PINKSTONPANTHERS

GLASGOW CANOE SLALOM CLUB

PINKSTONPANTHERS…….is a new “Canoe Slalom Club” established by STEWART PITT …”12 times Scottish Champion and winner of World Masters Games C2 slalom event in Sydney Australia October 2009″ set up to promote and develop this beautiful sport straight in the heart of the Glasgow city at Pinkston Watersports. New members of all ages are very welcome to join the club; from complete beginners to paddlers who already have some paddling experience and want to develop their skills.

CANOE SLALOM IN SCOTLAND

The primary interest of the club is the very exciting discipline of Canoe Slalom, however you don’t have to be an out and out racer. The skills coached for canoe slalom are beneficial to all other canoeing disciplines. Or you can chose simply to benefit form general coaching.  Canoe Slalom is an Olympic Sport and one which Scotland has excelled in, taking Gold and Silver in the London Olympic Games in 2012 in the Men’s C2 category as well as Silver in Beijing (C1) and Athens (K1M). Scotland is represented in all age groups in the British Team. You could be next, or you could simply develop the skills to be a very competent general paddler. For more information about slalom in general click and surf on following pages.

PINKSTON WHITE WATER COURSE

The construction of the artificial course with water being pumped from a large canal basin, flowing round a course and back into the same basin is providing a constant water level of various technical grades . Pinkston benefits from permanent gates and floodlights which allow all year round training. Club sessions are offered every Wednesday evening generally from 6.00pm – 8.00pm, when we use the flat water basin and offer coaching and supervision to the beginners. The competition standard Artificial Whitewater Course generally runs from 7.00 pm – 8.00pm. “Like” the Pinkston Panthers Facebook page to keep up to date on session times and any other club news.

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 Once our members are paddling regularly then those who are interested will be supported in taking part in competitions to improve their paddling skills. Slaloms start at Division 4 on flat or gently flowing water. As paddlers improve, they move through the Divisions and race on more challenging water. There is a full calendar of events available at www.canoeslalom.co.uk including races being held at Pinkston during 2015.