Category: Training

  • Coronation Celebrations

    Amathus members celebrated the King’s Coronation in style with a Kings v Queens boat and lots of races between both crews followed by tea and cake. Fun was had by all.

  • Spooky Paddle 2022

    Spooky Paddle 2022

    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…

  • Nottingham Race July 2022

    Nottingham Race July 2022

    A very enjoyable and successful race day for all Amathus crews. 2000m Open 1st place 200m Open 1st place 200m Womens 2nd place

  • The Queens Baton Bearer 2022

    The Queens Baton Bearer 2022

    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…

  • First Race of 2022

    First Race of 2022

    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…

  • Poverty Paddle for Ukraine Sunday 3rd April 2022

    Poverty Paddle for Ukraine Sunday 3rd April 2022

    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,…

  • Liverpool Community Radio Interview

    Liverpool Community Radio Interview

    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:

  • Lake District Paddle Sunday December 5th 2021

    Lake District Paddle Sunday December 5th 2021

    A small group of Amathus paddlers ventured to the Lakes for a paddle across Lake Windermere. We spent a few hours paddling and taking it in turns to helm, followed by tea and scones to finish. A great day was had by all.

  • An enjoyable and successful Taster Day

    An enjoyable and successful Taster Day

    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.…

  • Midlands Regatta September 2021

    Midlands Regatta September 2021

    The final race of the 2021 season was at The National Water sports Centre in Nottingham where over 18 crews battled it out over distances of 2000m, 500m and 200m in mixed, open, men’s and women’s racing. Amathus was represented in the mixed, women’s and men’s categories. In Chinese culture and legend, the pearl represents…