Apr
30
Mon
Sugar Boat Night Paddle
Apr 30 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Meeting up at Helensburgh Pier for 7pm.  Then heading out to the Sugar Boat,  then heading towards Rhu and then back to Helensburgh for 10pm.

May
5
Sat
Bass Rock
May 5 all-day

An all time classic paddle out to the Bass Rock  Meeting up at North Berwick for 10 a.m.  A round trip of around 10 km.  Remember to bring a hat for this trip!!

May
6
Sun
Maidens to Dunure
May 6 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Maidens to Dunure A/B trip. Maidens harbour to Dunure harbour and back.Scenic Ayrshire coast past Culzean castle. Lunch at Dunure. Outdoor container 8am for those needing kit. Details from Iain Mc. 07990840300 and also phone around 7pm evening before to check weather permits.

May
22
Tue
Tuesday evening Breakaway Trip to Sugar Boat – Booking Needed
May 22 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Fancy a wee change from the loch session for your Tuesday evening paddle. This summer we aim to have a few “breakaway” trips available on selected Tuesday, whether to river, loch or sea.

Why not join Alan Rollo on a trip to the Sugar Boat on the River Clyde  as a breakaway group head off to the Firth of Clyde for a Club Night Paddle (Grade A).

Meeting times to be confirmed with the trip leader. Spaces are limited so book in advance by contacting Alan Rollo (Club Contacts 🔒 ) . If there is no space left then don’t worry as the Loch session will be running as normal . These trips will be running with time limits due to light etc and would suit people with a bit more experience of the environment. If in doubt it is best to go on a day trip.  You can find out more at Grades before contacting the trip leader.

May
25
Fri
Glenuig Weekend/Social @ Glenuig
May 25 – May 27 all-day

Weekend at Glenuig -kayaking Saturday and Sunday. Dinner provided Saturday night – eat together in my van, provide other meals yourself.  I will try to get accommodation in other vans as in previous years but it is holiday weekend so might be sensible to bring tents too. (Should manage to accommodate around 10 in vans). Cost is dinner Saturday plus trip cost plus contribution to gas for other vans .

Contact Janice on 07837402485.

May
29
Tue
Dunoon Night Paddle
May 29 @ 6:00 pm – 10:30 pm

This is a breakaway paddle with the benefit of a full moon.  Launching at Lunderston Bay and crossing over to Dunoon and the surrounding area   Approx 10km.  Planning to be of the water for around 10:30pm.

Jun
9
Sat
Sea paddle down the River Forth
Jun 9 all-day

A sea paddle with a slight difference!  Starting from Stirling and paddling down the winding River Forth with the outgoing tide.  Near the start of the paddle there is a short gentle grade 1 rapid to overcome, and as we approach the end of the paddle there is a few tidal races especially near the get out at South Alloa.   The distance of this paddle is just under 30km.  There is very limited get outs on this trip, as the river banks are covered in very soft mud.  (I’m really selling this trip!)  However, with this being a river, coupled with an out going tide this will be a very speedy trip.  We also have the benefit of fantastic views of Stirling Castle, the Wallace Monument and the Ochil Hills, so remember to bring a camera, stunning.    Meeting up at Dobbies Garden Center, Stirling, just off the Motorway at 9.30am.

Jun
28
Thu
Loch Ard Night Paddle
Jun 28 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

A moon lit paddle on Loch Ard.  Approx 10km  Meeting up at Loch Ard for 7.30pm.

 

Jul
8
Sun
Loch Lomond Island Odyssey @ Meet at outdoor Store
Jul 8 @ 9:00 am – 5:30 pm

 

An island paddle around the amazing Islands of Loch Lomond with Alan Rollo.

A coach/trip leader led trip suitable for most people who have learnt the basics of forwards paddling, capsizing, deep water rescue etc. If in doubt check with a coach or the trip leader.

Contacts:
Lead: __Alan Rollo_____  Phone: See contacts
2nd: ________ Phone : TBC

(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/loch before this 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.

Sep
1
Sat
Bass Rock
Sep 1 all-day

Another chance to get out to the Bass Rock  Meeting up at North Berwick at 10.30am.   Total distance 10km.  Remember to bring a hat!!!!

Oct
24
Wed
Loch Lomond Night Paddle
Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm

A Night Paddle on Loch Lomond.  Departing from Balmaha and paddling past various Islands to Luss, before returning by a different route.  Total distance approx 16km.  Meeting up at Balmaha for 7pm.

Nov
3
Sat
Lochgoil
Nov 3 all-day

A paddle down beautiful Lochgoil.   Starting from Lochgoilhead and heading down to Carrick Castle for a lunch break.  Weather depending we could out venture into Loch Long.  Total distance between 16 and 24km.  Meeting up at Lochgoilhead for 10am.

Dec
15
Sat
Roseneath to Coulport
Dec 15 all-day

A good  winter paddle not far from home.   Departing from Roseneth and then heading down the Gareloch with the ebbing tide.  With a lunch stop at Kilcreggan, and then catching the flood tide to take us up Loch Long and up to Coulport.   Approx 20km.  Meeting at the Stores for 9am or at Coulport for 10.30am.