18 Results for tag: May

Flowers and cancer survivor dragon boat paddling.

Why flowers? We had garden flowers attached to the drum and tail today, lavender, roses and hydrangea. The fragrance was lovely as we paddled along we even had a couple of bees joining us for the ride along  Windermere. The Tradition of having flowers in the boat some of you may know and some may not. It is always ... More

Evening paddle training preparing for Florence.

We had a fantastic paddle last night with a full boat and our goddess Roz at the helm. Apart from a couple of boats and paddle boarders we had the lake to ourselves. The weather was warm and sunny with a slight breeze and the water level was low. The crew were made up of survivors and supporters The Florence Crew in race ... More

Another May Evening Practice for Florence.

Could there be a more perfect location? What gorgeous paddling weather! More

Community Networking, Dragons in May Day parade.

Community Networking May Day Parade Do you remember this dragon head puppet making session organised by Barbara with John Parkinson (a cancer survivor) at Upfront Gallery and Puppet Theatre near Penrith in 2012? Three of the completed dragons were painted by members. Barbara has been networking using the ... More

An exciting day for paddlers, our new dragon boat arrives from Poland.

An exciting day for paddlers, coaching with Keni  and our new dragon boat arrives from Poland. On a sunny May day Keni coaches paddlers over a couple of enjoyable but hardworking paddling sessions and... the new boat arrives from Poland. More

Lancaster University Confucius Society visit for training

Some members of Lancaster University Confucius Society visited Paddlers for Life Windermere. They were practising for a dragon boat racing event for other Confucius societies at universities in the North West. The event is to be held on the River Lune in Lancaster on Saturday 16th. May. More

Keni tutors our first coaching session of 2015

Keni visited with her newest family member to do some start of season coaching.   Keni gives excellent tuition on technique to eager paddlers. Keni took the team through the basics of the paddling stroke as we try to awake our muscles at the beginning of the season and re-establish the muscle memory ... More

May Bank Holiday Paddle.

May Bank Holiday Paddle. At last some sunshine but still quite windy conditions for two busy, energetic paddling sessions. Helen and John helmed the two boats in the morning and Roz took everyone through their paces with the help of Helen coaching and drumming in the afternoon. More

Two dragon boats were out on a calm Windermere for a coaching session.

Keni takes the team for another popular coaching session. Jane helmed Artemis Phyllis and Cameron helmed Lucy as Keni reminded crews, including novice paddlers, of the techniques for efficient and powerful paddling. In the afternoon Keni moved on to race start strategies and building to race pace to give the new and ... More

Keni coaches in preparation for the Thames paddle in the Jubilee Pageant.

What a gorgeous, sunny day for paddlers as Keni came over from Three River Serpents to coach us in preparation for our Queen's Flotilla paddle next weekend and the Windermere 'Longest Lake Longest Race' soon after. In the morning two boats did a sustained 30 minute paddle round the north end of Windermere in gorgeous ... More