Annual Beginners Trip - August Bank Holiday (4th - 7th August)

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WWKCTour
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Annual Beginners Trip - August Bank Holiday (4th - 7th August)

Post by WWKCTour » Thu May 25, 2017 1:17 pm

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WWKCs traditional August bank holiday weekend beginners trip is on the move...

Achill Island has gotten too popular and it's been increasing difficult to get accommodation for all of us in the one place so this year we are heading to Glenties in Donegal :o :o :o

The annual beginners trip is a great opportunity to relax with fellow club members. It's when club members and beginners get to know everyone while soaking up the surf, socialising and maybe even a bit of river running if we get some rain.

We will have Campbells Holiday Hostel all to ourselves (they are opening up specially for us) and people can also camp outside if they prefer! Loads of room for everyone.

The hostel is great. Spotlessly clean. It has 2 kitchens. Most of the rooms are ensuite. Plus with 2 sitting rooms and a big porch, there's plenty of space for chats.

Gets good reviews too: https://www.tripadvisor.ie/Hotel_Review ... negal.html

We have stayed in Glenties for the Easter trips in the past and it's a great little town with plenty of restaurants, pubs, shops and even The Limenight Niteclub :mrgreen: It's also within striking distance of loads of beautiful beaches, walks and rivers (if we're lucky).

Usually we are limited in numbers due to beds but this year we are only limited by our safety ratios, so sign up and we will see how many leaders plus paddlers we get onboard. It should all work out nicely.


Dates:
August 4th, 5th & 6th 2017. Friday to Monday.
We arrive on the Friday and enjoy surf and sight seeing fun until Monday, but you can come any day that suits you. Also please feel free to bring your partners too, there is so much to do in the area - bearing in mind they won't be covered for any activities if they aren't club members).

Accommodation:
There is a mix of double rooms, twin bed rooms and dormitories. (4 and 6 bed).
Nearly all rooms are ensuite. There are 6 doubles/twins.

http://www.campbellireland.com/accommodation/

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Cost:
Hostel: €20 per person per night. Total for the weekend is €60 per person.
Camping: €8 per person per night. Total for the weekend is €24 per person.
Payment: Payment details will follow soon.

Gear:
The club provides 13 sets of gear to beginners, but don’t worry if you don’t get a boat, you can share gear down there.
The gear officer will post up details for booking the gear closer to the date. Just make sure to get your roof racks, or arrange carpooling, as you will be responsible for transporting the gear yourself.

Any questions, comment here or pm me at touring@wwkc.net
Cheers Fiona K

Sign Up:
To book a spot on the trip just sign up below with your full name(s) and your skill level (L2, L3 etc) and if you need club gear.

1. Aido (Leader, 3 nights)
2 + 3. Fiona + Gus (L3s, 3 nights)
4. Stephen Lappin (L2, 3 nights)
5. Kieran Molloy (L3, 3 nights)
6. Colin (L3, 3 nights)
7. Ed (L4, 3 nights)
8. Paul Kerr (Leader, 3 Nights)
9. Clayton Neal (L2, 3 nights)
10 + 11. Joe & Celeste (L2s, Club Gear x2, 3 nights)
12 + 13. Adrien + Eithne (non-paddler) (L2, 3 nights)
14. Shane Casey (L2, 3 nights)
15. Daniel Varaksa (L2, Club Gear, 3 Nights)
16. Deirdre B, (L2, Club Gear if poss, 3 nights)
17. Aran Quigley (L2, Club gear, 3 nights)
18 + 19. Philip Wall and Anna Chmielarczyk (L2, Club Gear x2, 3 nights)
20. Edel Mc Carthy (L3, club gear if poss, 2 nights, arr Sat)
21. Patrick Conway (L2, Club Gear, 3 nights)
22. Maria Collins (L2, Club Gear, 2 nights, arr Sat)
23. Ewa (L2, 2 nights)
24. Niall Power (Leader, 3 Nights)
25 + 26. Niall Kelly + Lana (non-paddler) (L2, 3 nights)
27. Domi (Leader, ? nights)
28. Thomas (L2, 3 Nights, Club Gear)
29. Cormac (L3, 2 Nights, arr Fri)
30. Tomas Ronan? (L3, 3 nights)
31. Sinead Hegarty (L2, 2 nights, arr Fri)
32. Davey K (Leader, 2 nights, arr Fri)
33. Ger (Leader, 2 nights, Arr Sat)
34.


On the trip but not in the hostel:
James Ryan (L2)


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Club Gear

1. Joe
2. Celeste
3. Daniel Varaksa
4. Aran Quigley
5. Philip Wall
6. Anna Chmielarczyk
7. Patrick Conway
8. Maria Collins (arr Sat)
9. Deirdre B
10. Sinead H (?)
11. Thomas
12. Ewa
13. Niall Kelly
14.

Playboat 1: Edel Mc Carty
Playboat 2:

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Car Pooling

Need a lift down:
1. Sinead - including gear - (Fri evening)


Have offered lifts:


Have lift sorted:
1. Daniel with Cormac
2. Ewa with Edel
3. Thomas with Ed
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Katya
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Re: Annual Beginners Trip - August Bank Holiday (4th - 7th August)

Post by Katya » Thu May 25, 2017 4:54 pm

4 + 5. Katarina (to be L2 by then :) )+ Balazs (L4), club gear, 3 nights

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Re: Annual Beginners Trip - August Bank Holiday (4th - 7th August)

Post by tachys10 » Thu May 25, 2017 5:03 pm

Stephen Lappin to be a level 2 by then ,own gear 3 nights

WWKCTour
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Re: Annual Beginners Trip - August Bank Holiday (4th - 7th August)

Post by WWKCTour » Thu May 25, 2017 5:20 pm

The eagerness! That's what we like to see. Welcome onboard Katarina, Balazs and Stephen L.

Keep the sign ups coming :)

Kieranmolloy
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Re: Annual Beginners Trip - August Bank Holiday (4th - 7th August)

Post by Kieranmolloy » Fri May 26, 2017 11:16 am

Hi Fiona
Stick me down for 3 nights in the Hostel. Level 3, have all my own gear.
Kieran

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Re: Annual Beginners Trip - August Bank Holiday (4th - 7th August)

Post by colfea » Fri May 26, 2017 2:37 pm

Hi Fiona
Count me in, 3 nights own gear L3

Thanks
Colin

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Re: Annual Beginners Trip - August Bank Holiday (4th - 7th August)

Post by Gear Boy » Fri May 26, 2017 3:57 pm

Sign me up for the 3 nights, please, Fiona. L4 with too much gear!

Regards, Ed.

WWKCTour
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Re: Annual Beginners Trip - August Bank Holiday (4th - 7th August)

Post by WWKCTour » Fri May 26, 2017 5:46 pm

Great stuff guys. Up to 9 already.

Welcome back Ed!

I'm away for the next 2 weeks but will be checking in periodically and update the sign-ups when I can. Keep the sign ups coming.

PaulK
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Re: Annual Beginners Trip - August Bank Holiday (4th - 7th August)

Post by PaulK » Fri May 26, 2017 5:59 pm

Go on then, I'll be number 10 for 3 nights. Might finally get to paddle a river in Donegal.

Paul K.

Cneal
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Re: Annual Beginners Trip - August Bank Holiday (4th - 7th August)

Post by Cneal » Sun May 28, 2017 6:02 pm

Hello.
L2 (last year but missed the beginners trip)
3 nights dorm
I have my own gear (Pyranha WW Fusion, Can also bring a sea kayak if people fancy some coastal exploration)
Cheers.

WWKCTour
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Re: Annual Beginners Trip - August Bank Holiday (4th - 7th August)

Post by WWKCTour » Sun May 28, 2017 6:41 pm

Great stuff Paul. That's another leader onboard :)


Hey Cneal, what's your full name?

Cneal
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Re: Annual Beginners Trip - August Bank Holiday (4th - 7th August)

Post by Cneal » Sun May 28, 2017 9:08 pm

WWKCTour wrote: Hey Cneal, what's your full name?
Hiya. Its Clayton Neal.
Thanks

WWKCTour
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Re: Annual Beginners Trip - August Bank Holiday (4th - 7th August)

Post by WWKCTour » Sun May 28, 2017 9:45 pm

Great, thanks Clayton

Fran
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Re: Annual Beginners Trip - August Bank Holiday (4th - 7th August)

Post by Fran » Mon Jun 05, 2017 10:13 pm

Can you please add Joe & Celeste (cant get on the forum) for a double room for the 3 nights, will need all gear. Both to be L2s next week. :-)

WWKCTour
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Re: Annual Beginners Trip - August Bank Holiday (4th - 7th August)

Post by WWKCTour » Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:06 am

Added them there Franzi :)

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Re: Annual Beginners Trip - August Bank Holiday (4th - 7th August)

Post by adrifr » Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:59 pm

Hi,

Can you sign me and Eithne up for a double room please?
We will be there from Saturday for 2 nights.

Thanks,
Adrien

WWKCTour
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Re: Annual Beginners Trip - August Bank Holiday (4th - 7th August)

Post by WWKCTour » Wed Jun 07, 2017 5:09 pm

All the couples should have doubles so far. Is Eithne paddling Adrien?

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Re: Annual Beginners Trip - August Bank Holiday (4th - 7th August)

Post by adrifr » Wed Jun 07, 2017 8:09 pm

No paddling just partying for Eithne

WWKCTour
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Re: Annual Beginners Trip - August Bank Holiday (4th - 7th August)

Post by WWKCTour » Thu Jun 08, 2017 8:03 pm

Deadly stuff Adrien :)

KCKAYAK
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Re: Annual Beginners Trip - August Bank Holiday (4th - 7th August)

Post by KCKAYAK » Sat Jun 10, 2017 8:13 am

:shock: Please put me down for 3 nights as well guys.
Shane Casey L2 by then
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WWKCTour
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Re: Annual Beginners Trip - August Bank Holiday (4th - 7th August)

Post by WWKCTour » Sat Jun 10, 2017 8:18 am

Welcome onboard KCKayak, what's your name, level and do you need club gear?

WWKCTour
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Re: Annual Beginners Trip - August Bank Holiday (4th - 7th August)

Post by WWKCTour » Sun Jun 11, 2017 10:02 pm

Do you need club gear Shane?

Cneal
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Re: Annual Beginners Trip - August Bank Holiday (4th - 7th August)

Post by Cneal » Fri Jun 16, 2017 7:00 pm

Just want to make sure my boat will be ok. This is what I have:

http://www.pyranha.com/kayaks.php?kayak=Fusion%20WW

Happy to take a club one if not

Thanks!

WWKCTour
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Re: Annual Beginners Trip - August Bank Holiday (4th - 7th August)

Post by WWKCTour » Fri Jun 16, 2017 7:10 pm

Yep, that boat's grand Clayton.

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Re: Annual Beginners Trip - August Bank Holiday (4th - 7th August)

Post by Varaksa » Wed Jun 21, 2017 5:24 pm

Hi Fiona
Count me in for 3 nights in the Hostel. Level 2 by then, I will need all club gear+boat.
Daniel Varaksa

WWKCTour
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Re: Annual Beginners Trip - August Bank Holiday (4th - 7th August)

Post by WWKCTour » Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:36 am

Welcome Daniel, signed up in Week 1 of your course... nice one!

@Katya does Balazs need club gear too?
Club gear is reserved for our new L2s for this trip but as he's L4 I'm sure we can source a loan of a boat for him if he needs it.

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Re: Annual Beginners Trip - August Bank Holiday (4th - 7th August)

Post by DeirdreB » Sun Jun 25, 2017 4:32 pm

Hi Fiona,

Sign me up!
3 nights; L2 from last year; if possible I need a club boat & paddle :)

Woohoo! Bring it on :)

Thanks,
Deirdre

WWKCTour
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Re: Annual Beginners Trip - August Bank Holiday (4th - 7th August)

Post by WWKCTour » Sun Jun 25, 2017 10:35 pm

There's only 4 sets booked so far Deirdre so you might be lucky. You can always share down there anyway.

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Re: Annual Beginners Trip - August Bank Holiday (4th - 7th August)

Post by Aransky » Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:57 pm

Hi, count me in please:

Aran Quigley (L2), 3 nights in hostel. I'll need full gear & boat. Thanks.

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Re: Annual Beginners Trip - August Bank Holiday (4th - 7th August)

Post by Pwall » Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:29 pm

Hi, thought I did this the other day, could you put myself Philip Wall and Anna Chmielarczyk down for 2 nights (sat/sun night). We will be finished L2. We have wetsuits only. Thanks

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