Welcome to DUCC. We offer the potential for everyone to get RAD regardless of your paddling ability. Experienced boaters who join us will love the variety of rivers we are but a 40 minute drive from, like the North Esk, Blackwater and Braan Gorge. People new to paddling will be given all the help they need to progress with our twice weekly pool sessions thanks to our SCA certified coaches who’ll teach you all the skills you need to have an awesome time on your first river trips to Grantully, Stanley or the Ericht. We’ll also be taking you away for several weekend trips including the infamous Fresher’s Weekend, all of which are always stacked high with memorable moments and fantastic rivers. Plus we always make a big effort to get along to events like the Wet West Paddle Fest.
We’ve also got very strong competitive aspect to the club too. From Canoe Slalom to Freestyle events, you’ll soon be helping to represent DUCC at them all as we travel across Scotland and the UK to get involved. Some of the biggest events being SSS Canoe Polo championships in Glasgow and the National Student Rodeo held in Nottingham, both of which are not to be missed! Plus the SSS Slalom Championship that we hold right here in Dundee every year.
But that’s not all we’ve got, if getting wet’s not your thing the club has a thriving social side. After our pool sessions we head down to our sponsor pub Social for drinks, chat and did I mention free food?! On top of that it’s not uncommon to find us throwing shapes unknown to geometry on nites out and our regular fundraisers are always a good excuse to get your sesh on!
So if you’ve never kayaked before and just fancy a go or you’re a weather beaten gnarly grade 5 paddler, come and get involved or find us at the sports fayre so you don’t miss out on an incredible year to come!