Members & guests are invited to attend this annual event, that will commence following the Battery Park display.

Below is the footage from last years Club display

Anyone with some spare time on Saturday should meet at the Club at 1pm to build the fire.

Dear kayakers, canoeists, paddlers and outdoor enthusiasts of Scotland,

On the 8th of November (next week!) Edinburgh Uni Canoe Club is super excited to be hosting an amazing talk and presentation by professional photographer/white-water paddler/sea paddler Erik Boomer, and Canadian polar adventurer Sarah McNair-Landry. These two arctic adventurers have recently completed a gruelling 65-day expedition across Baffin Island, covering over a 1000km by kayak, ski and foot.

Avoiding crevasses to cross the largest Icecap on Baffin Island, Boomer, Sarah and two friends descended into the Weasel River valley. Here, Boomer did a first descent of the class 5 glacier fed river surrounded by some of the world’s tallest cliffs. This was only the first week on a two-month expedition. At the ocean the team picked up their traditional Inuit style kayaks that they built by hand, and followed old traditional Inuit routes across Baffin. Tidal rapids, portages, snowstorms and polar bears were a few of the many challenges along the way.

Boomer and Sarah will be telling us all about this amazing expedition, and their past adventures that have led them here.

There is a bar at the venue so if you want a chance to let loose and shake your tail feathers EUCC will be living it Large in the pubs and clubs of Edinburgh after the talk!

We hope to see you at 7.30pm, 8th November, at the Pleasance Theatre in Edinburgh!

Tickets will also be available at the door but may sell out so book now to avoid disappointment!

More info and online ticket sales here:

And join our facebook event for updates:

Ticket costs:
£10.00 (General)
£7.50 (Student)

Callum Strong
EUCC President 2013/14

The MS Fundraiser and RNLI Coffee morning last weekend were both well attended. The RNLI raised over £800 on the day. Thanks to all who helped.

This weekend the Club is in competitive action at the Scottish Coastal Rowing Association end-of-season regatta on Loch Venacher, near Callander. There is then the Club’s Halloween Party in the clubhouse, see below

Anyone with time on Friday night is welcome to join the party at 7:30pm decorating the hall.

On Saturday 2nd November we will be having the Club’s Family Bonfire & Fireworks Night. This will commence following the display in Battery Park.

Members and guests welcome at all of the above events.

One of our members, David Fortune, is being sponsored to shave off his moustache of 40 years, at a function in Port Glasgow Town Hall next month. More information can be found on the Club Noticeboard.

Adam Graham
Honorary Secretary

Around 15 people turned up on Saturday for the Closing Cruise. The intention was to get across to Kilcreggan Hotel however due to a strong Easterly wind blowing around a Force 4 and with the weather predicted to deteriorate with the turn of the tide we decided that getting on the water was out. The back-up plan was some on-shore activity in the form of getting the shore based boats into the sheds for winter and a quick tidy up of the hard and the beach.

The dine in company on Saturday night was a great success with a few beers and food ordered in. It was good to hear from the other disciplines how the season had gone and what achievements had been made. The stand out features were the first RWSABC cross Clyde swim, the progress of the kayak juniors under the coaching by Chris and our 19th place with 6 rowers in the World St Ayles Skiff Championships in Ullapool back in July. The final sailing scores and positions had still to be worked out.

Sunday was the beach tidy, 12 hardy souls fooled their hangovers with coffee, Bovril and hot food. They made quite a dent in tidying up the beach and hard around the dinghy park, this area was becoming quite overgrown. There will be another tidy before the start of the season, where the main focus will be to weed and reconsolidate shingle around the dinghy park. We would ask that once this is done the boat owners take responsibility to ensure that space around their boats is kept as weed free as possible.

The middle slip needed urgent attention having had been undermined on the Western side by strong tidal action. The concrete top was at risk of collapse if left unattended. The sets were dug back out of the sand, reinstated within the void then tied back in with gabbion wire. This was then re-enforced by placing large concrete blocks against the slip. Hopefully this should last a while.

A very busy and productive weekend. A big thanks to everyone who made time and the effort to come along and help out.

Alex Paterson

Captain of Boats

A couple of watches have been found in the clubhouse in the last few months. Anyone who thinks they may have lost one should ask at the Bar.

Adam Graham
Honorary Secretary


Ladies Open Crew

Photo by George Carson (Jnr)

Please remember that the Closing Cruise will be leaving the beach about 1pm on Saturday, see earlier post. All members welcome.

Although the draw has been happening regularly over the last few month the results have not been posted quite so regularly on the website. They are as follows:

1st Marie Paterson
2nd Matt Henderson
3rd Ray Francis

1st John Phillips
2nd Sharon Dunn
3rd Fraser Rose

1st Eileen Morman
2nd Joe Heffernan
3rd Elaine Hunter

1st Patrick Rodden
2nd Marie Paterson
3rd Ian Craig

1st Patrick Rodden
2nd Elaine Hunter
3rd David Chambers

Application Forms available at the bar or can be downloaded here
200 Club Application Form

If you go to the Function and Events tab under About Club you will see that October is busy with both Club and private events.

The social events start with the October Boat Club Session on Friday 11th. Come along and support your club! Evenings of live music and singing. Traditional Pub sessions here in our own hall. Everyone gets the chanced to play a tune or sing a song. If anyone else knows the tune or song they can join in with support. All standards of players and singers welcome. The aim is to have a good time. Or just come and listen.

On the same weekend we have the Closing Cruise & Social Evening on Saturday 12th being organised by Alex Paterson. Meet at the Club at 1pm, assess conditions and agree a destination with all disciplines, swimmers can hitch a lift in a boat !! On the return a general tidy up around the sheds. Dinner in the Club at 7pm, bring in or order in your own food from wherever you like and have a few drinks in the club. The Club has crockery & cutlery. The plan is that each sporting convener will give an informal review of the season during the evening social.

We plan to have a beach tidy from 2pm on Sunday 13th for a few hours in preparation for winter. Hot food and drinks will be provided, your help / shovel would be really appreciated.

The following weekend is also busy with the MS Fundraiser on Friday 17th and the annual RNLI Coffee Morning & Christmas card sale on Saturday 18th. Please support both of these worthy causes.

Saturday 26th will be the Club’s Halloween Party, see below

Help will be needed on the Friday night to decorate the hall.

As of this Monday (7th October) the Bar opening hours will change to Winter hours. These can be seen on the About Club tab but in short the bar will not be open on a Monday night now until April 2014.

November & December are also busying up so keep an eye on the Events tab and News page.


Adam Graham
Honorary Secretary

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