Saturday 5 November 2022 | by Brett Scillitoe
Autumn and Winter are a time to plan for the year ahead, and that is no different for us AquaPaddlers. Whether we have some personal fitness goals or wanting to paddle at different AquaPaddle Locations.
Paddling, regardless of craft can be a bit damp at times, especially at this time of year, but with the right gear (see previous emails), it can be warm and rewarding. The waterways will be quite as most will not realise that, as one paddler said to me recently, it was romantic paddling in the rain. So, empty waterways and flat water and then something warm to drink when you come off the water. What could be better on a late Autumn day.
Additionally, this is the time of year to plan your winter training and keep the fitness up and the weight off. Paddling is a great sport to keep fit as it is low impact and the risk of injury is low. So, keep paddling and encourage your friends to join you on your local AquaPaddle.
We will keep going through the winter as long as it is safe to do so. There might be last minute cancellations, but hopefully this will be a rarity.
Although AquaPaddle was started by a group of Paddleboarders, it was always an event for all paddlers. In fact the second location to run an AquaPaddle was at Southend, in July. They mainly had ride-on Kayaks in their fleet and have continued to lead with sea going kayaks.
This is something we are encouraging, to get all paddlers involved in AquaPaddle. Recently, Hampton Canoe Club, have become an important part of AquaPaddle Hampton-Molesey. Kayaks have also been seen at other Locations as well.
So if you have any Kayaking or Canoeing friends, why not get them to join you on an AquaPaddle. We are adding new locations all the time, with new routes to try out and see what time you do on another waterway.
This weekend we have AquaPaddle Hampton – Molesey and next weekend, it is AquaPaddle Maidenhead, please sign up. It might be a little rainy tomorrow, but it will be fun 😁🤙
We are getting in early with suggestions for Christmas Gifts to make sure you are not disappointed.
We have a new range of casual and technical branded clothing. Why not buy someone you love something stylish and well made. You can ask for someone you know to buy you something from the range, to standout from the crowd and be one of the first to wear the AquaPaddle name within your friends circle.
More items will be added to the range over time, but for the moment, it is t-shirts, hats and hoodies. We are keeping the prices as low as we can and profits go to help the Charity.