Kayaking has been a popular pastime in Caithness for many years. In 1984,
the Pentland Canoe Club was formed to serve individuals living around
Thurso who were interested in kayaking. The Club was established with the
aim to promote and teach kayaking in the West Caithness area mainly around
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The Club is very
fortunate in its location, which permits most forms of recreational
kayaking to take place. These are:
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During the summer there will be a series of Sunday events. These are usually sea trips around the coasts of Caithness and Sutherland. The trips give you an excellent opportunity to explore the coastline with its hidden beaches, deserted islands, and caves. The wildlife is also exiting: whales; porpoises; seals; and maybe even sharks.
Typical trips include
Caithness has some of the best surfing breaks in the World - need we say more. World Kayak Surf Championships have been hosted in Caithness in 1991and 1997.
Surfing activities taken place all year round. All we need is the surf! When the surf is good on a Sunday or a Wednesday evening you may find yourself being introduced to this thrilling branch of the sport.
Youth Membership: open to individuals in full time education (includes university students) and those whom are unemployed. Evidence may be asked for from those over 18 years of age.
Associate membership: available to those who are 12 & 13 years old to permit them to come to Swimming Pool Sessions only.
Family Membership: to one or more individuals from the same family.
Adult Member: open to those individuals over 18 years old
The Scottish Canoe Association (SCA) is the governing body of the Sport in Scotland. The SCA represents the interest of kayaking, At all levels. The Club is affiliated to the SCA.
If you would like to find out more about the SCA visit their website at www.scot-canoe.org