Club trips – why not volunteer to help organise!

We all want trips to happen, be well run and enjoyable. However, it’s a lot of work for one person to take on, especially when they don’t always need to.

Every trip needs a trip leader, but it doesn’t mean the leader needs to organise it all.  Often they have all their own boats and gear, [...]

Thursday 18th - an evening of fog and paddling

A much quieter night than the last few weeks, only nine paddlers on the water but it was VERY foggy on what looked like the calmest waters so far this season!

A good discussion about  moving between 1* and 2* paddling started the evening off before all headed on to the water at Bridge End to [...]

Thursday 18th July – finishing the 1*

Talking with a few folks, we’re looking at a ‘tidy up’ session this week at Bridge End. Even if it’s a beautiful evening we’re going to try and get everyone to the point of 1* certification, though it won’t stop us doing some paddling if conditions are good.

Additional details on the Forum

Thursday 11th July - Beginners trip Quarff to Gulberwick

It might have been a foggy evening, it might have been a bit breezy at the put in point down at Quarff. It didn’t stop 16 paddlers taking to the water on another Thursday night club beginners trip!

The individual organisational aspect of going on a trip were tested as cars drew up at Quarff, boats [...]

Trip tonight NOT Bridge End

There isn’t training tonight at Bridge End, there will be a trip from Quarff instead. If you want to come you have to let Chris/ Angus know as there is a limit to the numbers of boats available.

Chris Watt 07795 465120

Angus Nicol 01595 840272

Lerwick Lifeboat exercise

Monday evening saw the planned exercise with the Lerwick Lifeboat kick off in Gulberwick bay.

Club members started running the first scenario, a heart attack victim, while the lifeboat made it’s way out from the harbour. After less than five minutes, the lifeboat flew across the mouth of the bay and the rafted paddlers (with victim) [...]

Monday 8th - Night out with Lerwick Lifeboat confirmed!

Iain D has now confirmed, an evening out with the lifeboat crew will take place on Monday 8th July

If you’re at all interested please please please get in contact so we can arrange boats and trailers for everyone!

Iain

Thursday 4th – another bright and blustery evening beginners paddle!

Despite it being another evening of strong winds with Force 6 plus gusts, last night saw thirteen paddlers on the water at Bridge End. Heading into wind, they set off to Banamin and, to quote one of the coaches, took the opportunity to “focus on their forward paddling technique” before turning for the ride [...]