• Paddlesports

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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 UKCC Coaching.

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.

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Sea Kayaking Try-a-Day

From £50

This one day course introduces the fundamental skills for sea kayaking.

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1 day

Open Canoeing Try-a-Day

From £50

This one day practical course introduces you to the fundamentals of Open Canoeing.

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1 day

Stand Up Paddleboarding Try-a-Day

From £50

This one day course will introduce you to the fundamental skills required to master your Stand Up Paddleboard.

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1 day

Introduction to Sea Kayaking

From £195

This 2 day practical course will introduce you to the fundamental skills required for sea kayaking.

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2

Introduction to Open Canoeing

From £195

This two day practical course will introduce you to the fundamental skills required for Open Canoeing.

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2 day

Introduction to Stand Up Paddleboarding

From £195

An exciting addition to the paddle sports offer. 2 days spent learning the fundamental skills required to control your SUP.

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2 day

Introduction To Sea Kayak Sailing 2 Days

From £195

Sea kayak sailing has grown in popularity and this practical introductory course will teach you the basics to get the most out of your rig and kayak.

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2 day

Introduction To Sea Kayaking

From £445

This weeklong course will introduce you to the fundamental skills of sea kayaking in and around the sheltered waters of The Clyde.

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5 day

Introduction to Sea Kayaking - with Expedition

From £445

A week spent introducing you to fundamental skills of sea kayaking including the skills required for expeditioning the sea kayak. One night spent on expedition.

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5 day

Introduction To Sea Kayak Sailing 5 Days

From £445

Sea kayak sailing has grown in popularity and this practical introductory course will teach you the basics to get the most out of your rig and kayak.

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5 day

Improver Sea Kayaking

From £445

This course is aimed at improving existing skills and building sound sea kayaking techniques.

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5 day

Improver Sea Kayaking - With Expedition

From £445

An exciting new course for the intermediate sea kayaker.

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5 day

An introduction to Practical Sea Kayaking Navigation

From £195

This course introduces simple and practical navigation techniques for sea kayakers. Includes the CNTP Course.

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2 day

Practical Sea Kayaking Navigation for Improvers

From £195

Placing great emphasis on the practical application of navigation techniques this 2 day course will blend classroom based learning with on water exercises.

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2 day

Practical Sea Kayaking Awareness And Rescues

£195

Being able to read and understand environmental conditions will help you decide how to act when faced with an incident.

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2 day

BC Performance 2 Star Training & Assessment

From £195

A weekend spent introducing and improving your paddlesports skills.

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2 day

BC Performance 3 Star Sea Kayak Training & Assessment

From £445

A 5 day combined training and assessment course in sea kayaks, building technique, skills and confidence.

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5 day

BC Leadership 4 Star Leader Sea Kayak Training

From £325

The 4 Star Leader Training course will teach you the personal paddling and leadership skills required to lead a group in moderate sea conditions.

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3 day

BC Leadership 4 Star Leader Sea Kayak Assessment

From £245

The 4 star Leader assessment will test your personal paddling and leadership skills required to lead a group in moderate conditions.

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2 day

BC Foundation Safety and Rescue Training

From £95

An introduction to the key skills associated with safety and rescue in the paddlesports environment.

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1 day

BC Safety Coastal Navigation and Tidal Planning

From £95

An essential course for all sea kayakers and a pre-requisite for the 4 Star Sea Kayak Leader Award.

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1 day

BC Safety Open Water Navigation and Tidal Planning

From £95

An advanced course for sea kayakers and a pre-requisite for the 5 Star Sea Kayak Leader Award.

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1 day

BC Coaching UKCC Level 1 Coaching Paddlesports

From £395

This is the first step on the coaching pathway where we intend to introduce safe, effective and ethical coaching techniques.

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4 day

BC Coaching UKCC Level 2 Coaching Paddlesports

From £395

This is the second step on the coaching pathway where we intend to build your knowledge and skills in coaching.

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4 day

BC Coaching UKCC Level 2 Certificate In Coaching Paddlesports (Assessment)

From £155

The assessment will look at all aspects of the BC (UKCC) Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Paddlesport syllabus.

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1 day

BC Coaching Stand Up Paddleboard Support Module

From £95

The BC SUP Discipline Specific Support Module is designed to assist coaches who want to gain more knowledge about the specialist discipline of stand up paddleboarding.

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1 day

The Great Cumbrae Kayak Race, Saturday 12th August 2017

From £5

Registrations are now open…register by 5th August 2017 to secure your place!

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sportscotland Sea Kayak & SUP Symposium

From £165

A celebration of Sea Kayaking and SUP in Scotland - run by both sportscotland Cumbrae and Glenmore Lodge

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3 day