OPEN DAY SATURDAY UPDATE

Are you getting excited? We are!

Weather: Little or no rain forecast at the moment and according to the Met office some sunshine will appear. We will be keeping an eye on the wind and it may be a tad on the chilly side.

So what to wear? So the advice is wrap up warm with a waterproof top on because it is always colder on the water. Bring a change of clothes with you – we are not planning on a dook but you could get wet. We have changing rooms and toilets in the Clubhouse. All other equipment provided, but if you do have your own buoyancy aid then that would be helpful if you can bring that with you. Coast Coffee and Choumakes Cakes will keep you fed and watered. We will have an ice cream van too – it’s never too cold for an ice cream is it?

Olly’s Bothy will have a fun stall with prizes, you can get your life jacket checked by the RLNI and there may be other things on the day. Don’t forget the Memorial Hall next door will be having their table top sale at the same time so there will be plenty to do. Please note that all children must be accompanied by a responsible adult if they wish to participate in any taster sessions. Further updates on taster sessions during the week so keep in touch.

Talk by Andrew Morton on 4 April 2019 7.15pm – please join us!

This is a talk which will definitely be of interest to TSC kayakers and sailors alike.

Andrew learned to sail, row, kayak and handle motor boats as a boy on Loch Lomond and the Clyde in the 1960s. He owns a Finnmaster 76CA motorboat but his prime love is kayak racing, something he has done for 50 years. He has seven British Master’s gold medals, and six World Master’s medals, including two golds, to his name. He was World Champion for the over-70s in 2016.

He’ll be jetting back from Brazil, where he’s been teaching Incident Investigation as part of a series of courses delivered in Birmingham, Rio, Aberdeen and Irvine, for Kelvin TOP-SET, especially to deliver this talk to TSC!

His talk will cover cruising the West Coast of Scotland and the Scilly Isles, kayaking and fitness and will be accompanied by photos and slides.

We hope you can join us!

Six Nations Rugby on a big screen at TSC

Feeling the winter chill? Kirstie McDonald our new social secretary is off to a flying start. She has arranged to show the Six Nations rugby matches in the Clubhouse on the following dates –

2nd February – Scotland v Italy,  Ireland v England (13.00 – 22.00)
9th February – Scotland v Ireland,  Italy v Wales (13.00 – 22.00)
23rd February France v Scotland,  Wales v England (13.00 – 22.00)
16th March Italy v France, Wales v Ireland,  England v Scotland (13.00 – 22.00)

Even if you aren’t a big fan of rugby it’s a good chance to catch up with friends, share maintenance woes and plan for the season ahead. Bring the mini-me rugby fans -free entry refreshments available. Hopefully a few beers as well but that will be confirmed nearer the time. All supporters welcome and friendly banter encouraged!!
Email sent out gives contact details for Kirstie if you have any queries.

Community Open Day 2018

Club Open Day 2018Our open day is on Saturday 12th May 2018 and we are all very excited about it. It will run from 10.00am until 3.00pm with taster sessions in a dinghy, ribs, keel boats and sea kayaks. The timing of these taster sessions will be firmed up nearer the time and will be dependent on weather and tidal conditions.

The aim is to have a fun day but also to encourage people to take up water based sports. Our learner registration takes place on the 16th May just after the open day –  7.00pm for sailing and 7.30pm for sea kayaking. We’ve already had a lot of enquiries from people interested in learning, which is very encouraging.

This year our open day has a Viking theme – some of us will be in fancy dress, feel free to release your inner Viking on that day! We will have talks on Viking culture and will also have some award winning Asgard jewellery for sale.

Coast Coffee will be keeping us all fed and watered. There will be lots of other things going on onshore – Allsortz, HM Coast Guard, face painting, a Viking themed photobooth and other things we are hoping to confirm nearer the time.

The Memorial Hall has a table top sale on at the same time so there will be plenty to keep people entertained. It’s a fun day for all the family so please join us. Please note that due to health and safety guidelines we are unable to permit any jetty jumping during the taster sessions.

Taster sessions can be booked on the day on a first come first served basis.

Beach Clean – 11 March 2018

We are having a community beach clean on Sunday 11th March 2018, from 11.00am at TSC Clubhouse. Pickers, gloves and bags will be provided. Refreshments and facilities are in the Clubhouse. All are welcome to come and join us and help clean up our local shoreline, every bit of help can make a difference to our local natural environment.

 

 

TSC Open Day 2017

TSC Open Day 2017The club held its annual open day on Saturday 13 May 2017. The event was run as part of the South Cowal Community Festival 2017.

Once again, the Jolly Roger was hoisted above the clubhouse and we were occupied by pirates for the day!

After a week or more of relatively stable, sunny May weather, anticipation was high that this would continue for the annual open day. However, the weather decided to have an open day of its own and rain was duly forecast.  As is often the case, the forecast wasn’t entirely accurate, and we ended up having quite a few dry spells during the day.

TSC Open Day 2017Fortunately the forecast didn’t deter a high turnout of enthusiastic visitors from attending. Despite some precipitation and the wind at times dropping to nearly zero (not exactly ideal for a sailing experience!), the club managed to run numerous on-water taster sessions for dinghy, keel boat sailing,  sea kayaking, and wind surfing as well as trips in the club RIBs.

Thanks go out to all the club members who volunteered their time – booking visitors on to their activity of choice, to the drivers, instructors and coaches taking people out on rides, making sure they had the right kit, the members chatting to visitors about water based sports and what the club has to offer. Also thanks and well done to all the visitors who participated with such enthusiasm despite the inclement weather!

TSC Open Day 2017Thanks also go to Coast Coffee, Chouxmake’s Cakes, All Sorts, the ice cream van, Alyson Dawes, Carys and Catriona for the crafts and SCCDC for their support. Special mention also to the Cowal Open Water Swimmers for jetty jumping and swimming! and to Robin Nicol from RYA Scotland.

We look forward to welcoming new members to the club!

The day was rounded off with a fun family quiz night at the club.

Some images from the day are attached below, more can be found on Facebook by following this link.

TSC Open Day / Pirate Fun Day 2017

TSC open day 2017TSC is looking forward to running our open day / pirate themed fun day on Saturday 13 May 2017.

  • All on water activities are FREE.
  • Register for a try out or a rib ride on the day at the Clubhouse from 11.15am onwards.
  • Rides start at 12.30pm ending around 3.30pm depending on numbers and weather conditions.
  • Please bring warm clothing, suitable footwear and a change of clothing just in case you get splashed.
  • Male and Female changing rooms available.
  • Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult and some activities my be restricted to children aged 10+.
  • There’s lots for all the family with a bouncy castle, children’s crafts and a table top sale at the memorial hall.
  • Coast Coffee drinks and food
  • Chouxmake’s Cakes
  • Ice Cream
  • All welcome!

Oh and if the sunny weather continues be sure to bring your sunscreen!