Demo Days Cromarty, Stonehaven Harbour and Largs Marina

  • By Cathy Wagstaff
  • 14 Oct, 2017

Three demo days have been fixed for this autumn 2017 with local sea kayak clubs:


Cromarty, nr Inverness on Sunday 29th October from 10am to 1pm Winter Time (remember to set the clocks back 1 hour on Saturday night)

We will be on the grass where the road turns sharp right to run along the shore

                                 

Stonehaven Harbour on Saturday 4th November from  9.30 to 12pm

 

Largs Marina on Sunday 5th November from 10am to 1pm


Please contact us and let us know what sea kayaks or surf skis you would like us to bring:    info@seakayakoban.com   

If you are looking to buy your first sea kayak and you are not certain which model, simply give us your height, weight, and if you would like a plastic or composite sea kayak.

Demo Day at Cromarty on the Black Isle from 10am to 1pm Sunday 29th Oct
Demo Day at Stonehaven Harbour from 9.30am to 12pm Saturday 4th Nov
Demo Day at Largs Marina 10am to 1pm Sunday 5th Nov 2017
By Cathy Wagstaff 02 Nov, 2017
Autumn Opening Hours from 1st November 2017:
The shop is closed on Saturday 4th November as we are doing a demo day at Stonehaven Harbour
Thursday 11am - 5pm
Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 4pm

Closed Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

As always, we do reply to emails 7 days a week - info@seakayakoban.com - and our online shop is always open.

By Cathy Wagstaff 14 Oct, 2017

Three demo days have been fixed for this autumn 2017 with local sea kayak clubs:


Cromarty, nr Inverness on Sunday 29th October from 10am to 1pm Winter Time (remember to set the clocks back 1 hour on Saturday night)

We will be on the grass where the road turns sharp right to run along the shore

                                 

Stonehaven Harbour on Saturday 4th November from  9.30 to 12pm

 

Largs Marina on Sunday 5th November from 10am to 1pm


Please contact us and let us know what sea kayaks or surf skis you would like us to bring:    info@seakayakoban.com   

If you are looking to buy your first sea kayak and you are not certain which model, simply give us your height, weight, and if you would like a plastic or composite sea kayak.

By Cathy Wagstaff 12 Oct, 2017

Sea Kayak Oban got together with Northshore and Valley sea kayaks to offer you huge savings on this amazing Autumn Deal 2017:

10% off the current price of a brand new sea kayak.

This offer is valid on all plastic and fiberglass boats until Tuesday 31st October.

Any custom option on a fiberglass boat is additional (keel strip, custom bulkhead, Kevlar/carbon construction, alpha jewel glitter or colour, etc.) Please email us for a quote info@seakayakoban.com

The deadline is Tuesday 31st October to buy or place your order with Sea Kayak Oban.

Placing your order means paying 30% deposit, and the balance is due when Sea Kayak Oban collect the boat from the factory.

If you have contacted us to attend our demo day in Stonehaven Harbour on Sat 4th November, or Largs Marina on Sun 5th November, we are happy to confirm the deadline is extended to Mon 6th November 2017 for you.

Demo Days

Cromarty, nr Inverness on Sunday 29th October from 10am to 1pm

 Stonehaven Harbour on Saturday 4th November from  9.30 to 12pm

 Largs Marina on Sunday 5th November from 10am to 1pm

By Cathy Wagstaff 26 Sep, 2017
It was clear at Paddle Expo last week that all manufacturers are putting their prices up from this autumn, due to exchange rates causing increase in parts and materials.

Imported from the States, Kokatat prices are going up from 1st November 2017 on some items that we stock, but not all of them.

The purpose of this article is to give you the heads up on the range we carry in our shop in Oban and online .
By Cathy Wagstaff 26 Aug, 2017
By Cathy Wagstaff 26 Aug, 2017
For the 8th year in a row, Gus Brydon organised the Oban Sea Kayak Race around Kerrera. It's always really nice to see on the water sea kayak that we sold, today it was Anne in her Valley Sirona 16.1, Joan in her Valley Avocet LV and Sharon in her yellow Tahe Marine Mini LC PE.
By Cathy Wagstaff 05 Aug, 2017
Saturday 26th August 2017
Oban North Pier, 1pm
www.obanseakayakrace.org
Contact Oban Sea Kayak Race directly to book your place.
Our Epic Surfski demo V8 is still available to rent for the event... just let us know in advance
By Cathy Wagstaff 18 Jul, 2017

As of February 2017, workers have earned an additional $833,000 through Patagonia Fair Trade program.

Apparel workers who make Patagonia clothing earned an additional $833,000 from fall 2014 to February 2017 through our participation in the Fair Trade program. Employees at Nature USA in Los Angeles voted to take their share of the money, which equaled up to six days pay, as a cash bonus to pay for such things as healthcare and college tuition for their children. At Hirdaramani in Sri Lanka, workers chose to use theirs to open a daycare center that provides factory workers with free child care, implement a health and sanitation program, and pay for sanitary napkins and undergarments to improve individual hygiene. And workers at MAS Leisureline, also in Sri Lanka, chose store vouchers to buy food, medicine, toiletries and other personal items. (These indirect benefits amounted to two weeks’ pay.)

Fair Trade is one of the first tools we’re using at Patagonia to raise workers’ wages, improve their living standards and move them closer to earning a living wage.

This is how it works: We pay a premium for every Fair Trade Certified™ item that carries our label. That extra money goes directly to the workers at the factory, and they decide how to spend it. But that’s not all. The program also promotes worker health and safety and social and environmental compliance, and encourages dialog between workers and management. As of May 2016, more than 7,000 people working in factories that make Patagonia clothing had benefited from the program.

Because of its popularity among workers, factory owners and progressively minded customers, and its usefulness to us as a first step to raise workers’ wages, Patagonia’s participation in Fair Trade has grown rapidly. In 2014, we began by offering 10 Fair Trade clothing styles made in a single factory. In spring 2017, we’re selling 287 styles made in ten factories—including the world’s first full line of Fair Trade Certified board shorts and bikinis. By fall 2017, we expect to offer customers some 440 Fair Trade styles made in 12 different factories.

Also of note, most Fair Trade apparel factories are in Asia. But ours is the first apparel company to bring the program to factories in Mexico and the United States. We added certified factories in Colombia and Vietnam this spring, and we’ll be adding factories in Thailand and Nicaragua this fall.

“The benefits of the program have exceeded our expectations,” says Thuy Nguyen, manager of social and environmental responsibility who works on the Fair Trade program. “In addition to the premiums raising wages, our factories have reported improved worker morale and engagement. Since workers actively participate in the program, they understand and appreciate what Fair Trade can do. Few social programs have such a sweeping impact.”

Patagonia is one of more than 1,000 companies representing 30 product categories that sell Fair Trade Certified products. Since the program began in 1998, farmers and factory workers have earned some $400 million in premiums.

Visit fairtradeusa.org to learn more.


By Cathy Wagstaff 02 Jun, 2017
Our vacancy has been filled, thank you to everyone who checked out this page and applied.

You can meet Scott later this month. Passionate sea kayaker, photographer and film-maker, he will be joining us on 25th June for the summer.
By Cathy Wagstaff 28 Mar, 2017
The new Peak UK Ocean Bothy and the well-established Kokatat Storm Cag are designed to be pulled over your cag and buoyancy aid when emergency clothing is needed, and allow access to your buoyancy aid pockets.

They are equally at home when setting up camp in wet or windy conditions, or just chilling out in exposed spots.
Both are in stock and available to buy online or in person our shop in Oban.
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