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 aids, and out to the car park for a gentle warm up (thanks for being gentle with us!). Mark was our coach giving us expert instruction, with Wayne at the helm which despite our slow speed, was tricky with all the rowers. Timing was the number one rule for today, and everyone working together. We were on the water for about an hour, and the time flew past, a quick warm down, and then bacon butties, cakes and plenty of cups of tea.

A massive thanks to the Henley Dragons for their generosity, in letting us use their boat, and giving up their time to support us. We all stayed dry, no capsizes, and we’re looking forward to getting out on the water again soon