Mags Elliot recently took on the role of Equality and Diversity Champion in the club. She has written an article about embracing equality which appears in the Scottish Paddler magazine. The scanned copy of this article is included below for your information.
The committee has discussed and would like to start club trips again in line with guidance. So you can look forward to some new club trips happening very soon. Here is an update on how they will be different from before.
Physical distancing of 2m will need to be followed at all times on and off the water.
Equipment can be borrowed from the shed in line with our new guidance now in place:
Robert Jackson has posthumously been awarded the SCA Volunteer Coach Of The Year award. Here is the certificate and trophy his family have received from the SCA, and then a short video about his legendary coaching abilities.
Edinburgh Kayak Club has been awarded the SCA Club Of The Year award for the second year running. Here is Graham and Magda receiving the certificate from the SCA, and then a short video filmed at one of our pool sessions of members saying what they think about the club.
Joint venture with Lothian Sea Kayak Club. This is a fascinating talk by Erik Boomer & Sarah McNair-Landry sharing their story from their kayaking expedition across Greenland using kite skis, they tow their kayaks over 1000km of the Greenland ice sheet to attempt a first descent of a remote river.
"An epic ski journey across the Greenland Ice Cap to kayak a river from source to the Arctic Ocean. Sarah and Erik have a truly rema...
In June this year, we sadly lost Robert Jackson in a tragic river accident. Robert was a great friend, coach and probably the most active member of Edinburgh Kayak Club – in more ways than one! Those of us who were lucky enough to have known him couldn’t help but be affected by his love for life, his enthusiasm, boundless energy, positivity and complete selflessness in his approach to coaching. Whet...
The long awaited official opening of Edinburgh Kayak Club’s new boat shed took place on Saturday 22nd September.
The event was well attended by club members of all ages and we were blessed with a beautiful sunny afternoon.
Speeches were given by our Chairperson, Graham Nelson, followed by Grant Duncan (Senior Project Manager, sportscotland) and David Simpson (President of the Scottish Canoe Association). Ellie Clark (Scottish Go...
The official opening of Edinburgh Kayak Club’s new boat shed will take place on Saturday 22nd September at the new boat shed situated beside the pond near the main entrance of Craiglockhart Leisure and Tennis Centre, 177 Colinton Road, Edinburgh, EH14 1BZ. The event will commence at 1.30pm with ribbon cutting, speeches and photographs at 2.00pm, followed by an informal barbeque. The event is planned to end at 5.00pm.
The club now has limited storage space available for members to store their own whitewater boats in the shed at Craiglockhart. Please have a read through the terms and conditions found here if you are thinking about storing your boat. Members who wish to use this facility should send an email to email@example.com.