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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

MAY 26 2017

Wraysbury Race Program updatd

The race program has been updated for Wraysbury and can be downloaded from the Wraysbury Events Page. ...Read more

MAY 25 2017

Wraysbury Race program

The Wraysbury race program is now available for download from the Wraysbury Event Page. ...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

MAY 08 2017

Stockton Results published, league tables updated

The full results & worksheet for the opening event of the 2017 National League Season at Stockton have been published and are available for download. ...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

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

National League 2017 Premier Division

PositionCrewRacesPoints
1

Amathus

2 32
2 Wraysbury  2 30
= Typhoon DBC 2 30
4

Notts Anaconda

2 23
= St Neots 2 23
6 Raging Dragons 2 21
7 Cambridgeshire Royals 2 20
8 Secklow 100 2 14
9 Hurricanes 1 12
10 Thames Taniwas 1 13
11 Worcester Dragons 1 10
12

Henley

1 9
       

National League 2017 Standard Division

PositionCrewRacesPoints
1 Exe-Calibre 2 32
2 Kingston Royals 2 28
3 St Neots Too 2 20
= Amathus Bees 2 20
5 Bristol Empire Dragons 1 15
= Powerhouse 1 15
= Soaring Dragons 1 15
8  Windy Pandas 1 14
9 Pershore Phoenix 1 13
10 Preston Dragons 1 12
11 Typhoon Too 1 11
12 Pink Champagne 1 8
  Worcester Dragonflies

 

 
  Crusaders    
  Exe-Calibre Blades    

Ladies S12 League 2017

PositionCrewRacesPoints
1 Firestorm  2 32
2 Anaconda Ladies 2 29
3 Amathus Ladies 2 27
4 Power Saints 1 2 26
5 Secklow Royals 2 24
6 Kingston Ladies  2 22
7 Crushing Tiger Raging Dragon 1 11
8 Preston Ladies 1 10
9 West Country Beauties 1 10
10

Pink Ladies

1 8
       

Open S12 League 2017

PositionCrewRacesPoints
1  Notts Anaconda 1 16
2 Exe-Calibre

1

15
3

Powerhouse

1 14
       

Mixed League 2017

PositionCrewRacesPoints
1 Wraysbury 2 32
2 Raging Dragons 2 26
3 Notts Anaconda 2 25
4 Cambridgeshire Royals 2 23
5 Exe-Calibre 1 15
= Hurricanes 1 15
= Thames Taniwas 1 15
8 Bristol Empire Dragons 1 13
9 Soaring Dragons 1 11
10 Preston Dragons 1 10
11 Amathus Bees 1 9
= Kingston Royals 1 9
13 Typhoon Too 1 8
       

Junior League 2017

PositionCrewRacesPoints
1 Power Spartans 1 16