First Trips 2014

The first weeks club trips have got off to a good start with Tam, Yolanda, Rachel, Ross and Gerry kayaking from Ireland over to St Ninians on Tuesday 6th May and kayaking again on Saturday 10th May kayaking from Mavis Grind to Hillswick. Next Tuesday Whiteness to Scalloway.

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Vaila - Saturday 9th November - a cold but lovely time on the water followed by good food and great company

After what can only be described as a wet and blustery Friday, Saturday proved a lovely day for a paddle.  The conditions: cold – yes, but not too bad; very light winds, occasional  rain showers; definitely some confused sea out past Vaila, calmer water in by. The group: six of this year’s beginners plus [...]

Thursday 19 September

Spectacular close to the canoe club 2013 Thursday evening outdoor sessions. A group of 10 set off from Bridge End at 7 o’clock for a ten mile paddle. As the photos show conditions were perfect for this event.

Setting off

In the dark

Paddling in the moonlight

Paddle through Scalloway Harbour at night

Vementry - club camping trip - 6th/7th September

On Friday evening, nine intrepid paddlers braved a poor forecast and set forth from Clousta for an overnight camp. After a bit of a breezy crossing with a just a touch of swell, they arrived in Vementry, promptly set up camp before the sun set and, with a good fire burning on the beach and [...]

Thursday 5th Lerwick paddle - a great night on the water

19 paddlers took to the water last night to make the most of one of the best Thursday nights we’ve had this season. Despite headaches with getting enough boats together, got on the water at the Lerwick Marina and paddled across to Bressay.

As the clouds gave us a stunning display of colours over Bressay, we [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Thursday 27th - one stunning night, two trips.

Thursday saw a large turnout of paddlers again, and the evening was shaping up to be a stunning one with winds due to fall away as the evening went on. With one thing and another, it was decided to split into two groups. One group of seven did some canoe sailing down from Bridge End, [...]

Simmer Dim Paddle, south end Muckle Roe

Grabbing a quick weather window, a group of five of us (Bryan, Jim, Fiona and Steve plus myself) took the opportunity for a few hours paddling. Swell forecast wasn’t great and some of us weren’t wanting too late a night, so a shortish paddle in a relatively sheltered area was in order! Unfortunately the swell [...]

Thursday 20th - a lumpy ride to Scalloway Marine

Ever wonder what 28 paddlers setting off from Bridge End would look like? This week we found out!

With a good number of coaches and assistants, the beginners group did its first real trip this week. Conditions were ‘Shetland Breezy’ as we set out under from Bridge End and snuck south, hugging the east side of [...]