Watersports Inclusion Games

WATERSPORTS INCLUSION GAMES

The hugely popular Watersports Inclusion Games and its new Regional Events as planned for 2020 have been postponed to 2021 due to the Covid 19 pandemic. The main event will take place on 19th and 20th June 2021 at Lough Derg Yacht Club. Regional events will be re-scheduled in due course.

HOWEVER

we are very pleased to announce that the
Watersports Inclusion BLITZ 
will be taking place this year in lieu.


Lough Derg Yacht Club - September 5th and 6th
WATERSPORTS INCLUSION BLITZ 2020

 

 

This is a free event celebrating watersports for all who may experience barriers accessing mainstream sport.
It is aimed at young people and their families and friends in particular, but all ages are welcome!

 Yacht Sailing, Motor Boating and Kayaking/Canoeing are on offer!

 Our downscaled event is formatted to consider the implications of facilitating accessible watersports in the context of Covid 19.
The event is split into four sessions (a morning and afternoon session over two days), with each session welcoming a separate group of 25 people for half a day only.

We will offer selected watersports experiences that will respect social distancing for participants and volunteers. Participant numbers are restricted compared to recent years to ensure as safe an environment as possible, a waiting list will be compiled for excess applicants.

All activities and equipment are provided and no experience is necessary.

Event Programme


Saturday 5th September

Morning Participants: Arrival 9.30, Departure 13.15-13.30

  • Session 1: 10.00 -11.15, 
  • Session 2: 11.45 - 13.00

Afternoon Participants: Arrival 14.00, Departure 17.45-18.00

  • Session 1: 14.30 - 15.45
  • Session 2: 16.15 - 17.30

 

Sunday 6th September

Morning Participants: Arrival 9.30, Departure 13.15-13.30

  • Session 1: 10.00 -11.30, 
  • Session 2: 12.00 - 13.00

Afternoon Participants: Arrival 14.00, Departure 17.45-18.00

  • Session 1: 14.30 - 15.45
  • Session 2: 16.15 - 17.30

Booking

Booking is via private Eventbrite link.

All inquiries including access to Johanne at wsinclusion@gmail.com

Thank you to all the 2020 supporters


The Watersports Inclusion Games is supported by the Sport Ireland Dormant Accounts Sports Inclusion Fund

 

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Accessability


Participants who may require assistance with accessing vessels or craft should attend with a carer or guardian who they live with or are comfortable being in close contact with, which individual(s) can also participate in activities, as our volunteers will require to maintain social distancing.

Lough Derg Yacht Club is fully accessible with a gender-neutral accessible toilet/shower/changing room in addition to ladies and gents changing facilities, and there is a lift accessing first floor level.

Amenities


The beautiful Shannon-side amenity that is Lough Derg Yacht Club boasts a spacious facility and several easy-access launch sites suiting the range of watersports that will be on offer. There will be a drop off area immediately outside the yacht club with signage directing you to parking adjacent. Although no lunch will be provided this year, participants can bring their own snacksa and indeed a picnic lunch if required which may be enjoyed at the grassed camping area adjacent to the club where space will be set-aside for participant use before or after your activities slot. Drinking water will be available on site. There are ambulant accessible toilets adjacent to the camping area. Participants will not be able to access the main activities area at the yacht club before or after their assigned activities segment apart from any necessary visit to the accessible shower-room/toilet at the premises, as areas will be sanitised after each group attends.

Event Documents

 

MAIN EVENT

REGIONAL EVENTS

  • What to Bring
  • Regional Event Participant and Volunteer Declaration (to follow)
Volunteer Booking


VOLUNTEER BOOKING

As always this event couldn’t happen without the amazing volunteers who annually feedback about the amazing fun they have had helping out. Volunteers receive free lunch on both days and a volunteer t-shirt (while stocks last!!), as well as Après Sail Barbecue dinner on Saturday night.

Volunteers can book on Eventbrite HERE