Orkney Sea Kayaking Association

Kayaking around Orkney - an archipelago of islands off the North coast of Scotland

Tue 13 Feb Yinstay from Inganess Peter & Elspeth Calm
Sat 17 Feb Brig o'Waithe from Stromness Peter Maureen & Joe Westerly
Sun 18 Feb Head of Holland from Inganess Peter & Johnny  
Sun 25 Feb Scapa East side Peter & Johnny  
Sat 3 March Waulkmill from  Scapa Peter, Maureen & Elspeth  
Sun 25 March Yinstay from Inganess Peter and John brisk SE Sunny
Thu 12 April Head of Holland from Inganess Peter & Elspeth Sunny++ Light SW
Sat 14 April St Mary's to Scapa Peter Elspeth & Helen Fay Calm and sunny
Met Lesley and Thorfinn at Scapa
Sun 15 April Head of Holland from Inganess Johnny Peter Elspeth Kye Jenni Jodie Antje Dave Douglas Suzi Calm overcast. westerly on return
  Rerwick Head Chris Kirsty Richard and Ruth  
Tue 17 April Just beyond Waulkmill from Scapa Johnny Peter & Richard Calm. Westerly. Sunny with showers
Super double rainbow
Sun 22 April Leadership training Chris, Johnny, Douglas, Kye, Peter, Richard, Jenni  
Sun 22 April Scapa towards Waulkmill Douglas & Richard Calm
    Johnny, Joe, Elspeth, Jenni, Suzi and Antje
Tue 24 April West side of barriers (1- 3) Peter and Elspeth light SW overcast
  Scapa towards Waulkmill Johnny, Douglas, Christine, Antje, John, Carly and Erik T light SW overcast
Fri 27 April Round Damsay from Finstown Peter, Johnny, Erik T, Carly, Neil and Geraldine Lovely bright sunny evening SE 3
Sat 28 April Thieves Holm from Shapinsay slip Peter & Elspeth Sunny E 4
Sun 29 April Yinstay Head & Yinstay Skerry  from Inganess Johnny Peter & Dave Sunny E
  Inganess Kye Fiona and Bukart  
Tue 1 May 1 Star Training and Assessment
Scapa Harbour
Jenni, Dave, John, Rachael, Erik, Carly
Chris, Douglas S, Peter, Fiona
Wed 2 May Hemp Stack Elspeth Bright Calm
Sat 5 May Yinstay from Inganess Peter and Elspeth Calm
Sun 6 May CANCELLED - Force 8/9
Tue 8 May Scapa Johnny, Peter, John, Elspeth, Ruth, Jenni, Erica, Lisa, Suzi, Bukart Rain N
Sat 12 May Junior Session at Scapa Peter, Douglas, Lesley, John
Rachael, Elyse, Thorfinn, John
Cold and wet!
  Radio Scotland "Outdoor Scotland" featuring Johnny and OSKA!  
Sun 13 May Around Lambs Holm and Glims Holm from St Mary's slipway Peter, Douglas, Dave, Douglas, Suzi, Maureen & Bukart calm and sunny
  Waulkmill from Scapa Peter and Elspeth calm and sunny
Tue 15 May Newark to Sandside Bay, Deerness Johnny, Peter and Elspeth NW 3-4
Bright sun and hail!
  Towards Head of Holland from Inganess Johnny, Peter, Richard, Carly, Erik, Bukart NW3-4 Cool but bright
  Inganess Kye and Fiona  
Sun 20 May Houton to Scapa via Cava and Barrel o'Butter Johnny and Richard SW4+  Significant swell 
Tue 22 May Round Head of Holland to Bay of Meill from Inganess Johnny, Richard, Ruth and Peter SW5-6 Bright but cool
Sun 27 May Rerwick Head to Mill Sands
exploring the caves
Peter, Kye, Neil, Dave, Erik T and Carly NW 4 Sunny
Bit choppy around point
Tue 29 May - - N/NE 3-4 Overcast and raining
Tue 5 June Johnny Peter Ruth Antje Dave Head of Holland from Inganess  
Sun 10 Jun Circumnavigation of Cava from Houton Johnny Peter Jenni and Antje  
Sun 17 Jun Dingieshowie around Roseness to 1st barrier Johnny and Peter NE 3-4 Moderate easterly swell
Sat 24 Jun Scapa to Houton Ruth and Elspeth Calm
Sun 25 Jun Circumnavigation of Cava from Houton Richard and Ruth  
Tue 27 Jun Scapa to Waulkmill Johnny Ruth Peter and Jenni Northerly backing Westerly
Tue 3 July 2/1 Star Training Eric Tait, Dave and Jenni achieved 2 star
Fiona (hampered by RSI) got 1 star
Chris, Douglas, Johnny & Kye
Fri 6 July Scapa towards Holm and back Peter and Johnny NW Misty
Sun 8 July Playing in waves at Scapa Peter Douglas Jenni Bukart NW 6-7
Mon  9 July Hemp Stack from Scapa Kye and Fiona lovely & calm, sunny
Tue 10 Jul Inganess to Head of Holland Peter Douglas Elspeth Ruth and Maureen Overcast
  Inganess Kye and Fiona  
Fri 13 -
Mon 16 Jul
Papa Stour with Shetland Canoe Club Peter  
Sun 15 Jul Scapa Kye Fiona and Nick  
Tue 17 July Inganess (practicing rescues!) Kye, Fiona, Nick, Peter and Stewart Northerly 5. Misty
Fri 20 Jul Scapa 2/3 to Holm and back
Peter and Elspeth  
Sat 21 Jul Birsay to Stromness Chris Kirsty Ruth & Peter
and from Shetland Canoe Club:
Tom, Tam, Julia, Jane, Rachel, Lorraine, Laura, Daniel & Mike
NE 4
Sun 22 Jul Circumnavigation of Copinsay from Newark Chris Kirsty Ruth Johnny & Peter
and from Shetland Canoe Club:
Tom, Tam, Julia, Jane, Rachel, Lorraine, Laura, Daniel & Mike
  Scapa Kye, Jenni, Jacob & Burkart  
Mon 23 Jul Scapa to Waulkmill Peter and Elspeth Calm and sunny
Tue 24 Jul Finstown past Point of Backaquoy Kye, Johnny, Antje & Nick  
Thu 26 Jul Round Damsay from Finstown Kye & Fiona  
Sun 29 Jul Inganess (playing in the waves) Kye, Ruth & Dave  
Sun 5 Aug  


Kye, Burkart, Donna & Gavin  
Thu 9 Aug Halley to Mull Head Johnny & Peter Light NE. Sunny
Sat 11 Aug Round Damsay Peter and Elspeth NE Sunny
Tue14 Aug Scapa to Backakelday Kye Johnny Peter Donna and Nick light SE.
Tue 21 Aug Inganess Johnny Kye Nick ... Calm Overcast
Sun 26 Aug Scapa Kye, Ruth, Elspeth and Amy NW5 rain
Mon 27 Aug Round Glims Holm and Lambs Holm Peter and Amy Light NW Sunny
Sat 8 Sep Water marshalling for Orkney Triathlon Kye, Peter, Jenni, Erik, Richard, Elspeth, Maureen NW 4-5. Overcast
Sep East side of Scapa Peter and Elspeth  
Sat 30 Sep round Cava from Houton Peter and Elspeth and Maureen Calm and bright
Sun 30 Sep West side of South Ronaldsay Richard and Ruth  
  The Gloup and Brough of Deerness from Deerness kirk
with a bit of rescue practice thrown in!
Johnny, Peter, Jenni, Eric, Carly, Dave, Nick, Bukart No wind but some swell around
Tue 2 Oct East side of Scapa Peter Johnny Nick and Jenni Calm with lovely sunset over Hoy
Tue 9 Oct Halley to Mull Head Peter & Elspeth Slight easterly swell
  Scapa Kye Jenni Nick ...  
Tue 6 Nov Scapa (W) Elspeth, Peter and Nick Carter Calm but cool
Sun 2 Dec Scapa (E) Johnny, Elspeth and Peter Calm, bright low setting sun