2017 sees continued development of the paddlesports department at Cumbrae.
New courses include Practical Navigation for Sea Kayakers, where we spend equal amounts of time in the classroom and on the water learning about map, charts, tides and weather and the practical application of these skills. We will also be the first centre in the country to offer Sea Kayak Sailing courses, blending two areas of expertise of the National Centre whilst teaching how to rig, set and utilise the sail to improve the performance of your sea kayak.
We will continue offering 1 day, 2 day and 5 day courses in Sea Kayaking and Open Canoeing and offer a full range of British Canoeing courses in Safety, Leadership, Proficiency and British Canoeing Coaching Certificates.
The island is an ideal destination for improving basic skills or for those who want to venturing further from shore. With bays and natural harbours and surrounding islands like Bute, Arran & Inchmarnock we are ideal located for introductory and intermediate paddlesport courses.
All our paddlesports coaches teach to highest standard and have expertise in navigation and weather forecasting. We use these areas of expertise in all our courses and aim to make the learning environment as informative, practical and enjoyable as possible.
As well as the calendar of paddlesports courses we schedule we are also happy to create a bespoke course for you, your friends or your family. Please email with any request.