We are a friendly flatwater kayak racing club where kayaking is safe and fun. The club was founded in 2000 and we are essentially a flat water racing club with our activities/training/sessions being geared towards racing, enabling members to compete in local, Scottish and National sprint and marathon events. We also try to build fun nights into the structure of the club and organise club events and weekend trips.
The club welcomes new adult and junior members to this exciting and rewarding sport. As long as you have the enthusiasm to learning boat handling and fitness skills, train to develop your performance and willing to meet new friends then, this club is for you.
Sprint kayaking is an Olympic sport with races over 200m for women and men, 500m for women and 1000m for men. Marathon racing takes place in divisions, decided by ability. The distances raced vary by age and performance. We concentrate on the sport of flat water kayak racing with our activities and training geared towards racing.
We have a successful junior section with children age 8-12 who compete in lightning kayak class. We also have a rapidly growing and evolving group of adult paddlers. All club members are encouraged and supported to compete/participate in local, Scottish and British level events throughout the year. Several of our club members also train with the Scottish Performance Squad – enjoying, sharing, participating and experiencing many notable successes.
Have a look at our Welcome page to find out the latest information about what’s going on and how you can join in. You can use the following registration forms to confirm your interest:
- Lightning coaching (children under 12)
- Adult beginners lessons (see LKR Facebook for details about “come and try sessions”)
- Adult beginners in racing boats
- Paddlers competent in a racing kayak (wanting to learn to race)