Inniscarra Sailing & Kayaking Club

Inniscarra Sailing and Kayaking Club is a locally run family friendly club based on the Inniscara Lake at Inishleena recreation area. The club welcomes new members – no previous experience required and all ages can participate. The club activities are kayaking, sailing and radio controlled sailboats. The kayakers use the lake but also travel to other parts of the county and beyond eg Lakes of Killarney, Castletownsend and Cork Harbour. The sailing on the lake tends to be easy going around a course, although some sailors do travel to regional and national events to represent their club. The light winds of the lake are particularily suitable for the radio controlled sailboats which have a keen following. All activities are run throughout the whole year. Members are kept informed through club run website www.corksailing.com, regular emails and texts. On Saturday 12th April had a display at Ballincollig Shopping Centre, to build awareness in the local area and to invite anyone who would like to find out more to come along to the lake and have a look. On the Sunday the display was followed by a Family Barbeque on the lakeshore open to all. So far the display & barbeque have attracted much interest and the club has got some new people out on the water already. Members are friendly and are eagar to share their knowledge of and answer any questions about the sport and the lake. Currently the club does not run sailing or kayaking courses but if interest grows further we will organise some courses. The club has a clubhouse, storage for members kayaks etc and owns some dinghies for use by members. No need to buy a boat to go sailing in this club! At all times safety is the number one priority, so all sailing events operate when the club safety boat (operated by a qualified driver) is on standby. Sailing and kayaking are currently run on Sunday afternoons at 2pm. So if you have no experience or perhaps you have kayaked or sailed in the past but have not had a chance to get out there again, this could be the club for you. For more information on how to join in the fun please see website www.corksailing.com or call tel 086 8239974Kayaying IMAG0225

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