Calendar

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
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
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

Aug
6
Sun
Monthly Beginners Trip @ Outdoor Store
Aug 6 @ 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.

Aug
13
Sun
Foundation Safety and Rescue Training @ Loch Lomond
Aug 13 all-day

Please have a look at

http://canoescotland.org/courses-training/bcu-safety-training

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.

A series of videos to assist with the learning can be found here. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLG39ew-O5f_2KmRRuBmeye8KoeGdBCFR-

This is a get wet course where you will learn the technique necessary for you to not only look after yourself but also those abo ut you.

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

Sep
3
Sun
Monthly Beginners Trip @ Outdoor Store
Sep 3 @ 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.

Sep
17
Sun
Skills Session at Loch Lomond 2017 @ Loch Lomond
Sep 17 @ 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

Oct
1
Sun
Monthly Beginners Trip @ Outdoor Store
Oct 1 @ 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.

Oct
15
Sun
Skills Session at Loch Lomond 2017 @ Loch Lomond
Oct 15 @ 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

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 @ 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 – 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.

Nov
18
Sat
Loch Lubnig
Nov 18 all-day

A beautiful paddle on Loch Lubnig, just a few miles north of Callander.  The total distance for this  paddle is around 16km.  There will be a lunch stop at a cafe on the Lochside on this trip…or you can have your lunch outside in the cold!!!!!

Meeting up at the stores for 9am or the first large car park at the south end of Loch Lubnig for 10:15am.

Nov
19
Sun
Skills Session at Loch Lomond 2017 @ Loch Lomond
Nov 19 @ 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

Dec
17
Sun
Skills Session at Loch Lomond 2017 @ Loch Lomond
Dec 17 @ 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