Tuesday Training

The Tuesday evening group will meet in The Beach Hut Coffee Shop, in the marina main building by 6.00pm, the session will last until approx. 8.30 pm. Please note that in the winter months training sessions will take place during daylight hours; at the weekends.

Please let the coach know at your weekly session if you are available and want to paddle the following week, if you need to   cancel at a later date – no problem – but please let the marina shop know (where the list is held) on tel.   01772 733595 or text Sue on 07778 433622 and then someone else can take your place. Full members are guaranteed a place every week and will always be given priority but if they cannot make a session their place will be offered to an ad. hoc. member or a first time paddler guest.

The full postal address of Preston Marina is: Preston Marina, Navigation Way, Ashton, Preston, PR2 2YP.

Easy parking is available right outside the Marina building.

Refreshments are available if required; the Coffee Shop will be closed at evening sessions but sandwiches can be ordered in advance and awaiting your arrival. There will be tea and coffee available on a help yourself basis at a cost of 50p per drink. You are welcome to bring your own refreshments to the Coffee Shop.

Suitable clothing – you will need to be suitably dressed for the weather conditions of the day. It is often much cooler out on the water but once we get paddling things do warm up! In colder conditions the 3 layer system is recommended – this is a thin man- made base layer with a man-made middle layer (several thin layers are better than one thick layer) and then the outer layer should be a waterproof, windproof jacket and trousers –a light weight walking cagoule and over trouser are ideal. Trainers are appropriate but be aware that feet can get wet due to small amounts of water in the bottom of the boat.

Sunscreen – in the unlikely event of a hot summers day don’t forget your sunscreen and a hat!

Buoyancy aids must be worn by all Preston Dragon members and are provided by the club. Paddles are also provided by the club. Both items must be returned to the store room at the end of the session.