The SCA Go Canoeing Tours Committee has put together a calendar of tours, which is a series of day/evening trips as part of the ‘Go Canoeing’ initiative. The tours are designed to offer safe and enjoyable trips that bring together like-minded paddlers.
Tour leaders have volunteered to give up their time for a day (or sometimes a whole weekend!) to lead a tour in their local waters or in an area they have lots of experience and knowledge in. Most volunteers are there to lead the trip but some are available to coach a little if there are any particular skills you’d like to brush up on. Volunteer leaders have all been reviewed by the SCA Recreation committee and deemed suitably qualified and within their 'realm of experience'. If you are interested in volunteering as a tour leader for a future tour but haven’t yet confirmed your interest, please contact Mikaela at the SCA office.
01/06/17 Round Cumbrae Sea/Coastal Grade A
03/06/17 Teith trip in open canoe Open Canoe Grade B
15/06/17 Round Wee Cumbrae Sea/Coastal Grade A/B
22/06/17 The Gantocks, Dunoon and Holy Loch Sea/Coastal Grade A
18/07/17 Pinkston Freestyle evening
29/07/17 Canoe sailing on Loch Lomond Open Canoe Grade A/B
20/08/17 Clyde Paddle from Garrion Bridge Open Canoe Grade A
17/09/17 Lunan Bay to Arbroath Sea/Coastal Grade B
01/10/17 Stonehaven to Inverbervie Sea/Coastal Grade B
07/10/17 River Teith - Skills Development Day Open Canoe Grade A/B
|Grade A||Participants should be capable of paddling 20km (12miles) per day in force 2/3 conditions or on grade 1 -2 rivers.|
|Grade B||More challenging waters and may include tidal streams, exposed headlands, open crossings on lochs or between islands, or on grade 2(3) rivers. Participants should be capable of paddling 25km (16miles) per day in up to force 4 conditions.|
|Grade C||Extended Grade B trips over a longer period for inland/sea touring *AND* rivers graded up to 4(5). Participants should be capable of paddling in more difficult conditions than grade B for a longer time.|
If you have any questions at all, or queries about your level and the grade of the tour, then please call the SCA office or email firstname.lastname@example.org.