september, 2019

06sep(sep 6)8:00 am08(sep 8)1:00 amUlster Canoe Festival 2019


Event Details

Get ready for the third annual Ulster Canoe Festival being hosted at Share Discovery Village!

What is the Ulster Canoe Festival?

This hugely successful event is 2 full days of paddling sessions in the presence of some of the top open boat coaches in the province to help you improve your skills. This year it is taking place in part of the largest inland waterways in Europe, Upper Lough Erne. Share Discovery Village’s facilities right on the shore of the lough are ideal and the perfect location to access several popular rivers.

Skills session: There will be a number of skills and coaching sessions on offer at this years Ulster Canoe Festival.

Moving water skills: Step up from your touring and get your boat working in moving water. These sessions will have lots of tips and playing in the flow.

Journey skills: Paddling is much more enjoyable if you build up a good arsenal of techniques to enjoy the water. Preparation, efficient paddling, reading the water and other skills all play a part in making every day a good day on the water.

Canoe skills: Making the most of a canoe’s versatility, Sailing a canoe can be really simple – using an umbrella as a downwind sail, or you can set up a semi-permanent sailing rig. This session will cover theory and practice of Canoe Sailing

Camp cooking: If you want to lift your lunch stop beyond the cheese sandwich and a mars bar, this session will whet your appetite and give you a few ideas to improve your camp cuisine.

Camp craft: Your canoe can carry weeks of camping kit; This session will look at useful skills in and around camp so you can enjoy multi-day trips.

Open water sailing: When you are exposed to wide expanses of water – this session will teach you how to read the water and plan your trip. Looking at various factors that will affect your journey and arming your with the tools to have confidence on bigger trips.

Coaches and leaders: Several top coaches from all around have been confirmed to be attending this years Ulster Canoe Festival, many who have attended in previous years. Decades of coaching experience will be on show and Share Discovery Villages very own Elaine ‘Shooter’ Alexander will be in attendance. Recently back from an epic canoeing trip in the Yukon, Shooter has a wealth of paddling experience to showcase.

How to book: The event costs £55 and you must register for this event via the festivals official website, where you can also arrange accommodation for the weekend. To book press the link below.


6 (Friday) 8:00 am - 8 (Sunday) 1:00 am


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