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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.

International Links

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Latest News

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

JAN 25 2016

BNTS & BDA Membership

It has come to our attention that some BNTS attendees may not be current paid up members of the BDA. ...Read more

JAN 22 2016

Membership renewals for 2016

It's the new year and it is time for you all to renew your Club & Individual BDA Memberships for the upcoming year. ...Read more

JAN 17 2016

2016 CCWC Bulletin 2

Bulletin 2 has been released for the upcoming 2016 CCWC. ...Read more

JAN 09 2016

2016 National League Provisional Schedule

All the bids have been received and considered and we have decided on the followng events for the upcoming 2016 National League season. ...Read more

DEC 31 2015

A New Year Honour

Our very own Joanne Griffiths has been awarded an MBE in the recently announced New Year Honours list. ...Read more

DEC 17 2015

AIMS gets IOC Recognition

The IOC (International Olympic Committee) Executive Board has approved IOC recognition of AIMS (Alliance of Independent recognised Members of Sport) ...Read more

DEC 16 2015

The closing date for event bids is looming . . .

Bids to host a National league event for 2016 must be in by 5pm on 21st December 2015. ...Read more

DEC 11 2015

National League promotions & relegations

Following our recent exec meeting, the BDA Exec are please to announce the following promotions to the Premier Division of the National League and the following relegations to the Standard Division of the National League. ...Read more

NOV 29 2015

2016 National League event bids

The notes for guidance for the 2016 National League and the official event bid form can now be downloaded and require completion and submission to Ed Swaris, edwin.swaris@thebda.org.uk and edders57@gmail.com, by 5pm on 21st December 2015. ...Read more

NOV 05 2015

Mike Haslam nominated for lifetime achievement award

Our own Mike Haslam has been nominated for a World Paddle Awards Lifetime Achievement Award for his tireless work in the world of Dragonboating. ...Read more

NOV 01 2015

Henley Winter Series race 2

With just a week to go until the next Henley Winter Series race on 8th Novermber, there are a number of crews who are a few paddlers short of being able to muster a full crew. ...Read more

OCT 31 2015

BDA Member Congress 2015

The BDA Members Congress is to be held on the Saturday 14th November 2015 at the Wraysbury Skiff & Punting Club, Riverside, Egham, Surrey, TW20 0AA. ...Read more

National League 2016 Premier Division

PositionCrewRacesPoints
 

Amathus

   
  Typhoon Tigers    
 

Wraysbury 

   
  Worcester Dragons    
  Raging Dragons    
  Thames Taniwas    
 

Notts Anaconda

   
  Secklow 100    
  Pershore Phoenix    
  Hurricanes    
  Kingston Royals    
  Cambridgeshire Royals    
       

National League 2016 Standard Division

PositionCrewRacesPoints
  Crusaders    
  Exe-Calibre    
  Henley    
  St Neots    
  Bristol Empire Dragons    
  Amathus Bees    
  Windy Pandas    
  Typhoon 2    
  Powerhouse    
  Worcester Dragonflies

 

 
  Pink Champagne    
  Kingston Pretenders    
       

Ladies League 2016

PositionCrewRacesPoints
       
       
       
       

Mixed League 2016

PositionCrewRacesPoints