Lucky paddlers.

Tour visiting Brathay, Wray Castle and back via White Cross Bay. We watched the rain as we warmed up in the garage and checked weather across a drizzly looking Windermere. However, once we were boarded and off across the water we experienced relatively calm conditions and stayed dry for our 1 hour 30 minute paddle ... More

Our paddling routine has become more familiar.

Our 2021 season. It has been good to get back into a more regular paddling routine in the 2021 season thanks to careful planning from our trustees, helms who have committed to more sessions with a Thursday paddle and two or three Sunday sessions. Many members have pitched in to ensure sessions are as safe as can be taking ... More

Getting to know our OC6.

Two different boats on Windermere. It was a day for getting to know how our different boats behave for both paddlers and helms/steers. June writes... Louisa on the drum and John helming. Nice to see paddlers paddling together on the same seat ……small steps forward. Second OC6 crew with Roz and Chris as ... More

Great enthusiasm from members in a weekend of paddling.

OC6 paddling on Saturday and dragon boat paddling on Sunday. Siobhan and Cam came up from Great Britian Outrigger  (GBOCA) in London to train us in the use of our recently acquired OC6 outrigger canoe for six paddlers. Members are excited to have finally launched the canoe on Windermere which was the wish of one of our ... More

Three lovely sessions again.

Lovely paddling conditions again. John, Roz and Chris helmed three paddling crew sessions in lovely conditions. Thanks again to all who pitched in to ensure safe paddling by cleaning kit and boats and organising the sessions, pre-paddle warm up and dressing the boats. It was good to have the support boat ... More

Another beautiful day to paddle dragon boats on Windermere.

Three crews paddled on Windermere in hot conditions. Conditions were perfect for helms Roz, Chris and John to take paddlers out to enjoy the weather along with many other kayakers, paddle boarders, sailors, swimmers, rowers and canoeists who were enjoying the warm waters. First crew.     &nbs... More

The traditions of our dragon boat sport.

The eye dotting ceremony. There are traditions linked to our dragon boat sport. Usually we would hold an 'eye dotting' ceremony around the time of the Chinese New Year. This traditional part of the dragon boat festival is thought to awaken our dragons so their spirit can watch over us and keep us safe. The pandemic has ... More

Our OC6 journey continues.

We met with OCUK representatives. Our outrigger six canoe (OC6) is of a design called Tahitian Rocket. Outrigger canoes are also known as Va'a (V6) and Wa'a (Waka'ama, W6). It was a chance to find out the history of our Outrigger canoe and the sport's origins. We also heard about the cultural origins of activities and ... More

Paddling sessions are going well.

The arrangements for our covid-19 safe paddling sessions continue to work well. The trustees have done a brilliant job of arranging our covid-19 safe paddling sessions and they are working well with the strong support of trustees and members in key safety roles. Because our helms are committed to ensuring as many ... More

It is good to be paddling again.

Paddling on Sunday June 13th. Our covid-19 safe paddling procedures are working well. Two groups were able to paddle. June writes... "We had a great day yesterday with two crews. Crew 1 at 10 am with Chris at the helm had a good paddle up to Ambleside around the island and through the trees past the campsites. It ... More