Oxford Paddlers For Life

A visiting kingfisher helps us out

It feels like we were treated to the last day of summer for our paddle yesterday. Bright blue sky, a little windy, but wonderfully warm. We were very grateful to have David from the Kingfishers visiting as our guest helm…. Continue Reading →

Paddling into Summer

As we move into summer our gorgeous lake comes into its own. On our late May paddle we were treated to beautiful weather and adorable fluffy goslings.

Paddling in the rain

Our latest paddle did not get great weather, but we’re up for a little rain. We ran through some drills, including zig zag and evolution paddling, and managed to fit in a few racing starts too. We did find ourselves… Continue Reading →

Winter at Oxford Paddlers for Life

We’ve not had much luck with our winter paddles largely due to the weather and our lake freezing over a few times. Fortunately the weather has (mostly) improved and we were able to get out at the end of February.Our… Continue Reading →

Autumn paddle

As we head into autumn we had a great (if blustery) paddle on the last weekend of October. We also got to celebrate the engagement of one of our members and decorated our boat accordingly, but we would recommend that… Continue Reading →

Two boats on the water

Our mid-September paddling day was a great one with people visiting from several other teams (including Wave Walkers, Paragon, & Alemeda Dragon Fliers). We were able to take out both our boats together for the first time. It was really… Continue Reading →

Outriggers for Life

In a change from Dragonboating, five OPfL members went to Dorney Lake in August to take part in the ‘Outriggers for Life’ exhibition event at the 2022 World Va’a Championships. This was an incredible experience for all of us (with… Continue Reading →

Well, what another year we’ve had!

Since our last blog in February 2020, who knew we’d be locked down, having treatment revised, hunting down toilet paper and pasta, shielding, paddling virtually with wrapping paper or umbrellas, not seeing family or friends for long periods, wearing masks,… Continue Reading →

First paddle of 2020!

February 1st saw our first paddle of 2020 – the Secklow Hundred dragon boat team at Milton Keynes let us paddle on a blowy day in January, which was really kind of them. The rain has conspired to keep the river flow… Continue Reading →

What a year!

Well what a year we have had, and it isn’t even over yet! Very soon we’ll be celebrating our first year on the water! We couldn’t have got here without the help and encouragement of so many people. Dan and… Continue Reading →

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