Complimentary T-Shirts will be given out at registration.
Courses for 2018.

There are 5 courses available on event day. All courses start and finish at Kenmare pier.

Check this link for courses 2018 map :   https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1apZp0C_whdHdpnJIdnM33lhHkz8y-ILH&hl=en&usp=sharing

Course 1 (yellow) = 10km Multi craft ( also for the Kayak Ocean Series entries for Expedition (Touring) Class)
Course 1 heads West to turn right passing Dromquinna Manor on your left to head back towards Kenmare passing Dunkerron Islands.
The 10km will take on average between 1 to 2 hours to complete.

Course 2 (blue) = 20km Multi craft ( also for the Kayak Ocean Series entries for Unlimited (Racing) Race)
Course 2 heads West beyond Dinish Island (LHS) to turn right facing Dromore Castle, following the shore with Cuss strand on the left, passing Dromquinna Manor on your left to head back towards Kenmare passing Dunkerron Islands.
The 20km will take on average between 2 to 3 hours to complete.

Course 3 (red) = 30km Multi craft
Course 3 heads West (left) passed Dinish Island towards the Atlantic ocean,turns right for Blackwater pier, turning towards Kenmare passing Dromore Castle,following the shore with Cuss strand on the left, passing Dromquinna Manor on your left to head back towards Kenmare passing Dunkerron Islands.
The 30km will take on average between 3 to 4 hours to complete.

Course 4 (green) = 10km Kayak only
Course 4 is a more purpose build course for Kayakers which will entail more twists and turns - designed by Colin Wong
The 10km will take on average between 1 to 2 hours to complete.

Course 5 (purple) = 15km Kayak only
Course 5 some what longer is also a more purpose build course for Kayakers which will entail more twists and turns - designed by Colin Wong
The 15km will take on average between 1.5 to 2.5 hours to complete.

SEEN ENOUGH, GO FOR IT, YOU CAN DO IT !!!!

Just a note;  There is a peel back plan for different situations with respect to the weather if required and will be discussed at the safety briefing on the morning of the event. 

Participants.

Persons allowed to enter: Anybody over 16 years of age using an oar, scull or paddle in any type of boat, kayak, canoe, paddle board competent to row & complete any of the 5 courses.


The following are examples of crafts which can enter our challenge
  • SUP Stand-up paddle boarders
  • Kayaks & Canoes Sea, river, white water, racing, touring
Multiple oar / skull fixed or sliding seat boats 
  • Dragon boats
  • Viking boats
  • Traditional timber recreational, working or racing boats
  • GRP recreational, working or racing boats
  • Racing gigs and outriggers
  • Coastal timber recreational, working or racing boats
  • Coastal GRP racing boats (ICRF)
  • Coastal sliding seat rowing boats (ARA/CARA & FISA)
  • Olympic class sliding seat boats (weather permitting)
  • Celtic yawl
  • Seine boat
  • Curragh
  • Naomhog
  • Gig
  • Kilderry gig
  • Pilot Gig
  • GRP Pilot Gig
  • Skiff
  • Killarney 6
  • Pembrookshire long boat
  • Celtic long boat
  • Cutter
  • Surfboat
  • Wherry
  • Paddler boat
  • Dinghy
  • Yawl
  • Any other boat type (paddle or oar)


Prizes.

1. An individual medal will be awarded to each participant on completing the challenge and a  WAC T-shirt will be providedat registration.

Additional prizes will be given for the following

2. Course per category prizes :
  • 1st 10k course Male, Mixed, Female in its class (class determined by boat type/age)
  • 1st 20k course Male, Mixed, Female in its class (class determined by boat type/age)
  • 1st 30k course Male, Mixed, Female in its class (class determined by boat type/age)
  • 1st 10k kayak/Canoe course Male, Mixed, Female in its class (class determined by boat type/age)
  • 1st 15k Kayak/Canoe course Male, Mixed, Female in its class (class determined by boat type/age)
Prize giving.

1. All individual medals will be given immediately after completing the event and can be collected at Kenmare Pier (finish).

2. All other prizes will be presented when all competitors have completed the course at Kenmare pier (finish) .