23/6/08 – Kirkcaldy Canoe Club June Regatta

Kirkcaldy Canoe Club held their June regatta on Sunday 22nd. The weather forecast for the day was poor, however the weather was much better than expected. There were several heavy shower through the day, but also some warm sunny spells, accompanied by a light to moderate westerly wind. There was a full programme of some 30 races in Lightnings, K1, K2, and K4. Competitors came from throughout Scotland to compete. The regatta formed a round of the Scottish Sprint League with points accrued over four regattas.

Full results can be found here. The main trophy winners on the day were:

Lightning U10 Cameron Gay (FCC)
Lightning U12 Jerome Gay (FCC)
Junior U14 Sean Redmond (LKR)
Junior U16 Lewis Fletcher (LKR)
Junior U18 Daniel Malcolm (KCC)
Senior Colin McMorrin (KCC)

Photos of the day are here.

A very successful event was held and all the paddlers and helpers must be thanked for supporting the event and making it a great success. The next KCC regatta will be held on Sunday 31st August. Check outwww.kirkcaldycanoeclub.co.uk/kccregatta.htm for more information. The re-scheduled Scottish Sprint Championships will be held at Strathclyde park on Sunday 17th August.

14/6/08 KCC members attend opening of Fife Canoeing Activities Group new building

Members of Kirkcaldy Canoe Club had the pleasure of being invited to attend the official opening of Fife Canoeing Activities Group (FCAG) new building. The clubs enjoy close links, with many paddlers having paddled with both clubs over the years.

FCAG are an established local canoe club who have recently completed a new building for a boat store at Lochore Meadows country park. They had been forced to move from their former rented building after it became beyond economic repair.

After five years in the planning and construction the official opening was on Saturday 14th June 2008. The project has been long, but with much hard work and fundraising by the club, they now have a building to be proud of. It is primarily a boat and equipment store, with changing in the adjacent outdoor sports centre, however it will allow the club to build and develop it’s current membership.

The ribbon cutting was performed by Brian Chapman, president of the Scottish Canoe Association, following an excellent speech by Kevin Williams. The ceremony was followed by a cake cutting, barbeque, and paddling session.

Kirkcaldy Canoe Club would like to wish FCAG all the best in their new building and continue their success. For more information visit them athttp://www.fcag.co.uk/index2.php