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Cancelled: Down and Ready

March 15 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Down and Ready preparing for the new season.

A chance for members to gather together to prepare for the new paddling season.

A day of fun activities to discover the basics of dragon boat paddling, some elementary skills for getting the boat safely onto the water and a social gathering over good food.

New members can get to know our routines and meet with more experienced paddlers.



Getting ready for our 13th Season!


The day will be full of the following:

  • What’s it all about?
  • Fun sessions, and a chance to have a laugh, catch up with folk and meet our fab new paddlers.
  • Welcome new members to the joys and experience of Dragon-boating with Paddlers for Life.
  • Learn or refresh your knowledge in Knot tying and some new Knowledge!
  • Events planned for 2020 & getting organized with some of the proposed events for this season.
  • Important Information.

 We will do some of the following using a ‘mock-up’ boat of chairs and ‘things’.

10.00    Arrive. Welcome & Intro to the day

A Brief History and Ethos + Who’s Who of PFL incl. Web Site/Facebook

10.30   Not Just Paddling             Updates/details – activities, events and visits. Bring ideas for this session!

11.00    The Paperwork                  Costs, Forms for the new Season, Parking

11.15     Coffee/Tea                        Possibly cake?   Sign up for events

11.30    Set up the ‘Boat’              Size, Layout – How we keep us safe – Roles- Helm, Drummer, Stroke, Support Boat,

                                                            Land-based Folk (warm up/down, signing in)

12.30   The OC6                            Details of our new boat

12.45   Tees & Things                  What is for sale.

12.50   Lunch and Socialise        Jacobs Join, Film, Sign up for events, Paying Subs, Paperwork,

2.00    Something Different       ?

2.20    Kit Comp                           25 Minutes of Madness

2.45     Coffee/Tea                       Probably more cake!

3.00     Get Knotted                    Hopefully with REAL knots

3.30      Quiz                                 The ever popular Quiz… and yes, there will be bells!!

4.00                                                Round up and Depart –


Please bring: Jacob’s Join delicious things! A notebook and Pen, Paddles and Buoyancy Aids (if you have them).

Paddles Up!  Roz x


March 15
10:00 am - 3:00 pm


Athenaum Hall
4 Leasgill Cottages
Leasgill, Nr. Milnthorpe, Cumbria LA7 7EU
+ Google Map


Roz Collier