Oct
18
Wed
Autumn Winter Canoe Polo Open Sessions 2017/18 @ PInkston
Oct 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After our successful summer 2017 polo sessions we are offering coached sessions open to all paddlers who fancy playing, practicing or trying canoe polo on Wednesday nights over the autumn/winter. Find out about these sessions and how to attend visit this dedicated page.

Important Notes
After you have found more at this dedicated page. you must contact us in advance by sending an email to: polo@dckc.co.uk or alternatively you can phone 07968 057 934 and speak to Graham.

Pinkston Club Night 2017
Oct 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
 Bernie on Pinkston Glasgow
Regular Club White Water Session at Pinkston

The regular club night on the artificial white water course at Pinkston, Glasgow. We have the venue booked from 7.30pm (flat water) and then the pumped course from 8pm. Changing rooms are available from 7pm onwards. Contact
Sandy to discuss if it would suit you after reading more info at : http://dckc.co.uk/about/pinkston-club-night/  – Guest paddlers who are SCA members or members of other SCA clubs are welcome. Please contact us for details.

Price (White Water Course) £8.

Canoe, Kayak or Sea Kayak Session in the basin: £4

Important! – If planning to come along for the first time please contact Graham or Sandy. If you need a canoe/kayak or other kit then please contact an organisor in advance and confirm the time to meet at the club outdoor store (or to borrow a key to collect your own boat etc)  (normally approx 7pm).

 

We have a small number of boats stored at Pinkston and these can be booked on a first come first served basis via – Booking Sheet for Pinkston Club Boats Google Doc

There is no charge for the boats when taking part in the session, however if you book a boat and don’t turn up then a £2 fee applies! Please remember to make sure the file saves your entry

 

Oct
21
Sat
Glenuig Weekend/Social Autumn 2017 @ Glenuig
Oct 21 – Oct 22 all-day

As many of you know Janice has hosted the club at her caravan in Glenuig for several years.  This weekend is aimed at being a paddling weekend plus social.  It’s a great base for kayaking – plenty A/B trip options – Arisaig, castle tioram, lochailort….

Will have use of at least 2 vans so we can all prepare food and eat In vans.  I will do dinner on Saturday night so we can all eat together. Cost is trip fee plus food costs.

To book a place contact Janice

Inchkeith
Oct 21 all-day

This paddle will take us 5km out into the Firth of Forth to Inchkeith Island.  This is a very historic island with lots of military fortifications,  some dating back almost to the early 19th Century to be seen on the island.  Who knows  we may even have some very close encounters with Seals on this trip!  Meeting at the stores for 9am or at Burntisland for 10.30am.  Total distance for this trip will be around 14km.

Polo Tournament Pinskton @ Pinkston
Oct 21 all-day

Open Canoe Polo Tournament – Pinskton

Oct
22
Sun
Intermediate Coached River Trip (Graham) @ River Grade 2(3)
Oct 22 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

This is a coached river trip for Intermediate standard river paddlers as part of our Autumn/Winter season. Venue will depend on water levels but may include Tay, Nith, Awe etc.

Contact is Graham : See the contacts page for details.

A coached day. Trip costs are shown at Costs

Our river trips are decribed as Easy / Improver / Intermediate / Advanced. More info at Grade Page

 

 

 

Oct
24
Tue
Pool Session 2017-2018 @ clydebank leisure centre
Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Kayak Pool Sessions

First Session is from 7 to 8pm, Children and Parents and adult beginners/novice groups*.

Second session is from 8 to 9pm Adults session.

During both sessions we will normally have coaching available however it will normally be possible to practice and do your own thing. The club provides kayaks, paddles and spraydecks.

IMPORTANT:
If attending 1st Session arrive slightly early to bring out the boats and equipment!

Everyone needs to help to take the kayaks back to the poolside stores after the session.

 

Adult Novice Kayak Pool Session Courses

** To join the adult novice session from 7 to 8pm please contact us on info@dckc.co.uk The adult novice groups will be started on specific dates and a course of 6 to 8 pool sessions to get you developed ready to progress with the basics learnt and up to 1 star kayak standard. This year the intake dates are:

TBC – email us for details.

Fun in the pool, kayaks galore
Fun in the pool, kayaks galore
kayak rolling glasgow
Image of the old swimming pool session and lots of kayaks

Rough coaching plan / rota = Link to current file (ask Graham for edit permissions or email if your name needs added to any dates)

Oct
25
Wed
Autumn Winter Canoe Polo Open Sessions 2017/18 @ PInkston
Oct 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After our successful summer 2017 polo sessions we are offering coached sessions open to all paddlers who fancy playing, practicing or trying canoe polo on Wednesday nights over the autumn/winter. Find out about these sessions and how to attend visit this dedicated page.

Important Notes
After you have found more at this dedicated page. you must contact us in advance by sending an email to: polo@dckc.co.uk or alternatively you can phone 07968 057 934 and speak to Graham.

Pinkston Club Night 2017
Oct 25 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
 Bernie on Pinkston Glasgow
Regular Club White Water Session at Pinkston

The regular club night on the artificial white water course at Pinkston, Glasgow. We have the venue booked from 7.30pm (flat water) and then the pumped course from 8pm. Changing rooms are available from 7pm onwards. Contact
Sandy to discuss if it would suit you after reading more info at : http://dckc.co.uk/about/pinkston-club-night/  – Guest paddlers who are SCA members or members of other SCA clubs are welcome. Please contact us for details.

Price (White Water Course) £8.

Canoe, Kayak or Sea Kayak Session in the basin: £4

Important! – If planning to come along for the first time please contact Graham or Sandy. If you need a canoe/kayak or other kit then please contact an organisor in advance and confirm the time to meet at the club outdoor store (or to borrow a key to collect your own boat etc)  (normally approx 7pm).

 

We have a small number of boats stored at Pinkston and these can be booked on a first come first served basis via – Booking Sheet for Pinkston Club Boats Google Doc

There is no charge for the boats when taking part in the session, however if you book a boat and don’t turn up then a £2 fee applies! Please remember to make sure the file saves your entry

 

Oct
28
Sat
Intermediate Coached River Trip (Graham) @ River Grade 2(3)
Oct 28 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

This is a coached river trip for Intermediate standard river paddlers as part of our Autumn/Winter season. Venue will depend on water levels but may include Tay, Nith, Awe etc.

Contact is Graham : See the contacts page for details.

A coached day. Trip costs are shown at Costs

Our river trips are decribed as Easy / Improver / Intermediate / Advanced. More info at Grade Page

 

 

 

Oct
31
Tue
Pool Session 2017-2018 @ clydebank leisure centre
Oct 31 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Kayak Pool Sessions

First Session is from 7 to 8pm, Children and Parents and adult beginners/novice groups*.

Second session is from 8 to 9pm Adults session.

During both sessions we will normally have coaching available however it will normally be possible to practice and do your own thing. The club provides kayaks, paddles and spraydecks.

IMPORTANT:
If attending 1st Session arrive slightly early to bring out the boats and equipment!

Everyone needs to help to take the kayaks back to the poolside stores after the session.

 

Adult Novice Kayak Pool Session Courses

** To join the adult novice session from 7 to 8pm please contact us on info@dckc.co.uk The adult novice groups will be started on specific dates and a course of 6 to 8 pool sessions to get you developed ready to progress with the basics learnt and up to 1 star kayak standard. This year the intake dates are:

TBC – email us for details.

Fun in the pool, kayaks galore
Fun in the pool, kayaks galore
kayak rolling glasgow
Image of the old swimming pool session and lots of kayaks

Rough coaching plan / rota = Link to current file (ask Graham for edit permissions or email if your name needs added to any dates)

Nov
1
Wed
Club Committee Meeting @ TBC at time see below
Nov 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Club committee meeting – Venue TBC See below

 

1/11/2017 – Venue TBC

Nov
3
Fri
Loch Lomond Night Paddle
Nov 3 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

A night paddle leaving from Balmaha and heading around some of the various islands before returning back to Balmaha.  Total distance approx 16km. meeting up at Balmaha for 7pm.   This trip will go ahead if the winds are F2 or less.

Nov
4
Sat
Firth of Clyde
Nov 4 all-day

A short paddle departing from Helensburgh and travelling down the Clyde to Kilcreggan and back.  Distance approx 16km.  Meeting at the Store for 9am or Helensburgh for 10am.  This trip will go ahead if the winds are F3 or less.

Nov
5
Sun
Monthly Beginners Trip (Not October) @ Outdoor Store
Nov 5 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm


So you have come to a few pool sessions or Tuesday night Loch sessions. You have done your capsize drill and managed to solve going in a straight line. What next? Come to one of our monthly beginners trips of course!

These are held once a month, usually the first Saturday or Sunday of the month and are run by one of the club coaches on a canal, sheltered loch, very gentle river. They give the opportunity to get enough experience to start going on more advanced A trips or Grade 2 river trips.

The first step is to contact the organisor! You should do this at least one week in advance so he/she has time to plan the day. It is useful if you know if you have transport and a roof rack as not all the coaches can tow a trailer! On the day you will be outfitted with kit (Buoyancy aid, wetsuit, cagoule) and looked after. You do need to bring lunch and and change of clothing as well as clothes to wear under the wetsuit/on your feet.

Price: £2 for the trip plus any equipment (£2 kayak, £1 other equipment). To a maximum of £5. For children there is no cost for the equipment.

Useful links:

The coach for the trips varies. For 2017 we currently have

5th March – Iain McGie – Speak to Iain or grahammswanson@gmail.com – Planned: Canal Stables to Auchinstarry and back
2nd April – Tristan Armstrong – tristan.tj.armstrong@googlemail.com – Venue TBC
7th May – Loch Lubnaig- TBC & Sandy – sandy.johnston@sky.com
4th June – River Leven – Alan Rollo & Sandy – sandy.johnston@sky.com
2nd July – Exploring Loch Lomond’s Islands – Alan Rollo (07775 827 981), Leigh & Geri
6th August – River Leven – Leigh & TBC (0774832610)
2nd September (Saturday) – Helensburgh – Ross McKillop and Geri – Contact : rossmck100@gmail.com
1st October – CANCELLED
5th November – Alan Rollo & Geri
TBC December –

Note: Beginners trips are only open to club members.