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Caithness Kayak Club

www.caithnesskayakclub.co.uk

Photograph of Caithness Kayak ClubCaithness Kayak Club was established in the year 1977 to unite canoeists and kayakers from Caithness so that they could enjoy the sport with other people. We have an equipment shed by the harbour at Ackergill, where we keep most of our paddling equipment and paddle on the sea during the summer months.

Throughout the year we have excursions around Caithness and sometimes further a field, along the shores of the beaches as well as on several of the lochs in the region. When there is enough water in the Thurso river , we head for a bit of white water action.

In the winter and spring months, when the sea water is a little colder, we have sessions at Wick Swimming Pool, where we practice techniques and play games of water polo and similar things as well as introduce new people to the basic concepts of kayaking in a warm safe environment to build confidence, teach rescue techniques to prepare them for our summer outside sessions..

Chairman
Iain Baikie
baikieuk@aol.com

Tel: 01955 602773

Secretary
Elena Baikie
baikieuk@aol.com

Tel: 01955 602773

Webmaster
Donnie Robson
donnierobson@hotmail.com





News for Caithness Kayak Club

Anglers and Canoeists Unite to Fight Salmon Parasite Threat
The Association of Salmon Fishery Boards (ASFB) and Scottish Canoe Association (SCA) have made a joint call for tighter measures to prevent a deadly salmon parasite entering Scottish waters.  The two organisations hope that their unprecedented combined effort will lead to the introduction of a high profile campaign at ports and airports to raise awareness of the threat from the Gyrodactylus salaris (Gs) parasite.  
Scottish Sea Kayak Symposium - 25th - 28th May 2007Thumbnail for article : Scottish Sea Kayak Symposium - 25th - 28th May 2007
The weekend of 25 28 May 2007 will see around 250 sea kayakers from around the UK, America; Holland; Jersey; Ireland and France heading to the Isle of Skye to attend the 8th Scottish Sea Kayak Symposium.  The Symposium will be based at Sabhal Mor Ostaig, the Gaelic College on the Sleat peninsula.  
Kayaking Videos on Google & TV.Caithness.OrgThumbnail for article : Kayaking Videos on Google & TV.Caithness.Org
We've just discovered a cache of kayaking videos featuring the Caithness Kayak Club on Google Video.   We think they are a great advertisment for the club and its many activities and have added them all to TV.Caithness.Org to help make them easier to find.  
Canoe And Kayak Safety Training CourseThumbnail for article : Canoe And Kayak Safety Training Course
Kayakers from the Pentland Canoe and Caithness Kayak Clubs attended a one day training course for the Scottish Canoe Association Canoeing Safety Test in Wick.  The award is a pre-requisite for those wishing to become a kayak coach.  

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