This sea kayaking course for novices is initially based at the centre and builds up your knowledge and skills as the week progresses.
We will use the sheltered waters around the centre to build confidence and tailor each week to the wants and needs of paddlers.
We will have the chance to explore the beautiful coastal waters around Cumbrae and weather permitting take part in an overnight sea kayak expedition to put the learning into practice.
An Introduction to Sea Kayak Expeditioning - Equipment Information
Paddlesports has been voted the fastest growing water-sport in the UK for the 4th year running and we are proud at sportscotland Cumbrae to be at the heart of these developments. The centre is in a perfect location for Sea Kayaking and we have a wide range of modern equipment from some the UK’s leading manufactures including P&H Sea Kayaks & Werner Paddles.
Getting wet is unavoidable so we will make sure you have the correct gear. Peak UK wet-suit, wet-suit boots, buoyancy aid, spray deck and cag top are available for your use and can be dried overnight ready for the next day’s action. You are of course welcome to use any of your own equipment, just run this past your coaching team. Time will be spent on this course talking through appropriate clothing; making sure you are aware of whats best for the sea conditions you are likely to encounter.
We ask that you bring along your own sleeping bags. We can provide tents and all cooking facilities in the camp.
You may also want to bring garments such as swim wear, woolly hat and warm socks – even in July! Hot showers are available in the changing areas and accommodation areas so bring a spare towel.
Plastic. The time is right to highlight the devastating effect that plastic is having on our fragile marine environment. In an effort to reduce this burden we are making small steps and ask that our customers refrain from bringing plastic bags or plastic bottles on this course. Pack lunches will be provided and opportunities to fill up water bottles and flasks will be given at the start of the course.×