Basic Training October/November

Basic Skills Training continued in the pool under Euan’s guidance. A Canoe session took place at RCYNC which, after a panic over an absence of paddles, proved very successful (Sue, Stuart, Sam, Alan, Tim, Geoff, Robin and Euan in attendance).

The Paddle Round the Islands on 1st November was moved down to Lomond Shores on account of the forecast Force 6 gusts (F4 prevailing). The group (Alan, Tim, Robert, Sam, Stuart, Elaine, Geoff, Robin,Tom &) had an enjoyable paddle in sea boats up to Duck Bay and return without mishap. After a boat swap (Sam into a small boat and Robin into a canoe) we then set off for a paddle down river. Going down the strength of the flow was not apparent but on turning a number of the beginners had a struggle. Sam, in her small boat, had particular difficulties and needed a bit of assistance. As soon as the long boats disappeared  there was a capsize under tow causing some problems. However it was all eventually sorted and the 4 small boats successfully returned. A good time was had by all.

On the next two Saturdays Robin took on the role of 2 Star Assessor and Tim, Alan and Sam achieved the award.