Club Information

 

Club Activities

Members of Stonehaven Canoe Club are actively involved in river and sea kayaking and open canoeing. We run pool sessions for members from the middle of January until the end of April.

From the end of April to mid September we normally train from Stonehaven harbour.

The club meets at Stonehaven Canoe Club boat shed, along Shorehead.

Sea kayaking - the NE Scottish coastline, particularly near Stonehaven is an excellent place to sea kayak.

Over the summer (From May to September) we run Monday night sea trips from Stonehaven. It is advisable to arrive prompt at 6pm in order to get fitted out with a boat etc

River kayaking - usually takes place predominantly on the rivers throughout NE Scotland, and occasionally further afield.

Surf kayakers - can take advantage of the sandy beaches and good surf waves at Stonehaven beach and other sandy beaches of NE Scotland.

Membership

Stonehaven Canoe Club annual membership fees are shown on the Membership Page. These fees help towards the cost of new equipment, repairs, the shed rental, and insurances etc. and affiliation to the Scottish Canoe Association (SCA).

Members are encouraged to become an individual/family member with the SCA and benefit from all their perks.

Taster sessions for prospective new members may be offered periodically. For new members, training sessions will be run in foundation paddling and rescue skills. These sessions will be run in a block possibly over a couple of evenings and a weekend.

It is now our policy that each member gain the generic Stonehaven Canoe Club 2 Star award prior to participating in any trips. Obviously some people may already have the skills but will still have to be assessed unless they already hold the BCU 2 star award or higher.

Members who have gained their SCC 2 Star skills will be given the opportunity to go on evening trips up and down the coast, provided the conditions are suitable, and also day and weekend trips. Day and weekend trips are organised by committee members, trip leaders and coaches. Each trip is graded according to abilities.

All members are kept informed of trips via e-mail.

We have meetings about every two months all club members are welcome.

We are a friendly group of people who support and encourage members to progress.

Members are able to hire the clubs equipment (sea kayaks, river kayaks, surf kayaks and open canoes) for use on club trips.

Children

Children are welcome to join although it is our policy that during training sessions they be accompanied by an adult. The adult does not have to participate but must be in close proximity at all times. Children will only be allowed on trips where the conditions and coaching cover is deemed appropriate by the lead coach.