The Participation & Development Team of RYAS are delighted to announce 3 Regional Days taking place in March in conjunction with the Sailing Development Groups. The events are focused on Club Development, across all facets of our sport, and shall examine a number of areas including the new RYAS Shaping Your Clubs Initiative as well as examples of best practice from the local area. The sessions shall also allow for clubs, training centres and commercial centres to work together and share ideas to improve boating within their areas.

If you would like to attend then please complete and return the application form, along with appropriate payment, as soon as possible.

Regional Dev Days Programme Application

Please make cheques payable to RYA Scotland or, if you wish, you can make a BACS payment to RBS 83-19-04 Account Number 00248637 (Quoting your name and RDD please)

We look forward to seeing you there, however should you have any questions in the meantime then do not hesitate to get in touch.

Kind regards


Liza Linton
Development Manager
RYA Scotland

New Portrait of Her Majesty The Queen
Diamond Jubilee Pageant Flag

Saturday 1st February 2014 at 5pm

We will be unveiling a new portrait of Her Majesty The Queen
as presented to the Club by one of our members.

During the same event the flag flown on Whiteforeland during the
Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Pageant will also be unveiled.

The Depute Lord Lieutenant Alistair MacMillan has kindly agreed to attend
and unveil these for us.

All members are invited to attend.

Adam Graham
Honorary Secretary

Hi there paddlers,

Please find below updated details on the March races.


Kind regards
Alistair Wallace,

On behalf of

Dear Club Members,

My name is Peter Benson, I am the treasurer of West Coast Paddlers who are based in Ayrshire. We are a relatively new club having formed just over a year ago. We have been awarded some money by the Lottery ‘Investing In Ideas’ fund which allows us to run an event as part of a wider feasibility study.

Our event ‘Flat Water Symposium’ is designed to bring as many paddlers as we can together for a day of skills coaching on Saturday 29 March 2014 at Semple Loch , Lochwinnoch followed by a day of trips led by the attending coaches on the Firth of Clyde on Sunday 30 March 2014

The event will also have the demo fleets of Sea Kayak Oban, Kayak Bute and Karitek in attendance. One of the highlights will be kayak sailing using the soon to be released P&H sailing rig.

We are able to run the event at a loss due to the lottery fund support. The cost of the event is £20 which covers the T shirt, goodie bag, BBQ after Saturdays activities and Sundays paddles.

We have a website set up at set up to facilitate registration.

I would be grateful if you would consider sharing details of the event with your membership lest they be interested in attending.

If you require any other information please contact me or

Best regards

Peter Benson

West Coast Paddlers

Committee is talking with Waterfront at the moment, the sessions may be on again this year in February & March on a Wednesday from 8:30-9:30pm.

Anyone interested should email so we have an idea of numbers.

Adam Graham
Hon Sec

Events and functions at the Club are posted on the following tab . This is updated quite regularly and is a good source of information about what is going on in and about the Club. In the coming weeks we have events that will hopefully interest all members.

The rowing based events that we plan to attend have also been posted on the following tab

On Saturday 1st February at 5pm we will be unveiling the flag flown on Whiteforeland during the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Pageant. We have also been presented with a new framed picture of the HM The Queen by a member of the Club and have invited the Depute Lord Lieutenant Alistair MacMillan to unveil this at the same event. All members are invited to attend.

Adam Graham
Honorary Secretary

These can also be viewed on the following tab

See the tab below on this website for more information.

Hi and a very good 2014 to you.

I thought the following information might be of interest to your members.

Kayak Bute is Scotland’s only Tiderace sea kayak dealer. We have demos scheduled on Sundays at Loch Lomond on 26th January, 9th February and 9th March. In addition we are very pleased to announce that we have opened a Tiderace display area in Lomo Watersports shop in Glasgow. There are now 14 models in the Tiderace range, including the all new plastic Vortex, which would make an ideal club boat in terms of initial stability and all round play performance.

As the the Tiderace dealer I will be in Lomo’s shop on most Saturdays from 10:30am until 2:30 pm. To book an appointment just e mail or text/phone 077652 41686. Demos on the Clyde are also possible most Saturday by prior arrangement.

All demos and contact details are available on our web site

Thanks you for taking the time to consider this request.

All best,
Roddy McDowell
(Tiderace UK)

Message from Island Cruising that may be of interest to club members.


This is a guided kayaking trip for a unique opportunity to kayak around various locations on the west coast of the Hebrides the Monarch Isles and the main destination St Kilda with its unique wild life and spectacular sea cliffs, caves and natural arches that run deep into the Islands and cut through headlands.
Weather permitting a least two nights will be spent relaxing in village bay enjoying the scenery and wild life, one day kayaking around the Islands and one day exploring ashore. If the opportunity arises and weather permitting it may be possible to kayak around the sea stacks before departure.
This trip will also cater for none paddlers and for and paddlers wishing to take partners.
The cost of the trip is £810 pp.

For more information and trip details I can be contacted at – Tel- 07760203657.

Or Contact Island Cruising –

Link to Photostream look in sets St Kilda.

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