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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 →

Our Maiden Voyage

Yesterday saw the maiden voyage of Oxford Paddlers For Life – and we believe the first dragon boat based in Oxford. After parking up and walking down to the Isis Farmhouse, Esmee and Chris gave us our safety briefing and… 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 →

Oxford Paddlers Update and Meet up

Today we reached a milestone, and submitted our charity status application.  A big shout out and thank you to everyone involved, we couldn’t have done it without you. The response time is at least 40 days, but that doesn’t mean… 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 →

Trial session with Henley Dragons

8 of us traveled to Henley Dragons and we were met with a warm welcome. James gave us an overview of The Eyot Centre, and a whistle stop tour of Dragon Boat Racing; we were then fitted with our buoyancy… Continue Reading →

Whet your appetite with these videos!

Here are some videos to help whet your appetite before the taster day on the 25th! Paddlers for Life Tenth Anniversary Film: This is a good video to see how to paddle and breaks the stroke down into it’s components:… Continue Reading →

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