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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

JAN 03 2017

Membership renewals for 2017

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 03 2017

National League Event Dates 2017

The national league event dates and venues have been confirmed for 2017 by the National League coordinator. ...Read more

DEC 17 2016

Calling all Under 18's

A call has been put out for Under 18's to trial in the new year for the upcoming International events. ...Read more

DEC 15 2016

GB Grands Mixed at 2017 World Champs in China

Nick Evans and Ian Bowers, coaches to the GB Grands Open crew, are looking to form a Grands Mixed standard boat crew to race at the 2017 World Championships in China. ...Read more

DEC 08 2016

Basic Helm Course - 17th Dec

There is a basic helm course being run at Bray Lake on Saturday 17th December 2016. ...Read more

NOV 10 2016

National Cup results set published

The full results set for all races at 2016 National Cup Finals as well as the cumulative points for the various classes have been published on the website and can be downloaded as an Excel spreadsheet. ...Read more

NOV 10 2016

Agenda for Congress 2016 & Other Info

We have now published a draft Agenda for the upcoming BDA Congress taking place on Saturday 12th Nov at 10.30am for an 11am start. ...Read more

OCT 10 2016

Monaco event postponed

I got a phone call this morning from Monaco, unfortunately due to a lack of interest from other European crews who were complaining that is was too near Christmas, the event isn’t happening now. It will likely be moved to April next year and I will try to organise it so the league doesn’t clash with it as soon as I have a date. ...Read more

OCT 10 2016

Congress timings confirmed

The timings for Congress on 12th November at Wraysbury have now been confirmed, if you can arrive by 10.30 for an 11am start please. ...Read more

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

National League 2017 Premier Division

PositionCrewRacesPoints
 

Amathus

   
  Typhoon Tigers    
 

Wraysbury 

   
  Cambridgeshire Royals    
  Raging Dragons    
  Thames Taniwas    
  Worcester Dragons    
  Secklow 100    
 

Notts Anaconda

   
  Hurricanes    
  Henley    
  St Neots    
       

National League 2017 Standard Division

PositionCrewRacesPoints
  Kingston Royals    
  Pershore Phoenix    
  Bristol Empire Dragons    
  Exe-Calibre    
  Powerhouse    
  Amathus Bees    
  Typhoon Too    
   Windy Pandas    
  Pink Champagne    
  Worcester Dragonflies

 

 
  Crusaders    
  Exe-Calibre Blades    
       

Ladies League 2017

PositionCrewRacesPoints
  Firestorm     
  Amathus Serpents    
  Thames Amazons    
  Power Saints    
  Anaconda Ladies    
  Cambridgeshire Ladies    
  Kingston Ladies     
  Worcester Ladies    
 

Exe-Calibre Ladies

   
  West Country Beauties    
  Windy Ladies    
  Pink Ladies    

 

 Secklow Ladies    
  Power Saints 2    
  Crusaders    
  Crushing Tiger Raging Dragon    
       

Mixed League 2017

PositionCrewRacesPoints
  Wraysbury    
  Cambridgeshire Royals    
  Raging Dragons    
  Thames Taniwas    
  Worcester Dragons    
  Notts Anaconda    
  Hurricanes    
  Bristol Empire Dragons    
  Exe-Calibre    
  Typhoon Too    
  Kingston Royals    
  Worcester Dragonflies    
  Pershore Phoenix    
       

Junior League 2017

PositionCrewRacesPoints
  Buccaneers    
  WS Royals