Drumchapel & Clydebank Kayak Club

Drumchapel & Clydebank Kayak Club

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There is a place on the WW leader training this weekend with Jonny Hawkins.

Cost £120
Location: Grandtully area.

PM me if interested
River Awe peer paddle last Sunday
I have been asked to pass this along:

Can I just say a big thank you to the members (sorry forgot your names guys) of your club that attended Thursday evenings talk at the RWSABC, a lot off commitment to paddle across and back in the dark. I hope they enjoyed the talk and took something away with them from it and made it home safely. Good luck with you trip to Oban when you do it, it’s an amazing trip 😊😊😊

Paul Edgar
RWSABC
Admins - if this isn’t allowed recommending another FB group then please remove

I have set up a FB page dedicated to the art of the roll for all kayakers whether sea or otherwise. It is a peer group of like minded kayakers who want to learn to roll or progress an already established basic roll with helpful advice from other more experienced members.
The aim is to generate interest in the hows and whys of having a good roll, an ability that will make the average kayaker a more confident paddler literarily overnight from the day they make their first succesful roll.
By posting videos of yourself rolling you can get instant feedback and critique on any improvements that could be made or just post and ask for advice on how to do the basics.
It originally was intended to be a small local west coast group but has grown arms and legs and already has over 100 members from all parts of the country with a mixture of highly experienced rollers and rolling coaches to the complete beginner and the intention is to arrange meet ups and put experienced rollers alongside beginners and receive free advice on how to roll
If anyone is interested the link to the page is

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1126328251248384/?ref=share_group_link
Play boating for beginners with Bruce Jolliffe.

There is a place available for Play boating for beginners with Bruce Jolliffe, Scotland’s premier play boating coach, on 7/8th May. It is based on the River Awe, which is on release. Get in touch for details.
Freestyle weekend with Bruce Jolliffe on the Awe: 7/8th May. One place left. This is aimed at novice freestyle paddlers, but you'll have decent roll already, feel happy on G3 and have a sense of adventure. PM if interested.
I was wondering if any other members have had a Cambridge Kayak! And if so are they quite good.
Some nice conditions on the Forth today for the 4* group
Great week in Skye with Kate Duffus on the Drumchapel & Clydebank Kayak Club advanced sea kayaking development week 1. Some big conditions, some challenges and some silliness 🙂
Hi, I lost my phone at weekend, and have no contact on whats app, if anything important comes up you can facebook me or message me on my email or this mobile number 👍07716777967
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A successful crossing..
Approaching the weir
Some pics from your jaunt down the Kelvin today.
Beautiful Belhaven bay with 2-3m surf. Kayak surfing

Drumchapel & Clydebank Kayak Club the premier paddle sports club in the West of Scotland.

Operating as usual

Calendar for Drumchapel and Clydebank Kayak Club | Drumchapel and Clydebank Kayak Club: Glasgow's leading recreational canoe club 07/11/2022

Calendar for Drumchapel and Clydebank Kayak Club | Drumchapel and Clydebank Kayak Club: Glasgow's leading recreational canoe club

After a post-summer lull a few more paddles are now being published on the dckc calendar. Helensburgh Canoe Club have also got a talk on the 16th that DCKC members have been invited to. https://dckc.co.uk/calendar/

Calendar for Drumchapel and Clydebank Kayak Club | Drumchapel and Clydebank Kayak Club: Glasgow's leading recreational canoe club Find out what events, courses, sessions and socials are coming up for our club members.

04/11/2022

11am on 14th November!! Bookings open for the fabulous SWPS2023!! Put it in your diary NOW!

Photos from Drumchapel & Clydebank Kayak Club's post 30/10/2022

Pumpkin paddle went down a storm. Wondering if it should now be a DCKC tradition, like the Mincepie Paddle !?! 😃

SWPS 2023 - Subsidised Tickets - Apply Now 26/10/2022

SWPS 2023 - Subsidised Tickets - Apply Now

Any (female) members from low income or from under-represented groups can apply for a subsidised place at the fabulous SCA Women's Paddling Symposium in May 2023!

https://www.canoescotland.org/scottish-womens-paddle-symposium-swps-2023?fbclid=IwAR2lMjUmn7t92K_Ny6QKbIuVCNd658xzdpuxGh3phkCR_jUHg2kakxpXteg#gsc.tab=0

SWPS 2023 - Subsidised Tickets - Apply Now Join us today. Our mission is to enable and inspire involvement in paddlesport; for enjoyment, health, community, challenge and achievement.

21/10/2022

Great opportunity for developing coaching skills

We are looking for 20 aspiring women coaches for a range of sessions in Sea Kayak, WW Kayak, Canoe, SUP, Pack Rafting, Rolling.....
Read more: https://www.canoescotland.org/swps23coaches/

Which qualification is right for me? - British Canoeing Awarding Body 18/10/2022

Which qualification is right for me? - British Canoeing Awarding Body

Would you like to get qualified?

Which qualification is right for me? - British Canoeing Awarding Body Why choose a British Canoeing Awarding Body qualification? British Canoeing Awarding Body qualifications and awards are recognised and used throughout the UK and Internationally. Within the UK, British Canoeing Awarding Body is the only recognised paddlesport Awarding Body, providing qualifications....

11/10/2022

Hi, I have a Paddlesport Leader assessment running on Sunday 16 October on Loch Lomond. Looking for kayakers, canoeists and paddleboarders. If you can help out as a volunteer to be led during the assessment please get in touch with me. Thanks..... Sandy Johnston

Photos from Scottish Sea Kayaking's post 07/10/2022

A little taster of next year's potential. However I think we all have Shetland in our sights. 😊

03/10/2022

A wee reminder that the club AGM is this Wednesday 5th October - all welcome (7.30pm Partickhill Bowling Club) See https://dckc.co.uk/calendar/club-calendar/ for more info).
Pool sessions are in full swing and as well as regular paddling/coaching there are now some specific coached sessions on different topics during the adult session (8-9pm). Find out more and to sign up you can click on the link on the pool session page on the club calendar. More sessions will be announced but tomorrow night's is "under-water confidence for kayaking" if you fancied that! (you can also view the program at https://www.dropbox.com/s/ojt1hcsa5kse9mv/Pool%20Session%20Scheduled%20Groups%20and%20Topics%20Autumn%202022.docx?dl=0)

Watch The 2022 Extreme Kayak Championships Live (Video) 23/09/2022

Watch The 2022 Extreme Kayak Championships Live (Video)

Just a little something to get you in the WW mood.

Watch The 2022 Extreme Kayak Championships Live (Video) On September 23, a collection of the best whitewater racers in the world will make their way to a starting ramp above a steep, chaotic section of river

02/09/2022

For our female paddlers out there seeking fame (but maybe not fortune). 😂

Calling all female adventurers! We’ve been gathering some great adventures to feature on the next series of the Adventure Show. However, to ensure that our features represent everyone, we need a few more female contributors (pairs/groups including women also welcome). So if you’ve got some video footage of your Scottish outings that you would like to see featured on the next adventure show please check out: https://forms.gle/9W1DsgeQJ7Hi19y18

Andy's Ailsa Craig Swim 02/09/2022

Andy's Ailsa Craig Swim

A great cause and DCKC are involved by helping provide safety kayakers (Bev, Leigh and Paul)

Andy's Ailsa Craig Swim Help Andrew Bonham raise money to support The British Red Cross Society

25/08/2022

We are delighted to announce the selection of 29 women to the SCA Women’s Coach/Leader Development Programme!🥳 👩‍👩‍👧‍👦

We have a real shortage of female coaches and leaders in Paddlesport. We would like more, diversity makes for a better environment for everyone! So in January this year we applied and were successful in receiving a National Lottery Community Fund Grant to help us deliver a Female Coach/Leader Development programme for 29 brilliant individuals. 🌊🚣‍♀️

Read more about the brilliant people and what they have to say here: https://www.canoescotland.org/my-post89665f61#gsc.tab=0

24/07/2022

If you see any dead birds please notify DEFRA

🚨Avian Flu

Do not touch or pick up any dead or sick birds that you find. If you find a single dead wild waterfowl (swans, geese or ducks), a single dead bird of prey, or five or more dead wild birds of any other species (including gulls) at the same place at the same time you should report them to Defra’s national telephone helpline: 03459 33 55 77 (please select option 7).

For more advice on the latest situation visit: https://bit.ly/3ISA1FZ and https://bit.ly/3yTTkKj

Avian flu update: NatureScot advises public landings to stop on 23 islands 22/07/2022

Avian flu update: NatureScot advises public landings to stop on 23 islands

Worth noting!

Avian flu update: NatureScot advises public landings to stop on 23 islands NatureScot is advising public landings to stop on 23 Scottish islands, limiting the spread of avian flu and giving seabirds the best possible chance to survive and recover from the current severe outbreak.

Timeline photos 22/07/2022

BA / PFD warning for products sold via Amazon

British Canoeing has been made aware of product recalls for eleven models of buoyancy aids and lifejackets presenting a serious risk of drowning.

The eleven models sold via Amazon with brand names NILIPEI, FLOATTOP, LIXONG, ROSOAMY, GRELANT, AJING, ZENING, STECTO, OMOUBOI, WELLPATH and Rrtizan. The products do not meet the requirements of the relevant regulations and show no demonstration of having been conformity assessed. We recommend owners stop using these products immediately.

Further product details can be found here ➡️ https://orlo.uk/xMCzw

20/07/2022

A busy sunny night at Loch Lomond. Unbelievably there are only 6 more Tuesday club nights at Loch Lomond before back to the swimming pool!

15/07/2022

Iain McGie has added a new trip on 19th July - evening paddle on the Clyde . More info, arrangements, previous experience needed etc at https://dckc.co.uk/calendar/

26/06/2022

Hi, Looking for help on Tueday night when I planning to run an open water assessment for Paddlesport Touring Leader on Loch Lomond. I need some canoesists kayakers and paddleboarders who will be lead by the candidate in a maximum of force 4 winds out on the Loch. If you can help drop me an message. Thanks. Sandy Johnston

Events – How We Roll 10/06/2022

Events – How We Roll

"How We Roll" comes back to Scotland - learn to roll with a stick!
https://howwerollkayaking.co.uk/events/

Events – How We Roll For 2022 we are currently planning a 2-day course intensive rolling clinic and kayaking skills at the end of April with Sea Kayaking Cornwall (please see their page for more information), a Storm Roll Special in May, we are also running the Surf/Rolling course with Simon Osborne in September. In the...

10/06/2022

Little video from a busy Pinkston session last night! We have a week off next week but back after that. Visit https://dckc.co.uk/calendar/ to find. Spaces and boats are be booked online.

Photos from Drumchapel & Clydebank Kayak Club's post 07/06/2022

Club's intromediate trip around the Summer Isles over the weekend.

Photos from Sandy Johnston Coaching's post 04/06/2022

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 learn simple and effective techniques which will allow you to deal with the common problems that you can be confronted with out on the water whether you paddle a kayak, a canoe, a sea kayak or a paddleboard. 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 – 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/canoeists/paddleboarders.

Sandy has another FS&RT running on 2 July 2022.

30/05/2022

Last minute availability!

Saturday 4 June 2020 - Foundation Safety and Rescue Training
Loch Lomond 09.00 - 17.00. 2 places available due to late withdrawals. Normal price £65 per person. £50 per person to DCKC members. Contact Sandy 07962 226280 if interested.

30/05/2022

Cheeky wee video of a club weekend visit to the River Garry and River Orchy. No paddlers were harmed in the making of this video.

19/05/2022

For our younger paddlers?

📢Wanted - Young Paddlers with potential!📢

The SCA is currently looking for Young People in paddlesport who are passionate about the sport and about helping others. We are recruiting for both our brand new 2-year Young Ambassadors programme as well as the 18 & under Core Coach training happening in July at Glenmore Lodge.

If you are a young paddler, or if you would like to nominate a young paddler, please don't hesitate to get in touch. More details can be found here: https://www.canoescotland.org/wanted-young-paddlers-with-potential

26/04/2022

Reduced rate for DCKC members

Foundation Safety and Rescue Training Course - Sunday 8 May 2022 @ Balloch, Loch Lomond

Spaces Available

This is the British Canoeing course that will make you a safer paddler. If you paddle kayak, canoe, paddleboard, sit-on-top, inflatable this is the course where you will learn some solid safety skills that you can then use and adapt to any situation that you encounter whist out paddling.

Photos from Scottish Canoe Association's post 25/04/2022

Or how about a personal performance award?

Photos from Drumchapel & Clydebank Kayak Club's post 25/04/2022

Club paddle at the weekend from Cuan Sound, under the Bridge across the Atlantic, and round to Eilean nam Freuma for lunch. Then a little bit of wave action before returning home.

14/04/2022

You ever given much thought to what you'd do if there was an emergency on the river? Who you gonna call? What you gonna say?

11/04/2022

Anyone interested?

📢 SCA Women's Coach/Leader Development Programme: Looking for participants 📢

We have a real shortage of female coaches and leaders in Paddlesport. We would like more - diversity makes for a better environment for everyone!

To try and address the imbalance we are running a Female Coach Development programme and are looking for female paddlers who are thinking about getting qualified as a coach or leader, either as a first step or to advance existing qualifications.

Learn more and sign up or nominate someone you think might be interested: https://www.canoescotland.org/sca-women-s-coach-leader-development-programme

06/04/2022

Paddlesport Instructor Course 23-24 April. (You need to have attended on a FS&RT)

Paddlesport Instructor Course

Sandy has spaces available on a Paddlesport Instructor course which is being run at Loch Lomond on 23-24 April 2022.

The NEW Paddlesport Instructor is aimed at those running taster/starter sessions and short journeys in very sheltered water environments, within the safety management systems of clubs/centres or other organisations.

The qualification will support the instructor with practical skills such as kitting up a group and getting afloat, initial familiarisation activities, games and activities to support learning and how to use mini journeys to support learning, inspire adventure and exploration. This will be enhanced with support on how these sessions can be delivered in a way that is enjoyable, safe and rewarding.

The process of completing the qualification aims to help prepare candidates for their first paddlesport instructing role; ‘primed and ready’.

The qualification will cover a range of stable craft including kayak (this can be open-cockpit or closed-cockpit), open canoe, sit on top and stand up paddleboard. Candidates will be certificated in one craft but able to instruct a mixed fleet.

If interested, contact Sandy on [email protected]

01/04/2022

Paddlesport Instructor Course

Sandy has spaces available on a Paddlesport Instructor course which is being run at Loch Lomond on 23-24 April 2022.

The NEW Paddlesport Instructor is aimed at those running taster/starter sessions and short journeys in very sheltered water environments, within the safety management systems of clubs/centres or other organisations.

The qualification will support the instructor with practical skills such as kitting up a group and getting afloat, initial familiarisation activities, games and activities to support learning and how to use mini journeys to support learning, inspire adventure and exploration. This will be enhanced with support on how these sessions can be delivered in a way that is enjoyable, safe and rewarding.

The process of completing the qualification aims to help prepare candidates for their first paddlesport instructing role; ‘primed and ready’.

The qualification will cover a range of stable craft including kayak (this can be open-cockpit or closed-cockpit), open canoe, sit on top and stand up paddleboard. Candidates will be certificated in one craft but able to instruct a mixed fleet.

If interested, contact Sandy on [email protected]

17/03/2022

Warm-Up For Spring Paddling With These 4 Stretches

Ha ha ha.........who is this dude!?!

15/03/2022

Ukraine Relief Fundraiser

We are lucky to live in a stable and peaceful democracy, whilst many live with the harsh reality of the many dreadful wars around the world. This war in Europe, in an area where some of our staff come from, where our customers are being bombed, brings that reality far too close to home. We have no doubt, like us, you are watching the human tragedy in Ukraine unfold nightly, and perhaps feeling powerless to help.

However, we are morally compelled to help Ukraine, and perhaps with your help, we can do so significantly…

Read on: https://www.phseakayaks.com/blog/ukraine-relief-fundraiser/

10/03/2022

Stand with Ukraine

Ukraine Relief Fundraiser

We are lucky to live in a stable and peaceful democracy, whilst many live with the harsh reality of the many dreadful wars around the world. This war in Europe, in an area where some of our staff come from, where our customers are being bombed, brings that reality far too close to home. We have no doubt, like us, you are watching the human tragedy in Ukraine unfold nightly, and perhaps feeling powerless to help.

However, we are morally compelled to help Ukraine, and perhaps with your help, we can do so significantly…

Read on: https://www.pyranha.com/blog/ukraine-relief-fundraiser/

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Cheeky wee video of a club weekend visit to the River Garry and River Orchy. No paddlers were harmed in the making of th...
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