News, events, trips and info for sea kayaking and canoeing in Shetland

Month: March 2012

Consultation exercise – safety system for Adventure Activities in Scotland

Consultation on developing a safety system for Adventure Activities in Scotland is underway, it may affect us as a club and unfortunately the closing date was the 30th March! I’m sure no-one would argue against having safe systems within the club, it’s just if clubs such as ours end up being covered by this system it could be very expensive in so many ways as it will almost certainly involve paying for registration and inspection with all of the additional paperwork that will incur. We’re going to discuss it (briefly) at Club Committee Meeting on Monday and feed back general comments to SCA.

Free Try it Night at Clickimin pool this thursday 29th at 8.00 p.m.

Club AGM 27th March

The club AGM is on the 27th March starting at  7.30 p.m.  to 9.00 p.m. in room 9 at the Isleburgh Complex.

This event is open to all and is a good opportunity to come and meet lots of members and find out the club. The club hosts a ‘Free try it night’ on the 29th March followed by a series of beginners sessions held at the Clicikmin pool from the 19th April. Later in the year the club is hosting a Symposium at Bridge End Outdoor Centre . This is a big training event which attracts a lot of kayaking visitors and the sessions planned are run by top level 5 coaches.  The club also has a busy trip programme twice a week on top of the training night. So there is plenty to do and lots of places to visit in a kayak, open canoe or play boats.

Please look at the web site for more information.

So put the date in your diary.


Voxter: The post-Shetsymp2012 weekend!

Voxter forms available here!

Friday, 3 August 2012 at 18:00 until Monday, 6 August 2012 at 09:00

The Shetland Canoe Club weekend of informal trips and outings for all of it’s members and any visitors to the Isles. It’s very relaxed and informal, a chance to explore with the club. Previous years have seen folks spend the week after the symposium heading out on their own and with small groups, then come together for a few days of sociableness!

It’s going to be at the Voxter Outdoor Centre, Brae, Shetland

Hopefully this link will work first time…!

Ocean Paddler Magazine :: Latest

Look in the Member Area page for the latest generous offering from Ocean Paddler Magazine.

(Club Chair’s first name for password if prompted)

Shetland Sea Kayak Symposium 2012

Symposium booking form 2012 now available here!

(just click on the text above)

Planning for this, our Seventh Symposium, is well under-way and it’s time to get those application forms filled out and back to us.

Doors open for registration at Bridge End on the morning of Friday 27th July –  there’s nothing formal arranged through the day (at the moment) but plenty going on, hopefully a bit of a get together Friday night (we’ve got the local hall booked!)  before the symposium kicks off properly on Saturday 28th. Things will be pretty busy through the rest of the weekend and once folks are off the water we’re going to have an evening of quizzes, slide shows and talks on Saturday night after the meal,  Sunday will be a less formal evening to kick back after another full day of paddling with those staying on. Monday 30th July we’ll officially close down, clean up and head away to see what we can get up to before our Voxter paddle meet the following weekend!

If you’re needing transport to/ from ferries over the symposium let us know, we’re happy to help.

Coming up with someone that doesn’t paddle? We won’t be running separate events for them but there’s plenty to do in Shetland.

Please not that entries are caped at 50 (paddlers, not age) and the age limit for paddlers is 16. First come, first served.

We’ll get the contributors profiles uploaded over the next few days, and you can always sneak a look at the  Shetland Sea Kayak Symposium 2012 Facebook Page for more ‘live’ details!

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