Archive for Canadian Canoe trips

Foundation Safety and Rescue Training

We will be running two courses this year and these will be free to club members (apart from certificate fee) for the volunteers who are attending as rescue kayakers at the Great Scottish Swim on Saturday 26 August 2017. Otherwise the fee for club members for this course is £30. This course is the British […]

Day 4 – The Search for Wind – Loch Eck, March 2017

The last day of Graham’s killer canoeing sessions and he couldn’t have booked a better day, if he had a hotline to the big man himself! The sun was splitting the skies, predictions of 18°, and apparently no wind. So I cast off my old faithful dry-suit and didn’t bother bringing my pop-up sail. I […]

Day 3 of Graham – The Seach for the Wind

  Day 3 of Graham’s hunt for the wind took us on a trip down Loch Arachay in to Loch Venachar. After finding little wind and mirror flat water on our previous trips to Loch Lomond and Rhu , Graham was feeling optimistic on the back of Storm Doris. After a drive through the flooded Trossachs things […]

Across Scotland by Open Canoe (almost)

In the olden days the rivers and lochs formed the main communication routes through the wild landscape.   As idyllic as this sound, I now celebrate the modern age!   Day 1 A drive up toward Glencoe seen us disembark at Rannoch Moore, where the river Ba flows into Loch Ba.    At this point Graham armed us […]

Open Boat Tour 15 – 19 August 2016

I am planning to go open boating during the week of Monday 15 to Friday 19 August 2016. I realise that its maybe not the best time for most club members as holiday periods will have passed, kids are back at school, everyone’s skint, etc however I’m going boating that week! If there are any […]

OC Trip – River Spey 01-03.04.16

07.00 hrs on Friday 1 April 2016 saw Sandy, Leigh, Bernie, Derek and Graham Roy meeting at the Clubs Outdoor Store in Clydebank. Was this some elaborate April fool prank? No, we were meeting to start our three day open canoe descent of the River Spey. 3 hrs took us to our starting point at […]

Open Canoe Weekend 1 to 3 April 2016

Hi, the 1 to 3 April has been set aside for our normal Easter-ish Open Canoe trip. Various ideas have been floated (if you pardon the pun) for this event. These are: Glasgow to Edinburgh canal trip Great Glen Canoe Paddle (slightly more strenuous) Another attempt on the River Tweed Another attempt at the River Dee […]

National Go Canoeing Week

FROM THE SCA National Go Canoeing Week happening 28th May – 5th June 2016. There are now a number of great initiatives planned in Scotland, and we are extending the date to the include the weekend before and after – effectively making National Go Canoeing ‘Week’ span FOUR weeks! Here is an idea of some […]

Foundation Safety and Rescue Course – Sunday 13 September 2015

There are still spaces available for this course. This course is designed for all paddlers irrespective of craft. The objective is to teach simple and safe skills that can be applied appropriately across a variety of paddlesport craft including kayaks and canoes.  These skills will then form the basis of all safety and rescue training […]

River Paddling over the winter

Hi Looking at the following dates for river trips Sunday 23.11.14 Sunday 07.12.14 Sunday 14.12.14 Sunday 28.12.14 Sunday 11.01.15 Sunday 25.01.15 Sunday 08.02.15 Sunday 22.02.15 Sunday 08.03.15 Sunday 22.03.15 These will be open to kayakers and open boaters and will be tailored to suit the people taking part. The trips will lead up to a […]

River Ayr in Open Canoes, April 2014

Last Sunday with just two of the open canoe coaching course guinea pigs fit, there was a change of plan. Rather than a day on Loch Lomond practicing canoe sailing as intended, we headed to deepest darkest Ayrshire to canoe the River Ayr. With Graham Roy, Scott Anderson and myself never having paddled the river […]

Empty Your Canoe – 2 Star Training on Loch Lomond

Not as easy as it looks! [vsw id=”32314558″ source=”vimeo” width=”425″ height=”344″ autoplay=”yes”] [vsw id=”32315148″ source=”vimeo” width=”425″ height=”344″ autoplay=”no”] (A new video plugin is available for those with video to add to a post)  

River Coaching and River Weekend

Sandy has had to change some dates for the river trips/river coaching. In May these will be: Sunday 5 May 2013 Sunday 26 May 2013 Please contact him at least three days in advance if you wish to take part. Each day will normally be a river trip with the venue picked to suit those […]

Additional Club Trip

A few extra trips and events have been added to the calander. 26/27 January. Lochawe Cottage river paddle. Based at Graham’s cottage and paddling Grade 3 to 4. Options for whole weekend or single days. Details on club calendar. 16/17 March. River Dee Descent by open canoe. A weekend camping trip down the Dee (Grade […]

River Spey Trip April 2012

Photo’s from an open canoe trip down the river spey in April 2012. [slickr-flickr tag=”riverspey” items=”20″ type=”slideshow” captions=”off” delay=”3″]