Thursday 9 June beginners session – a trip to Gletness

As it was such a nice night, decision made to head out to Gletness. Leaving with one of the biggest group trips of the year, working on forward paddling and staying upright was order of the day. A quick five minute break on the beach was had at Gletness after an hour paddling, then out [...]

Introduction to sea kayaking Saturday 25 July

We’re going to run an introduction to sea kayaking day covering the basics and preparing for easy trips. Further details on our facebook page

If you are interested please get in contact.
iainmacbride737@gmail.com

Thursday 25 - Evening trip round Lerwick Harbour

A great evening for a paddle saw 22 people on the water, a good mix of experienced paddlers and beginners.

Starting at the Bod of Gremistra, we went straight cross to Bressay and turning south headed to the ferry terminal. After a bit of a rest while a huge tug headed through the harbour, it was [...]

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With a brisk breeze blowing from the south, a trip to north seemed a good idea.

Over the first few miles the beginners encountered their first waves to surf on, gradually building the nearer we got to Scalloway.

Rafting up in Clift Sound gave an opportunity to relax for a few minutes, stretch the legs and take [...]

Beginners session 04/06/15

Another nice Thursday evening out on the water, getting a little further each time. With the majority now at 1* can’t call these beginners sessions for much longer! Anyway, relatively calm meant we got to almost to Houss before swell kicked in. Shetland provided a break in the clouds and one of it’s stunning sunset [...]

Thursday 28 May - Beginners session 3

This week we had a stunning evening for getting out there and paddling and, after some work on emergency stops,  30 paddlers went for a paddle! Along the way we did some work on sweep strokes on the move and then back to forward paddling before a bit of a rest on the big beach [...]

Thursday 21 May - beginners session 2

Thursday proved to be nice and breezy so some of this year’s beginners took to the Canoes for their first experience of sailing, while others had a short trip to Papil. Coming back as three rafts proved fun, especially with some kind folks ‘volunteering’ to stand up.

Some brave souls even did some swimming and rescuing [...]

Beginners sessions - final pool session and first outdoors session

Just a reminder that this Monday sees our final session indoors and we’re moving outdoors to Bridge End on 14 May!

UKCC Level 1 Training - part one completed, plus Level 2 bits

Mags Duncan and Steve Mackinnon from Nairn provided a great two days taking eight of us us through part one of the syllabus in not the warmest of weather. While they were up they also spent some time with Angus and Catriona working on Level 2 coaching with the help of some keen volunteers, plus [...]

FSRT - 18/04/2015

The second of two Foundation Safety and Rescue Training days had calm weather and reasonably warm conditions, markedly different to the first day! With a bit of theory and risk spotting, the day started off at Bridge End in cool weather and low winds. 

Despite canoes not being the most familiar of crafts folks seemed to [...]