Safe paddling trial run.
A group of paddlers gathered on Thursday for a trial run of our covid-19 safe procedures for a return to paddling.
Our trustees have carefully planned for a safe return to paddling after over a year has elapsed since our last paddling session due to pandemic measures and lock downs.
Having cancelled the initial sessions due to poor weather the paddlers enjoyed gorgeous sunny and calm conditions.
Newer and less experienced paddlers had a safety session led by John and Chris and more experienced paddlers showed how to dress and move the boat and complete a slipway launch.
Then the safely distanced paddlers were helmed by Chris around Low Wood Bay.
Patricia and Liz ensured covid-19 safety and along with Pam helped newer members fit buoyancy aids.
The careful preparations ensured everything worked well so Sunday’s paddle for more members and sessions looks to flow smoothly.