Coaching Day with Keni

Our much loved coach visited from Three River Serpents 'Serpees' in Durham. Sessions have previously been cancelled by poor weather so it was great to have Keni back to take both experienced and newer paddlers through stroke technique and timing exercises. Keni has 25 years of dragon boat paddling experience ... More

Dotting the eyes of the dragons, 2024

We gathered to 'awaken' our dragons by 'dotting the eyes'. We paint in the pupil of the eyes on the dragon boat heads. Traditionally, this awakens the dragons so they can provide paddlers with protection, Irene led the ceremony explaining the traditions. Philippa told the story of the poet Qu Yuan who is ... More

Helming experience.

A couple of members took the opportunity to gain further helming experience under the guidance of two of our more experienced helms. They really showed their skills by not only helming the boats but also guiding crews in launching the boats from the jetty and returning them to storage after the paddling sessions were ... More

All Hands on Deck for our 2024 season.

The garage store is tidied, the pontoon re-assembled and the rib is checked over and cleaned. An eager group of paddlers gathered to help with all these tasks. New members were able to meet other paddlers and become familiar with our Low Wood site. Roz reminded everyone about our paddling day procedures to ... More

Water confidence and safety session

Around twenty paddlers entered the pool for our annual pre-season water confidence and safety session at Kendal Leisure Centre pool. More paddlers participated from the pool side practicing using paddles to help someone out of the water from a jetty fall into shallow water or throw line and rope techniques to aid ... More

Nominate us to receive a £1000 donation.

Follow this link to nominate Paddlers for Life Windermere to receive a £1000 donation through Movement for Good. More

Latterbarrow Walk

This was our final off season get together up to Latterbarrow view point overlooking the western shore of Windermere. Here we could see our paddling home at Low Wood Bay across the lake from our starting point at Wray Castle. We will soon start the seventeenth paddling season for ... More

Winter walk to Easedale Tarn

The weather was kind to us as we walked up to Easedale Tarn from Grasmere. We enjoyed warm, dry weather with good company and splendid views. There was some excitement as we circled the tarn trying to find the driest crossing of the ghylls and becks that feed the tarn but we managed to get everyone across ... More

Silverdale Coffee Morning fundraiser 2024

This was our thirteenth coffee morning at Silverdale's Gaskell Memorial Hall. This is a very important fund raiser for our breast cancer dragon boat team. Funds raised help us to provide our dragon boating and other activities in support of people with a cancer diagnosis. ... More

2023 Pink Paddle and flower ceremony.

Many paddlers gathered for our final paddle of the sixteenth season to promote October's breast cancer awareness. We also held a flower ceremony remembering those who no longer paddle with us and 'closed the eyes' of our 'dragons' for the winter. Both dragon boats, our V6 outrigger canoe and the support boat were ... More