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Crana Fest 2017

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Crana River

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Buncrana

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Dates: 21st - 22nd October

Where: Crana River, Buncrana

Organiser: Inish Adventures www.inishadventures.com

Crana Fest is a 2-day event for all disciplines of kayaking; sea, lough and river from Grade 2 to Grade 4. It is based in Buncrana, Inishowen, Co. Donegal and takes place in Lough Swilly and the Crana River.

​This exciting event is now in its 9th year, it's open to all abilites and attracts participants from all over the world. Inish Adventures who organise Crana Fest is number one for BCU Paddlesport National Courses in Ireland. For Crana Fest we include a variety of skill sessions with top coaches from all over Ireland and the UK. Over the years Crana Fest's reputation has grown and attracted paddlers from all over the world to experience the event. Many who attend return year after year to enjoy the craic and the experience of the entire event weekend. Some continue their stay to enjoy the Wild Atlantic Way that surrounds us.

Crana Fest weekend package includes entry to races, 2 x coach-led sessions and a goodie bag including an event T-shirt with prizes for winners. Attendees must book at least 2 weeks in advance to get their t-shirt in the welcome pack!

There are a number of races available over the two days. Please categorise yourself when booking races. You can enter as many types of race you wish (Slalom, Boatercross, Freestyle etc.) but only in one category of each race (Beginners, Div 1, Div 2). You are not allowed to enter more than one category in a race. So categorise yourself before you book.

Everyone can book into one coaching lesson per day in advance. Choose your level and a relevant time. Please take care not to book your coaching lesson the same time as any races you have entered. All times are listed when booking. There are limited availability so please only book lessons you will attend.

www.cranafest.ie





Crana Fest – Program as follows:

Friday

14:00 – 17.30 |Bibs & River Passes| Location: P.A. Office Marque, Swans Park

19:00 – 22:00 |Bibs & River Passes| Location: Buncrana Youth Club - Camp Site

Saturday

07:00 – Onwards |Bibs & River Passes| Location: P.A. Office, Swans Park

09:00 |Beginners Slalom| Location: Middle Bridge

13:30 |Div 1 & 2 Slalom| Location: Div 1 & 2 start line

13:30 |Freestyle| Location: Freestyle Hole

15:00 |Raft Race Heats| Location: Raft Start Line

16:30 |Presentation in the park

18:00 |Inish Adventure's Moonlight Race over the claw with a twist

21:00 |O'Flaherty's Bar, Main Street

Sunday

08:00 – Onwards P.A. Office Open

09:00 |Lower Boatercross|

11:00 |Middle Boatercross|

13:30 |Upper Boatercross|

15:30 |Raft Race Final|

16:30 |Presentation| Location: Beside P.A. Office




Coaching Session

Everyone can book one coaching session in advance. The Coaching sessions have been divided into days and groups below:

Saturday

1. 1 star / 2 star - Topic coached will be decided among group on the day

2. 2 star / 3 star - Topic coached will be decided among group on the day

3. 3 star / 4 star - Topic coached will be decided among group on the day

4. Advance Trip - 4 star plus only

5. Claw - 4 star plus only

6. Freestyle - suitable for any level

7. Open Canoe - suitable for any level


Sunday

1. 1 star / 2 star - Topic coached will be decided among group on the day

2. 2 star / 3 star - Topic coached will be decided among group on the day

3. 3 star / 4 star - Topic coached will be decided among group on the day

4. Advance Trip - 4 star plus only

5. Freestyle - suitable for any level

6. Open Canoe - suitable for any level


Please choose a coaching session you would like to join, there are multiple times for each. Please ensure times you choose do not conflict with races you have enetered.




FAQs

What are the parking options getting to the event?

There are designated car parks for the event. Please park all cars in designated car parks and do not block any roads as all roads are needed for ambulances.

Where can I camp / park my motorhome?

Camping and Motorhome parking will be available at Buncrana Youth Club, Castle Avenue, Buncrana. It is €10 for the weekend camping for tents and motor homes which must be booked and paid for in advance. You must provide proof of booking on arrival where you will be assigned one 6x4m plot for camping per booking. There will be toilets and showers available in the Youth Club which are open designated hours.

How do I get my equipment to the top of the river?

A shuttle bus and trailer is available to bring participants and equipment to the top of the river.

Where can I store my boat?

There are designated boat parking areas in Swans Park. It will be marked "Boat Parking Area". Plese only put your boats in the designated boat parking areas. Do not leave any equipment lying around, it is boats only. Crana Fest is not responsible for any loss or damage to property. Security will be on site each night from Fri 7pm - Sat 7am and Sat 8pm - Sun 8am.

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Check our website for more details

or

Email: cranafest@inishadventures.com

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