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PostPosted: 10 Nov 2018, 17:21 
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Hi Gang,

Donal first put forward this concept at the Irish Sea Kayaking Symposium in Schull this year.
The idea is simple to circumnavigate Ireland in one day utilising every sea kayaker available.
At the same time it is envisged we will be able to raise money for charity which is yet to be decided.

This endeavour is to be as inclusive as possible allowing any sea kayaker who wants to participate can do so.

The country as been divided up with each area been allocated a Regional Organisational Officer (ROO).

The ROO for the Clare coastline is Sean Cahill.

The Clare Coastline has been divided up into 10 sections. Each section has been allocated Section Leaders and has a designation, these are as follows;

- Section 1 Carrigaholt -to- Kilbaha (Alpha) Brian & Lucy Blake and Fiona Trahe

- Section 2 Kilbaha -to- Bridges of Ross (Bravo) Matt and Ted

- Section 3 Bridges of Ross -to- Goleen (Charlie) Mac and Maher

- Section 4 Goleen -to- Kilkee (Delta) Kevin and Sinead

- Section 5 Kilkee -to- White Strand Doonbeg (Echo) Vlod and Bodran

- Section 6 White Strand Doonbeg -to- Quilty (Foxtrot) Ritchie and Mitch

- Section 7 Quilty -to- White Strand Miltown (Golf) Colly and Liz

- Section 8 White Strand Miltown -to- Liscannor Bay (Hotel) Conor and Joe

- Section 9 Liscannor Bay -to- Doolin (India) Peter and Alan

- Section 10 Doolin -to- Aran Inis Mor (Juliet) Emma and Ruth

Any paddler who wants to participate on the day can join any of these sections once the relative Section Leader is happy.

There will be two Section Leaders kept in reserve in case they need to take up slack should any of the other leaders fall out.

There will be open training days in order to bring everyone up to speed and to allocate perople to various sections. These will be decided closer to the date which will likely be sometime in September 2019.

Communication on the day will be key. Each Section Leader will need to inform the ROO by text that they are a go, start time and end time to ensure there are no gaps in the chain. Should there be a gap then the ROO can take steps to fill it.

Section Leaders are responsible for their section and it's planning. They can decide when they want to start and so on, just so long as the leg is completed on the day.

This is going to be huge logistical endeavour it has never been done before to our knowledge. If we can pull it off it will be an amazing achievement.

There is a facebook page (Sea Kayak Around Ireland in One Day) more information can be found there and your interest can be recorded either on this forum or there whatever suits.

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PostPosted: 10 Nov 2018, 23:16 
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Very interested in taking part.
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PostPosted: 11 Nov 2018, 09:22 
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Great stuff Lorcan - Welcome onboard.
If you can bring anymore of your crew with you as well that would be greatly appreciated.
We need all hands on deck.
Sorry I'll stop with the maritime puns now.

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