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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

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 23 2017

Paddler survey follow up

We have seen some responses from members who hadn't received the paddler survey even though they were included on the initial list. ...Read more

FEB 17 2017

2016 Paddler Survey

The Paddler Survey for the 2016 season is now live, it has been initially sent out to all members who have renewed for the 2017 season, with all members from the 2016 season due to be sent it shortly. ...Read more

FEB 15 2017

Notice of the 22nd AGM of the BDA

The 22nd Annual General Meeting of the BDA Ltd is to be held on Saturday 25th March 2017 at Knightcote Village Hall, Knightcote, Southam, CV47 2SQ, commencing at 3pm. ...Read more

FEB 13 2017

GB Grands Mixed Crew Time Trial

The time trial to select the women for the GB Grands mixed crew competing in the 2017 World Championships will take place on Saturday, 18 March on the canal behind Troy Lake, Rickmansworth. ...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

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

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    
  SNDBT Too    
       

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