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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

SEP 29 2016

Premier GB Squad launch for 2017

The GB Premier Squad is now recruiting for the 2017 campaign. This will culminate in the World Championships in China, the home of the sport. ...Read more

SEP 28 2016

Ladies league results finalised

The results of the Ladies League have now been finalised and updated following my investigation into a couple of queries raised regarding points allocations. ...Read more

SEP 27 2016

BDA Congress 2016

As was announced at Nationals, Congress this year is on 12th November and will be held at Wraysbury. There are number of important issues to be discussed and debated which could have a direct impact on our sport moving forwards. ...Read more

SEP 27 2016

Nationals Weekend

Thank you to all crews who competed at the BDA National Cup competition at the National Water Sports Centre at Holme Pierrepont in Nottingham this last weekend. I must also thank all the officials who made the whole weekend possible, without them we wouldn't have a National League, let alone a National Cup Finals weekend. ...Read more

SEP 17 2016

Final league table update for 2016

Well here we are, it's the end of the 2016 BDA National League Season and the League Tables for Premier, Standard & Mixed have all been updated to include the results from Worcester. The Ladies league table update will follow shortly. ...Read more

SEP 09 2016

Worcester race program updated

The race program for Worcester has been updated and can be downloaded. ...Read more

AUG 30 2016

National League Update - Full Steam ahead for 2017

This season we have run an open round robin format with a shadow mixed league, and introduced a Super 12 Ladies format. We did this to provide fair and equitable racing, and ensure that all teams get the same number of races before a final. It also enabled us time to fit more races in and lunch breaks for officials and paddlers too. ...Read more

AUG 25 2016

National Entries required

With only a few weeks to go until the culmination of our league race season it is now that time of year where you need to enter the National Cup Competition. ...Read more

AUG 16 2016

League Tables updates to include Nottingham Results

I have tonight updated all the league tables except for Ladies to include the results from Nottingham. ...Read more

JUL 04 2016

2016 Event Results & Worksheets

I am now beginning to populate all the national league event results and worksheets into the results archive. ...Read more

JUL 04 2016

St Neots Event results published

The results from the BDA National League event in St Neots have now been published and are available for download. ...Read more

JUN 13 2016

League Tables updated

Finally, all the league tables have been updated, many apologies for the delays. I have updated all league tables including Wraysburys results from this past Sunday. ...Read more

JUN 05 2016

AGM Agenda & Voting Papers

The AGM Agenda and nomination form for the BDA AGM taking place on 13th August will shortly be emailed to all current BDA members who we have an email address on file for. ...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

National League 2016 Premier Division

PositionCrewRacesPoints
1

Amathus

8 126
2 Typhoon Tigers 8 118
=

Wraysbury 

8 118
4 Cambridgeshire Royals 8 101
5 Raging Dragons 8 89
6 Thames Taniwas 8 84
7 Worcester Dragons 8 82
8 Secklow 100 8 71
9

Notts Anaconda

8 56.5
10 Hurricanes 6 55
11 Kingston Royals 6 53
12 Pershore Phoenix 4 28
       

National League 2016 Standard Division

PositionCrewRacesPoints
1 Henley 8 121.6
2 St Neots 8 116
3 Bristol Empire Dragons 8 102.4
4 Exe-Calibre 7 97
5 Powerhouse 6 79
6 Amathus Bees 4 41
7  Windy Pandas 3 38
8 Typhoon Too 4 35.5
9 Pink Champagne 3 29
10 Worcester Dragonflies

3

25
11 Crusaders 1 11
12 Exe-Calibre Blades 1 9
       

Ladies League 2016

PositionCrewRacesPoints
       
1 Firestorm  8 114
= Amathus Serpents 8 114
3 Power Saints 8 100.25
4 Thames Amazons 8 98.75
5 Anaconda Ladies 8 76.33
6 Cambridgeshire Ladies 6 75
= Kingston Ladies  6 75
8 Worcester Ladies 7 69
9

Exe-Calibre Ladies

4 40
10 West Country Beauties 4 34
11 Windy Ladies 3 21
12 Pink Ladies 3 16

13

 Secklow Ladies 2 15
14 Power Saints 2 2 14
15 Crusaders 1 9
16 Crushing Tiger Raging Dragon 1 6
       

Mixed League 2016

PositionCrewRacesPoints
1 Wraysbury 8 128
2 Cambridgeshire Royals 8 110
3 Raging Dragons 8 107
4 Thames Taniwas 8 103
5 Worcester Dragons 8 98
6 Notts Anaconda 8 70
7 Hurricanes 6 68
8 Bristol Empire Dragons 6 67
= Exe-Calibre 6 67
10 Typhoon Too 3 21
11 Kingston Royals 2 18
12 Worcester Dragonflies 2 14
13 Pershore Phoenix 1 10
       

Junior League 2016

PositionCrewRacesPoints
1 Buccaneers 3 48
2 WS Royals 3 45