Aug
18
Fri
Rum & Canna
Aug 18 – Aug 21 all-day

This is a major trip that requires a good spell of settled weather.  There are plenty of challenging aspects of this trip, including strong tides, overfall , difficult landings, limited landings, swell and down drafts and over 100 km of paddling!!!!  Have you been sold yet?  Departing Glasgow on the Friday morning  and returning very late on Monday Night.  This is as you might have guessed a Grade C trip.  If the weather does not look favorable, there may be other options.

Aug
20
Sun
Skills Session at Loch Lomond 2017 @ Loch Lomond
Aug 20 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

 A coached session at Loch Lomond, with the chance to learn new skills or practice with one or more of the clubs coaches, whether sea, flat water or open canoe. This can be aimed at a star award or just improving general skills, knowledge and experience. It is open to all skill levels.

Although Graham is the contact (grahammswanson@gmail.com), the coaches on the day will vary, and may be several available!

Meet at the Millar Street Store at 10am and bring some lunch and a hot drink.

February 19th – Graham and Ian
March 19th-Leigh & TBC
April 23rd – Tristan & Tony (Sea Kayak)
May 21st – Tristan & TBC
June 18th – Graham & TBC
July 16th – Leigh & Sandy
August 20th – Leigh and Sandy
Sept 17th – Alan Rollo & TBC
Oct 15th – Alan Rollo & TBC
Nov 19th – Alan Rollo & TBC

Aug
22
Tue
Club Evening Session – Loch Lomond
Aug 22 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

 The regular club evening session is Tuesday evening at Loch Lomond. Meet at the outdoor store from 6.15 trying to be away just after 6.30pm. If you have your own boat and kit then feel free to meet at Drumkinnon Bay. We aim to be back at the Outdoor store just after 9pm. Depending on numbers there may be groups off for a sea paddle, some sea kayak training or beginner training close to the shore or some games of polo (or all three). The Duncan Mills Slipway building has toilets and showers. If you have a roofrack please bring it with you to carry your canoe or kayak.

Please note that some evenings there may be alternative trips such as sea or river trips. Please contact the organisor if you wish to go on an alternative trip.

Aug
23
Wed
Pinkston Club Night 2017
Aug 23 @ 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

 

Aug
24
Thu
Summer Canoe Polo Open Sessions
Aug 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do you fancy learning how to play canoe polo?
Does your canoe club fancy trying canoe polo?
Do you already play and want an extra chance to practice?
Polo is a kayaking game for two teams where each team of 5 tries to throw a ball into the opposing team’s net, whilst avoiding being rammed, pushed in, or paddled over. Polo combines paddling and ball handling skills with an exciting contact team game, promoting teamwork, general canoeing skills, and a range of other techniques unique to the sport. More generally though, it’s just great fun!

When, Where and How Much?
Thursday evenings from June to end of August 2017 6.00 to 8pm at Pinkston Watersports.
This is the first year offering these sessions and the price is £2 per person including access to changing rooms and showers.

Format?
A mix of coaching, practice time and informal games. From 8pm onwards there is the chance for open team practice/games. Coaching is provided by volunteers and supervised by a qualified BCU kayak coach.

What Age? Memberships?
To regularly attend the session all participants will need to be individual members of the SCA, or a member of an SCA affiliated club. For the first session you don’t need to be a member but will need to complete a consent form for a taster session.The sessions are available from 8 years upwards.
(* See Notes 1 and 2).

How Good Do I need to be?
The sessions are suitable for someone who has already learnt the basics of kayaking. Examples of skills you need to have include capsizing with a spraydeck, forwards paddling and basic steering. Although in real games canoe polo involve getting pushed in, we will have a no pushing in rule for less confident paddlers.

What Equipment is Available?
All equipment is available; Kayak, Paddle, Buoyancy Aid (at all times), Helmet (games and shooting practice), Spraydecks, Polo Balls. You will need to bring: Old trainers or booties. Wetsuit if you have one or swim shorts/suits and base layers to keep warm. Avoid wearing cotton during the activity Full change of clothes and a towel for afterwards. Food and snacks and warm or cold drinks for afterwards. Any medication you require.

Kayak Clubs
Canoe polo is a great kayak discipline and we hope these sessions can help clubs to offer canoe polo to their members or to give an existing team an extra chance to train/practice. As this is a new initiative jointly run by DCKC and Pinkston and we are very happy to discuss how we can help meet your needs – just contact us.

Contact and Booking
To help us to plan sessions and to make sure we have enough kit please contact us in advance.Bookings can be made by sending an email to: polo@dckc.co.uk In your email please indicate: The number of participants you want to book. What date and session time you want to book for. A contact phone number (preferably a mobile telephone number). You can also phone 07968 057 934 and speak to Graham.

Notes

Note 1: Children. The minimum age is 10years (or 8yrs with parents on the water). All children under 16years must be accompanied by parent or guardian who must remain (on land or water). If a child is a member of a Kayak Club or Youth group then an adult will need to be present. All participants must to be able to swim. Where appropriate adults and children will take part in separate games. Unfortunately where the particiant is not able to demonstrate a minimum standard of paddling they will need to leave the session.

Note 2: Memberships. From your second session onwards you need to be either an individual SCA member or a member of an SCA Kayak Club (with an adult member of that club or parent/guardian present). If you are not a member of a club or the SCA then you can join DCKC for only £15 (Adult) / £10 (U18) (to End of August 2017). The Wednesday sessions are run by Drumchapel and Clydebank Kayak Club with the grateful support of Pinkston Watersports. Contact us for more information at polo@dckc.co.uk

Aug
25
Fri
A/B Trip Planning Meeting @ Alans House in Glasgow
Aug 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

A gathering of the club club’s trip leaders and “seconds” to put together the calender of A/B trips. The venue is Alan’s house and we will order in pizza. BYOB.

Each A/B trip basically needs

– a trip leader.
– a second (or helper).
– a planned venue/trip (can be sea, inland loch or gentle river)
– a date (or dates if overnight)
– listed on the club website.
– maybe a backup plan for poor weather.

We should have some maps, tide tables etc available.

To find out more about running a trip visithttp://dckc.co.uk/members-pages/club-documents/ and look at “Coach and Trip leader Forms and Guidance Notes”

Some possible trips are shown at http://dckc.co.uk/resources/kayakguides/

Aug
26
Sat
Great Scottish Swim Rescue Boating and Fundraising
Aug 26 all-day
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 26th of August at Loch Lomond.  
The requirements are similar to last year. To be considered for the team kayakers must have at least one of the following qualifications OR previous Great Swim event experience:
  • Swim Event Safety Award (SESA)
  • BCU 2 star
  • BCU Coach Level 1+
  • Foundation Safety and Rescue Training (FSRT)
 
On behalf of the club I have offered to provide 20 kayakers. If you are available on 26 August and want to help out with a bit of fundraising please contact Sandy on 
sandy.johnston@sky.com
Aug
29
Tue
Club Evening Session – Loch Lomond
Aug 29 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

 The regular club evening session is Tuesday evening at Loch Lomond. Meet at the outdoor store from 6.15 trying to be away just after 6.30pm. If you have your own boat and kit then feel free to meet at Drumkinnon Bay. We aim to be back at the Outdoor store just after 9pm. Depending on numbers there may be groups off for a sea paddle, some sea kayak training or beginner training close to the shore or some games of polo (or all three). The Duncan Mills Slipway building has toilets and showers. If you have a roofrack please bring it with you to carry your canoe or kayak.

Please note that some evenings there may be alternative trips such as sea or river trips. Please contact the organisor if you wish to go on an alternative trip.

Aug
30
Wed
Pinkston Club Night 2017
Aug 30 @ 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

 

Aug
31
Thu
Summer Canoe Polo Open Sessions
Aug 31 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do you fancy learning how to play canoe polo?
Does your canoe club fancy trying canoe polo?
Do you already play and want an extra chance to practice?
Polo is a kayaking game for two teams where each team of 5 tries to throw a ball into the opposing team’s net, whilst avoiding being rammed, pushed in, or paddled over. Polo combines paddling and ball handling skills with an exciting contact team game, promoting teamwork, general canoeing skills, and a range of other techniques unique to the sport. More generally though, it’s just great fun!

When, Where and How Much?
Thursday evenings from June to end of August 2017 6.00 to 8pm at Pinkston Watersports.
This is the first year offering these sessions and the price is £2 per person including access to changing rooms and showers.

Format?
A mix of coaching, practice time and informal games. From 8pm onwards there is the chance for open team practice/games. Coaching is provided by volunteers and supervised by a qualified BCU kayak coach.

What Age? Memberships?
To regularly attend the session all participants will need to be individual members of the SCA, or a member of an SCA affiliated club. For the first session you don’t need to be a member but will need to complete a consent form for a taster session.The sessions are available from 8 years upwards.
(* See Notes 1 and 2).

How Good Do I need to be?
The sessions are suitable for someone who has already learnt the basics of kayaking. Examples of skills you need to have include capsizing with a spraydeck, forwards paddling and basic steering. Although in real games canoe polo involve getting pushed in, we will have a no pushing in rule for less confident paddlers.

What Equipment is Available?
All equipment is available; Kayak, Paddle, Buoyancy Aid (at all times), Helmet (games and shooting practice), Spraydecks, Polo Balls. You will need to bring: Old trainers or booties. Wetsuit if you have one or swim shorts/suits and base layers to keep warm. Avoid wearing cotton during the activity Full change of clothes and a towel for afterwards. Food and snacks and warm or cold drinks for afterwards. Any medication you require.

Kayak Clubs
Canoe polo is a great kayak discipline and we hope these sessions can help clubs to offer canoe polo to their members or to give an existing team an extra chance to train/practice. As this is a new initiative jointly run by DCKC and Pinkston and we are very happy to discuss how we can help meet your needs – just contact us.

Contact and Booking
To help us to plan sessions and to make sure we have enough kit please contact us in advance.Bookings can be made by sending an email to: polo@dckc.co.uk In your email please indicate: The number of participants you want to book. What date and session time you want to book for. A contact phone number (preferably a mobile telephone number). You can also phone 07968 057 934 and speak to Graham.

Notes

Note 1: Children. The minimum age is 10years (or 8yrs with parents on the water). All children under 16years must be accompanied by parent or guardian who must remain (on land or water). If a child is a member of a Kayak Club or Youth group then an adult will need to be present. All participants must to be able to swim. Where appropriate adults and children will take part in separate games. Unfortunately where the particiant is not able to demonstrate a minimum standard of paddling they will need to leave the session.

Note 2: Memberships. From your second session onwards you need to be either an individual SCA member or a member of an SCA Kayak Club (with an adult member of that club or parent/guardian present). If you are not a member of a club or the SCA then you can join DCKC for only £15 (Adult) / £10 (U18) (to End of August 2017). The Wednesday sessions are run by Drumchapel and Clydebank Kayak Club with the grateful support of Pinkston Watersports. Contact us for more information at polo@dckc.co.uk

Sep
2
Sat
Monthly Beginners Trip @ Outdoor Store
Sep 2 @ 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 – TBC
5th November – Alan Rollo & Geri
December – Alan Rollo &

Note: Beginners trips are only open to club members.

Sep
5
Tue
Pool Session 2017-2018
Sep 5 @ 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 sl;ightly early to bring out the boats and equipment!

Everyone needs to help to take the kayaks back to the store 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

Fun in the pool, kayaks galore
Fun in the pool, kayaks galore
kayak rolling glasgow
Image of the swimming pool session and lots of kayaks
Sep
6
Wed
Dunoon Night Paddle
Sep 6 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

A short paddle over to Dunoon and surrounding area, departing from Lunderston Bay.  Meeting at the stores for 6pm or at Lunderston Bay for 7pm. This is a Grade A trip.

Sep
9
Sat
Sound of Luing
Sep 9 – Sep 10 all-day

This is another trip to the Sound of Luing area, on full Spring tides.  Starting from the bottom end of the Loch Craignish point then heading out through the Corryvreckan on the flood tide.  We then head out to the Garvellachs to explore the southern island of Eileach an Naoimh.  After a quick explore around the historic sites and a very late lunch we will paddle to Belnahua to set up camp for the night.  Again, Belnahua is another very historic island and this will be a fantastic vantage point to view the tides in full flow around this area.

On Sunday morning we need to be on the water for around 9am for the short 13km to paddle back to the cars and home.

Meeting time is Saturday Morning at 10am and we need to be packed and on the water for no later than 10.45am.  Car parking around this area is limited and I would suggest that we car share.

Sep
12
Tue
Pool Session 2017-2018
Sep 12 @ 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 sl;ightly early to bring out the boats and equipment!

Everyone needs to help to take the kayaks back to the store 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

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