Friday 27 January 2023 | by Brett Scillitoe
The weather challenges continue, but the long range forecast from some is that we will have a good paddling Spring coming 🤞
There is some doubt about AquaPaddle Hampton – Molesey taking place this Sunday as the River Thames is still on Yellow Boards (Strong Currents Decreasing). Since we take your safety very seriously, we cannot risk some potential novice paddlers in these conditions.
We will make a decision by tomorrow (Saturday) Lunchtime as to whether it is Go – No Go. Please check the website homepage and Discord for notifications.
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With the news that AquaPaddle has headed North, The North took no time in getting involved. This is great news, however, please be patient with our local Crews as they find their feet. The AquaPaddles over the next month or so will have restricted numbers, so that the Crews can get used to the Event and the Timing system.
Once they are happy, then with enough Volunteers, we will be able to add more dates into the Calendar. If you are or know of a Paddle Leader or Instructor who would like to create another AquaPaddle in the North or anywhere else for that matter. Please get in contact. You will help this family grow and become better.
AquaPaddle is for all paddlers, it doesn’t matter what or how you paddle. Adaptive Paddlers, Sit-down or Stand-up Paddlers. You all take part in the same event. AquaPaddle prides itself in being fully inclusive of all people and communities.
With the AquaPaddle – BlueSpace sessions, we aim to reach those communities who might need some help or assistance to get on the water and be ready to do a paddling 5K. This is our Shore to 5k programme that we will be rolling out and developing this coming year.
If you would like to help fund this important work, please consider giving a donation towards our charitable aims.