Calendar

Jun
24
Sat
CANCELLED DUE TO SHOUDLER SURGERY : Cumbraes to Castle and Millport. @ Meet at outdoor Store
Jun 24 @ 9:00 am – 5:30 pm

CANCELLED – Not healing as quickly as hoped!

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

Meet at outdoor container at Miller Street at 9am

Organisor is Iain McGie. Please contact Iain on 07990 840 300

 
(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.

Aug
5
Sat
Loch Achray and Venachar
Aug 5 all-day

A beautiful paddle between two Lochs with a very gentle Grade 1 river linking the two Lochs.  This trip is suitable for Open Canoes and River Kayaks. Meeting times at the container is 9 am or 10:30 am at Loch Achary.

Aug
8
Tue
Loch Ard Night Paddle
Aug 8 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

This is a short night paddle on beautiful Loch Ard, and a wee change from Loch Lomond.  Please note that car parking at Loch Ard is very limited, so please ensure that everyone car shares.  This trip is suitable for all types of kayaks and canoes.

 

 

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.

Oct
5
Thu
Sugar Boat Night Paddle
Oct 5 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

A Night Paddle out to the Sugar Boat and surrounding area with some night navigation practice on the way.  Meeting at the stores for 6pm or 7.15 at Helensburgh.

Oct
21
Sat
Inchkeith
Oct 21 all-day

This paddle will take us 5km out into the Firth of Forth to Inchkeith Island.  This is a very historic island with lots of military fortifications,  some dating back almost to the early 19th Century to be seen on the island.  Who knows  we may even have some very close encounters with Seals on this trip!  Meeting at the stores for 9am or at Burntisland for 10.30am.  Total distance for this trip will be around 14km.

Nov
3
Fri
Loch Lomond Night Paddle
Nov 3 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

A night paddle leaving from Balmaha and heading around some of the various islands before returning back to Balmaha.  Total distance approx 16km. meeting up at Balmaha for 7pm.   This trip will go ahead if the winds are F2 or less.

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
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.

Dec
2
Sat
Loch Lomond Night Paddle
Dec 2 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

A Night Paddle on Loch Lomond, meeting at Balmaha at 5pm.  Then heading out between the various Islands to reach Luss before returning to Balmaha for 10pm.  This trip requires winds of F2 or less and clear skies to go ahead.