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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.

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Latest News

FEB 03 2015

2015 National Cup dates confirmed

The dates for the 2015 National Cup have been confirmed. ...Read more

FEB 02 2015

Membership renewal time

It's that time of year again when you have to renew your Individual and Club BDA memberships so as to maintain your membership of the association and also to maintain your personal insurance cover for all dragon boating related training and activities. ...Read more

JAN 26 2015

Team communications update

It may be that your club has had its AGM over the autumn/winter period and new people are now in committee roles. ...Read more

JAN 26 2015

2015 National League Race dates

The dates for this years 8 National League Events have been confirmed and as as follows:- ...Read more

JAN 26 2015

Grand Dragons Time Trials

The Grand Dragons crew selection time trial for the 2015 Worlds is taking place on Saturday, 14 February on the canal at Troy Lake, Rickmansworth. ...Read more

SEP 29 2014

Inviting all high quality paddlers

The Premier Team coaches are inviting all high quality paddlers to join us in Canada next Summer. ...Read more

SEP 24 2014

Feedback for the 2014 National League

Tim Smith, BDA National League coordinator, (nlcoordinator@dragonboat.org.uk) has today asked all crews for feedback on the 2014 National League season. ...Read more

Premier League 2014

PositionCrewRacesPoints
1 Amathus 7 111
2 Tao Dragons 7 105
3 Worcester Dragons 7 104
4 Notts Anaconda 7 88
= Typhoon Tigers 7 88
6 Secklow 100 7 72
7 Pershore Phoenix 7 69
8 Crusaders 6 55
= Hurricanes 5 55
10 Exe-Calibre 6 51
11 Kingston Royals 4 48
12 Cool Runnings 4 31
       

Standard League 2014

PositionCrewRacesPoints
1 Raging Dragons 7 109
= Thames Taniwas 7 109
3 Worcester Dragonflies 7 85
4 Amathus Gold

6

78
5 Henley 5 69
6 Powerhouse 4 58
7 Tao 2 3 41
8 Anaconda Challengers 3 30.5
9 Cambridgeshire Royals 2 28
10 Worcester Source 2 23
11 ExeCalibre Blades 2 21
12 Pink Champagne 1 9
       

Ladies League 2014

PositionCrewRacesPoints
1 Worcester Ladies 1 3 45
2 Amathus Ladies  3 35
3 Raging  Ladies  3 21
=

Typhoon Ladies 

3 21
5 Notts Anaconda Ladies  1 13
6 Execalibre Maidens 1 12
= Kingston Ladies 1 12
8 Pink Champagne 1 10
9 Worcester Ladies 2 1 6.6
10 Henley Ladies 1 5
= Tao Ladies 1 5
12 Secklow Ladies  1 4.4
13 Thames Ladies 1 4