Adult Basic Skills Course; Winter 2011

Basic Skills:

Pool Training Programme

Week Pool Side
25/1or 1/2 Forward & Reverse Paddling Star & Coach Awards: Structure & Syllabi.  The SCA.Club Activities & Sea Kayak Training
8 or 15/2 Sweeps & Rudders Equipment and Safety
22/2 or 1/3 Draw  Strokes Wind and weather
8 or 15/3 Support Strokes Ideal Locations, Info & Transport
22 or 29/3 Deep Water Rescues Camping
7/4 or 14/4 Eskimo Rescues Review

Outdoor Sessions:

Sat 5th Feb: Both groups (Kayak)

Sat 19th Feb Group A (Canoe)

Sat 5th March Group B (Canoe)

Sat 19th March Both Groups (Kayak)

Sat 16th or Sun 17th April 2 Star Assessment

More Commercial Courses

In addition to the course being run by Keith,  the following are also available :

H20 Outdoor Courses, first half 2011

Highland Courses

  • Coaching Young Paddlers foundation module, 7th March 2011, £25
  • White Water Safety and Rescue – 17/18 March 2011, £100
  • UKCC Level 2 training, 19/20 + 26/27 March 2011, £200
  • Advanced White Water Safety and Rescue, 24/25 March 2011, £100
  • Four star leader training Open Canoe, 28/29 March 2011, £100
  • UKCC Level 1 training, 9/10 +23/24 April 2011, £225
  • Foundation Safety and Rescue training, 21 May 2011, £50
  • UKCC Level 2 Assessment, 22 May 2011, £125
  • Four star White Water training, 28/29 May 2011, £125
  • Moderate Water Training White Water, 4th June 2011, £100
  • Moderate Water Assessment White Water, 5th June 2011, £100

West Glasgow Courses

  • Foundation Safety and Rescue training, 28th April 2011, £50
  • UKCC Level 1 training, 29/30 April and 1./2 May 2011, £250
  • UKCC Level 2 training, 29/30 April and 1./2 May 2011, £250
  • Mentoring foundation module, 3rd Sept 2011, £25-00
  • UKCC Level 2 assessment, 4th Sep 2011,
All queries and place requests to
Steve Mackinnon
Mobile 07775 682034
email macksteve@btinternet.com

If you are interested in a sea paddle on Saturday and are reasonably competent please contact Sue susanhallsmith@tiscali.co.uk   for further details.

Geoff

Commercial Training Courses 2011

We have received information on the following advanced (Leader), coach and first aid courses. These are being run on a commercial basis but grants, particularly for Coach courses, may be available via the SCA (or possibly the Scout Association). You should contact the organizers ASAP .



Paddlepower & Adventure

Organizer Keith Davies paddlepoweradventure@hotmail.co.uk

Advanced Training Diary 2011

Date                                  Description                        Location                       Days

TBC                                      4 star white water leader assessment    Rivers Awe and Orchy  1

29th April – 2nd May    BCU UKCC Level 2 coach training           Loch Lomond, Luss       4

16th & 17th April            4 star open canoe training                         Rivers Awe and Orchy   2

23rd & 24th April            White water safety and rescue                 River Tay, Grandtully    2

7th May                              3 star white water assessment                  River Tay                             1

13th – 16th May               BCU UKCC Level 1 coach                             Loch Lomond, Luss         4

21st & 22nd May              4 star open canoe assessment                   Rivers Awe and Orchy     2

28th & 29th May             4 star white water leader training             Rivers Awe and Orchy    2

11th June ‘11                     Foundation Safety & Rescue Training     Loch Lomond, Luss         1

2nd July ’11                       3 star sea kayak assessment                         Oban area                            1

25th & 26th Jun               4 star sea kayak leader assessment            Oban area                           2

16th July ’11                     3 star open canoe assessment                       River Tay                            1

30th & 31st July              4 star sea kayak leader training                     Oban area                           2

20th Aug ‘11                      Foundation Safety and Rescue Training    Loch Lomond, Luss       1

8th & 9th Oct ‘11               White water safety and rescue                       River Tay, Grandtully    2

26th November ’11         3 star white water assessment                        River Tay                            1

COACH COURSE
There is a provisional booking at Old Kilpatrick  for a level one Coach course and possibly level 2 training or assessment for 4 days from the 29th april.
If interested in this one contact Mags Duncan <mags.duncan@yahoo.co.uk>

FIRST AID COURSE
There are 3 places available on a full HSE First Aid in Work course from Friday 28th-Monday 31st Ja. This is the requirement for Outdoor professionals. If interested contact Grant grant.dolier@googlemail.com

Plans Jan 2011

Dates January 2011

JANUARY

Tuesday 11th:                POOL.             Open Practice Session

Thursday 13th.           John St.            Sea Kayak Navigation

Sat or Sun  15th/16th River Trip Contact Grant grant.dolier@gmail.com

Tuesday 18th POOL              Basic Skills Course.   Sea Boat Clinic

Thursday 20th John ST            Sea Kayak Planning

Sat or Sun 22nd/23rd   Sea/Loch Trip Contact Hugh is.entropical@virgin.net

Tuesday 25th POOL              Basic Skills Course Small Boat Clinic

FEBRUARY

W/E TBC                     Loch Lomond.   Open Boat and Winter Camping Weekend

Contact Willie   feochan@tesco.net

Tuesdays                      POOL              Basic Skills Course      Sea and Small Boat

(Alternate)

MARCH

Tuesday 22nd POOL              Basic Skills Course Finishes

Thurs 24th (TBC)          John St             AGM. Talk on a 2 month expedition to Croatia

Sat 26th Loch Lomond  BCU 2 Star Assessment

APRIL/MAY

Tuesday s                     POOL              Basic Skills for Youngsters

Thursdays                     Various            Club Evening

May 22nd -29th Club Sea Kayak Expedition to Outer Hebrides.

Contact Hugh  is.entropical@virgin.net

Clyde Paddle 12th December 2010

The Paddlers at Craigendoran

Attending: Hugh, Ken, Geoff, Dave, Liam, Ross and Matt

Weather: Blue skies and windless but very cold

Route: Craigendoran,  Sugar Boat, Royal West Boat Club (Gourock), Meilkleross Bay (Rosneath), Marina, Craigendoran. (c 8 miles)

Clear Blue and Calm
Liam on the Sugar Boat
Liam in the Sugar Boat
Members of the Glasgow Club that joined for lunch
Lunch with Fire

Training

Pool: November and December. For those with Basic Skills (2 Star level).

Either: Sea Kayak Expedition Training  Or: Rolling Clinic.

A new Basic Skills Course aimed at Adults starts January.

Sat 14th November: 2 Star Assessment, Luss, £10

Sun 15th November: Foundation Safety And Rescue Course