Mar
27
Fri
Spring River Bunkhouse Weekend (Area TBC) @ Scotland
Mar 27 โ€“ Mar 29 all-day

A weekend away river paddling. Aim is for a grade 3/4 or 3(4)group, staying in a bunkhouse, venue TBC possibly Lake District but may vary. Food arrangements to be agreed but self-catering & pub dinner option combo is most likely. Head up on the Friday and back on the Sunday.

Please get in touch with Graham 07968 057 934

 

Last year’s was great, but not many paddling images taken! : https://dckc.smugmug.com/DCKC-2019/Lake-District-River-Bunkhouse-Trip-April-2019

Mar
28
Sat
DCKC Choir LIVE (in a bothy on Jura)
Mar 28 โ€“ Mar 29 all-day

Arguably one of scotland’s finest bothies and certainly one of the most remote, Cruib Lodge sits on the west coast of Jura.ย  Kayaking is in fact the only sensible way to get to this bothy.ย  We will aim to take the 09:45 ferry from Kennacraig to Port Askaig to take up the North going tide out of the Sound of Islay to Cruib Lodge (22km).ย  Back the following morning, again with the tide, to catch the 15:30 or 18:00 ferry from Port Askaig to Glasgow.ย  An incredible two day trip.ย  Grade C but get in touch as a good trip to break into the C grade if you have some paddle fitness ๐Ÿ˜‰

Please note there is no Plan B alternative for this trip.

Leader: Misha

Assistant leader: Bev

 

Mar
31
Tue
IMPORTANT CANCELLED DUE TO COVID19 : Pool Session 2019-20 @ clydebank leisure centre
Mar 31 @ 7:00 pm โ€“ 9:00 pm

IMPORTANT: DUE TO COVID19 Guidance we have chosen to cancel the remaining pool sessions to end of April.

Kayak Pool Sessions

First Session is from 7 to 8pm, Children and Parents and adult beginners/novice groups*.

Second session is from 8 to 9pm Adults session.

During both sessions we will normally have coaching available however it will normally be possible to practice and do your own thing. The club provides kayaks, paddles and spraydecks.

IMPORTANT:
If attending 1st Session arrive slightly early to bring out the boats and equipment!

Everyone needs to help to take the kayaks back to the poolside stores after the session.

 

Adult Novice Kayak Pool Session Courses

** To join the adult novice session from 7 to 8pm please contact us on info@dckc.co.uk The adult novice groups will be started on specific dates and a course of 6 to 8 pool sessions to get you developed ready to progress with the basics learnt and up to 1 star kayak standard. This year the intake dates are:

TBC – email us for details.

Rough coaching plan / rota = Link to current file (ask Graham for edit permissions or email if your name needs added to any dates)

Apr
2
Thu
CANCELLED DCKC PINKSTON SESSION MARCH APRIL 2020 DUE TO COVID19
Apr 2 @ 8:00 pm โ€“ 9:30 pm

All DCKC Activities are Cancelled / suspended

In light of the latest guidelines regarding Covid-19, the DCKC committee has taken the decision to CANCEL all scheduled club activities until further notice.

There will therefore be NO further pool sessions and NO further Pinkston sessions until further notice. Unfortunately this also includes tonight’s pool session.

Official club trips (i.e. those on the DCKC website calendar) are also cancelled/suspended until further notice.

The committee recognises that the above does not affect “peer” trips, which do NOT come under the control or responsibility of the club. Members taking part in peer trips should continue to take responsibility for conducting their own risk assessments in whether to participate or not, and may wish to consider additional precautions such as avoiding car sharing, using sanitising hand gel after boat carrying, avoiding over night stays in shared accommodation and maintaining distance (including avoiding rafting up and during any shore-based breaks). Clearly any one who is feeling unwell should not be attending. Additionally, members attending peer trips may wish to bear in mind that emergency service response may well be adversely impacted by the current situation.

Apr
4
Sat
Maidens to Girvan
Apr 4 all-day

This is a Grade “A” paddle.ย  Meeting up at Maidensย  for 10am, and planning to be on the water for 10.30ish.ย  We take the ebbing tide down the coast past Turnberry to Girvan.ย  After lunch we return via the same route.ย  (Approx 22 km in total.)

Canoe Polo Div 2 Date 2019/20
Apr 4 @ 1:30 pm โ€“ 9:30 pm

Div 2 Canoe polo (all saturday dates)

7/3/20 Dundee

4/4/20 Dundee

25/4/20 Pinkston

16/5/20 Pinkston

Apr
7
Tue
IMPORTANT CANCELLED DUE TO COVID19 : Pool Session 2019-20 @ clydebank leisure centre
Apr 7 @ 7:00 pm โ€“ 9:00 pm

IMPORTANT: DUE TO COVID19 Guidance we have chosen to cancel the remaining pool sessions to end of April.

Kayak Pool Sessions

First Session is from 7 to 8pm, Children and Parents and adult beginners/novice groups*.

Second session is from 8 to 9pm Adults session.

During both sessions we will normally have coaching available however it will normally be possible to practice and do your own thing. The club provides kayaks, paddles and spraydecks.

IMPORTANT:
If attending 1st Session arrive slightly early to bring out the boats and equipment!

Everyone needs to help to take the kayaks back to the poolside stores after the session.

 

Adult Novice Kayak Pool Session Courses

** To join the adult novice session from 7 to 8pm please contact us on info@dckc.co.uk The adult novice groups will be started on specific dates and a course of 6 to 8 pool sessions to get you developed ready to progress with the basics learnt and up to 1 star kayak standard. This year the intake dates are:

TBC – email us for details.

Rough coaching plan / rota = Link to current file (ask Graham for edit permissions or email if your name needs added to any dates)

Apr
9
Thu
CANCELLED DCKC PINKSTON SESSION MARCH APRIL 2020 DUE TO COVID19
Apr 9 @ 8:00 pm โ€“ 9:30 pm

All DCKC Activities are Cancelled / suspended

In light of the latest guidelines regarding Covid-19, the DCKC committee has taken the decision to CANCEL all scheduled club activities until further notice.

There will therefore be NO further pool sessions and NO further Pinkston sessions until further notice. Unfortunately this also includes tonight’s pool session.

Official club trips (i.e. those on the DCKC website calendar) are also cancelled/suspended until further notice.

The committee recognises that the above does not affect “peer” trips, which do NOT come under the control or responsibility of the club. Members taking part in peer trips should continue to take responsibility for conducting their own risk assessments in whether to participate or not, and may wish to consider additional precautions such as avoiding car sharing, using sanitising hand gel after boat carrying, avoiding over night stays in shared accommodation and maintaining distance (including avoiding rafting up and during any shore-based breaks). Clearly any one who is feeling unwell should not be attending. Additionally, members attending peer trips may wish to bear in mind that emergency service response may well be adversely impacted by the current situation.

Apr
10
Fri
Open Boat Expedition – River Spey – Cancelled due to COVID-19 @ River Spey
Apr 10 @ 9:00 am โ€“ Apr 13 @ 4:00 pm

This is what open boats are designed for. Paddling down rivers through the rapids and then after a fun day on the river setting up camp, cooking a filling meal and then some banter round the fire before retiring for the night, and then the next day doing the same again! Varied scenery, different challenges and the satisfaction of completing a journey are all on offer.

Kayakers are also welcome as there will be space in the open boats for their camping/cooking kit.

The venue will be the River Spey with the plan being to paddle from Lochinch (Kincraig) to the sea at Spey Bay. This is normally a 3 to 4 day trip with the first night’s stop at an island near Boat of Garten, lunch in Granton on Spey the following day, camping that night possibly at Blacksboat, lunch in Aberlour and then either a long paddle to the sea or breaking the journey up with another nights camping before arriving at Spey Bay the next day. There is also the option of extending the trip by starting further upstream on the Thursday for even more entertainment!

Club boats are available but you will need your own camping and cooking gear. Once we know who is going we can sort out cooking arrangements. Open boaters normally paddle in twos but there are also spaces for solo boaters. If you are interested get in touch with the organiser now!

Apr
14
Tue
IMPORTANT CANCELLED DUE TO COVID19 : Pool Session 2019-20 @ clydebank leisure centre
Apr 14 @ 7:00 pm โ€“ 9:00 pm

IMPORTANT: DUE TO COVID19 Guidance we have chosen to cancel the remaining pool sessions to end of April.

Kayak Pool Sessions

First Session is from 7 to 8pm, Children and Parents and adult beginners/novice groups*.

Second session is from 8 to 9pm Adults session.

During both sessions we will normally have coaching available however it will normally be possible to practice and do your own thing. The club provides kayaks, paddles and spraydecks.

IMPORTANT:
If attending 1st Session arrive slightly early to bring out the boats and equipment!

Everyone needs to help to take the kayaks back to the poolside stores after the session.

 

Adult Novice Kayak Pool Session Courses

** To join the adult novice session from 7 to 8pm please contact us on info@dckc.co.uk The adult novice groups will be started on specific dates and a course of 6 to 8 pool sessions to get you developed ready to progress with the basics learnt and up to 1 star kayak standard. This year the intake dates are:

TBC – email us for details.

Rough coaching plan / rota = Link to current file (ask Graham for edit permissions or email if your name needs added to any dates)

Apr
16
Thu
CANCELLED DCKC PINKSTON SESSION MARCH APRIL 2020 DUE TO COVID19
Apr 16 @ 8:00 pm โ€“ 9:30 pm

All DCKC Activities are Cancelled / suspended

In light of the latest guidelines regarding Covid-19, the DCKC committee has taken the decision to CANCEL all scheduled club activities until further notice.

There will therefore be NO further pool sessions and NO further Pinkston sessions until further notice. Unfortunately this also includes tonight’s pool session.

Official club trips (i.e. those on the DCKC website calendar) are also cancelled/suspended until further notice.

The committee recognises that the above does not affect “peer” trips, which do NOT come under the control or responsibility of the club. Members taking part in peer trips should continue to take responsibility for conducting their own risk assessments in whether to participate or not, and may wish to consider additional precautions such as avoiding car sharing, using sanitising hand gel after boat carrying, avoiding over night stays in shared accommodation and maintaining distance (including avoiding rafting up and during any shore-based breaks). Clearly any one who is feeling unwell should not be attending. Additionally, members attending peer trips may wish to bear in mind that emergency service response may well be adversely impacted by the current situation.

Pinkston 2/3 Pump Club Night @ pinkston watersports centre
Apr 16 @ 8:00 pm โ€“ 9:30 pm

This is a Two / Three Pump night.ย  We have the venue booked from 7.30pm (flat water) and then the pumped course from 8pm. Changing rooms are available from 7pm onwards. At this water level most paddlers will be able to safely navigate the course and learn the basics.

Contact Sandy or Graham to discuss if it would suit you after reading more info at : https://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.

Priceย  White Water Course ยฃ8 (Canoe, Kayak or Sea Kayak Session in the basin onlyย  ยฃ4)

Important! – If planning to come along for the first time please contact Graham or Sandy.

Kit and Kayaks are available at Pinkston but to help us manage numbers and make sure we have enough kit please email Graham (grahammswanson@gmail.com before your first session).ย ย We have a six boats stored at Pinkston and these can be booked on a first come first served basis via –

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1PX3uRcdry9JVaq_z-0gz1mhR9nlbP1dZ-OQ-pI7FQPY/edit?usp=sharing

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 ยฃ2 fee applies! Please remember to make sure the file saves your entry. Additional boats can also be sourced, contact us if the club boats are all allocated.

Apr
21
Tue
IMPORTANT CANCELLED DUE TO COVID19 : Pool Session 2019-20 @ clydebank leisure centre
Apr 21 @ 7:00 pm โ€“ 9:00 pm

IMPORTANT: DUE TO COVID19 Guidance we have chosen to cancel the remaining pool sessions to end of April.

Kayak Pool Sessions

First Session is from 7 to 8pm, Children and Parents and adult beginners/novice groups*.

Second session is from 8 to 9pm Adults session.

During both sessions we will normally have coaching available however it will normally be possible to practice and do your own thing. The club provides kayaks, paddles and spraydecks.

IMPORTANT:
If attending 1st Session arrive slightly early to bring out the boats and equipment!

Everyone needs to help to take the kayaks back to the poolside stores after the session.

 

Adult Novice Kayak Pool Session Courses

** To join the adult novice session from 7 to 8pm please contact us on info@dckc.co.uk The adult novice groups will be started on specific dates and a course of 6 to 8 pool sessions to get you developed ready to progress with the basics learnt and up to 1 star kayak standard. This year the intake dates are:

TBC – email us for details.

Rough coaching plan / rota = Link to current file (ask Graham for edit permissions or email if your name needs added to any dates)

Apr
23
Thu
CANCELLED DCKC PINKSTON SESSION MARCH APRIL 2020 DUE TO COVID19
Apr 23 @ 8:00 pm โ€“ 9:30 pm

All DCKC Activities are Cancelled / suspended

In light of the latest guidelines regarding Covid-19, the DCKC committee has taken the decision to CANCEL all scheduled club activities until further notice.

There will therefore be NO further pool sessions and NO further Pinkston sessions until further notice. Unfortunately this also includes tonight’s pool session.

Official club trips (i.e. those on the DCKC website calendar) are also cancelled/suspended until further notice.

The committee recognises that the above does not affect “peer” trips, which do NOT come under the control or responsibility of the club. Members taking part in peer trips should continue to take responsibility for conducting their own risk assessments in whether to participate or not, and may wish to consider additional precautions such as avoiding car sharing, using sanitising hand gel after boat carrying, avoiding over night stays in shared accommodation and maintaining distance (including avoiding rafting up and during any shore-based breaks). Clearly any one who is feeling unwell should not be attending. Additionally, members attending peer trips may wish to bear in mind that emergency service response may well be adversely impacted by the current situation.

Apr
25
Sat
Canoe Polo Div 2 Date 2019/20
Apr 25 @ 1:30 pm โ€“ 9:30 pm

Div 2 Canoe polo (all saturday dates)

7/3/20 Dundee

4/4/20 Dundee

25/4/20 Pinkston

16/5/20 Pinkston