Programme Winter 2014


Tues 28th              Adult Basic Skills Course Commences.                                                  Pool 7.30pm



Mon 3rd                Club Meeting: Stoves and Food. A look and discussion of alternative stove designs and pots. How much better is titanium? Then a discussion and tasting of expedition food/menus from 5 experienced kayakers/chefs.                Scout Hall 8pm

Thur 9th (TBC)    Day Paddle (Sea). Date and location dependent upon weather.

Sat 15th                River Trip.  These trips will involve both canoes and kayaks and are aimed at taking those with Basic and Pool skills up to 3 Star level

Thur 23rd              Sea Kayak Training Part 2. This part covers passage planning, navigation and safety systems.                                                                                                        Scout Cottage 8pm



W/E 1st/2nd          Sea Kayak Trip. Depart Helensburgh for Mark Cottage Bothy on Loch Long via KIlcreggan and Ardentinny. This is a training paddle/weekend and suitable for those who are completing the sea kayak expedition course.

Mon 3rd                AGM and Photo Competition . Competition topics: i) Weather ii) People and Paddles. Illustrated report on year from chair and discussion of the BCU/UKCC award system from Chief Coach.                                                                        Scout Hall 8pm

Sat 22nd                River Trip



Mon 7th             Club Meeting: “Sleeping Systems” A look at and discussion of all things sleeping; tents, bags and mats. Is a geodesic worth the money and weight? How much larger and comfier is a down mat? Is a down bag that much better?

Tues 8th                Basic Skills Course finishes

Sat 19th                River Trip

W/E 27th/28th     2 Star Assessment. £20 for 2 days of instruction and assessment