Loch Caroy


Janet Hopwood
Correspondence Secretary
Half of Seven
Isle of Skye
IV49 9BA

Tel. 01471 820 164


SSLKC Membership - 2016/2017

Young members of the SSLKC

Membership of the South Skye and Lochalsh Kayak Club is open to anyone with an interest in canoeing and kayaking. The minimum age to become a member is ten years of age.

The club meets most Wednesdays throughout the year. During the summer months we meet on the open water as well as getting together for day and weekend paddles too.

Most weekly outdoor sessions are held at Kyleakin, on the Isle of Skye. Adults with their own kit (including kayak) are welcome to come along to the junior sessions either as safety cover or to paddle with other equipment-independent adults!

During the winter months we meet at the pool in Kyle. Junior sessions run from 8pm until 9pm and adult sessions from 9pm until 10pm. There are always a number of coaches to help as well as plenty of opportunities for trainee coaches to practice their coaching skills. The club caters for all abilities.

Training in Kyleakin

Annual membership is:
£15.00 for juniors
£25.00 for adults
£35.00 for families, couples

Each pool session costs £2.00 per child and £4.00 per adult.
Outdoor sessions cost £2.00 for juniors and £4 for adults using club kit. Adults with their own kit please pay £2.

Please note that all membership fees are due in April.

Pay online with Paypal

If you prefer to pay membership renewal by credit card online please click the Paypal button below. If you are joining the club for the first time we ask that you contact the club secretary first. Please note that to cover the administration costs there is a small charge of £2/£1

Members paying by PayPal are still asked to fill out the membership form as we require their details for insurance - thank you.

Family Membership - £37.00

Adult Membership - £27.00

Junior Membership - £16.00

Other information

The club owns a range of sea kayaks, paddles, buoyancy aids and spray decks, which have been purchased using club funds and grants from funding bodies. The club sometimes has Sunday paddles in the summer which might be freshwater loch based, if the weather is poor, followed by a picnic or barbecue. During the winter there are occasional day paddles for adult paddlers only. We are sorry but the club cannot hire or lend kayaks.

The club is an affiliated member of the Scottish Canoe Association. Club members are encouraged to take part in the British Canoe Union Star Awards to develop their skills and the Club coaches are qualified in to the appropriate BCU coaching levels.

If you are coming along to an outdoor session for the first time you will need: either a wetsuit or warm, light clothing, waterproofs and footwear you don't mind getting wet. If you wear glasses ensure you have an elastic strap to keep them attached to your head! A change of clothes, a hot drink and some food is also highly recommended to warm up after the kayaking session.

To download a copy of the Club Membership Application Form (Pdf) please click here or as a Word Document please click here . For more information about the club and its activities please contact Janet Hopwood the correspondence secretary.

SSLKC members assisting at a charity swim from Kyleakin to Kyle.

SSLKC members assisting at a charity swim from Kyleakin to Kyle in August 2007.