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

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Pool Sessions

We have two sessions booked at the Clickamin pool on Thursdays 2nd and 9th of November 8-9pm. These sessions are for club members and experienced paddlers only. This is a great chance to brush up on your wet skills in the warm. Please turn up 20 minutes early to help unload the trailer. Cost is £7.50 / £10.00 members/non-members.

Beginners’ Training

Important update! – Unfortunately all beginner spaces have been filled for this year. Experienced sea kayakers may still join the club, get in touch on our Facebook page.

After a few years with no beginners due to the pandemic we are delighted to be welcoming new members to the club this spring. Beginners’ training starts Thursday 13th April 7pm at the Clickamin Loch Bar and comprises of 4 Thursday evenings sessions in the pool followed by 4 Thursday evenings in the sea at Nesting.

All slots now filled, sorry.

Cost for the indoor training is £50 for adults and £25 for juniors / concessions. Full payment to be made on or before the first session, details of how to pay are on the booking and enrolment forms. To attend the outdoor sessions, you will need to become a member of the club.

Once you have confirmed your booking please download an enrolment form using the link below, fill it out and take it with you to the first session. Forms will also be available at the training sessions.

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.


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

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Level 1 Coaching Course

A great opportunity to benefit from expert tuition.
Dave Rossetter of “Standing Waves” and Giles Chater SCA Coaching Director will be in Shetland for two weekends soon to provide a Level 1 Coach Course to a number of club members. So far 9 people are fomally enrolled on the course but everyone is welcome to come along.  The course is at Bridge End on Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 March then again on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th March.

Congratulations to those who did their FRST Training on the 21st

Well done to those who braved the cold last Saturday and achieved their FRST qualification. Not the nicest of days but it seems to be the way the weather is behaving lately. 

 Don’t forget to complete your forms for the next stage to ensure you are enroled.

Any questions e-mail Mave.

FRST Training day 21st January 2012

One week till the next FSRT day
The next day for completing Foundation Rescue and Safety Training is Saturday 21 January. Martin Rickard can assess only 6 people but he is happy to have more people come along and take part. The training begins at 9am at Bridge End and will finish by about 4.
Part of the training will be indoors but for the outdoor part a dry suit and hood are recommended. If you have a helmet or towline bring it along and remember lunch and a towel. Hot showers available.
To obtain a certificate from the SCA you need to pay £5 admin charge, £10 for non members. Give that to Martin on the day and he will do the paper work.

Winter Pool Sessions start on 2nd Feb again

Wnter Pool  Sessions start again on the 2nd February at the clickimin.  So if any of you guys have put the odd gram or oz (depending on your currency ) on over the festive season nows your chance to get that six pack back into shape.

Usual time 8.00 p.m. on thursdays.


Well done to the 5 brave souls who took part in the Foundation Safety and Rescue Training day on Sunday. They have taken the first step towards becoming Level 1 Coaches.

The day was cold but at least the gales eased for the occasion. A large part of the training was indoors and the time on and in the water was carefully monitored by Martin so that no one got too cold. They must have enjoyed it as some are thinking of going along to sit in on the next training day!

The Next FSRT Training Day

Martin is willing to run another FSRT day soon for the 3 people who could not be fitted in on Sunday. There are spaces available if you would like to take part. You can complete this training even if you do not want to go on to do the rest of the Level 1 Coach course.

Level 1 Coach

Is there anyone out there who would like to do the Level 1 Coach training but has not got round to saying so yet? Remember any one with Two Star can apply. Let Mave know at  as soon as possible to secure a place. We can then arrange the next FSRT day at a time to suit you.

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