Aboyne Canoe Club SCIO
Aboyne Canoe Club SCIO  

Recommended kit

The ACC try and make paddling as accessible as possible by having lots of kit available to borrow but there are still some personal expectations  in terms of what you yourself provide.


Is this trip suitable for you?

If you are unsure if you have the ability to take part in a session or trip then speak to the organiser and ask them for their recommendations.


Personal Kit:

We recommend that you bring:

  • a warm spare change of clothing
  • warm clothing to be worn while kayaking (synthetic not cotton)
  • old trainers/ sandals/ wetsuit boots to get wet in
  • dry footwear
  • towel
  • waterproofs
  • lunch and snacks
  • water/drinks for hydration
  • a drybag to store sealed food in


Technical Kit (all available from ACC)

To paddle you will require:

  • A Canoe, Kayak or SUP
  • Waterproof Cag, Wetsuit or Drysuit
  • Spraydeck (if you have been trained how to safely wet exit with a spraydeck on)
  • Buoyancy Aid
  • Helmet
  • Paddle

More experienced paddlers might also bring a whistle, throwlines, pulley and karabiners.

These items are available to borrow from the ACC but you may bring your own if you prefer.



If you have a vehicle with roofrack then it would be great if you could assist in transporting kayaks on any river trips. Shuttles and logistics are often organised on the day of the event. Help loading and unloading kayaks and canoes onto vehicles or trolleys is always appreciated!



Note for River Trips/ Events:

You MUST also contact the event organiser at least 3 days in advance to book a place on the event because numbers are limited due to leader / participant ratios. You will be asked to sign in at the start of the event and will be asked for your ability, an emergency contact number and any relevant medical information.


Please remember that under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult at all times during the event.  At the coaches discretion 16 and 17 year olds can attend events without an accompanying adult.


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Due to the nature of our club (many families with young children) we have decided to make our Facebook page for members only.  You can only request access to 'Aboyne Canoe Club SCIO (Members)' when we have your membership form and fee.

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