Calendar

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
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
29
Sat
Loch Lomond – Rescue Boating, Skills Session and BBQ Trip @ Loch Lomond
Jul 29 @ 8:30 am – 5:30 pm

A big day out, providing rescue cover for the Loch Triathlon Club annual race (the tri club are out partners in the project for a store and changing rooms at Balloch), with some coached skills practice on the loch and then an afternoon paddle on Loch Lomond with a BBQ and top coaching tips.

Meeting details to be confirmed but please contact graham at grahammswanson@gmail.com

 

Bring some lunch and a hot drink.

Jul
30
Sun
Grade 2 (3) Open Canoe and Kayak River Trips – Venues vary
Jul 30 @ 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

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.

 

 

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
19
Sat
Grade 2 (3) Open Canoe and Kayak River Trips – Venues vary
Aug 19 @ 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

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
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
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
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