Adventure sailing in in many way the most distinctive of all British open-canoe traditions.  That was true in the 1870s, and since the early 1990s, this tradition has witnessed a remarkable revival... one closely identified with a remarkable series of Scottish Coastal Canoe expeditions well documented through the Open Canoe Sailing Group's Gossip. 

In 2012, Gavin Millar showed just how far one side of the OCSG had progressed with his 1,000 mile journey in a Solway Dory Sailing Canoe. Today the Open Canoe Sailing Group is recognised, worldwide, as a truly remarkable home to this side of canoeing - running meets, training, expeditions and more.

Adventure sailing also has a home within the Open Canoe Association - and the OCA encourages interest through our own events and through joint meets such as our 2015 "Britains Magical Waterland" gathering:

Ask questions here if you'd like to find out more!

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Rutland Water - June 2015

Rutland Water is a curious place to boat. By surface area, you're on the largest reservoir in the country, and most of it can be explored (lies outside of the nature reserves). With such a fine extent of water so far inland... you'd be silly to turn down a bit of independently exploration in your open canoe - but can you?

Capturing The Spirit and Achievements of an Entire Era

Sometimes a photo captures more than just a moment - seemingly capturing the spirit and achievements of an entire era.  This is one such shot - fittingly taken at Loch Lomond - a spiritual home for British canoeing from the 1870s to the 1920 and a favoured haunt in today's resurgence.

Rutland Water - June 2015

Rutland Water is a curious place to boat. By surface area, you're on the largest reservoir in the country, and most of it can be explored (lies outside of the nature reserves). With such a fine extent of water so far inland... you'd be silly to turn down a bit of independently exploration in your open canoe - but can you?

Capturing The Spirit and Achievements of an Entire Era

Sometimes a photo captures more than just a moment - seemingly capturing the spirit and achievements of an entire era.  This is one such shot - fittingly taken at Loch Lomond - a spiritual home for British canoeing from the 1870s to the 1920 and a favoured haunt in today's resurgence.

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