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.
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:
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On Saturday 13th November 2021, we held our Dragon Boat taster day at Liverpoool’s Salthouse dock. We had over 50 new paddlers joining us to experience dragon boat racing in the heart of Liverpool. Thank you to all club members who organised the event and were involved in introducing new paddlers to our fantastic sport. Take a look at our gallery. Fancy joining us? Want to get involved? Email us: email@example.com or send us a message using the contact form.
Amathus members and guests took part in a tour of the canal from Burscough. Our guide for the day was Chris who introduced us to the local history, plants and wildlife along the canal. The trip took around 3 and a half hours to complete which included a stop for a picnic, tea and cakes in the boat! We even found some Burscough ‘pearls’ a symbol of true dragons. We are looking forward to exploring the canal further in the future. Thank you to every one who took part.