Friday, 23 March 2012 – Sunday, 25 March 2012

Fort Augustus
United Kingdom

On Friday 23rd March 2012 the Great Glen Canoe Trail will be formally opened.

To celebrate the opening and the fantastic paddling destination of the Great Glen and the Calednonian Canal, British Waterways Scotland have teamed up with the Scottish Canoe Association to bring to you the first Great Glen Paddle Festival. Based in Fort Augustus, the heart of the Great Glen, this event will look to promote both canoe and sea kayak disciplines (crafts recommended for the Canoe Trail) by offering a extensive range of skill workshops for all level of paddler. To deliver these workshops we have invited the top coaches in these disciplines to make this launch truly memorable.

Full details are here.

Details can be found in the Club Forum.

Monthly “Boat Club Sessions” are being run by George Carson, with members and guests. This is an evening of live music and singing, bringing together the musical talents of the RWSABC. Typically held on the last Friday of the month.

Photos can be found here.

Clyde Swim 2011The route of the Clyde Swim on Saturday 20 August 2011 had to be altered due to the effect of wind strength (SW F4 gusting to F6) on safety cover. Rather than crossing over from Kilcreggan, participants swam alongside Greenock Esplanade and back to the RWSABC.  Nevertheless all swimmers and kayakers did a good job, as did the rescue cover provided by the RNLI, MOD Police, Sea Cadets and the Police launch, along with other RWSABC members.

Photos from the event can be found in Inverclyde Now.

Great Cumbrae tripSeveral sea kayakers from the RWSABC circumnavigated Great Cumbrae, stopping for lunch at Fintry Bay.

Photos can be found here.

Parade of SailSea kayakers from RWSABC were in a prime position to view the Tall Ships Race 2011 Parade of Sail.

A photo gallery can be found here, as well as in a Club member’s kayakacrossthewater blog.

The University of the Highlands and Islands (West Highland College) is offering a full-time course on Outdoor Adventure (National Certificate) SCQF Level 5 in Broadford. Details are here [PDF].

Starting Friday the 29th July 2011 at 8pm

An evening of live music and singing. Bringing together the musical talents of the RWSABC.

If you play an instrument or know a song come along. Even if you don’t play or want to sing come along, listen, clap, whistle, dance, and buy a refreshment at the bar!

The format: we each take a turn to play a tune or sing a song. If anyone else knows the tune or song they will join in and accompany us.

All standards of players and singers welcome. The aim is to have a good time.

Come along and support your club!

Enquiries phone George Carson 888604

Kilcreggan Trip - 12/6/11On Sunday 12 June 2011, some new members of the Kayaking section of the Club, accompanied by coaches and more experienced members, went out on a trip across the Clyde to Kilcreggan (with a small detour East) and back. Conditions were calm, with a slight breeze developing on the return. Excitement was provided momentarily by the wake produced by a passing tug. The moral of the story is – when in doubt, keep paddling!

Everyone proved themselves to be promising seafarers and enjoyed the outing.

For photos – go here.

Check out the For Sale section on the Forum and you might find something good for sale, like a nice P&H Capella 167 carbon kevlar sea kayak.

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