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Helms Hone Their Skills

It was the perfect evening to be out on the water with the sun shining down, but temperatures not to hot. Tuesday’s paddle saw our trainee helms Joel and Sonia further training their skills under Esmee’s guidance. We were also… Continue Reading →

Four Helms In One Day

Today we welcomed Donald and Marion. Chris spent some time before the warm up on our paddle technique, encouraging us to rotate through our hips and lengthen our outside arm. Our white board with our boat plan is working well,… Continue Reading →

All Kitted Out

Thanks to grants from Sport England and Oxford Sports Council, we’ve been able to purchase our very own buoyancy aids and carbon fibre paddles. The grants will also cover the cost of a new boat and equipment, which we’ll order… Continue Reading →

Our First Tuesday Paddle

After the wonderful Easter bank holiday and all of the Easter eggs and hot cross buns, we were all in need of a bit of exercise, but we didn’t expect Esmee to work us quite as hard as she did!… Continue Reading →

Is it summer already?

You would have been forgiven for thinking it was the start of summer rather than the end of March, as we enjoyed our third paddle out on the Thames on Saturday. The weather was glorious with blue skies and just… Continue Reading →

Paddler Dinner

On Saturday we had our first social get-together since the boat arrived, with a meal at the Isis Farmhouse. As Sunday is St Patrick’s Day the menu was Irish themed with the likes of Guinness-battered fish and chips, Irish stews… Continue Reading →

A Blustery Paddle

After checking the weather and the river conditions, we knew it was going to be a little breezy, the conditions weren’t too bad at all; plus we had the bonus of it being dry and sunny, so all in all… Continue Reading →

The boat has arrived!

After a year of hard work behind the scenes, on Saturday we finally took delivery of a dragon boat and all the related equipment, very kindly on loan from RaceTheDragonUK whilst we raise funds to purchase our own boat on a permanent basis.

We are now a charity!

Dear fellow paddlers, We have just received an email from the Charities Commission which says: We are satisfied that OXFORD PADDLERS FOR LIFE is a charity and it has been entered onto the Register of Charities with the Registered Charity… Continue Reading →

Scouting Trip

A small group of the Oxford paddlers went on a scouting expedition up the Cherwell to the Victoria Arms (where we’re hoping to setup base) and beyond to check out the lie of the river. It looks great! Here’s the… Continue Reading →

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