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 [...]

Autumn Trip to Vaila followed by soup/sandwiches/cake

Janet’s trying to arrange a trip out to Vaila followed by soup, sandwiches and cake at the Walls Regatta Club.

The original plan was 26th October, 14 people have signed up so far. Janet was wondering if either the 2nd or 9th of November might be better for people as she’d forgotten it was school holidays.

Please [...]

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 [...]

Canoe Club Social Night

Thursday 3 October. Buffet-style meal at Gurkha Kitchen. About £15 per person. Please contact Wendy if you are interested. 01595 840272 or email islandbs9@yahoo.co.uk

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 [...]

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) [...]