Snow Sunday

Well even with the snow falling 6 of us hardy paddlers took to the water on Sunday for a paddle down river. Fantastic views of the snow covered hills around us.

Kayak/Canoe Basket Ball

This week’s Sunday Paddle took on a different look as we all tried our hands (and Paddles) at our new version of net/basket ball.

Everyone had a great time trying to understand the rules as we chopped and changed them allowing the game developed. It was great fun, a good work out, and all in preparation for the curry lunch back at the centre .

 

Proposed Trips for the upcoming months

The trips planning group are proposing the following trips, please can you let us know if any of these take your fancy for a paddle

New proposed trips:

Sunday 22nd April – Ed
Trip Leader
Local Paddle – Oxford Paddle
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Sunday 6th May
Trip Leader Ian B and Ed assisting
Thames including St Patrick’s Stream and Hennerton
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Sunday 20th May
Trip leader Ed
Oxford – Wolvercote Circuit
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Sunday 17th June
Trip leader Claire
Coastal trip – circumnavigation of Portsmouth Island
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Sunday 1st July (date change from last night)
Trip leader Ed
Abingdon Circuit
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Saturday 21st July
2 star assessment
Scampi and John B
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Sunday 22nd July Claire
3 star touring assessment
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Sunday 5th August
Trip Leader Ed and Adrian
Thames Tideway
Putney to Tower Bridge and return.
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Pangbourne Paddlers

Pangbourne Paddlers did very well yesterday (Sunday 7th Jan) at the Annual Frank Luzmore Memorial race from Elmbridge to Richmond CC.

Peter and James won the Senior Mens C class while our junior K2 crew, Tommy and Owen put in a good time despite fairly nasty conditions… a cold day with a northerly wind creating waves

Janet and Adrian Moon in C2, despite a swim at the start, also finished , overtaking several other c2 crews along the way… Janet’s comment was that the water was COLD!

Allier 2018

Allier Trip 2018

17th  – 26th August

The trip is planned to leave Pangbourne on the 17th traveling to Dover, crossing the channel and then traveling in MPV’s through France over night to arrive at our campsite on the Saturday.

We will spend the week paddling various parts of the river dependent upon numbers and abilities.

At the end of the week, Saturday 25th, we will depart camp and travel home arriving back at Pangbourne on Sunday 26th.

At this time I am looking to confirm your interest and arrange an initial meeting in the early new year where I will collect a deposit from those wishing to go. The estimated cost of the trip is £650, which will include the transport to and from Pangbourne, channel crossing, camp site and the majority of the food.

Anybody interested please email

allier2018@adventuredolphin.co.uk

Santa Paddle Update

We have plenty of drivers all able to help with a shuttle run. The goal will be to get as many cars at the end, as possible. We will need a few people to drive the drivers back to the start and then collect their vehicles later.

So this means anyone who wants a vehicle shuttle- please be at Tyle Mill carp park, by the canal for 11am 

Anyone who is just being dropped off and collected from the end, can you be at start for 12 noon.  

I will bring some hot mince pies and sausage rolls. Please bring some snacks and hot drinks with you. Dress warm, it looks like we will have Easterly winds (in our faces) and will be very cold.

 

Friday night was curry night

It was cold night as more than 20 intrepid paddlers took to the Thames, braving the fog and freezing conditions for a bit a fun, and a curry, of course!

The first AD curry night was voted a tremendous success by all present as Ed Edwards, master chef and his catering team served up a variety of homemade curries.

Thanks to Scampi and Grant for organising a super social and to Ed to his fab cooking.

Next stop – Santa paddle – 10th December – don’t forget to register!