Long distance kayaking, from a GKC perspective, typically involves paddling K1 (single person) and K2 (double) kayaks on the upper section of the Corrib river. Sessions take place every Sunday at 10.30 during the winter and both Sundays (same time) and Wednesdays at 7 during the summer. Sessions normally take in the 10km route from Steamers Quay to the Lake via the “New Cut” or sometimes via the “Old Cut” (16km) depending on paddlers time and/or willingness. Weather permitting a loop is feasible across the lake (15km). In the earlier part of the season, we also run interval sessions.
Each year the club hosts/participates in a Long Distance Marathon Race, with various categories and distances. The club also holds beginners’ introductory sessions on a Monday evening from time to time. Watch out for these on the club website/newsletter. Paddlers also participate in the Canoe Marathon Ireland race series.