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7 January 2017 Canoe Polo Practice for league players
4pm-6pm
Contact: Alan Meikle
8 January 2017 Icebreaker Paddle on the River Deveron
Our annual river paddle on the Deveron to kick off the New Year
Contact: Alan Meikle
29 January 2017 Intermediate trip
Intermediate = able to roll in a river similar to the Knockandhu rapid, or roll in a moderate coastal sea/ 2 foot swell.
Contact: Alan Meikle
5 February 2017 Intermediate trip
Intermediate = able to roll in a river similar to the Knockandhu rapid, or roll in a moderate coastal sea/ 2 foot swell.
Contact: Alan Meikle
12 February 2017 Club trip suitable for all members
what we do depends on the conditions
Contact: Alan Meikle
5 March 2017 Intermediate trip
Intermediate = able to roll in a river similar to the Knockandhu rapid, or roll in a moderate coastal sea/ 2 foot swell.
Contact: Alan Meikle
19 March 2017 Club trip suitable for all members
what we do depends on conditions
Contact: Alan Meikle
30 March 2017 Annual General Meeting of the club
The AGM will be held in the lounge bar of The Ship Inn, Quayside, Banff from around 9:30pm. ASAP after 2 hours in Banff Swimming Pool, 7-9. All members welcome. Tell the committee what is going well, and what you would like to see improved. Or join the committee, and help us make the club better!
Contact: Iain Brooker
13 April 2017 Repairing Plastic Boats - a demonstration and hands on workshop 7pm @21 Walker Avenue, Banff
Nic Matthew will be demonstrating how to do it. Bring your cracked boat along and repair it under his guidance.
Contact: Iain Brooker
15 April 2017 Canoe Polo - Loch Achilty Play Day and BBQ
Organised by Highland Canoe Polo, speak to Sandy Reid
16 April 2017 River Findhorn - Kayaks
Contact: Alan Meikle
20 April 2017 First outdoor Thursday trip 2017
Contact: Alan Meikle
20 April 2017 River Deveron - kayaks
First trip of the summer
Contact: Alan Meikle
23 April 2017 First Outdoor Novice trip - Lower Deveron River
A relaxed introduction to outdoor paddling, aimed at new members, and novice paddlers. Meet at the club compound. Details on the email! An introduction to the club equipment, and a day exploring the Alvah gorge. Bring your picnic. Experienced club members welcome, its not just for the beginners.
Contact: Alan Meikle
27 April 2017 River Deveron - Open Canoe
Contact: Alan Meikle
29 April 2017 River Awe or River Lyon
Contact: Alan Meikle
4 May 2017 Surf kayak - Sandend
Contact: Iain Brooker
11 May 2017 Sea kayak - Portknockie Harbour
Contact: Iain Brooker
14 May 2017 Sea Kayak - Arbroath coast
Contact: Iain Brooker
18 May 2017 River Deveron at Huntly - Kayaks
Contact: Alan Meikle
20 May 2017 Stramash - Canoe Polo at Pinkston for Division 1 2 and 3 teams
25 May 2017 Surf kayak - Banff
Contact: Iain Brooker
27 May 2017 River Garry - Kayaks
Contact: Alan Meikle
1 June 2017 River Deveron - Open Canoe
Contact: Chris Rowe
8 June 2017 Sea kayak - Gardenstown
Contact: Alan Meikle
11 June 2017 River Dee - Open Canoes
Contact: Alan Meikle
15 June 2017 Surf kayak - Sandend
Contact: Iain Brooker
22 June 2017 River Rescue Training at Knockandhu on The River Spey (departs 6pm from the compound)
Contact: Alan Meikle
24 June 2017 to 25 June 2017 Hill and paddle weekend on Loch Quoich - Open Canoe camping
Outline plan. - Paddle across Loch Quoich and camp below Gairich. Climb a Munro or two. Paddle back.
Contact: Iain Brooker
29 June 2017 Surf Kayak - Banff
Contact: Iain Brooker
4 July 2017 to 8 August 2017 Loch Soy - outdoor Canoe Polo every Tuesday evening during the school summer holidays. From 6pm
Contact: Alan Meikle
6 July 2017 River Spey (Lower section) - Open Canoe (leaving compound at 6pm)
Contact: Alan Meikle
13 July 2017 River Spey - kayaks (leaving the compound at 6pm)
Contact: Alan Meikle
15 July 2017 River Garry and River Moriston - kayaks
A river for the brave. An additional guide will be employed to run this trip with Alan, so any fees will need to be shared by participants.
Contact: Alan Meikle
20 July 2017 Sea Kayak - Whitehills
Contact: Iain Brooker
27 July 2017 Surf Kayak - Sandend
Contact: Iain Brooker
30 July 2017 Sea Kayak - a mystery location to be decided
Contact: Iain Brooker
3 August 2017 Sea Kayak - Tarlair
Contact: Iain Brooker
10 August 2017 River Deveron - Kayaks
Contact: Iain Brooker
12 August 2017 River Garry
Contact: Alan Meikle
17 August 2017 Banff Bay - Come and try as many boats as you can. Fun on the beach and river.
The one off evening with kayaks and canoes, for all purposes. Racing, surf, and whitewater. All shapes and sizes available!
Contact: Alan Meikle
19 August 2017 to 20 August 2017 Sea kayak Weekend at Falls of Lora/ West Coast
Surfing the Falls of Lora on Saturday afternoon when it's running 'blue', suitable for intermediate level sea kayakers. Camp. Sea paddle somewhere on the coast on Sunday, then home.
Contact: Iain Brooker
24 August 2017 Sea Kayak - Portsoy
Contact: Iain Brooker
26 August 2017 4th Highland Quaich Canoe Polo tournament, Inverness.
Peak to Sandy Reid
31 August 2017 River Deveron (lower section) - Opens and Double Kayaks
Last of the summer wine.
Contact: Alan Meikle
3 September 2017 River Spey - Open Canoes
Contact: Alan Meikle
7 September 2017 Indoor season starts at Banff Swimming Pool
Tonight club session starts 8pm (Pool staff training from 7pm) Nearly every Thursday through to April 2018 Usual hours will be 7-8pm training for beginners; 8-9pm general practice session; 9-10pm Canoe Polo.
Contact: Alan Meikle
9 September 2017 Sea Kayak - somewhere on the West Coast
watch out for the club email as date may change
Contact: Alan Meikle
14 September 2017 Classes for beginners start Banff Swimming Pool
12 places available. Prebookable - contact Iain at info@deveronpaddlers.org (use the contact button on this website) £72 for 12 weekly evening lessons, starts tonight 18:30 Further block of classes will start in January 2018
Contact: Iain Brooker
16 September 2017 to 17 September 2017 Hill and Paddle weekend on Loch Quoich (take 3)
depends on weather. For people who are hill fit.
Contact: Iain Brooker
30 September 2017 to 1 October 2017 Surf Kayak weekend - Thurso area
Contact: Iain Brooker
29 October 2017 Experienced level trip
venie to be decided - technical river maybe
Contact: Alan Meikle
11 November 2017 Canoe Polo Tournament No 1
8 teams competing. At Banff Swimming Pool. 12:00-18:00
Contact: Iain Brooker
12 November 2017 Club trip suitable for all members
Venue will be decided on Friday evening with a reliable forecast. Remember it will be cold, whatever we do.
Contact: Iain Brooker
25 November 2017 experienced level trip
venue and type of trip will be dictated by conditions. look for a decision on Thursday/Friday
Contact: Alan Meikle
17 December 2017 2 trips - one for club level, one for experienced level
weather forecast will dictate what we do, look for a decision on Thursday/ Friday as to type of trip and venue.
Contact: Alan Meikle