• Paddlesports

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2018 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 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 £75

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

Open Canoeing Try-a-Day

From £75

A course designed with the novice in mind. We will introduce you to the fundamentals of open canoeing and teach you the skills to allow you to control and enjoy your canoe.

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1 day

SUP                       Try-a-Day

From £75

A course designed with the novice in mind. We will introduce you to the fundamentals of SUP and teach you the skills to allow you to control and enjoy your SUP.

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1 day

Introduction to Sea Kayaking

From £215

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

Introduction to Open Canoeing

From £215

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

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2 day

Introduction to SUP

From £215

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

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2 day

Introduction To Sea Kayak   Sailing

From £215

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 Practical Navigation

From £215

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 day

Practical Navigation improver Weekend

From £215

A course aimed at improving practical sea kayak navigation skills. This 2 day course will include British Canoeing’s Open Water Navigation and Tidal Planning, delivered in a practical way.

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2 day

Sea Kayak Improver Weekend

From £215

An addition to the 2018 paddlesports programme, 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 day

Introduction To Sea Kayaking

From £545

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 day

Introduction to Sea Kayak Expeditioning

From £545

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

Improver Sea Kayaking

From £545

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

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5 day

British Canoeing 2 Star Training & Assessment

From £215

A weekend spent introducing and improving your paddlesports skills.

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2 day

British Canoeing 3 Star /VHF/CNTP Sea Kayak

From £545

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 day

British Canoeing 3 Star Assessment

£95

Are you ready? The National Centre will assess your performace and guide you to success.

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1 day

British Canoeing 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

British Canoeing 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

British Canoeing Open Water Navigation and Tidal Planning

From £95

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 Assessment

From £95

New for 2018. Teaching you how to lead, supervise or facilitate safe and quality trips

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1 Day

British Canoeing Sea Kayak Leader Training

From £340

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 day

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 day

British Canoeing Paddlesports Instructor

From £490

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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4 Day

British Canoeing Core Coach Training

From £245

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

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2

British Canoeing Canoe and Kayak Coach (Sheltered Water) Training

From £245

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 Day

British Canoeing Canoe and Kayak Coach (Sheltered Water) Assessment

From £120

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 £245

new for 2018 - more info coming soon!

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2 Day

British Canoeing Sea Kayak Coach Assessment

£120

New for 2018 - coming soon!

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

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1

2 Day

British Canoeing Sea Kayak Coach (Advanced Water) Assessment

From £120

New for 2018 - more info coming soon!

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1 Day

British Canoeing Guides Course Trip Planning & Organisation

From £95

New for 2018! Decision making for trip planning and organisation

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1 Day

British Canoeing Guides Course Leadership

From £95

This module is designed to follow on from the leadership principles explored within the BC Leadership Awards

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1 Day

British Canoeing Guides Course Camp Craft & Expedition Skills

From £95

Aimed at BC Leaders wanting to expand their knowledge

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1 Day

British Canoeing Guides Course Customer Experience

From £95

Aimed at BC Leaders wanting to expand their knowledge and experience in customer experience

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1

British Canoeing Guides Course Environment and Sustainability

From £95

Much of the enjoyment derived from paddling is created by a thriving natural environment - ensure your activities have minimal impact

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1

British Canoeing Support Module SUP

From £95

Designed to assist coaches who want to gain more knowledge about the specialist discipline of stand up paddleboarding

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1 Day

sportscotland Sea Kayak Symposium

From £195

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

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3 day

Great Cumbrae Kayak Race

From £15

Join the Great Cumbrae Kayak Race for 2018! Back by popular demand!

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1 Day