Jul
7
Tue
CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE Club Summer Evening Sessions 2020
Jul 7 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

 MOST tuesday’s the regular club evening session is evening session at Loch Lomond. Meet at the outdoor store from 6.15 trying to be away just after 6.30pm. If you have your own boat and kit then feel free to meet at Drumkinnon Bay. We aim to be back at the Outdoor store just after 9pm. Depending on numbers there may be groups off for a sea paddle, some sea kayak training or beginner training close to the shore or some games of polo (or all three). The Duncan Mills Slipway building has toilets and showers. If you have a roofrack please bring it with you to carry your canoe or kayak.

Please note that some evenings there may be alternative trips such as sea or river trips. Please contact the organisor if you wish to go on an alternative trip.

 

Please note:  there are several Tuesdays where we all go to somewhere for a trip… an “ALL AWAY TRIP”.

 

 

 

Tuesday 2nd June: The Key Swap Canal Trip (Stables Bar Kirkintilloch to the Boathouse Hotel and Bar or vice versa). A six mile one way paddle, but car owners can swapping keys mid-paddle to solve the shuttle. Considerable admin so please email graham.m.swanson@gmail.com if going directly to find out where you should start!

Tuesday 30th June: Midsummer Cumbrae Paddle : Organisor TBC

Tuesday 28th July: Science Museum Paddle (TBC if one way to Clydebank). Launching at Science museum.

 

Important!!! 2020 Still TBC. 2019 ALL AWAY TRIPS WERE…

7th May 2019 : Clyde Canal (Graham et al) / 4th June: Helensburgh to Sugar Boat/Inshore (Alan and Bev) / 2nd July: Cumbrae : Bev, Danny, Pat, David MacDonald (and support) 23rd July:  / 6th August: Lake of Menteith (Emily and Katy) / 3rd September: River Clyde (City Centre) (Jim Edmonds, Joe, Marie, Paul Malloy and Hannah)

Skills Development Discussion – by Zoom
Jul 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

An initial discussion regarding sharing ideas as to how club members might build some skills sets around observation, questioning and feedback, possibly dipping a toe into the area of coaching practice (for those who are interested). There is no pre-requisite in terms of prior level of knowledge or accredited coaching skills, so everyone is welcome.

Roddy will facilitate the initial meeting and include an example or two of skill development conversations we might have when out on the water to generate discussion. The aim would be to further develop skills and resources within the club, which are:

  • participant led
  • focused on development
  • supportive and empowering

The aim is that engaging in this journey will have a very positive impact on all our own paddling where ever we are on that journey.

If you would like to know more – please contact Roddy McDowell.

If you would like to attend please email membership@dckc.co.uk and provide your mobile phone number for the Zoom meeting details to be forwarded on to you.

Jul
9
Thu
CANCELLED Pinkston ONE PUMP Club Night @ pinkston watersports centre
Jul 9 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

This is a ONE PUMP night with gentler water suitable for less experienced paddlers. 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.

Price  White Water Course £8 (Canoe, Kayak or Sea Kayak Session in the basin only  £4)

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).  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 £2 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.

Jul
14
Tue
CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE Club Summer Evening Sessions 2020
Jul 14 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

 MOST tuesday’s the regular club evening session is evening session at Loch Lomond. Meet at the outdoor store from 6.15 trying to be away just after 6.30pm. If you have your own boat and kit then feel free to meet at Drumkinnon Bay. We aim to be back at the Outdoor store just after 9pm. Depending on numbers there may be groups off for a sea paddle, some sea kayak training or beginner training close to the shore or some games of polo (or all three). The Duncan Mills Slipway building has toilets and showers. If you have a roofrack please bring it with you to carry your canoe or kayak.

Please note that some evenings there may be alternative trips such as sea or river trips. Please contact the organisor if you wish to go on an alternative trip.

 

Please note:  there are several Tuesdays where we all go to somewhere for a trip… an “ALL AWAY TRIP”.

 

 

 

Tuesday 2nd June: The Key Swap Canal Trip (Stables Bar Kirkintilloch to the Boathouse Hotel and Bar or vice versa). A six mile one way paddle, but car owners can swapping keys mid-paddle to solve the shuttle. Considerable admin so please email graham.m.swanson@gmail.com if going directly to find out where you should start!

Tuesday 30th June: Midsummer Cumbrae Paddle : Organisor TBC

Tuesday 28th July: Science Museum Paddle (TBC if one way to Clydebank). Launching at Science museum.

 

Important!!! 2020 Still TBC. 2019 ALL AWAY TRIPS WERE…

7th May 2019 : Clyde Canal (Graham et al) / 4th June: Helensburgh to Sugar Boat/Inshore (Alan and Bev) / 2nd July: Cumbrae : Bev, Danny, Pat, David MacDonald (and support) 23rd July:  / 6th August: Lake of Menteith (Emily and Katy) / 3rd September: River Clyde (City Centre) (Jim Edmonds, Joe, Marie, Paul Malloy and Hannah)

Jul
16
Thu
CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE Pinkston 2/3 Pump Club Night @ pinkston watersports centre
Jul 16 @ 8:00 pm – 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 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.

Price  White Water Course £8 (Canoe, Kayak or Sea Kayak Session in the basin only  £4)

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).  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 £2 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.

Jul
18
Sat
CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE Skills Session at Loch Lomond 2020 @ Loch Lomond
Jul 18 @ 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 personal performance awards or just improving general skills, knowledge and experience. It is open to all skill levels.

Although the coaches vary Graham is the contact (grahammswanson@gmail.com), the coaches on the day will vary, and may be several available!

    Please get in touch to secure your space. The session only runs if someone is going to avoid the volunteer coach travelling unnecessarily. Unless otherwise agreed meeting is at the Millar Street Store at 10am and bring some lunch and a hot drink.

 

 

March 21st- Cancelled COVID19
April 18th – Cancelled COVID19
May 16th -Coaches: Iain McGie
June 20th – Coaches:
July 18th – Coaches:

August 15th – Coaches:

September 19th – Coaches:
October 17th – Coaches:
November 21st – Coaches:

Jul
21
Tue
CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE Club Summer Evening Sessions 2020
Jul 21 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

 MOST tuesday’s the regular club evening session is evening session at Loch Lomond. Meet at the outdoor store from 6.15 trying to be away just after 6.30pm. If you have your own boat and kit then feel free to meet at Drumkinnon Bay. We aim to be back at the Outdoor store just after 9pm. Depending on numbers there may be groups off for a sea paddle, some sea kayak training or beginner training close to the shore or some games of polo (or all three). The Duncan Mills Slipway building has toilets and showers. If you have a roofrack please bring it with you to carry your canoe or kayak.

Please note that some evenings there may be alternative trips such as sea or river trips. Please contact the organisor if you wish to go on an alternative trip.

 

Please note:  there are several Tuesdays where we all go to somewhere for a trip… an “ALL AWAY TRIP”.

 

 

 

Tuesday 2nd June: The Key Swap Canal Trip (Stables Bar Kirkintilloch to the Boathouse Hotel and Bar or vice versa). A six mile one way paddle, but car owners can swapping keys mid-paddle to solve the shuttle. Considerable admin so please email graham.m.swanson@gmail.com if going directly to find out where you should start!

Tuesday 30th June: Midsummer Cumbrae Paddle : Organisor TBC

Tuesday 28th July: Science Museum Paddle (TBC if one way to Clydebank). Launching at Science museum.

 

Important!!! 2020 Still TBC. 2019 ALL AWAY TRIPS WERE…

7th May 2019 : Clyde Canal (Graham et al) / 4th June: Helensburgh to Sugar Boat/Inshore (Alan and Bev) / 2nd July: Cumbrae : Bev, Danny, Pat, David MacDonald (and support) 23rd July:  / 6th August: Lake of Menteith (Emily and Katy) / 3rd September: River Clyde (City Centre) (Jim Edmonds, Joe, Marie, Paul Malloy and Hannah)

Jul
23
Thu
CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE Pinkston 1,2,3 Pump Progressive Club Night @ pinkston watersports centre
Jul 23 @ 8:00 pm – 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 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.

Price  White Water Course £8 (Canoe, Kayak or Sea Kayak Session in the basin only  £4)

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).  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 £2 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.

Jul
25
Sat
Wee Beastie Triathalon Rescue Boating
Jul 25 @ 8:00 am – 11:30 am
WEE BEASTIE TRIATHLON – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
We’re looking for a number of safety kayakers for the Wee Beastie Triathlon on 25th July – can you help? Our role at the event brings in important club funds so it’s a great way to give something back.
It’s a morning event at Loch Lomond, finishing up around 1ish with a complimentary bacon sandwich (or vegetarian option!).
To participate, you need to have completed the Foundation Safety and Rescue Training or have previously provided safety boat cover at a similar event.
Please email Emily on info@dckc.co.uk ASAP if you can help.
Jul
28
Tue
CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE Club Summer Evening Sessions 2020
Jul 28 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

 MOST tuesday’s the regular club evening session is evening session at Loch Lomond. Meet at the outdoor store from 6.15 trying to be away just after 6.30pm. If you have your own boat and kit then feel free to meet at Drumkinnon Bay. We aim to be back at the Outdoor store just after 9pm. Depending on numbers there may be groups off for a sea paddle, some sea kayak training or beginner training close to the shore or some games of polo (or all three). The Duncan Mills Slipway building has toilets and showers. If you have a roofrack please bring it with you to carry your canoe or kayak.

Please note that some evenings there may be alternative trips such as sea or river trips. Please contact the organisor if you wish to go on an alternative trip.

 

Please note:  there are several Tuesdays where we all go to somewhere for a trip… an “ALL AWAY TRIP”.

 

 

 

Tuesday 2nd June: The Key Swap Canal Trip (Stables Bar Kirkintilloch to the Boathouse Hotel and Bar or vice versa). A six mile one way paddle, but car owners can swapping keys mid-paddle to solve the shuttle. Considerable admin so please email graham.m.swanson@gmail.com if going directly to find out where you should start!

Tuesday 30th June: Midsummer Cumbrae Paddle : Organisor TBC

Tuesday 28th July: Science Museum Paddle (TBC if one way to Clydebank). Launching at Science museum.

 

Important!!! 2020 Still TBC. 2019 ALL AWAY TRIPS WERE…

7th May 2019 : Clyde Canal (Graham et al) / 4th June: Helensburgh to Sugar Boat/Inshore (Alan and Bev) / 2nd July: Cumbrae : Bev, Danny, Pat, David MacDonald (and support) 23rd July:  / 6th August: Lake of Menteith (Emily and Katy) / 3rd September: River Clyde (City Centre) (Jim Edmonds, Joe, Marie, Paul Malloy and Hannah)

Jul
30
Thu
CANCELLED : Pinkston Special Club Night @ pinkston watersports centre
Jul 30 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

We normally have 3 sessions a month but this month there is a bonus session.  Details to follow for

30th April – Pinkston Party

30th July – Summer Riot Session

29th October – Halloween Paddle

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.

Price  White Water Course £8 (Canoe, Kayak or Sea Kayak Session in the basin only  £4)

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).  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 £2 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.

Aug
4
Tue
CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE Club Summer Evening Sessions 2020
Aug 4 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

 MOST tuesday’s the regular club evening session is evening session at Loch Lomond. Meet at the outdoor store from 6.15 trying to be away just after 6.30pm. If you have your own boat and kit then feel free to meet at Drumkinnon Bay. We aim to be back at the Outdoor store just after 9pm. Depending on numbers there may be groups off for a sea paddle, some sea kayak training or beginner training close to the shore or some games of polo (or all three). The Duncan Mills Slipway building has toilets and showers. If you have a roofrack please bring it with you to carry your canoe or kayak.

Please note that some evenings there may be alternative trips such as sea or river trips. Please contact the organisor if you wish to go on an alternative trip.

 

Please note:  there are several Tuesdays where we all go to somewhere for a trip… an “ALL AWAY TRIP”.

 

 

 

Tuesday 2nd June: The Key Swap Canal Trip (Stables Bar Kirkintilloch to the Boathouse Hotel and Bar or vice versa). A six mile one way paddle, but car owners can swapping keys mid-paddle to solve the shuttle. Considerable admin so please email graham.m.swanson@gmail.com if going directly to find out where you should start!

Tuesday 30th June: Midsummer Cumbrae Paddle : Organisor TBC

Tuesday 28th July: Science Museum Paddle (TBC if one way to Clydebank). Launching at Science museum.

 

Important!!! 2020 Still TBC. 2019 ALL AWAY TRIPS WERE…

7th May 2019 : Clyde Canal (Graham et al) / 4th June: Helensburgh to Sugar Boat/Inshore (Alan and Bev) / 2nd July: Cumbrae : Bev, Danny, Pat, David MacDonald (and support) 23rd July:  / 6th August: Lake of Menteith (Emily and Katy) / 3rd September: River Clyde (City Centre) (Jim Edmonds, Joe, Marie, Paul Malloy and Hannah)

Aug
11
Tue
CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE Club Summer Evening Sessions 2020
Aug 11 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

 MOST tuesday’s the regular club evening session is evening session at Loch Lomond. Meet at the outdoor store from 6.15 trying to be away just after 6.30pm. If you have your own boat and kit then feel free to meet at Drumkinnon Bay. We aim to be back at the Outdoor store just after 9pm. Depending on numbers there may be groups off for a sea paddle, some sea kayak training or beginner training close to the shore or some games of polo (or all three). The Duncan Mills Slipway building has toilets and showers. If you have a roofrack please bring it with you to carry your canoe or kayak.

Please note that some evenings there may be alternative trips such as sea or river trips. Please contact the organisor if you wish to go on an alternative trip.

 

Please note:  there are several Tuesdays where we all go to somewhere for a trip… an “ALL AWAY TRIP”.

 

 

 

Tuesday 2nd June: The Key Swap Canal Trip (Stables Bar Kirkintilloch to the Boathouse Hotel and Bar or vice versa). A six mile one way paddle, but car owners can swapping keys mid-paddle to solve the shuttle. Considerable admin so please email graham.m.swanson@gmail.com if going directly to find out where you should start!

Tuesday 30th June: Midsummer Cumbrae Paddle : Organisor TBC

Tuesday 28th July: Science Museum Paddle (TBC if one way to Clydebank). Launching at Science museum.

 

Important!!! 2020 Still TBC. 2019 ALL AWAY TRIPS WERE…

7th May 2019 : Clyde Canal (Graham et al) / 4th June: Helensburgh to Sugar Boat/Inshore (Alan and Bev) / 2nd July: Cumbrae : Bev, Danny, Pat, David MacDonald (and support) 23rd July:  / 6th August: Lake of Menteith (Emily and Katy) / 3rd September: River Clyde (City Centre) (Jim Edmonds, Joe, Marie, Paul Malloy and Hannah)

Aug
13
Thu
CANCELLED Pinkston ONE PUMP Club Night @ pinkston watersports centre
Aug 13 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

This is a ONE PUMP night with gentler water suitable for less experienced paddlers. 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.

Price  White Water Course £8 (Canoe, Kayak or Sea Kayak Session in the basin only  £4)

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).  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 £2 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.

Aug
15
Sat
MV Cuma Sea Trip 2020 @ Summer Adventures on the MV Cuma
Aug 15 – Aug 22 all-day

The DCKC 2020 sea paddling adventure week will be based aboard the MV Cuma, and provide the opportunity for paddling in the Hebrides plus possibly – with a good weather window – the Monarch Isles or even (remote chance, so just whisper it!) St Kilda. As we will have the support of the MV Cuma available, this trip will allow us to accommodate a broader range of paddling ability within the group, and the organizing committee is keen to encourage improver sea paddlers to consider putting their names forward for the trip.

As we will be chartering the MV Cuma, the cost of the adventure will be £865 – this includes 6 days of accommodation and all food on board. This cost does not include any alcohol (though you are welcome to bring your own), the cost of travel to Lewis or any additional accommodation you may want for that journey. The accommodation on the MV Cuma is in twin-berth cabins (no single cabins available), so everyone on the trip will be required to share. Additionally, all group members will need to be comfortable with the risk of potentially being a very significant distance from any medical assistance – or even wifi!

There are 12 berths available and – obviously – we do not have the ability to expand the numbers of participants in any way.

A deposit of £300 will be required by 1 September 2019, with the balance due in June/early July 2020.

At this stage we are inviting club members who are / may be interested in taking part on the trip to apply for a space. (Please do not send any money until your space is confirmed). We are deliberately not allocating places on a “first-come/first-served” basis in order to allow more folk to consider applying for the trip and to have time to ask questions.

The deadline for applying for a place on the trip is: 28 August 2019 and club members who are interested in securing a berth should send their names to Bev (via the membership“at”dckc.co.uk email address).

In the event that the trip is over-subscribed, we will allocate places for this first MV Cuma trip as follows:

  • Trip organizing committee (Misha, Graham, Bev).
  • Club members who currently support the club through significant/regular contributions as volunteers (club committee / coaches / other regular volunteering roles).
  • Club members who currently regularly participate in club trips.
  • The “paddle-ability” balance of the group will also be considered by the trip leaders – as with any other club trip – and the trip leaders’ decision in this regard is final.
  • We will also need to have some cognizance of the need for club members to share accommodation in terms of M/F split.

Finally, if two or more members are “equal” in respect of the above – names will be randomly selected (drawn from a hat / selected by coin toss).

If finding the £300 deposit at short notice is a problem, please contact the trip administrator, Bev, (in confidence) to discuss options for a payment plan.

Any questions – please just ask one of the trip organizing committee:

Misha –  Trip Leader

Graham – Assistant Trip Leader

Bev – Administrator