A large contingent of Paddlers for Life, Windermere visited the IDBA Dublin Dragon Boat Regatta hosted by the Plurabelle Paddlers.
Dublin Regatta with Plurabelle Paddlers.
Paddlers for Life had two teams in the Combined Class and the International section, a team of breast cancer survivors and a team of supporters augmented by some visiting paddlers.
Over two days the two teams raced in three heats, semi-finals and finals over 200 meters for the combined class and 400 metres for the International Challenge.
Saturday was a calm day with beautiful sunshine in the gorgeous Grand Canal Dock setting whereas Sunday brought strong headwinds and squally showers.
Both teams did well with below one minute times for the 200 m event and creditable times for 400m given the challenging conditions.
There was fun and great camaraderie for teams ranging from novice to experienced.
Thanks to Purabelle Paddlers for organising and hosting this hugely enjoyable event.