• Paddlesports

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2019 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.  We also offer a full range of British Canoeing courses in Safety, Leadership, Proficiency and 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 £80

A course designed with the novice in mind. We will introduce you to the fundamentals of this popular sport and teach you the skills to allow you to control and enjoy your sea kayak.

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1 day

Introduction to Sea Kayaking

From £224

A course designed with the novice in mind. This 2 day practical course introduces fundamental skills required to control the sea kayak. We may also use this course to refresh any rudimentary sea kayaking skills.

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2 days

Introduction To Sea Kayak   Sailing

From £224

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 days

Sea Kayak Practical Navigation

From £224

A course aimed at developing practical sea kayak navigation skills. This 2 day course will include British Canoeing’s Coastal Navigation & Tidal Planning course, delivered in a practical way.

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2 days

Sea Kayak Improver Weekend

From £224

These weekend courses are aimed at the paddler who has 5 days or above experience and want to develop their fundamental sea kayak skills.

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2 days

Introduction To Sea Kayaking

£585

This 5 day 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 days

Introduction to Sea Kayak Safety & Rescue

From £224

This 2 day practical course will introduce you to essential elements of sea kayak safety and rescue technique. We will blend time in the classroom with time on the water, where we will develop an essential awareness of our surroundings.

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2 days

Improver Sea Kayaking

£585

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

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5 days

British Canoeing Sea Kayak Award

From £235

A weekend spent introducing and improving your paddlesports skills.

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2 days

British Canoeing Coastal Sea Kayak Award + CNTP + VHF

From £595

A 5 day combined training and assessment course in essential sea kayaking skills aimed at building technique, skills and confidence.

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5 days

British Canoeing Foundation Safety and Rescue Training

From £115

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

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1 day

British Canoeing Coastal Navigation and Tidal Planning

From £115

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

British Canoeing Open Water Navigation and Tidal Planning

From £115

An advanced course for sea kayakers and a pre-requisite for British Canoeing Advanced Sea Kayak Leader award.

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1 day

British Canoeing Paddlesports Leader Training

From £235

Course aimed at paddlers taking on formal leadership responsibilities in sheltered water environments. Course aims to support Leaders to run safe, quality and enjoyable trips.

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2 days

British Canoeing Paddlesports Leader Assessment

From £145

Teaching you how to lead, supervise or facilitate safe and quality trips

The course requires arrival the night before.

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1 day

British Canoeing Sea Kayak Leader Training

From £350

The Sea Kayak 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 days

British Canoeing Sea Kayak Leader Assessment

From £245

British Canoeings Sea Kayak Leader Assessment will test your personal paddling and leadership skills required to lead a group in moderate conditions.

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2 days

British Canoeing Paddlesports Instructor

From £295

For many this course is the first step on the coaching pathway and on this course we will teach core coaching skills.

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2 days

British Canoeing Core Coach Training

From £295

British Canoeing have launched the new Coach Awards, which aims to create discipline specific pathways across all paddlesports disciplines.

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2 days

British Canoeing Canoe and Kayak Coach (Sheltered Water) Training

From £275

British Canoeings new discipline specific training course focuses on HOW to coach the discipline specific skills and WHAT you will be coaching.

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2 days

British Canoeing Canoe and Kayak Coach (Sheltered Water) Assessment

From £140

British Canoeings Canoe and Kayak Coach (sheltered water) assessment will test your own personal paddling, safety & rescue and coaching skills.

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1 day

British Canoeing Sea Kayak Coach Training

From £275

new for 2018 - more info coming soon!

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2 days

British Canoeing Sea Kayak Coach Assessment

From £140

Please note this assessment will start at 1900hrs on start date advertised.

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1 day

sportscotland Sea Kayak Symposium

£

2019 dates/ costs & details to be confirmed.

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

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3 days

Great Cumbrae Kayak Race

£

2019 date, cost & details to be confirmed

A day celebrating sea kayaks and sea kayak racing.

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1 Day