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Safety Kayakers – Great Scottish Swim – 26 August 2017

Great Scottish Swim – Safety Kayakers wanted for Club Fundraising Opportunity Hi everyone, Last year we made about £2000 for the club funds by providing safety kayakers for the Great Scottish Swim. This year we have the opportunity to do this again and hopefully raise another £2000. The event is taking place on Saturday the […]

River Allan – 19.02.17 – Tristan Armstrong

Another planned day out by Sandy, making use of whatsapp to keep everyone up to date, and allowing myself, Derek, Chris, Leigh, and Campbell sign up for the day. An exciting river trip in the grade of 3+. We were all looking for a challenge, something to push us a little bit. Checking the river […]

Loch Lomond Sports Hub AGM

The Loch Lomond Watersports Hub project is progressing and the AGM is this Monday evening. If you are free and would like to know more, show you support or even ask about getting involved please come along. Visit: http://dckc.co.uk/event/loch-lomond-watersports-association-agm/ has info on the meeting or loch-lomond-watersports-hub.org.uk about the project.

Roybridge Weekend

FRIDAY NIGHT. DCKC arrived at the Roybridge village hall, after the group had been fed and watered we all got our heads down reasonably early except one young river kayaker who decided in the middle of the night to to do some gymnastics with his sleeping mat “YOU NO WHO YOU ARE BOY” what a racket. SATURDAY […]

Call for missing photos!

If you have any digital images from club trips back in the day then we have space for them on the club’s awesome Smugmug photo gallery! Just email graham (grahammswanson@gmail.com) with the name of the trip and year/month/date and he will get you an upload link. We have also started “tagging” some images for people […]

Tay Descent 22.10.2016

Is anyone interested in the Tay Descent? Leigh Murray is looking for like-minded souls who would like to take part in this event. The early-bird registration finishes on 31/07/16 so if you are interested get in touch with Leigh now! The details can be found on the SCA website at http://canoescotland.org/events/highlighted-events/tay-descent-2016  

Look Great in some new Club Clothing – Get in touch with Leigh!

Leigh is pulling together an order for clothing with the club logo – choose from t-shirts, beannies,, hats, fleeces and more. Contact her at a trip or session or on leigh.murray5@gmail.com   Sandy, Ian, Graham and all the club coaches can be seen modelling some clothing from time to time.   Top Tip  – Red is […]

SCA Coaching and Volunteer Conference

SCA Coaching and Volunteer Conference 2016 This was attended by Louisa Oram and myself last weekend, 23 to 24 April 2016. We both took advantage of having the Friday off work to start the weekend off with an afternoon’s skiing on Cairngorm. I hadn’t been on planks for a year, but the conditions at the […]

SATURDAY 23rd – No L. Lomond Skills Session

Please note that although the Loch Lomond skills session that was mentioned on the Newsletters ?isn’t running this Saturday as a Loch Katrine A/B trip was scheduled instead. Apologies for my diary error. Graham

CANCELLED – PINKSTON SESSION 20th APRIL 2016

CANCELLED – PINKSTON SESSION 20th APRIL 2016   BACK AS NORMAL NEXT WEEK.

3 Star River Trips

Fancy learning to kayak on rivers, clean water, fantastic scenery, and sunshine? Okay we cant guarantee the sunshine, it is Scotland after all, but we have had two outings so far in this series of trips which have provided all the above although it has been cold! The temperature will increase as we approach the […]

Arran Excursion – Saturday 05 March 2016

Rab, Barry, Sue, Tony and Sandy took the first ferry across to Arran on Saturday 5 March. Lovely weather, cold with sunny skies and a force 4 wind looked like it would make for an excellent days paddling. Once off the ferry we found that the usual put-in was being developed and as a result […]

Club store at Loch Lomond

Sandy supervising the delivery of the new club container at Balloch. Work is in hand to get it kitted our.

Next Pinkston session is 13 Jan 2016

Just to say that the next Pinkston session is 13/01/2016 as they are closed over Christmas (the web calendar has been updated but did show the wrong info). The pub session is this Tuesday – http://dckc.co.uk/event/tuesday-pub-session-2015/?instance_id=1946 has more info. Merry Christmas

Sticky Post – Club Members Passwords etc

Please ask for the password to access club member page / coaches pages / committee pages as approriate. If you don’t have the password email grahammswanson@gmail.com We are working on a forum option but meanwhile like us on facebook or join the whatsapp groups for sea paddling or river kayaking. Your email address will normally […]