HAPPY NEW YEAR to all. Enquiries are flowing in and bookings too which means the website isn’t as up to date as we would like, will do when we can. Often our clients determine our course dates rather than the other way round.
New for 2017 Small Isles expedition, midsummer week, details in the New Year.
We apologies for the delay in replying to emails over the past few weeks, Morag had an unscheduled visit back to the UK for a close family bereavement last week so we are now trying to catch up. The office will be closed 16th-23rd December so if you are wanting to give the gift of a Skyak voucher for Christmas don’t leave it too late, although we have been know to ‘deliver’ on Christmas Eve.
Exciting news Gordon & Morag’s WINTER SABBATICAL
Gordon, Morag and family are taking a well-deserved sabbatical on Vancouver Island throughout the winter months this year (from early October 2016 to mid March 2017), though the children will still be going to school and Gordon is writing another sea kayaking book amongst other things, so life for the Browns still looks pretty busy!
During this period the office will be run remotely and the only method of contact will be by email which will be checked twice weekly. Please be patient and bear with us as there is also quite a time difference between the UK and Canada! Look out for updates and further information on Facebook and/or email auto replies.
Skyak will continue to operate with Kate Duffus working for us, check the website and/or Facebook for dates
NEW TODAY Novice course 30th August to 1st September, skills and expedition
Have you done a bit of kayaking but want to do more? We are able to offer a day of skills followed by an overnight expedition, camping in a remote location only accessible by sea & possibly foot. For more details email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
26th July, 2016
Wow it’s been two months since any news on the website- a reflection of how busy we have been. Best to have a look at our facebook page for what we’ve been up to https://www.facebook.com/SkyakAdventures
We have spaces on a three star assessment next week, August 5th and our four star training at the end of August. More news soon.
27th May, 2016
ST KILDA EXPEDITION – Join us on this amazing trip! More details here
**** WE HAVE A COUPLE OF BERTHS STILL AVAILABLE FOR JULY 2016, 2nd-8th, – CONTACT US IMMEDIATELY IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO COME ****
Cost: £960.00 per person
25th May, 2016
Skyak Loyalty Card – now available!
If you have been on a kayaking course with us anytime in the last 5 years, we are offering a Loyalty Card Discount scheme. The card costs £20 in the first year (this includes our new Skyak T-Shirt) and in subsequent years is only £10. You will receive a discount of 5% for all courses with the exception of boat based expeditions.
10th May, 2016
Change of dates for Greenland Paddling from May to later in the summer, dates coming soon
FORWARD PADDLING June still a few spaces left
For those who don’t know Ivan Lawler in his own words.
‘I have been canoeing since age 8 so for 40+ years.
Competed at 3 Olympic Games
6 x World Champion
3 x World Silver medalist
Started to race in the surf ski world about 8 years ago when Epic approached me to deal with their range and have since been involved with he technique teaching at their surfski centre in Tarifa.
In coaching terms I am a relative newcomer. my first real success was working with Ben Brown for the two years leading up to his World Championship title. I love the coaching side of the sport and teaching people to get the most out of it through improving efficiency is something that has become a personal challenge. It has also exposed me to the very diverse world of kayaking and taken me away from being the one trick pony I once was!
The aspects of kayaking I seem to be well known for is the tactical side of racing and for kayak technique.’