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Wraysbury win Dragon Boat 2019 Open League

The 2019 British Dragon Boat Association league has finished with Wraysbury Dragons winning the National Open League title for the second year running. Again, consistency was the winning factor coming outright first or joint first at all bar 1 of the league events. The Open League is open to any age or sex of paddler, […]

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Skiff Championships 2019

Remenham Club at Henley was the perfect venue for the Skiff Championships on the hottest day of the year. With all the Skiff Clubs battling it out at all levels of the sport the 600 metre course also hosted the Premier events of Singles and Doubles Championships.

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Meander 2019 – Rowing the length of the Thames

Wraysbury has completed the Thames Meander – rowing skiffs from Lechlade to Teddington, the length of the non-tidal Thames covering 123 miles and passing through 43 locks over the 4 day Easter weekend. The good weather, as well as the camaraderie, made this endurance challenge a trip to remember. Click the image below for a […]

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Simon Mepham Mixed Marathon

The skiff racing season is now properly underway with 27 crews taking part in this 7.5km head race on 8 April at Thames Valley Skiff Club.  The winning crew was from Dittons but the two Wraysbury crews put in a creditable performance. Thanks to Sunbury Skiff Club for the great photos.

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Winter Training

It’s not just a summer sport … despite the winter weather WSPC and their friends continue to train with events for dragonboating, skiffing and punting ‘just around the corner’. As well as ad-hoc outings Dragonboats and skiffs have outings on Tuesday and Thursday evening as well as Saturday and Sunday mornings – for more information […]

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Row Ho Ho Skiff- 11 December

Wraysbury’s Festive Weekend: Started with Row Ho Ho in Christmas headgear, continues to a bumper lunch, a special talk on the Rio Olympics (thanks to our resident expert and media mogul, Phil Barker) and a spectacular sunset ….

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Wraysbury Club Regatta

The annual Wraysbury Skiff & Punt Club regatta was held with 60 side-by-side knock-out skiff and punting races with competition between crews from all the Thames based skiff clubs. The weather included some showers (well actually after a great summer it was cold and wet!) but that didn’t dampen the enthusiasm with some great racing. […]

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Wraysbury & Old Windsor Regatta

The last sprint skiffing regatta of the season was hosted by Wraysbury and once again was the regatta with the most races – 51… not a lot compared to the ‘old’ days that some of our readers will remember (please don’t remind us of Friday night heats for Wraysbury & Old Windsor Regatta again and […]

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WSPC Tri

WSPC held it’s first triathlon with entrants, from many local clubs, paddling skiffs or O1’s and then ‘suffering’ on the bike and run course. Congratulations and thanks to the participants the many helpers. The results are here, check out the courses below.

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The Boat Race Flotilla – Traditional boat procession

Wraysbury skiffs took part The Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race day on 2 April as a spectacular procession, led by the Queen’s Row Barge Gloriana, preceded the races themselves. The three Wraysbury skiffs were a significant part of the flotilla of traditional boats which rowed the course, our nine skiffers enjoyed a great day out in […]

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