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Welcome to the BDA Website

The British Dragon Boat Racing Association is the governing body of dragon boat racing in Great Britain. Dragon boat racing is one of the fastest growing and most exciting water sports you can take part in. The BDA is responsible for all aspects of the sport from community development up to managing British teams racing abroad. It runs a National League calendar for racing crews all round the country together with the National Championships held annually at the National Water Sports Centre in Nottingham.

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Latest News

MAY 26 2016

League Tables Updated

I have now updated the league tables for Premier & Standard Divisions. ...Read more

MAY 25 2016

Stockton Race Program updated

The Stockton Race Program has been updated. ...Read more

MAY 03 2016

National League update

A big thank you to all our paddlers and our legendary race officials(you may have noticed the starter was out in the rain for much of the day as his tent broke), who made Crosby fantastic, even though we had challenging weather conditions. We had very close racing, a new team, Barracuda's, and Henley putting on a show taking out the main final. Great efforts from Cambridgeshire Royals and Powersaints in the Ladies, and Diamond Challenge (Scratch). ...Read more

APR 28 2016

Bristol Results - coming soon . . .

I now have the full set of results for Bristol ...Read more

APR 28 2016

Crosby Race Program updated

Following some last minute team changes we have updated the race program for Crosby ...Read more

APR 25 2016

Crosby Race Program has been published

The race program for the upcoming event in Crosby has been published and is available for download. ...Read more

APR 25 2016

Crosby Event info & Bristol feedback *updated*

Racing at Crosby starts 09:30hrs (Managers Meeting 08:45) - 4 lane racing over 200m and 450m, (round robin format), and will start with combined junior and ladies heats. We have 19 teams entered in the main draw, 9 ladies teams, and 3 junior teams too. ...Read more

APR 24 2016

Are you wanting to paddle in Crosby

Are you wanting to paddle in the upcoming BDA National League event in Crosby but don't have a seat in a boat as yet? Raging Dragons are looking for a few paddlers for their Crosby crew. ...Read more

APR 21 2016

National League Update

Following a very successful and well attended first national league race event in Bristol this past weekend, I will be updating the National League points shortly. We are in Crosby next and we have a couple of call outs to make. ...Read more

APR 09 2016

Paddlers needed for Crosby Regatta

With our Crosby Regatta on May 1st just a few weeks away, Thames are currently a few paddlers short and looking for help. ...Read more

APR 05 2016

Paddle back ! - The Purple Warriors are coming . . .

Today a new dragon boat club emerges to join the thousands worldwide, but this one is different. Purple Warriors is a club solely for serving and retired members of HM Forces who, as a result of their service to this country, are suffering from some form of impairment. ...Read more

APR 03 2016

Wraysbury win gold at CCWC

I have heard that Wraysbury have been very successful at the Club Crew World Championships currently taking place in Adelaide, Australia. ...Read more

FEB 07 2016

National League Update - only 10 weeks until Bristol

For the upcoming race season there are some important changes to the Junior & Ladies race formats. Oh, and it is only 10 weeks until Bristol! ...Read more

FEB 07 2016

Reminder for clubs hosting events in 2016

Just a quick reminder for those clubs selected to host National League events in 2016. ...Read more

National League 2016 Premier Division

PositionCrewRacesPoints
1

Amathus

2 32
2

Wraysbury 

2 30
3 Worcester Dragons 2 27
4 Typhoon Tigers 2 26
5 Cambridgeshire Royals 2 24
= Raging Dragons 2 24
7 Secklow 100 2 18
8 Thames Taniwas 2 16
9 Pershore Phoenix 2 15
10

Notts Anaconda

2 11.5
11 Kingston Royals 1 11
12 Hurricanes 1 7
       

National League 2016 Standard Division

PositionCrewRacesPoints
1 Henley 2 32
2 Bristol Empire Dragons 2 30
3 St Neots 2 28
4 Exe-Calibre 2 27
5 Amathus Bees 2 20
6 Powerhouse 1 12
7 Crusaders 1 11
= Pink Champagne 1 11
9 Typhoon 2 1 10
  Kingston Pretenders    
  Windy Pandas    
  Worcester Dragonflies

 

 
       

Ladies League 2016

PositionCrewRacesPoints
       
       
       
       

Mixed League 2016

PositionCrewRacesPoints