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Re-entry and rolling

Thought whilst the sun was finally out I’d take full advantage ;o)

Finland Trip. May 2015

Trip report Finland. Arriving in Helsinki we were met by Eeva, Joachim and baby J who held aloft a paddle bearing a Scottish saltire to grab out attention. From our mini bus driven by Joachim we could see ten kayaks on a trailer being towed by Eeva who just for this trip sat and passed […]

Try Watersports Open Days – July 2015

The club, along with Loch Lomond Rowing Club, Lomond triatlon Club and Loch Lomond waterski Club ran 2 very successful “try watersports” days on the 11th and 19th July. With over 100 participants each day and 15 club members along to help each day with coaching, rescue boating, putting up tents, getting people into wetsuits, […]


Please keep Saturday 3rd October free for our annual club ceilidh with “Cask Strength Ceilidh Band”….last year was fab. Elizabeth Ligethy

Loch Lomond ( Upper ) ‘A’ Trip March 7, 2015

Hi folks , Elizabeth and I have looked again at weather forecast for Saturday’s trip and looks too windy. Forecast is for 20 + miles an hour wind with gusts of 40-50. Doesn’t look much better for Sunday. So we have decided to cancel the trip.Sorry, am disappointed too. but another time…. Janice

Skills Session Loch Lomond 2nd March 2015

The weather forecast had everything, sun, wind, rain, snow, cold to start and warming a little,but being a Graham trip and to our regular haunt at Balloch it wasn’t cancelled! So we met up, 5 sea kayakers with a wide range of skills and experience under the enthusiastic instruction of Graham. Jo as the (relative) […]

DCKC Clydebank Post Article

DCKC Clydebank Post Article Sorry about the Secretary and Chairman I had said to the reporter past Secretary and Chairman. Bill

Helensburgh to Cove and around sugar boat. 27/12/2014

A chilly start on Helensburgh pier with just about everything frozen solid!, myself. Barry, Donald, Janice, and Sandy set out for Cove and possible Adentinny  pending the daylight, with a really low tide we paddled with practically no wind or gusts making it easy to make good headway, With the sun in our face and a […]

Club Development Meeting- November 2014

An early 10am start at Graham’s house let Bernie, Colin, Tony, Lori and Moira do some “development planning”. After coffee and kitkats of course. A day of chatting though what the club could look like in 3 to 5 years time: a second clubhouse in Hawaii, a fleet of carbon kevlar sea kayaks, Lithium Ion […]

Loch Lomond “A” Trip 16/11/2014

Balmaha Trip 16/11/2014 Joe,Barry,Ross,Ian,Dave,Richard,Kevin,Iain,Andy,Ron and myself headed to Balmaha for 9:30am. With thick fog covering most of the Loch we set out heading along the fault-line using Inchcailoch as a guide till the fog lifted. Still lying quite heavily we passed the small Isle of Torrinch, then rounding Creinch in the hope by that time […]

Loch Awe Trip – Saturday 8th November

Loch Awe Trip – Saturday 8th November By Geraldine O’Sullivan   This is my first time writing up one of these reports so… bear with me.   This trip was one of the options available during the Loch Awe weekend.  After a late start out (slow puncture in my old banger)  Vicky and I headed […]

Police escort for VIP’s (Very important paddlers)

By: Andy L Coulport to Carrick Castle (and back): 12th October 2014 This was a hastily arranged day trip, simply because the weather forecast for the weekend looked promising (how often have we heard that?). Five paddlers in total: Anne Howard, Jo Grant, Geraldine O’Sullivan, Iain Love and myself. For the keen observers amongst us, […]

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 […]

Anstruther to Creel then across to Isle of May trip!

Myself, Anne and Alf  headed out with the intentions of rounding the Isle of May however after a mile we turned towards creel due to the blustery conditions which were making life a tad more interesting than predicted. We followed the Fife Coastal path which runs the length of East Neuk. Once we reached Creel […]

River paddlers wanted

I am planning to re-sit my UKCC level 3 Assessment in November. I have to work with a group of paddlers for six sessions before then and write that up to supplement my coaching portfolio. I am looking for some volunteers who would like to be coached and developed in white water kayaking and would be […]