Please note - beginners sessions start 18 April and are every Thursday evening until 9 May, not as originally on the forms. Amended forms now available.

2019/20 membership form

New form available, http://www.shetlandcanoeclub.co.uk/2019 membership/ :)

Beginners session

Starting April, see http://www.shetlandcanoeclub.co.uk/2019-beginners-sessions/ for more details :)

peerie paddle for mri scanner

Claire and her friends at NHS Shetland are going on a sponsored paddle to raise funds for a new MRI scanner for Shetland.

The Shetland MRI Scanner Appeal hopes to raise 2 million so that a MRI Scanner can be located in Shetland which would bring quicker access to diagnostic tests, reduce inconvenience and the need to travel off island. An MRI scan is used to diagnose and monitor a wide variety of conditions and the number of patients who need them is steadily increasing.

Weather-permitting, the plan is to paddle between Bridge End and Scalloway on the morning of 6th April. If the weather is not suitable that day, an alternative will be arranged.

Here’s a link to their donations page. https://www.gofundme.com/peeriepaddleformriwescandoitwegoatthis?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=fb_dn_cpgntopnavlarge_r
Thank you

Pool Sessions

Hi all,

Pool sessions for the new season start on Thursday 14th March at 8pm at the Clickimin pool. The sessions will run for five weeks, the final night on 11th April 2019.

Again we have exclusive use of the whole pool area, this will allow us to bring in more sea kayaks and possibly canoes.

The extra space will let you to practice all types of strokes in the pool,  rolling, rescues, etc. With extra coaches this year, who will be on hand to assist where required. Please let us know what you would like to work on.

If you have a friend who is keen to try out kayaking why not bring them along for a try.

The rates will be the same as other years £5 adult and £3 concessions. Non members £7.50.

AGM Friday 15th February

AGM Friday 15th  February, will be held in Islesburgh community centre at 7pm.

We are looking for nominations for all office bearers including chair, vice-chair, secretary, treasurer,training coordinator, equipment officer, trips coordinator, child protection officer, ordinary committee members and any other posts – If you would like assist with the club and get involved more then let Craig know at (craig@craiglobban.plus.com). Nominations can also be made on the day.

As well as these bits we’ve got to do, we are also looking for ideas from yourselves about what you want to do this year and how you want things done. Let Craig know if there’s anything you specifically want to bring up at the meeting, or just bring it on the day.

A Good turnout is requested.

Look forward to seeing you all there.

Club pool session 18/10/18 - restricted numbers

We have a very limited number of kayaks available for tonight’s pool session so we’re going to be club members only.

If you have your own kayak you’re more than welcome to bring it along. Please note it should be reasonably clean

Pool Sessions 2018

Pool sessions for the winter season start on Thursday 18th October at 8pm. The sessions will run for five weeks, the final night on 15th November 2018.

Again we have exclusive use of the whole pool area, this will allow us to bring in more sea kayaks and possibly canoes.

The extra space will let you to practice all types of strokes in the pool,  rolling, rescues, etc. With extra coaches this year, who will be on hand to assist where required. Please let us know what you would like to work on.

If you have a friend who is keen to try out kayaking why not bring them along for a try.

The rates will be the same as other years £5 adult and £3 concessions. Non members £7.50.

There is more sessions booked for early next year, details will be released in the new year.

Vementry trip report

Due to breezy conditions it was decided that a trip for beginners wouldn’t be on the cards so  it was a small group of club members that set out to Vementry on Saturday afternoon.  The combination of swell at right angle to the wind made for stretches of interest for short periods, and the last hour or so was into wind which the group handled well. All on all, a good day on the water for this more experienced group.  And a trip to Vementry is never complete without a trip to the guns.

Thank you

As most people will know, Rachel had a close shave on Thursday while coming in towards Lerwick towing the club trailer.  Thankfully everyone got out okay, and our thoughts are with Rachel and her family. We”d also like to thank the two guys who uncoupled the trailer from the car at Frakkafield.