58th Liffey Descent 2017

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The River Liffey, Straffan, Co. Kildare to the Garda Boat Club, Chapelizod, Dublin
Canoeing Ireland

The 58th International Liffey Descent will be on the 23rd September 2017.

Early bird entry fee to the 2017 International Liffey Descent is €50 per competitor entered before the 1st September 2017.  

Late entry fee to the 2017 International Liffey Descent will be €70 per competitor entered after the 1st September 2017.

Entries will close on the 19th September 2017.

Entry fee includes race entry, event t-shirt, party ticket, Friday evening food at bib collection, after race meal and free camping on site.

The following classes will be raced at this years Liffey Descent.

  • Junior Racing K1
  • Senior Racing K1
  • Masters Racing K1 (40+)
  • Junior Racing K2
  • Senior Racing K2
  • Masters Racing K2 (each crew members must be 40+)
  • Senior T2
  • Veterans K2/T2 (each crew members must be 50+)
  • Mixed K2/T2 (1 Male & 1 Female)
  • Junior Wild Water Racer K1
  • Senior Wild Water Racer K1 
  • Junior Wild Water Racer C1 
  • Senior Wild Water Racer C1
  • Open Canoe Single
  • Open Canoe Double
  • Open Canoe Triple
  • Junior General Purpose
  • Senior General Purpose
  • Masters General Purpose (40+)

Age classification is automatically defined by your date of birth, just ensure that you enter in the correct boat class. Refer to www.canoe.ie for class descriptions. If in any doubt contact the Canoeing Ireland office. The classes listed above are the official classes allowed enter in the Liffey Descent 2017.

Double and triple classes are open to any combination of gender. All other classes are defined by gender.

There must be a minimum of 5 entries in a class in order for that class to be included in the Liffey Descent.  Classes with less than 5 entries by 16th September 2017 will either be scratched or be amalgamated into a single class as considered appropriate by the race director.

The minimum age for entry into the Liffey Descent is 16 years as of the 1st January 2017.

Competitors under the age of 18 years as of the 1st January 2017 are considered Juniors and must have their parental consent to compete in the event.

If you are a member of more than 1 club, your race registrations will be under the name of your most recent club registration.  If you wish to change this you need to log on to the CI database and change your primary club in your membership profile.

Click here for Race Class Rules

Click here for Race Rules

Click here for Course Guide

Please contact the Liffey Descent committee at liffey@canoe.ie with any questions.

No Certifications required
Senior: €50.00
Under 23: €50.00
Under 18: €25.00