The Kayak section of Toward Sailing Club is now a well established part of the club. The club is ideally located at the southern tip of Cowal and the wider Clyde estuary. It is only a short 1+ mile crossing over to Rothesay and the Isle of Bute. There is also very easy access to Loch Striven, and Colintraive and the Kyles of Bute are within reach too.
The focus is on sea kayaking. We hold training throughout the year including swimming pool kayak training sessions , outdoor sessions at Toward and we also hold a very successful kayak weekend each year.
Toward Sailing Club is one of the many stop-off locations on popular kayaking routes on the Clyde. The club has extended car parking facilities specifically for kayakers.
The club is aims to utilise local kayaking coaches who volunteer their time to lead tuition open to three broad target groups:
- Adult beginner paddlers
- Adult intermediates and advanced paddlers
- Introduction to paddle sports for children
We continue to provide progressive sea kayak training. We occasionally organise swimming pool sessions in Dunoon Riverside swimming pool, and when these are on we will attempt to accommodate all levels of paddler in the swimming pool sessions.
We have a small fleet of kayaks which can be borrowed for club training sessions, but members are also welcome to bring along their own kayaks too.
If you are interested in joining the club, please fill out the membership application form listed on this website and state ‘kayak section’ somewhere in the form. Membership of the kayak section encompasses access to the club and clubhouse as a whole. Likewise any sailing section members are welcome to access the kayaking section and its resources. If you have your own kayak it may also be possible to store it at the club for ease of access.
You can keep a track of kayak section event on our events page on this site.