The Canals and Rivers Trust invited Amathus Dragon Boat Club, along with other water users, to join them for a ‘santa splash’ with plenty of mince pies and hot drinks, while water users enjoyed sharing their experiences and time together off the water. Thank you to the CRT for hosting this event.
The annual event of lashes v tashes. Each team battling it out to become winners. Many great challenges for each team this year including tug of war, canoe and kayak challenges and a variety of dragon boat races. A fun day was had by all.
Amathus and Pool of Life took on the ghosts and ghouls of the Leeds-Liverpool Canal. A series of events and spooky finds including spiders, skeletons, ghostly dragon boats, bodies and rats….combined with many true tales from the canal….Just a snippet of what the crew faced. Many sleepless nights followed. A scary night was had by all.
Amathus and Pool of Life members took part in a fantastic day of paddling on The River Dee, paddling over 25 miles with two boats out, enjoying the water together. A big thanks to all members who took part and to Dave for organising the trip.
A very enjoyable and successful race day for all Amathus crews.
2000m Open 1st place
200m Open 1st place
200m Womens 2nd place
Our very own Dave Bangs represented Amathus as a Baton bearer for The Commonwealth Games, Birmingham after being nominated by club members to take part. The route involved a segment through Prescot in Knowsley, where huge crowds greeted the baton bearers on their segment. The event finished with live music and entertainment as part of Knowsley’s Capital of Culture Celebrations, outside the Shakespeare North Playhouse.
On Sunday 10th April, Amathus hosted the first race of the season, consisting of a 6km pursuit race and a 1km paired slalom challenge. We welcomed visiting local crews including Preston Dragons, Soaring Dragons and Manvers Dragon Boat Club to battle it out on the water. A fun day was had by all with Amathus winning 1st in the 6km and joint 1st with Soaring on the Slalom challenge. Amathus would like to thank all crews who travelled to take part, officials, organisers and Amathus Club Members for all of their efforts in ensuring that this event could take place.
A small group of club paddlers spent the day paddling on the canal from Scarisbrick Marina to Heatons Bridge helping to raise money for Ukraine. We stopped to have lunch on the canal with a pot of blind scouse and a traditional war time recipe of apple cake. A great time was had by all, paddling over 17 miles. Fancy getting involved? Get in touch with us firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our club coach David Bangs was interviewed by Liverpool Community Radio in November 2021. Listen to his interview here and find our more about dragon boating in our podcast here: