The day was a great success as over 40 visitors attended along with 30+ members, helpers and coaches. Visitors travelled from as far as Morecambe to attend the event having heard it advertised on the radio. Several spent the day hopping in and out of different types of craft with some having their dinner on the side of the dock before getting back on the water. There were people of all ages at the docks that day. Many said they were impressed with all that DCC had to offer and commented on how clean the docks were.
Several visitors surprised themselves with what they achieved that day. Some needed a bit of reassurance but a quick chat with one of the many coaches settled their nerves and once underway there was no stopping them. All said what a great time they’d had.
There was a display at the signing in area where folks could see the trophy’s that had been won as well as viewing pictures of all that DCC have achieved over the years and not just the competition side. Rhiann, Brandon and Harvey were on hand to talk about Team GB and Chris Roberts displayed his sea kayak and amazed people with how much kit you can actually carry in one. Two ergos were set up infront of the club so those that didnt want to go on the water could still find out what it was like to paddle. Junior members of the club demonstrated what could be achieved in a race K2 and K4. This event along with other moments of the day were well documented by the Northwest evening mail and a few members of the club who took photos. Look out for Jamie’s pictures as he took a few after he capsized. To see the full album visit the gallery. It was an amazing day which saw several families and individuals take out membership to join the club as they enjoyed it that much. Can’t get better than that.