Sep
22
Tue
Summer Sessions (COVID-19 Aware) @ Duncan Mills Slipway
Sep 22 @ 6:30 pm ‚Äď 8:30 pm

Tuesday Night Club Sessions during the COVID-19 Pandemic

DISCLAIMER: Attendance at a DCKC Club Night or Club Trip may incur some risk of contracting COVID-19. The committee has worked hard to minimise this risk and has produced a RISK ASSESSMENT and associated documents to manage the risk (these are available on the club website). The club will operate within government guidelines and as advised by the SCA, however, each individual member must form their own judgement regarding whether or not to attend any particular club activity.

If you are happy with this, then details for the Tuesday night sessions are as follows:

As a club, we will ONLY be able to accommodate a finite number of paddlers depending on the number of volunteer coaches/leaders for any specific club night.

YOU WILL THEREFORE NEED TO PRE-BOOK A SPACE ON EACH CLUB NIGHT THAT YOU WANT TO ATTEND. This includes people who have their own equipment.

If you need to borrow club equipment, this equipment will also need to be pre-booked. The booking system will be through the ‚Äústore‚ÄĚ option on the membership system (see https://membermojo.co.uk/dckc). BOOKINGS WILL CLOSE ON THE MONDAY.

There is a guide to how to book onto the club night using the membership system on the club website (Members Pages). This is available here.

PLEASE DO NOT TURN UP ON A CLUB NIGHT WITHOUT HAVING PRE-BOOKED ‚Äď THIS IS UNFAIR TO THE COACHES/LEADERS and you may be turned away.

There will be options to book on kayak, sea kayak, canoe and paddleboard sessions. The availability of these sessions will depend on which coaches and trip leaders can attend!

We will meet at the beach next to Drumkinnon Bay on Loch Lomond (no meeting at Clydebank store) if you have your own kit.

If you need to borrow club kit and have booked it out then we’ll see you at the Club Container next to the Duncan Mills slipway, Pier Rd, Balloch between 18.30 and 19.00.

See you there!

Accessing Club Equipment: You should turn up at the container in possession of a face covering and hand sanitiser or disposable gloves. We need to restrict the number of people in the container, so equipment may be passed out to you.

When on a Club Night: You should listen to the instructions given by the keyholder or trip leader and you should maintain social distancing. If at any point you think that things are unsafe, you should make this known to the keyholder or to the trip leader (this will often be the same person).

Rescues: You should be able to perform a self-rescue in the conditions in which you are paddling. The coach / leader will provide verbal guidance in the first instance if you need help with this. As a last resort, should you need assistance, listen to the advice of the trip leader who will be able to facilitate a suitable, socially distanced rescue. This may vary slightly to rescues that you have practised previously, so please follow the instructions given.

After the Trip / Club Night: Wash your hands thoroughly with soap when you return home.

Remember, you should not attend club events or activities if EITHER of the following apply:

  • You or someone in your household has any symptoms of Covid-19 i.e. new persistent cough, and/or fever, and/or change/loss of sense of smell or taste. If this is the case, you must self-isolate at home; seek testing for people with symptoms via NHS Inform; and NOT attend club events until your self-isolation period is complete.¬†

OR

  • You have been in contact with someone with confirmed Covid-19 and have therefore been advised to self-isolate by NHS Test & Protect (contact tracing service).

Please see www.nhsinform.scot for more information on essential precautions to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

Sep
24
Thu
Pinkston 1,2,3 Pump Progressive Club Night @ pinkston watersports centre
Sep 24 @ 8:00 pm ‚Äď 9:30 pm

This is a 1, 2, 3 Progressive night. We will start gentler and progress through the night.  We have the venue booked from 7.30pm (flat water) and then the pumped course from 8pm. Changing rooms are not available. At this water level most paddlers will be able to safely navigate the course and learn the basics.

During all sessions the basin will also be available and includes the moving flat water section below the course and the stationary flat water part of the basin. Both sea kayaks and general purpose plastic boats may be used in the basin.

More information can be found at : https://dckc.co.uk/about/pinkston-club-night/

Any questions, please contact Marcus (marcuswheel0@gmail.com)
To comply with regulations related to the current¬†Covid 19 situation all members wishing to attend will be¬†required to book beforehand using the “store” option of the membership system,¬†https://membermojo.co.uk/dckc. (See “Covid” tab of the club website for a detailed guide for how to do this). Members will also be able to book relevant equipment if required subject to availability. The charge per session will be ¬£10 for course use and ¬£5 for basin-only use. These charges include the use of club equipment if required. Members are requested to pay these charges by periodic bank transfer to the club account to avoid the necessity¬†of individuals handling cash at each session. To encourage members to book well in advance the club is offering an advantageous season ticket rate of ¬£70 for course use and ¬£35 for basin use throughout. Season ticket holders will still be required to book each session.
Final point to note – toilets are available at Pinkston, but the changing rooms are closed at present.
Any questions, please contact Marcus (marcuswheel0@gmail.com)
Sep
29
Tue
Summer Sessions (COVID-19 Aware) @ Duncan Mills Slipway
Sep 29 @ 6:30 pm ‚Äď 8:30 pm

Tuesday Night Club Sessions during the COVID-19 Pandemic

DISCLAIMER: Attendance at a DCKC Club Night or Club Trip may incur some risk of contracting COVID-19. The committee has worked hard to minimise this risk and has produced a RISK ASSESSMENT and associated documents to manage the risk (these are available on the club website). The club will operate within government guidelines and as advised by the SCA, however, each individual member must form their own judgement regarding whether or not to attend any particular club activity.

If you are happy with this, then details for the Tuesday night sessions are as follows:

As a club, we will ONLY be able to accommodate a finite number of paddlers depending on the number of volunteer coaches/leaders for any specific club night.

YOU WILL THEREFORE NEED TO PRE-BOOK A SPACE ON EACH CLUB NIGHT THAT YOU WANT TO ATTEND. This includes people who have their own equipment.

If you need to borrow club equipment, this equipment will also need to be pre-booked. The booking system will be through the ‚Äústore‚ÄĚ option on the membership system (see https://membermojo.co.uk/dckc). BOOKINGS WILL CLOSE ON THE MONDAY.

There is a guide to how to book onto the club night using the membership system on the club website (Members Pages). This is available here.

PLEASE DO NOT TURN UP ON A CLUB NIGHT WITHOUT HAVING PRE-BOOKED ‚Äď THIS IS UNFAIR TO THE COACHES/LEADERS and you may be turned away.

There will be options to book on kayak, sea kayak, canoe and paddleboard sessions. The availability of these sessions will depend on which coaches and trip leaders can attend!

We will meet at the beach next to Drumkinnon Bay on Loch Lomond (no meeting at Clydebank store) if you have your own kit.

If you need to borrow club kit and have booked it out then we’ll see you at the Club Container next to the Duncan Mills slipway, Pier Rd, Balloch between 18.30 and 19.00.

See you there!

Accessing Club Equipment: You should turn up at the container in possession of a face covering and hand sanitiser or disposable gloves. We need to restrict the number of people in the container, so equipment may be passed out to you.

When on a Club Night: You should listen to the instructions given by the keyholder or trip leader and you should maintain social distancing. If at any point you think that things are unsafe, you should make this known to the keyholder or to the trip leader (this will often be the same person).

Rescues: You should be able to perform a self-rescue in the conditions in which you are paddling. The coach / leader will provide verbal guidance in the first instance if you need help with this. As a last resort, should you need assistance, listen to the advice of the trip leader who will be able to facilitate a suitable, socially distanced rescue. This may vary slightly to rescues that you have practised previously, so please follow the instructions given.

After the Trip / Club Night: Wash your hands thoroughly with soap when you return home.

Remember, you should not attend club events or activities if EITHER of the following apply:

  • You or someone in your household has any symptoms of Covid-19 i.e. new persistent cough, and/or fever, and/or change/loss of sense of smell or taste. If this is the case, you must self-isolate at home; seek testing for people with symptoms via NHS Inform; and NOT attend club events until your self-isolation period is complete.¬†

OR

  • You have been in contact with someone with confirmed Covid-19 and have therefore been advised to self-isolate by NHS Test & Protect (contact tracing service).

Please see www.nhsinform.scot for more information on essential precautions to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

Oct
1
Thu
Pinkston 1 Pump Club Night @ pinkston watersports centre
Oct 1 @ 8:00 pm ‚Äď 9:30 pm

This is a One Pump night and as such is suitable for beginners wishing to experience kayaking in moving water.  We have the venue booked from 7.30pm (flat water) and then the pumped course from 8pm. Changing rooms are not available. At this water level most paddlers will be able to safely navigate the course and learn the basics.

During all sessions the basin will also be available and includes the moving flat water section below the course and the stationary flat water part of the basin. Both sea kayaks and general purpose plastic boats may be used in the basin.

More information can be found at : https://dckc.co.uk/about/pinkston-club-night/

To comply with regulations related to the current¬†Covid 19 situation all members wishing to attend will be¬†required to book beforehand using the “store” option of the membership system,¬†https://membermojo.co.uk/dckc. (See “Covid” tab of the club website for a detailed guide for how to do this). Members will also be able to book relevant equipment if required subject to availability. The charge per session will be ¬£10 for course use and ¬£5 for basin-only use. These charges include the use of club equipment if required. Members are requested to pay these charges by periodic bank transfer to the club account to avoid the necessity¬†of individuals handling cash at each session. To encourage members to book well in advance the club is offering an advantageous season ticket rate of ¬£70 for course use and ¬£35 for basin use throughout. Season ticket holders will still be required to book each session.
Any questions, please contact Marcus (marcuswheel0@gmail.com)
Oct
8
Thu
Pinkston 1/2 Pump Club Night
Oct 8 @ 8:00 pm ‚Äď 9:30 pm

This is a One/ Two Pump night.  We have the venue booked from 8.00pm. Changing rooms are not available. At this water level most paddlers will be able to safely navigate the course and learn the basics.

During all sessions the basin will also be available and includes the moving flat water section below the course and the stationary flat water part of the basin. Both sea kayaks and general purpose plastic boats may be used in the basin.

More information can be found at : https://dckc.co.uk/about/pinkston-club-night/

To comply with regulations related to the current¬†Covid 19 situation all members wishing to attend will be¬†required to book beforehand using the “store” option of the membership system,¬†https://membermojo.co.uk/dckc. (See “Covid” tab of the club website for a detailed guide for how to do this). Members will also be able to book relevant equipment if required subject to availability. The charge per session will be ¬£10 for course use and ¬£5 for basin-only use. These charges include the use of club equipment if required. Members are requested to pay these charges by periodic bank transfer to the club account to avoid the necessity¬†of individuals handling cash at each session. To encourage members to book well in advance the club is offering an advantageous season ticket rate of ¬£70 for course use and ¬£35 for basin use throughout. Season ticket holders will still be required to book each session.
Any questions, please contact Marcus (marcuswheel0@gmail.com)
Oct
15
Thu
Pinkston 2/3 Pump night
Oct 15 @ 8:00 pm ‚Äď 9:30 pm

This is a Two / Three Pump night.  We have the venue booked from 7.30pm (flat water) and then the pumped course from 8pm. Changing rooms are not available. At this water level most paddlers will still be able to safely navigate the course and learn the basics.

During all sessions the basin will also be available and includes the moving flat water section below the course and the stationary flat water part of the basin. Both sea kayaks and general purpose plastic boats may be used in the basin.

More information can be found at : https://dckc.co.uk/about/pinkston-club-night/

To comply with regulations related to the current¬†Covid 19 situation all members wishing to attend will be¬†required to book beforehand using the ‚Äústore‚ÄĚ option of the membership system,¬†https://membermojo.co.uk/dckc. (See ‚ÄúCovid‚ÄĚ tab of the club website for a detailed guide for how to do this). Members will also be able to book relevant equipment if required subject to availability. The charge per session will be ¬£10 for course use and ¬£5 for basin-only use. These charges include the use of club equipment if required. Members are requested to pay these charges by periodic bank transfer to the club account to avoid the necessity¬†of individuals handling cash at each session. To encourage members to book well in advance the club is offering an advantageous season ticket rate of ¬£70 for course use and ¬£35 for basin use throughout. Season ticket holders will still be required to book each session.
Any questions, please contact Marcus (marcuswheel0@gmail.com)
Oct
17
Sat
Foundation Safety and Rescue training @ Loch Lomond
Oct 17 all-day

This course isn’t just for open boaters. Its for all paddlers including those who sea kayak, river kayak, and SUP (stand up paddleboard). It is a required course if you intend to progress to be a Paddlesport Instructor, but it is not just for those who are considering coaching qualifications. It is the basic safety course that all other safety courses are built on.¬† It will make you a safer paddler!

Some More Information…………………..

The British Canoeing Foundation Safety & Rescue Training course is the first safety course that most paddlers encounter as it teaches the safety skills that the other courses then build on and develop. You will be shown simple and effective techniques which will allow you to deal with the common problems that you can be confronted with on flat water whether you paddle a kayak, a canoe or a sea kayak. By the end of the course you will be a safer paddler as you will have the skill to be able to rescue others in a wide variety of situations and you will be able to empty a variety of boats in a safe and easy way.

Topics covered on this course include:

  • Safety and rescue protocols.
  • Equipment ‚Äď what to carry.
  • Simple reaching rescues.
  • Simple throwing rescues.
  • Swimmer tows and rescues.
  • Tows and towlines.
  • Safe boat emptying for kayaks, canoes and sea kayaks.
  • Returning swimmers to boats.
  • Dealing with unconscious kayakers.
  • What happens if we all go in.

This is a ‚Äėget wet‚Äô course however on most courses, this will be saved until the afternoon so don‚Äôt worry about being in and out of the water all day. The coach will probably spend more time in the water than you and will demonstrate all the rescues both as rescuer and also as the pretend casualty.

In preparation for the course you can have a look at

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UJJvVWHKOY&list=PLG39ew-O5f_2KmRRuBmeye8KoeGdBCFR-&index=2

Course cost is £40 for club members and £60 for non-club members.

Any questions, call Sandy on 07962 226280 or see him at the pool (hopefully soon) or outdoor sessions.

Oct
22
Thu
Pinkston 1,2,3 Pump Progressive Club Night @ pinkston watersports centre
Oct 22 @ 8:00 pm ‚Äď 9:30 pm

This is a 1, 2, 3 Progressive night. We will start gentler and progress through the night.  We have the venue booked from 7.30pm (flat water) and then the pumped course from 8pm. Changing rooms are not available. At this water level most paddlers will be able to safely navigate the course and learn the basics.

During all sessions the basin will also be available and includes the moving flat water section below the course and the stationary flat water part of the basin. Both sea kayaks and general purpose plastic boats may be used in the basin.

More information can be found at : https://dckc.co.uk/about/pinkston-club-night/

Any questions, please contact Marcus (marcuswheel0@gmail.com)
To comply with regulations related to the current¬†Covid 19 situation all members wishing to attend will be¬†required to book beforehand using the “store” option of the membership system,¬†https://membermojo.co.uk/dckc. (See “Covid” tab of the club website for a detailed guide for how to do this). Members will also be able to book relevant equipment if required subject to availability. The charge per session will be ¬£10 for course use and ¬£5 for basin-only use. These charges include the use of club equipment if required. Members are requested to pay these charges by periodic bank transfer to the club account to avoid the necessity¬†of individuals handling cash at each session. To encourage members to book well in advance the club is offering an advantageous season ticket rate of ¬£70 for course use and ¬£35 for basin use throughout. Season ticket holders will still be required to book each session.
Final point to note – toilets are available at Pinkston, but the changing rooms are closed at present.
Any questions, please contact Marcus (marcuswheel0@gmail.com)
Oct
24
Sat
Foundation Safety and Rescue Training @ Loch Lomond
Oct 24 all-day

This course isn’t just for open boaters. Its for all paddlers including those who sea kayak, river kayak, and SUP (stand up paddleboard). It is a required course if you intend to progress to be a Paddlesport Instructor, but it is not just for those who are considering coaching qualifications. It is the basic safety course that all other safety courses are built on.¬† It will make you a safer paddler!

Some More Information…………………..

The British Canoeing Foundation Safety & Rescue Training course is the first safety course that most paddlers encounter as it teaches the safety skills that the other courses then build on and develop. You will be shown simple and effective techniques which will allow you to deal with the common problems that you can be confronted with on flat water whether you paddle a kayak, a canoe or a sea kayak. By the end of the course you will be a safer paddler as you will have the skill to be able to rescue others in a wide variety of situations and you will be able to empty a variety of boats in a safe and easy way.

Topics covered on this course include:

  • Safety and rescue protocols.
  • Equipment ‚Äď what to carry.
  • Simple reaching rescues.
  • Simple throwing rescues.
  • Swimmer tows and rescues.
  • Tows and towlines.
  • Safe boat emptying for kayaks, canoes and sea kayaks.
  • Returning swimmers to boats.
  • Dealing with unconscious kayakers.
  • What happens if we all go in.

This is a ‚Äėget wet‚Äô course however on most courses, this will be saved until the afternoon so don‚Äôt worry about being in and out of the water all day. The coach will probably spend more time in the water than you and will demonstrate all the rescues both as rescuer and also as the pretend casualty.

In preparation for the course you can have a look at

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UJJvVWHKOY&list=PLG39ew-O5f_2KmRRuBmeye8KoeGdBCFR-&index=2

Course cost is £40 for club members and £60 for non-club members.

Any questions, call Sandy on 07962 226280 or see him at the pool (hopefully soon) or outdoor sessions.

Oct
29
Thu
Pinkston Special Club Night – 1/2/3 Pumps and other entertainment? @ pinkston watersports centre
Oct 29 @ 8:00 pm ‚Äď 9:30 pm

We normally have 4 sessions a month but this month there is a bonus session.

This is a One /Two / Three Pump night.  We have the venue booked from 7.30pm (flat water) and then the pumped course from 8pm. Changing rooms are not available. At this water level most paddlers will be able to safely navigate the course and learn the basics.

During all sessions the basin will also be available and includes the moving flat water section below the course and the stationary flat water part of the basin. Both sea kayaks and general purpose plastic boats may be used in the basin.

More information can be found at : https://dckc.co.uk/about/pinkston-club-night/

To comply with regulations related to the current¬†Covid 19 situation all members wishing to attend will be¬†required to book beforehand using the “store” option of the membership system,¬†https://membermojo.co.uk/dckc. (See “Covid” tab of the club website for a detailed guide for how to do this). Members will also be able to book relevant equipment if required subject to availability. The charge per session will be ¬£10 for course use and ¬£5 for basin-only use. These charges include the use of club equipment if required. Members are requested to pay these charges by periodic bank transfer to the club account to avoid the necessity¬†of individuals handling cash at each session. To encourage members to book well in advance the club is offering an advantageous season ticket rate of ¬£70 for course use and ¬£35 for basin use throughout. Season ticket holders will still be required to book each session.
Any questions, please contact Marcus (marcuswheel0@gmail.com)
Nov
5
Thu
Pinkston 1 Pump Club Night @ pinkston watersports centre
Nov 5 @ 8:00 pm ‚Äď 9:30 pm

This is a One Pump night and as such is suitable for beginners wishing to experience kayaking in moving water.  We have the venue booked from 7.30pm (flat water) and then the pumped course from 8pm. Changing rooms are not available. At this water level most paddlers will be able to safely navigate the course and learn the basics.

During all sessions the basin will also be available and includes the moving flat water section below the course and the stationary flat water part of the basin. Both sea kayaks and general purpose plastic boats may be used in the basin.

More information can be found at : https://dckc.co.uk/about/pinkston-club-night/

To comply with regulations related to the current¬†Covid 19 situation all members wishing to attend will be¬†required to book beforehand using the “store” option of the membership system,¬†https://membermojo.co.uk/dckc. (See “Covid” tab of the club website for a detailed guide for how to do this). Members will also be able to book relevant equipment if required subject to availability. The charge per session will be ¬£10 for course use and ¬£5 for basin-only use. These charges include the use of club equipment if required. Members are requested to pay these charges by periodic bank transfer to the club account to avoid the necessity¬†of individuals handling cash at each session. To encourage members to book well in advance the club is offering an advantageous season ticket rate of ¬£70 for course use and ¬£35 for basin use throughout. Season ticket holders will still be required to book each session.
Any questions, please contact Marcus (marcuswheel0@gmail.com)
Nov
12
Thu
Pinkston 1/2 Pump Club Night
Nov 12 @ 8:00 pm ‚Äď 9:30 pm

This is a One/ Two Pump night.  We have the venue booked from 8.00pm. Changing rooms are not available. At this water level most paddlers will be able to safely navigate the course and learn the basics.

During all sessions the basin will also be available and includes the moving flat water section below the course and the stationary flat water part of the basin. Both sea kayaks and general purpose plastic boats may be used in the basin.

More information can be found at : https://dckc.co.uk/about/pinkston-club-night/

To comply with regulations related to the current¬†Covid 19 situation all members wishing to attend will be¬†required to book beforehand using the “store” option of the membership system,¬†https://membermojo.co.uk/dckc. (See “Covid” tab of the club website for a detailed guide for how to do this). Members will also be able to book relevant equipment if required subject to availability. The charge per session will be ¬£10 for course use and ¬£5 for basin-only use. These charges include the use of club equipment if required. Members are requested to pay these charges by periodic bank transfer to the club account to avoid the necessity¬†of individuals handling cash at each session. To encourage members to book well in advance the club is offering an advantageous season ticket rate of ¬£70 for course use and ¬£35 for basin use throughout. Season ticket holders will still be required to book each session.
Any questions, please contact Marcus (marcuswheel0@gmail.com)
Nov
19
Thu
Pinkston 2/3 Pump night
Nov 19 @ 8:00 pm ‚Äď 9:30 pm

This is a Two / Three Pump night.  We have the venue booked from 7.30pm (flat water) and then the pumped course from 8pm. Changing rooms are not available. At this water level most paddlers will still be able to safely navigate the course and learn the basics.

During all sessions the basin will also be available and includes the moving flat water section below the course and the stationary flat water part of the basin. Both sea kayaks and general purpose plastic boats may be used in the basin.

More information can be found at : https://dckc.co.uk/about/pinkston-club-night/

To comply with regulations related to the current¬†Covid 19 situation all members wishing to attend will be¬†required to book beforehand using the ‚Äústore‚ÄĚ option of the membership system,¬†https://membermojo.co.uk/dckc. (See ‚ÄúCovid‚ÄĚ tab of the club website for a detailed guide for how to do this). Members will also be able to book relevant equipment if required subject to availability. The charge per session will be ¬£10 for course use and ¬£5 for basin-only use. These charges include the use of club equipment if required. Members are requested to pay these charges by periodic bank transfer to the club account to avoid the necessity¬†of individuals handling cash at each session. To encourage members to book well in advance the club is offering an advantageous season ticket rate of ¬£70 for course use and ¬£35 for basin use throughout. Season ticket holders will still be required to book each session.
Any questions, please contact Marcus (marcuswheel0@gmail.com)
Nov
26
Thu
Pinkston 1,2,3 Pump Progressive Club Night @ pinkston watersports centre
Nov 26 @ 8:00 pm ‚Äď 9:30 pm

This is a 1, 2, 3 Progressive night. We will start gentler and progress through the night.  We have the venue booked from 7.30pm (flat water) and then the pumped course from 8pm. Changing rooms are not available. At this water level most paddlers will be able to safely navigate the course and learn the basics.

During all sessions the basin will also be available and includes the moving flat water section below the course and the stationary flat water part of the basin. Both sea kayaks and general purpose plastic boats may be used in the basin.

More information can be found at : https://dckc.co.uk/about/pinkston-club-night/

Any questions, please contact Marcus (marcuswheel0@gmail.com)
To comply with regulations related to the current¬†Covid 19 situation all members wishing to attend will be¬†required to book beforehand using the “store” option of the membership system,¬†https://membermojo.co.uk/dckc. (See “Covid” tab of the club website for a detailed guide for how to do this). Members will also be able to book relevant equipment if required subject to availability. The charge per session will be ¬£10 for course use and ¬£5 for basin-only use. These charges include the use of club equipment if required. Members are requested to pay these charges by periodic bank transfer to the club account to avoid the necessity¬†of individuals handling cash at each session. To encourage members to book well in advance the club is offering an advantageous season ticket rate of ¬£70 for course use and ¬£35 for basin use throughout. Season ticket holders will still be required to book each session.
Final point to note – toilets are available at Pinkston, but the changing rooms are closed at present.
Any questions, please contact Marcus (marcuswheel0@gmail.com)