Details for Saturday's intro day

We’re aiming to cover the BCU 1 star syllabus by the end of the day. You need to be confident in the water and prepared to get wet, though we’ll try and do that towards the end of the day. Places will be limited as we want to to keep groups small, though we do have a [...]

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 [...]

Beginners session 110615

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 [...]

Shetland Canoe Club Forum

Don’t forget that we also have the forum. There are a number of things which may be of interest such as planning club trips, coaching videos and resources, and a for sale page.
http://shetlandcanoeclub.freeforums.net

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 [...]

2015 Membership now due

Please return membership forms to Craig as soon as possible for returning members.

Many thanks

Beginners session 140515 – outdoors at Bridge End

Thursday saw the move from the pool to the great outdoors for this year’s beginners,  and low winds and a high turnout made for a busy evening coaching. Everyone appeared to have enjoyed their first experiences of Bridge End and got to grips with the fundamentals of forward paddling in roughly a straight line. Next [...]