Pentland Canoe Club
Kayaking is a popular pastime in Caithness. With miles of amazing coastline and islands to explore the areas offers some of the best sea kayaking in the country. The surf, on the North coast, is world renowned and the area has hosted numerous surf kayak competitions including world championships. The Pentland Canoe Club is based in Thurso and aims to promote and coach kayaking in the West Caithness area. Activities take place all year round and include:
During the winter months, training sessions are offered in the swimming pool at the Thurso Leisure Centre.
For more information email
64 Bridge Street
Tel: 07711 358092
News for Pentland Canoe Club
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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