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

Month: May 2014

The first Thursday Nights beginners sessions of the season

2014 beginners session 15th May

The 2014 Thursday night sessions kicked off on 15th May.

A good turnout at Bridge End with a variety of experience across the twenty paddlers on the water, the blustery conditions challenged this year’s beginners and got the more experienced techniques dusted off. Nothing quite like having to demonstrate technique to others to concentrate the mind!

Many thanks to Craig, Angus, Iain D, and Catriona for coaching and Yolanda, Iwan and Ben for assisting.

Club members that have 1* and above – If you are looking to brush up on skills before getting out on trips, feel free to come along over this next few Thursday nights. Otherwise just speak to Rachel and get paddling as there’s plenty of trips going on for all levels of paddlers.

First Trips 2014

The first weeks club trips have got off to a good start with Tam, Yolanda, Rachel, Ross and Gerry kayaking from Ireland over to St Ninians on Tuesday 6th May and kayaking again on Saturday 10th May kayaking from Mavis Grind to Hillswick. Next Tuesday Whiteness to Scalloway.

Trip Calender

Hi I have put together a few trips for the next month.  Let me know if you want to come on them, especially if you need club equipment. If the weather isn’t suitable for any trip we will potentially change location but I will let all those who have signed up know. Feel free to suggest any other trips you would like to do. My number is 07776188952/ or 01595 890396 or email me on

Saturday 10th May- Mavis Grind to Hillswick meet 11.30am

Tuesday 13th May- Whiteness voe to Scalloway boating club meet 6.15 pm

Saturday 17th May- Ronas Voe meet 10am

Tuesday 20th May- Spiggie to Colsay meet 6.15pm

Saturday 24th May- Hillswick to Tangwick

Tuesday 27th May- Levenwick to Boddam

Trip Tuesday 6th May Cunningsburgh to Quarff

Hi the weather forecast is looking okay for Tuesday, so thought it would be suitable for a trip from Aith Voe Cunningsburgh (at the small pier/slip) to Quarff. Meeting at 6.15 at the slipway, so we can get the shuttle set up to take cars to Quarff. If you want to come please let me know, particularly if dont have your own equipment. My number is 01595 890396/ 07776188952 or email


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