What we do
FCAG is very much about coaching and training in paddlesports. Members participate in river kayaking, sea kayaking and some are open canoeists. Our club activities are led by coaches and paddlesport leaders, who have a wide experience both in Scotland and abroad.
Our Tuesday evening loch sessions provide an opportunity to learn paddlesports, or simply a chance to spend a pleasant evening on the water.
We do run weekend trips on rivers and the sea, usually using kayaks rather than open canoes.
We have a range of equipment for use by members, including river running kayaks, open canoes and sea kayaks.
Members also regularly paddle outwith club trips and generally are very glad to have new folk along. Club equipment can’t be used on such trips, though.
Following the disruption of the last couple of years the club is running its normal Tuesday evening activities. We have, however, a shortage of qualified coaches and leaders, and this is restricting our ability to take on new members. Membership is open to those who have some experience of paddling. The expected level of ability is that of the British Canoeing ” Paddle Discover” award. This means that you have the ability to control your boat on flat water, and have practised rescues in deep water.
Unfortunately we don’t have any spaces for junior paddlers at the moment. We’ll update this page when this changes.
If you are a novice, we may still be able to get you along. Please see the Learning to Paddle page.