Feb
21
Wed
Autumn Winter Canoe Polo Open Sessions 2017/18 @ PInkston
Feb 21 @ 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 2018
Feb 21 @ 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.

As well as our regular sessions which can be informal with tops tips normally available we aim to have one session a month where we have a slightly more formal coaching option available if you wanted to take part.

Currently our winter planned dates are:
November 15 th The art of Boofing – landing on top of the feature
January 24 th Making lines and making eddies
February 21 st All about angles, Ferry glide and high cross
March 21 st Short and Snappy refresh and update on River running, leadership and Rescue skills
Dates may be subject to change so keep your eye on the Pinkston info on the website (or possibly facebook and whatsapp).

 

 

Feb
24
Sat
Open Canoeing Sessions – Spring 2018
Feb 24 @ 9:00 am – 5:30 pm

Open Canoeing Sessions

Sat 24.02. 18 09.00 – 17.00
Sat 03.03.18 09.00 – 17.00
Sat 10.03.118 09.00 – 17.00

Organiser – Sandy Johnston 07962226280 sandy.johnston@sky.com

Venue to be ascertained, Loch Lomond.
Canoe/Coaching/Loch trip

Open canoe sessions on Loch Lomond. Suitable for all abilities including beginners. Come and try paddling this most versatile of craft. The paddle has only one blade, the boat is much larger than a kayak, it can be paddled solo or as a tandem pair, you can sail it and you can actually move about in it!

Intrigued? Contact Sandy for further details.

These sessions will also be used to provide some experience for anyone interested in the Easter Canoe Expedition – Friday 30 March to Sunday 1 April 2018.

Loch Katrine A Trip
Feb 24 @ 9:30 am – 6:00 pm

An A/B trip as part of our A/B trip Program. Paddle the amazing Loch Katrine with Tea Shops, History and more.

Meet Stronachlachar pier 10.30h. If you need kit, contact Iain McGhie well in advance on 07990840300. Phone Iain 19.00h evening before to check weather permits.

 

Contacts:
Lead: __Iain McGhie_____ Phone: 07990840300

(Further Club Contacts are also available at http://dckc.co.uk/members-pages/contact-details/ and are password protected. The password should be provided to all club members – email grahammswanson@gmail.com if you need it).

Please remember to aim to give the respective trip leader at least ONE WEEKS notice if you would like to attend a trip. This is especially important if you intend to borrow club equipment. Also please contact the Trip leader the night before to check for any final updates regarding information. (Weather, Meeting points, etc.). If you are a newcomer you should start off with club coach led sessions in the pool and loch and then attend a Grade A trip so that you can judge your capabilities against other paddlers and minimise the risk to yourself. Please ensure you have learnt forward paddling, support strokes, capsize drill and X-rescue (re-entering a boat from deep water) before attending an A trip.

Useful Club Guidance:

Sea Kayak Equipment Lists: http://dckc.co.uk/resources/sea-kayak-equipment-lists/
River and Sea Grades: http://dckc.co.uk/resources/river-sea-kayakinggrades/
http://dckc.co.uk/about/sea-river-kayakcosts/

After the Trip
Taken some pictures, had some fun then…
Contact Graham for a Smugmug Folder Link for the trip and everyone you can upload photos to a single folder on the club’s smugmug photo website.
Write a trip report to share the tale of your adventure and forward it for publishing on the website or newsletter.

Feb
27
Tue
Pool Session 2017-2018 @ clydebank leisure centre
Feb 27 @ 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)

Feb
28
Wed
Autumn Winter Canoe Polo Open Sessions 2017/18 @ PInkston
Feb 28 @ 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 2018
Feb 28 @ 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.

As well as our regular sessions which can be informal with tops tips normally available we aim to have one session a month where we have a slightly more formal coaching option available if you wanted to take part.

Currently our winter planned dates are:
November 15 th The art of Boofing – landing on top of the feature
January 24 th Making lines and making eddies
February 21 st All about angles, Ferry glide and high cross
March 21 st Short and Snappy refresh and update on River running, leadership and Rescue skills
Dates may be subject to change so keep your eye on the Pinkston info on the website (or possibly facebook and whatsapp).

 

 

Mar
3
Sat
Open Canoeing Sessions – Spring 2018
Mar 3 @ 9:00 am – 5:30 pm

Open Canoeing Sessions

Sat 24.02. 18 09.00 – 17.00
Sat 03.03.18 09.00 – 17.00
Sat 10.03.118 09.00 – 17.00

Organiser – Sandy Johnston 07962226280 sandy.johnston@sky.com

Venue to be ascertained, Loch Lomond.
Canoe/Coaching/Loch trip

Open canoe sessions on Loch Lomond. Suitable for all abilities including beginners. Come and try paddling this most versatile of craft. The paddle has only one blade, the boat is much larger than a kayak, it can be paddled solo or as a tandem pair, you can sail it and you can actually move about in it!

Intrigued? Contact Sandy for further details.

These sessions will also be used to provide some experience for anyone interested in the Easter Canoe Expedition – Friday 30 March to Sunday 1 April 2018.

Mar
4
Sun
River Endrick Trip @ Meet at outdoor Store
Mar 4 @ 9:00 am – 5:30 pm

An A/B trip as part of our A/B trip Program.

Contacts:
Lead: ___Ian McGie____ Phone: 07990840300

(Further Club Contacts are also available at http://dckc.co.uk/members-pages/contact-details/ and are password protected. The password should be provided to all club members – email grahammswanson@gmail.com if you need it).

Please remember to give the respective trip leader at least ONE WEEKS notice if you would like to attend a trip. This is especially important if you intend to borrow club equipment. Also please contact the Trip leader the night before to check for any final updates regarding information. (Weather, Meeting points, etc.). If you are a newcomer you should start off with club coach led sessions in the pool and loch and then attend a Grade A trip so that you can judge your capabilities against other paddlers and minimise the risk to yourself. Please ensure you have learnt forward paddling, support strokes, capsize drill and X-rescue (re-entering a boat from deep water) before attending an A trip.

Useful Club Guidance:

Sea Kayak Equipment Lists: http://dckc.co.uk/resources/sea-kayak-equipment-lists/
River and Sea Grades: http://dckc.co.uk/resources/river-sea-kayakinggrades/
http://dckc.co.uk/about/sea-river-kayakcosts/

After the Trip
Taken some pictures, had some fun then…
Contact Graham for a Smugmug Folder Link for the trip and everyone you can upload photos to a single folder on the club’s smugmug photo website.
Write a trip report to share the tale of your adventure and forward it for publishing on the website or newsletter.

Mar
6
Tue
Pool Session 2017-2018 @ clydebank leisure centre
Mar 6 @ 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)

Mar
10
Sat
Bothy Sea Trip
Mar 10 – Mar 11 all-day

A rare chance for a winter overnight sea trip.  Bothy based for comfort [though taking a tent may also be wise!].  Trip may involve a short crossing, al-be-it a short one in relatively non-tidal and sheltered water.  A great opportunity for an introduction to crossings and a winter over-nighter.  Typically rated as an ‘A’ trip, although increased to ‘B’ as it is in winter and second option involves a slightly longer days paddling.

Organisor is Misha. [See Club Contacts for details.].  Please email if you are interested or would like a suggested kitlist.

Two options weather dependent:-

A/ Uags bothy (south of applecross) via the Crowlin islands and potentially Scalpay).  On the water for 10am in the kyle of lochalsh area (exact location confirmed nearer the time).  Approx 20km day 1, 10km day 2

B/ Given less table weather Oban or Sourlies bothy via Loch Morar or Loch Nevis.  [note: This option may involve a portage between Loch Nevis  and Loch Morar so taking/borrowing a trolley is heavily advised!]  On the water for 9am Morar area.  Approx 20-30km day 1 (dependant on starting point), 22km day 2

Please note: The nights will be relatively early, so rather than every person-for-themselves we will make some kind of effort to cook together  on the fire in the bothy on Saturday night [ before we see what kind of voice the DCKC choir are in!! ].

 

 

 

Open Canoeing Sessions – Spring 2018
Mar 10 @ 9:00 am – 5:30 pm

Open Canoeing Sessions

Sat 24.02. 18 09.00 – 17.00
Sat 03.03.18 09.00 – 17.00
Sat 10.03.118 09.00 – 17.00

Organiser – Sandy Johnston 07962226280 sandy.johnston@sky.com

Venue to be ascertained, Loch Lomond.
Canoe/Coaching/Loch trip

Open canoe sessions on Loch Lomond. Suitable for all abilities including beginners. Come and try paddling this most versatile of craft. The paddle has only one blade, the boat is much larger than a kayak, it can be paddled solo or as a tandem pair, you can sail it and you can actually move about in it!

Intrigued? Contact Sandy for further details.

These sessions will also be used to provide some experience for anyone interested in the Easter Canoe Expedition – Friday 30 March to Sunday 1 April 2018.

Mar
13
Tue
Pool Session 2017-2018 @ clydebank leisure centre
Mar 13 @ 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)

Mar
14
Wed
Autumn Winter Canoe Polo Open Sessions 2017/18 @ PInkston
Mar 14 @ 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 2018
Mar 14 @ 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.

As well as our regular sessions which can be informal with tops tips normally available we aim to have one session a month where we have a slightly more formal coaching option available if you wanted to take part.

Currently our winter planned dates are:
November 15 th The art of Boofing – landing on top of the feature
January 24 th Making lines and making eddies
February 21 st All about angles, Ferry glide and high cross
March 21 st Short and Snappy refresh and update on River running, leadership and Rescue skills
Dates may be subject to change so keep your eye on the Pinkston info on the website (or possibly facebook and whatsapp).