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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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IDBF Site


Latest News

AUG 17 2017

2017 League Tables Updated

The 2017 League Tables have been updated except for Standard League & Mixed League while I await some clarification of some information. ...Read more

AUG 17 2017

London Results Published

Following the final event of the BDA National League, the results for London have been published. ...Read more

AUG 01 2017

Team GB Roles - Applications Open

The applications are now open for the Team GB Roles which will be held from 1st September 2017 through to 31st August 2019 to cover the period of the European Championships in Berlin in August 2018 and the World Championships in 2019. ...Read more

JUN 12 2017

League points updated, results published

The league tables have been updated following the event at Crosby this past Saturday. The full results & worksheet are available from the 2017 results section of the website. ...Read more

MAY 31 2017

Crosby & Milton Keynes event info

The event info for the upcoming Crosby & Milton Keynes National League events is now available for download from the Crosby & Milton Keynes event pages. ...Read more

MAY 16 2017

Bristol Results Published & League Tables Updated

The results & worksheet for Bristol have been published and can be downloaded from the 2017 League Results page. ...Read more

MAY 12 2017

Stockton National League Race Prizegiving Comment

Unfortunately I was not able to be in Stockton but I understand that it was a fine curtain opener for this years National League. A little birdie also told me that one team chose not to attend the prize giving as they didn't place, even though they were still on site and some of their crew members stayed overnight in Stockton. ...Read more

APR 27 2017

National League starts this weekend

With the first National League event in Stockton on Tees now just a matter of days away I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the crews that have entered ...Read more

APR 14 2017

National League Entry Fees for 2017

With the additional classes for 2017 the entry fees are a little more complicated but I will try to make it as simple as possible for you now. The entry form on the website will be updated shortly. ...Read more

MAR 09 2017

Mixed Racing Rules 2017

As you may be aware, the IDBF recently changed the crew makeup of a mixed 20 person boat to be a maximum of 10 of either gender. ...Read more

FEB 28 2017

BDA National League Update 2017

The first League event, Stockton, is just over two months away. It is a regatta course and will feature both long and short course racing, and subject to time and weather a long 2km race. ...Read more

FEB 28 2017

Nottingham League Event change of date

Due to circumstances beyond our control we have been forced to change the date of the Nottingham National League event. ...Read more

FEB 24 2017

Wraysbury vs Eggheads

Six learned members of Wraysbury Dragons recently travelled up to Glasgow to take part in an episode of Eggheads after a successful audition. ...Read more

FEB 06 2017

Club membership renewals outstanding

It is now February yet there are a number of clubs that are yet to renew their BDA Club Membership for 2017. ...Read more

National League 2017 Premier Division

PositionCrewRacesPoints
1

Amathus

7 111
2 Typhoon DBC 7 108
3 Wraysbury  7 101
4

Notts Anaconda

7 85
5 St Neots 7 75
6 Raging Dragons 7 74
7 Cambridgeshire Royals 6 53.75
8

Henley Dragons

6 52.5
9 Secklow 100 7 52
10 Thames Taniwas 4 48
11 Worcester Dragons 6 45
12 Hurricanes 5 41
       

National League 2017 Standard Division

PositionCrewRacesPoints
1 Exe-Calibre 6 95
2 Kingston Royals 6 82
3 Powerhouse 4 60
4 Soaring Dragons 4 54
5 Typhoon Too 5 50.25
6 Pershore Phoenix 5 49.5
7 Amathus Bees 5 49
8 St Neots Too 5 48
9 Bristol Empire Dragons 3 47
10  Windy Pandas 3 41
11 Preston Dragons 2 24
12 Pink Champagne 2 15
13 Crusaders

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14 Windy Panda Cubs 

 

 

Ladies S12 League 2017

PositionCrewRacesPoints
1 Firestorm  7 108
2 Amathus Ladies 7 103
3 Anaconda Ladies 7 93
= Kingston Ladies  7 91
5 Power Saints 1 7 85
6 Secklow Royals 6 72
7 Crushing Tiger Raging Dragon 2 21
8 Preston Ladies 2 20
9

Pink Ladies

2 18
10 Thames Amazons 1 13
11 West Country Beauties 1 10
       

Open S12 League 2017

PositionCrewRacesPoints
1  Notts Anaconda 7 104
2 Exe-Calibre

7

87
3 Firemen 5 80
4 Secklow 100  5 64
5 Bristol Empire Dragons 4 50
6 Purple Warriors 3 35
7

Powerhouse

2 28
8

Kingston Royals

2 25
9 Preston Dragons 1 15
10 Soaring Dragons 1 14
11 Cambs Royals 1 12

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Pershore Phoenix 1 11
 Thames 1 11

Mixed League 2017

PositionCrewRacesPoints
1 Wraysbury 6 96
2 Raging Dragons 6 80
3 Cambridgeshire Royals 6 70.25
4 Notts Anaconda 5 68
5 Worcester 5 55
6 Kingston Royals 5 47
7 Hurricanes 4 46
8 Thames Taniwas 3 42
9 Soaring Dragons 4 40
10 Bristol Empire Dragons 3 39
11 Exe-Calibre 3 37
12 Typhoon Too 4 26.75
13 Preston Dragons 2 18
14 Windy Pandas 2 10
15 Amathus Bees 1 9
       

Junior League 2017

PositionCrewRacesPoints
1 Power Spartans 6 94
2 Worcester Royals 3 47