Julia sucessfully completed her  BCU Four Star Sea Leader training with Skyak and is now prepairing her self for the assessment in early September in Oban good luck with the assessment from us all

part way through the repair

Over the passed 7 weeks Dave and Forbes have been busy repairing the GRP Sea Kayaks we are keeping
the white Calypso has had all the gel coat repairs fixed
the Red Calypso has had a new foam seat fitted and gel coat repairs caried out the two North shore shore lines have had new foam seats fitted and gel coat repairs The FEUGO also had extensive gel coat repairs and a kelel strip added to the hull
Also a major repair was carried out on Forbes owm boat by Dave which involved taking an angle rinder to a section of his keel line close to the bow and cutting out an 8″ section that had delaminated after that the hole was chamfered and 3 lays of glass cloth were laminated on the inside of the hull the void on the outside was filled sanded then a 1m length of his keel strip was replaced ith woven tape sanded and then two layers of gel coat applied ans sanded, wet and dry sanded we also repaired the damage to his bow and stern the result of Forbes kayak comming of a car roof at 40mph

The SCA are looking for club members to put forward individuals who have given outstanding service to paddle sports in their club the classes of awards are as follows from the SCA web site

Get Nominating – Recognising Dedicated Individuals
The Scottish Canoe Association values the hard work and dedication of those who contribute to Paddlesports in Scotland. The SCA has a number of established awards to recognise achievements.

Do you know someone who goes way beyond the call of duty and all in the name of Paddlesports? If so, you can nominate them for one of the categories listed below.

Nominating these individuals will ensure they receive recognition for the difference they make to the sport and club/discipline.

The Willing Hands Quaich

This award recognises outstanding service to our sport, and provides an opportunity for you to nominate someone, who acts in a voluntary capacity, and makes a significant contribution to the sport.

This could be a coach, paddler or club member. The nominee doesn’t have to be an individual SCA member to receive this award.

Volunteer Coach of the Year

This award is for coaches who give up their free time (and who don’t coach for a living – working within schools, clubs, youth groups, volunteer groups etc).

They pass on skills and knowledge, and encourage others to have a go and improve their paddling. The nominee must be an SCA member.

Professional Coach of the Year

This award for someone who coaches for a living, but always goes that extra mile (main source of employment is in coaching). The nominee must be an SCA member.

Lesley Lough Memorial Award – Youth Coach of the Year

This award is in memory of Lesley (donated by Bob Baird) who was actively involved in youth coaching, and was the Border RCO for a short time.

The award is for a volunteer coach that dedicates much of their time to the development of junior paddlers. The nominee must be an SCA member.

Andy Jackson Award for Contribution to Access and Environment

This award is open to those who have achieved great things working to improve/preserve access and/or conserve the canoeing environment.

Do you know someone who e.g. maintains good relations with local landowners or other water users?

President’s Award for Outstanding Performance, Service or Duty

This award is for someone who has shown outstanding performance, service or duty to canoeing.

This award is similar to the Willing Hands Quaich, but not limited to volunteers. The nominee must be an SCA member.

How to Nominate
If you would like to nominate someone for any of these awards, please download a nomination form below.

Recognition Awards Nomination Form

For the Coaching awards you can send the form direct to Russell Daniels, Coaching Committee Secretary. For all other awards, please e-mail to Lorraine McAuley.

Alternatively you can post all forms to: SCA, Caledonia House, South Gyle, Edinburgh, EH12 9DQ.

The deadline for nominations is no later than noon, Wednesday 31st August.

CanoeScotland.org – The Scottish Canoe Association

On the 8th of August Dave Marquis and Alan Cadenhead pick up some more new sea kayaks from Oban sea kayaks 1 Atlantic RM LV and a Junior sea kayak. Stuart from Oban Sea Kayaks also swaped on of our Atlantic RM for and Atlantic RM LV so when you grab an Atlantic from the rack make sure it is the model you want The two LV Atlantics are red and yellow and as yet do not have names, any suggestions we normally name kayaks after Scottish islands

The Club has been asked to get involved at the above festival again this year. It is on 13th & 14th August, see the following webpage http://www.millport.net/

There is free camping at the Garrison in Millport and at the Watersports Centre near the ferry terminal. The Club intends taking at least one of the St Ayles Skiffs as there will be racing on the Saturday, and may also take a Heavy Four if there is enough interest. Kayakers and sailor also welcome.

Last year we had a ball as there was lots of fun activity during the Saturday & Sunday as well as a Ceilidh on the Saturday night at the Garrison.

All and any interested parties should contact me. I will be at the club coaching Wednesday & Thursday nights or on 07818 018221.


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