Beginner Courses Summer 2022

We are delighted to announce the dates for our summer 2022 beginner kayaking courses. The course dates/formats are as follows.

Women’s Only Course – Finished!

  • Course Dates: Tue 19th, Wed 20th, Tue 26th, Wed 27th April
  • Course Timing: 6pm – 9pm each of the 4 evenings
  • Attendance required at all four sessions.

Junior Course – ** SOLD OUT **

  • Mixed, ages 12-18
  • Friday 20th May – Sunday 22nd May.
    • Friday 6pm – 9pm
    • Saturday 10am – 4pm
    • Sunday 10am – 4pm

Adult Course – ** SOLD OUT **

  • Mixed, ages 17+
  • Friday 1st July – Sunday 3rd July
    • Friday 6pm – 9pm
    • Saturday 10am – 4pm
    • Sunday 10am – 4pm

Course Information

The courses will take place at the Back Avenue, Doorly Park Sligo each day. Participants are asked to come a little early and are required to bring the following items:

  • Wetsuit
  • Suitable footwear that can get wet (wetsuit booties etc)
  • Packed lunch inc. water (Sat & Sun of weekend courses only)
  • Suncream (if the weather is nice)
  • Towel & change of clothes *
  • Any medicines they may require during the course of the sessions

* Note: there are no onsite changing facilities.

Additionally, participants are required to meet the following conditions to take part in the courses:

  • Have at least a basic ability to swim as all participants will be capsizing during the course of the training
  • Be of sufficient fitness to be able to take part in light-medium physical activity over the course of the weekend

Back Up Course Dates

Please note: if weather conditions prevent us from running the Adult & Junior courses on the advertised dates, the back up dates for these courses will be 1 week after the advertised course dates. Participants are recommended to keep both weekends free just in case.

How to Book

To book a place on a course please follow these steps below. Tickets for the junior course will be on sale from April 9th 2022 at 08:00am and for the adult course from May 2nd 2022 at 6pm. Both will sell out very fast! Tickets for the women’s only course are on sale now!

  • Step 1: Book & pay for your place on eventbrite by selecting the appropriate link below. When you have booked you will receive a confirmation email with a reference number (10 digit order number) which you will need for step two.
  • Step 2: Complete and submit this beginner kayaking course form. Please ensure this is completed with the full name of the course participant and that you quote the eventbrite order number received via email.

Please Note: A place is not guaranteed on the course unless you first complete step 1 before completing step 2. If you have previously purchased a kayaking voucher please get in touch with SKC asap to confirm allocation of places. SKC reserve the right to withdraw bookings if participants do not meet the course criteria.

If you have any questions please contact us in advance.