Paddlers assembled in unpromising weather on Sunday 17th. July.
Having had a wonderful day the previous Thursday the grey skies and drizzle must have discouraged some.
Over the next 45 minutes however keen paddlers arrived and numbers slowly increased until we had enough to nearly fill the dragon boat.
Chris helmed the boat confidently in fairly calm conditions and we went through some stamina building paddling, practice pyramids and
stroke technique drills before rehearsing race starts and finishing with a couple of race set pieces.
It was a good work out and an enjoyable morning of paddling with the rain staying away while we paddled.