Archive for Training Courses

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 […]

Foundation Safety and Rescue Training

Sandy is running this course oh Saturday 14 May 2016 at Loch Lomond. Participants should be of 2 star standard, they don’t necessarily have to have the 2 star award. There are only six places available at a discounted rate for club members,this is a valuable day’s training at a cost of 30 per head. […]

River Trips – Spring/Summer 2016

I have published the dates for a number of river trips which I will be running between April and July 2016 with two aims in mind: I want to provide a varied programme of river trips to allow  club members to develop their experience and their river paddling expertise whilst in the company of an experienced […]

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 […]

Tayvallich Sea Kayak Training

A great weekend with Calum McKerral at Tayvallich. Good winds, good tides, good beer, lots of rescues. Ask Robert and Misha for their tales of woe.

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 […]

Firth of Clyde Four Star Training

An intrepid team of Lori, Antje, Colin, Misha, Graham and Tony met early on the Saturday after the club ceilidh the night before, ready for a weekend’s paddling and learning with Calum McKerral, the coach for the weekend.  The four star course was partly subsidised by the West Dumbartonshire Sports Council grant we had received to help […]