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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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EDBF Site

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IDBF Site


Latest News

FEB 18 2018

The National League is changing

There are some exciting changes to the National League for 2018. ...Read more

FEB 13 2018

AGM Sessions finalised

The sessions we will be running prior to the AGM on 24th March have been finalised. ...Read more

FEB 12 2018

Notice of the 23rd AGM of the BDA

The 23rd Annual General Meeting of the BDA Ltd is to be held on Saturday 24th March 2018 at Worcester University, commencing at 4pm. ...Read more

FEB 11 2018

Henley Winter Series Change of Organiser

Carolyn Lewisohn who has organised the Henley Winter Series for a number of years now has recently handed over the organisation of future HWS races to Zlatka Larsen. ...Read more

FEB 09 2018

National League dates 2018

The following dates are confirmed for National League events for 2018. ...Read more

FEB 09 2018

Ladies & Mixed Racing Rules 2018

As part of the National League shake up for 2018, the Exec has decided to change the mixed boat make up for a 20 person boat to follow the IDBF and adopt the ‘a maximum of 10 paddlers of either gender’ ruling. ...Read more

JAN 18 2018

A Tribute to Bryan Hartley

Bryan passed away peacefully in his sleep at his home in Cardiff, on Friday 4th January 2018, after a short illness. ...Read more

JAN 04 2018

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

OCT 02 2017

Nationals Results Published

The results for the recent 2 days of Dragon Boat racing from the National Water Sports Centre in Nottingham have been published and can be downloaded from the 2017 results page. ...Read more

SEP 26 2017

The passing of Tony Bushell

It is with great sadness that the BDA reports the passing of Tony Bushell, on the 25 September 2017, from a rare form of cancer that he had fought for the past 18 months. Tony was one of the first people to join the BDA after he helped to form the Winchester Dragons and some time later Notts Anaconda. ...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

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

OCT 25 2015

DBS Checks for Club Officers & Coaches

It is a requirement for our insurance that each of our Club Coaches and key Club Officers has a DBS certificate issued within the last 3 years. ...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 83
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 7 111
2 Kingston Royals 7 94
3 Powerhouse 5 70
4 Typhoon Too 6 65.25
5 Pershore Phoenix 6 60.5
6 St Neots Too 6 56
7 Bristol Empire Dragons 4 54.5
8 Soaring Dragons 4 54
=  Windy Pandas 4 54
10 Amathus Bees 5 49
11 Preston Dragons 2 24
12 Pink Champagne 2 15
13 Crusaders

1

11
14 Windy Panda Cubs 

1

9
       

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

12

Pershore Phoenix 1 11
 Thames 1 11

Mixed League 2017

PositionCrewRacesPoints
1 Wraysbury 7 112
2 Raging Dragons 7 95
3 Notts Anaconda 6 82
4 Cambridgeshire Royals 6 70.25
5 Worcester 6 66
6 Hurricanes 5 59
7 Kingston Royals 6 57
8 Bristol Empire Dragons 4 45.5
9 Thames Taniwas 3 42
10 Soaring Dragons 4 40
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
= Windy Panda Cubs 1 9
       

Junior League 2017

PositionCrewRacesPoints
1 Power Spartans 6 94
2 Worcester Royals 3 47