The club starts two new training courses next Tuesday (26th April) at the Pool: Basic Skills Training for Youngsters; Sea Kayak Expedition Fundamentals.
The Basic Skills Course is aimed at youngsters aged 12-18, and consists of Pool Sessions on Tuesdays and Open Water Sessions on Thursdays. It is essential that participants are available for both. The course ends with a canoe camping trip on the Loch. The cost is £30 for pool charges, equipment and training plus Junior Club membership at £20. If interested please contact Riddington89@hotmail.com, phone 01436 674966 or register at the pool next Tuesday.
The Sea Kayak course is designed for those with some knowledge and skills (e.g. Support Strokes) who want to explore the islands of the West Coast. The emphasis is on safety and covers Equipment, Navigation and Planning as well as Rescue Skills including Self Rescue (Rolling). Participants will be expected to take part in a day and overnight trip.
Meanwhile the Club doubled its pool hours allowing more experienced members time to develop their rolling skills, and the Thursday night open water sessions resume next Thursday (25th) at Craigendoran 6.30pm for a play and a trip out to the Sugar Boat.
This was a a shortish trip for the Basic Skills Course in GP kayaks. A cool dry day with little wind and a good time for all. Thanks to Euan, Dave, Myles and Harry for running trip and support.
AGM, Cup of Tea then
Illustrated Talk: Kayaking down the Adriatic. Sue and Alan on thier month long paddle from Rijeka to Dubrovnick
A shortish day trip to lose the cobwebs.
Pool Training Programme
|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|
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
In addition to the course being run by Keith, the following are also available :
H20 Outdoor Courses, first half 2011
- 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,
Mobile 07775 682034
If you are interested in a sea paddle on Saturday and are reasonably competent please contact Sue email@example.com for further details.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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.
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 email@example.com
Dates January 2011
Tuesday 11th: POOL. Open Practice Session
Thursday 13th. John St. Sea Kayak Navigation
Sat or Sun 15th/16th River Trip Contact Grant firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
Tuesday 25th POOL Basic Skills Course Small Boat Clinic
W/E TBC Loch Lomond. Open Boat and Winter Camping Weekend
Contact Willie firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesdays POOL Basic Skills Course Sea and Small Boat
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
Tuesday s POOL Basic Skills for Youngsters
Thursdays Various Club Evening
May 22nd -29th Club Sea Kayak Expedition to Outer Hebrides.
Contact Hugh email@example.com