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Pentland Canoe Club

www.pentlandcanoeclub.org.uk

Kayaking has been a popular pastime in Caithness for many years. In 1984, the Pentland Canoe Club was formed to serve individuals living around Thurso who were interested in kayaking. The Club was established with the aim to promote and teach kayaking in the West Caithness area mainly around Thurso.

Chairman
Simon Copsey
chairman@pentlandcanoeclub.org.uk

64 Bridge Street
Halkirk
Caithness
Tel: 07711 358092

Secretary
Ken Nicol
secretary@pentlandcanoeclub.org.uk

Downton Cottage
Crescent Street
Halkirk
Caithness
KW12 6XN
Tel: 01847 831508

Treasurer
Isobel Stronach
treasurer@pentlandcanoeclub.org.uk

3 Bridge of Westfield
Thurso
Caithness
Tel: 01847 871247



News for Pentland Canoe Club

Opening Up Canoeing in Caithness and North SutherlandThumbnail for article : Opening Up Canoeing in Caithness and North Sutherland
The Thurso-based Pentland Canoe Club has taken delivery of 4 open canoes along with associated equipment and a trailer thanks to support from the Awards For All Scotland programme and a Discretionary Ward Grant from The Highland Council.   The equipment was handed over to the Club by John Thurso MP and Councillor David Flear representing The Highland Council.  
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.  
New Kayaks For Pentland Canoe ClubThumbnail for article : New Kayaks For Pentland Canoe Club
Following a grant from the Awards For All Scotland programme, the Thurso based Pentland Canoe Club has taken delivery of 3 sea kayaks, 3 river kayaks and a double kayak.  The equipment was handed over to the Club by Tom Jackson, the Chairman of the Caithness Sports Council and a Director of Coaching Highland.  
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.  
Funding for Kayaking in Thurso
The Thurso based Pentland Canoe Club has been awarded 5680 grant from the Awards For All Scotland programme which is supported by the Scottish Arts Council, the Heritage Lottery Fund, sportscotland and the Big Lottery Fund.   This award will assist in the purchase of 3 sea kayaks, 3 river kayaks and a double kayak.  
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.  
Coaching SuccessThumbnail for article : Coaching Success
Three kayakers from the Thurso based Pentland Canoe Club have successfully passed their Scottish Canoe Association Coach Level 2 Award.   Simon Copsey, Andy Ford and Martyn Sutherland were assessed by one of Scotland's leading kayak coaches, Jas Hepburn from Speyside.  
Learn to Canoe - Try It TonightThumbnail for article : Learn to Canoe - Try It Tonight
Yes we know it's winter but lots of clubs are actively gearing for the better weather.   If the diving below the water is not for you as yesterdays ad how about on top of it.  
Prize Winning Photo By Ken Nicol of Pentland Canoe ClubThumbnail for article : Prize Winning Photo By Ken Nicol of Pentland Canoe Club
A photograph taken by Ken Nicol, from the Pentland Canoe Club, during a recent sea kayaking expedition has taken second prize in the annual Scottish Canoe Association's Touring Photo Competition.   The photograph was taken near Frederiksdal in South Greenland and shows fellow Club paddler Simon Copsey dwarfed by an iceberg.  
Greenland: Close Encounters of a Whale KindThumbnail for article : Greenland: Close Encounters of a Whale Kind
Three kayakers from the Thurso based Pentland Canoe Club have returned from a sea kayaking expedition in Southern Greenland.  The members of the team were Shona Comrie of Portskerra; Simon Copsey and Ken Nicol, both of Halkirk.  

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