Restarting With 01 Canoes

Wednesday 20th May saw the re-introduction of paddling on the water at Exe-Calibre under the social distancing guidelines. The O1 canoe has an outrigger and can therefore be used individually for dragon boat style paddling. This is a welcome step in the direction of restarting dragon boat paddling proper at some appropriate time in the future. The 01s are often used during the season for time trials over a distance of 500m to assess an individual paddler's fitness and ability. Pictured are Pete and Jason who are a couple of our more experienced paddlers who have also both had the honour of representing Great Britain in this fiercely competitive, yet very friendly sport.