Adventure Dolphin is one of Berkshire’s leading activity charities that is home to a variety of different water and land based sports.

Our aim is to offer the local community – young people and adults alike, the opportunity to experience the great outdoors through a series of development courses and club membership run by a team of dedicated volunteers.

PCC Update

Happy New Year A Happy New Year to all paddlers! The race group celebrated the festive season with a post paddle feast and presentation of the Senior and Junior Lynn Francis Club Trophies.  This year the senior trophy was awarded to Hazel B for her helpfulness with the Club and determination in the boat.  Hazel …

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AGM Chairman’s Report

This has been a momentous year. The site that we are on is owned by the Pangbourne Parish Council and the building we are in is leased by the District Council from the Parish Council. The District Council, along with most other local authorities, are in severe financial difficulties and they tried, unsuccessfully as it …

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PCC 2018 Review

New Junior Record for Jarvis at Ross Warland The main event since the last newsletter was the Ross Warland Memorial Challenge – a 20-mile race starting and finishing at Banbury Canoe Club. Our thanks to Banbury for hosting this.  Congratulations to all who took part, paddling this not insignificant distance in either K1, K2 or …

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Waterside series 2019

February will see the start of 2019’s Waterside Series, a set of four races organised by Newbury Canoe Club (NCC) that covers part of the Devizes to Westminster (DW) race course, designed to give DW competitors the chance to experience and practise the whole DW course in the weeks before Easter. Traditionally, Adventure Dolphin members have …

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The Teign was quite a paddle!

The River Teign white water kayaks and open canoes trip (North Dartmoor) on Saturday 17th November proved to be an excellent day out for all, with some interesting technical challenges, set within the beautiful woodlands of the Teign Gorge in the National Trust grounds of Castle Drogo. Ian Blatchey (Scampi) organised the trip and took …

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Mermaids! What in the Thames?

Our Sunday morning paddlers came face to face with a self-confessed mermaid last month. The mermaid AKA, open water swimmer, Lindsey Cole, swam past them while on course to complete her 200 mile swim of the Thames to  raise awareness of the environmental effects of single-use plastic. Lindsey took to the water at the beginning …

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A team to be proud of

A team to be proud of Congratulations to all of our volunteer members who received awards at British Canoeing’s Southern Region (Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire and Hampshire) award ceremony on Tuesday 20th November, held in Pangbourne. Attended by various clubs throughout the region, our members received awards for long service, impact and volunteering. Club Impact Award …

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Safety Alert – Weil’s Disease

Safety Alert – Weil’s Disease Weil’s disease (Leptospirosis) We have been made aware of a paddler in the East Midland’s region who was diagnosed with Weil’s disease (Leptospirosis) on Saturday 17th November.  Our thoughts are with the paddler and their family, as they fight the condition. Please find below some helpful information: Weils Disease (Leptospirosis) …

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PCC News

Winter Training Winter training is now well underway with sessions on the water on Saturday mornings and Tuesday evenings as well as Circuit Training on Wednesday evenings. All members are welcome to circuits but do just check if it’s your first time to make sure the session is on. The main event for the Race …

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Reading Santa Run 2018

This event should have been in every Club Member’s diary by now as a way of raising funds for Adventure Dolphin while making a super pre Christmas event for all. Hopefully the Social Group will take on the coordination as I will be stewarding on the day but happy to liase with whoever beforehand. The …

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