Calendar

Jun
27
Tue
Club Evening Session – Loch Lomond
Jun 27 @ 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.

Jun
28
Wed
Pinkston Club Night 2017
Jun 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

 

Jun
29
Thu
Summer Canoe Polo Open Sessions
Jun 29 @ 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

Jul
2
Sun
Monthly Beginners Trip @ Outdoor Store
Jul 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 – 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.

Jul
4
Tue
Club Evening Session – Loch Lomond
Jul 4 @ 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.

Jul
6
Thu
Summer Canoe Polo Open Sessions
Jul 6 @ 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

Jul
8
Sat
Grade 2 (3) Open Canoe and Kayak River Trips – Venues vary
Jul 8 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Summer 2017 Open Canoe and Kayak Coached River Trips Series

A series of trips working towards 3/4/5 star in open canoe and river kayak skills. These trips can be for people working towards a qualification or just being a more capable open canoeist/kayaker as well as having a fun day out. As well as running the river coaching will form part of the day. This series is available for adults and under 18s.

Current likely venue lists that we may visit are:

River Leven
River Tay (Stanley and Grantully)
River Ayr
River Awe
River Mighty Teith

Jul
9
Sun
Foundation Safety and Rescue Training Course @ Club Container
Jul 9 all-day

There are only six places available for this course. This is the foundation rescue skills course for canoeing and kayaking. All other courses are built on the skills that you learn in this British Canoe Union course.

This course is designed for all paddlers irrespective of craft. The objective is to teach simple and safe skills that can be applied appropriately across a variety of paddlesport craft including kayaks and canoes.  These skills will then form the basis of all safety and rescue training throughout the BCU Scheme.

The course aims to provide the student with the key safety and rescue skills required to operate safely in a sheltered water environment and to be able to deal with common emergencies.

The course content is as follows:

1. General theory and planning a. Safety b. Rescue protocols

2. Bank-based rescues a. Coach a swimmer to shore b. Rescue a swimmer with a rigid aid c. Rescue a swimmer using a throw line

3. Boat-based rescues a. Rescue a swimmer from the water b. Rescue a capsized paddler using a deep water rescue c. Rescue an unconscious or entrapped paddler from their boat d. Use of towlines e. Self-rescue f. All-in rescue

4. Scenarios

This is a get wet course. A certificate is provided and this course is a prerequisite for future development, it will also make you a safer paddler!

Sandy

Jul
11
Tue
Club Evening Session – Loch Lomond
Jul 11 @ 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.

Jul
12
Wed
Pinkston Club Night 2017
Jul 12 @ 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

 

Jul
13
Thu
Summer Canoe Polo Open Sessions
Jul 13 @ 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

Jul
15
Sat
Sea Kayak Intermediate Training and Trips – Venues Vary @ Scotland
Jul 15 all-day

 Spring/Summer Sea Kayaking Series (Intermediate Coaching and Trips)

A series of trips working towards 3/4 or even 5 star level paddling or just developing general day tripping Sea kayaking skills. These trips can be for people working towards a qualification or just being a more capable sea kayaker . We aim to go to interesting venues with the coaching forming part of the day. Trip leaders/coaches will vary but some of the club’s experienced sea paddlers including Tony, Rab and Ross have already volunteered for some of the days.

Spaces for this series are limited so please get in touch as soon as possible. It is not necessary to attend every session but please let us know if you are aware of any that you know you can’t make. Once we have names we can schedule the different days and themes (with allowances for the weather…)

Prerequisites; None, however to let people get the most out of these dates previous experience of paddling where there were some waves about is needed.  Please contact us to find out more or to check if you are not sure. In the first instance contact Graham (grahammswanson@gmail.com as he is “course admin” for this series of trips). The clubs program of A trips, beginners trips and skills session will still be available.

Provisional Dates – anything may change!

Date / Lead / Location / Theme (may vary with weather)
Sat 18/3 March – Ross McKillop / Fairley (no matter the weather) / Rescues practicing.
Sun 9/4 – Tony / Venue TBC / Paddling (edge, skegs, towing, fitness, forwards)
Sun 23/4 – Tony / Balloch (alongside Skills Session) / Equipment and outfitting choices, Boat Loading, accessing kit on the go.
Sat 13/5 – Rab / Venue East or West / Managing incidents and scenarios – theory and lots of practice.
Sat 17/6 – Graham/ Venue TBC /Paddling in waves & beach launch and landing.
Sat 15/7 – Rab / Venue TBC / An intro to tide races…. venue TBC (maybe more than one to cover skills!)
Sat 12/8 – Rab / Venue TBC / Trips, plannings them, leading them and navigating on the go.
Saturday and Sunday 26 and 27 August  – Ross – A camp at Inchmarnock  from Tighnabruaich

What we should cover:
Over the course of the series of trips we hope to cover…
Lifting, carrying, launching and landing
Efficient forward paddling
Maintaining and Changing direction (including edging)
Moving sideways, both static and on the move
Support stokes and techniques
Paddling in waves (following, quartering etc)
Paddling out through small surf waves, landing on a beach.
Deep-water rescue – self rescue
Contact tows and use of towline
Eskimo rescue
Incidents and scenarios – hatchcover, seasickness or injuries, cracked hull, broken skegs etc.
Equipment
Sea safety
Weather
Planning
Navigation

Jul
16
Sun
Skills Session at Loch Lomond 2017 @ Loch Lomond
Jul 16 @ 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

Jul
18
Tue
Club Evening Session – Loch Lomond
Jul 18 @ 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.

Jul
19
Wed
Pinkston Club Night 2017
Jul 19 @ 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