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.

Henley Hasler 16th September 2018

Henley Hasler 16th September 2018 Just one week following the Pangbourne Hasler we were off to Henley for another race. Once again, we were lucky with the weather, just enough sunshine to top up the tan but it was a little windy on the Henley straight giving some challenging conditions. I felt that I was …

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The Sun Shines on Pangbourne!

The Sun Shines on Pangbourne! Sunday 9th September – a date to be remembered for members of Adventure Dolphin: we held our annual Hasler race based at The Centre.  In recent years the race was based at Home Farm but this year it returned to the Centre. First, a big Thank You to all the …

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Allier 2018

Allier 2018; from wings to white water! Although not my first time to this amazing, beautiful and stunning river, it very much felt like it. As many of you know, I regularly train hard with the marathon group, preferring to race competitively, instead of throwing myself down crazy rapids; and with GCSE results day looming, …

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Adventure Dolphin launches new Paddlesport Section

Jack Hulse, one of the Paddlesport Team Leaders said: “We are keen to create new opportunities for our younger members to come together and try something new. The sessions will be split into two groups, and following Adventure Dolphin tradition, they have been named “The Penguins” for our 11-14 year olds and “The Dolphins” for …

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Paddle boarding comes to AD

It was a warm Sunday afternoon. The ducks quacked and the swans preened. The sun was out and 13 people turned up to our inaugural Stand Up Paddle Boarding sessions. We had a fully booked session. We had both families and individuals participate. We toured around the Mill Pond, Lock Cut and went up to …

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PCC Update

National Marathon Championships, Reading 21-22 July 2018 Over the weekend 21st-22nd July Pangbourne Canoe Club, the Adventure Dolphin Race group, competed in the British National Marathon Championships at Reading. Over 1000 boats from 55 clubs from all over the UK and some visiting international paddlers competed. Scorching temperatures made the event even more challenging but …

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Introduction to Kayaking and Rolling

Pool Courses Adventure Dolphin is set to run two pool courses this Autumn. “Introduction to Kayaking” and “Kayak Rolling” start on 14th September at The Oratory Preparatory School Swimming Pool, Goring Heath, in Oxfordshire. The first course will run for six weeks: Friday 14th, 21st & 29th September, 5th, 12th & 19th October, while the …

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PCC Update

Simon and Conor faced their first Men’s regatta both putting in very strong performances in k1 and k2 Conor setting the best time in k1 with a 47s 200m and Simon taking the 500m with a 2:04 time. In k2 they partnered up and almost broke the two minute mark in their final over 500m …

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Abingdon Round and Swift Ditch

On Sunday 1st July a group of 21 Adventure Dolphin members met at the paddler friendly Abingdon Marina to sample the Thames, the River Ock and – a perennial favourite of the club – Swift Ditch (this latter always known as Swift Ditch by paddlers but more boringly identified as merely “Back Water” by the …

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PCC News Update

Very strong performance from the Pangbourne team Simon and Conor faced their first Men’s regatta both putting in very strong performances in k1 and k2 Conor setting the best time in k1 with a 47s 200m and Simon taking the 500m with a 2:04 time. In k2 they partnered up and almost broke the 2minute …

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