Paddlers for Life members have had a busy weekend of paddling.
On Saturday Peter trained several helms taking them through some theoretical work covering safety and other aspects of helming. Trainee helms then took turns at helming under Peter’s tuition. They manouvered the boat to and from the jetty and completed other exercises to steer the dragon boats in different circumstances.
All this took place on a wet morning but the weather brightened later and the sun came out as they were finishing.
On Sunday Diet, Sue, Louisa and Alwyn made the most of the dry weather and calmer winds to practice their helming skills.
As the wind picked up later in the day paddlers enjoyed a workout of power building and race start set pieces.
Meanwhile Barbara and Steve were out in the support boat as the trainee helms practised.