New to kayaking or wanting to learn to kayak?  Why not join us on one of our summer courses at Pinkston Watersports, Glasgow
Beginners Courses
Our BCU (British Canoe Union) 1* courses run on Wednesday nights at Pinkston Watersports Centre throughout Summer and Autumn.
Kayaking for beginners
  • Course 1 starts 3rd may Now Full!!
  • Course 2 Starts 7th June Now Full!!
  • Includes all boats and kit
  • £50 – available to over 16s
Our beginners BCU (British Canoe Union) 1* course is the perfect first step for anyone who fancies learning to kayak.  The course also includes your 1 star assessment.
Classes and assessment last from 7pm til 9pm, but do try and get here early if you can – the less time you spend getting changed and sorting a boat out, the more time you have on the water.
Don’t worry too much about clothing – if you’ve got a wetsuit, that’s great, but in all honesty, just wear something you’re comfortable in that you don’t mind getting wet – shorts, t-shirt, fleece, trainers.  Jeans not a great idea, they’re horrible wet.  DO bring a towel and a change of clothes!
New for 2017. Once you have completed your 1 star we have introduced an introduction to white water course. This course takes you to the next level where we will develop your paddling skills on flat water and give you the tools you need to be safe on the river. Better still your coach will then take you onto moving water at one of our Friday evening coached sessions at Pinkston Watersports.  All this for only £30 extra.
Once you have developed these skills our monthly coached river trips and monthly white water coached ssessions at Pinkston will allow you to use and develop these skills.
To book a place on the 1 star course, pop over to our booking page. Don’t forget to select the “make another booking” option before heading to the checkout so you can add the required membership.
If you need any more info please don’t hesitate to contact us
 Course 1. – Now Full
  • Coach: Grant Crichton
  • Dates: 3/5, 10/5, 17/5 assessment 24/5.
  • Cost: £50 including membership till September 2018.
Course 2 – Now Full
  • Coach: James Law & Paul Crossan
  • Dates: 7/6, 14/6, 21/7 assessment 28/7.
  • Cost: £50 including membership till September 2018
  • Book Here: LINK