 087 7565578
Wednesday, 8 June 2016
Friday, 20 May 2016
When: Sunday 29th May 2016
Race Courses (Laps):
Where: Galway Ocean Sports Club, Harbour Enterprise Park, Galway
Registration from 11:00 hrs
Race Start Time: Novice race will start @ 12:00 followed by the Standard Course & Long Course 12:30
Novice course (approx. 2-3km) classes for singles & doubles
Standard course (8- 10km), expedition sea kayak/touring classes (Separate Male & Female single classes, & Open Double class) suitable for paddlers with reasonable experience of Lv. 2-3 standard
Long Course (14km) Unlimited Racing Class for single Surf ski, Ocean Ski, & Racing sea kayaks (Separate Male & Female single classes, & Open Double class)
Race Entry Fee: €15 per adult, €5 per child
Kayak rental : Single & Double kayaks available for hire, Rate €25 for single, €35 for double
Please contact Jim at 087 7565578,
Tuesday, 19 April 2016
Exciting New Constructions from Elio Kayaks for 2016
For 2016 all Elio Racing Kayaks are made in One-Piece Construction with vacuum.
See inset, that means no internal seam resulting in a stronger, stiffer, & more robust kayak.
The Basic construction (Fibreglass/Sphertex/Polyester) has been discontinued for racing kayaks, the current range of constructions offered are as follows:
Club: Carbon or Carbon kevlar on cockpit, Epoxy corecork vacuum
Special Club: Carbon kevlar on cockpit, Epoxy sphertex PVC vacuum
River: Kevlar and/or Carbon Kevlar, epoxy vacuum.
Sport: Carbon/Glassfibre/PVC/Epoxy vacuum
SSC: Special carbon, Epoxy vacuum
Marathon: PVC/Carbon/Carbon Kevlar or Kevlar/ epoxy vacuum.
Prices start in Club construction from:
€1740 for K1's,
€2150 for K2's
Prices include VAT, Packaging, Insurance & transport from Portugal.
Racing K1 Models & Sizes available:
SPRINT K1 sizes S/M/ML/L/XL and XXL (range caters for 50-110kg)
Sonic K1 New for 2015/6* ML, L & XL available (see photos below - M available later 2016)
Supra K1 New for 2016* L, XL available, (competitive masters K1-40cm wide, M & ML available later 2016))
Junior K1s 55-XS/Hannah/Titan/Titan Evo/Penguin (caters for 25-65kg)
Racing K2 Models available:
SPRINT K2 M / L / XL
Stable/Masters/Beginners K1 Models available:
Cobra K1 3 x models 60 / 55 / 51cm
Dolphin K1 44cm
Puma K1 42cm
Choose your colours & design using the interactive tool at http://www.eliokayaks.com/customization/?lang=en
For Marathon paddlers obsessed with light weight! Gel coat colours add a slight bit of weight so for lightest kayak choose clear Gel.
Current lead times on new constructions; circa 3-5 weeks.
Late Spring Order will be submitted by Mid May.
Feel free to call me at 087 7565578 or via firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for looking.
Sunday, 10 April 2016