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28th April: Briefing Session and Equipment Preparation

This evening be aimed at returning equipment to the Club Store and will include a  briefing / safety talk the individuals attending the outdoor sessions for the first time. Please meet at 6.30pm (prompt) at the Club store at Thurso beach (West end of Esplanade - the old bathing huts).

Individuals attending for the first time will be shown how to check equipment prior to use and will cover
•\tWhat to bring and wear and general arrangements for the Thursday sessions
•\tPreparing to go on the Water

Thursday 5th  May: Evening Session

First evening session for individuals who of have attended previous summer sessions and are of a 2 Star paddling ability. Please meet at 6.30pm (prompt) at the Club store at Thurso beach (West end of Esplanade - the old bathing huts).

Thursday night sessions will be every Thursday evening (weather permitting) for Paddlers of 2 Star Ability and above.

Sunday 8th May: “Fun Event”

This is planned as a day to get a feel for paddling outside, practice your skills learnt in the pool in sheltered environment, try out the different sorts of boats that the club has and have some fun.  There will be a a small charge to cover equipment costs and transporting equipment.  This is open to all members, although under 14's will need to be accompanied by a responsible adult.  For those who wish, there will be an opportunity to undertake BCU 2 Star  training and if appropriate assessment. For detail on the award see
We would encourage current members to work towards this personal skill level.  

If you wish to attend please email   to let us know and we can then send you more details when these are available.

12th May:  Thursday evening sessions

This will be the first evening session for beginners and paddlers up to 2 Star ability.

For new paddlers upto 2 Star Ability:  The sessions will be geared towards developing personal skills up to a BCU 2* standard ( .
Initially sessions for new paddlers will be run on the following dates:
•\t12 May
•\t26 May
•\t9 June
•\t23 June
As paddlers gain the appropriate skills, they will be able to join in the weekly sessions.

Time: 6.30pm (prompt) at the Club store at Thurso beach (West end of Esplanade - the old bathing huts). We will meet promptly at the start time.
If you are late, the person in charge may turn you away so as not to delay the canoeing activity for the others. When we finish, is again dependant on the weather and the group.

Cost (members using Club equipment): £20 for 4 Sessions (paid in

Age: 14 and over. 13 years olds (by special permission from the Committee)

If you are in any doubt about the weather then contact the Club Secretary during the day (tel: 01847 804610 up to 4.15pm or tel 07725782057 after this time). It always useful to know who will be turning just in case things have to be changed.

In the interests of safety for young paddlers (Under 16), we would ask for parents / guardians  (who are not paddling) to wait until a Club Official arrives.  

For details on the sessions (what to bring etc) please look at the website (  or contact the Club Secretary. Note web access is only available to individuals who have paid their 2011 membership fees.

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