Clubs are the foundation of The BDA. There are many clubs all round the country, to find your nearest you can use our Club Finder.

Your nearest club may be a very serious racing club, or it may be a very social club but chances are that it will be a mixture of the two. Dragon boats clubs tend to be very social, the very nature of Dragon Boat racing means that you typically need at least 20 people to make a racing crew happen, you cannot do it on your own.

In a club you will need qualified helms & coaches. The BDA has created and maintains a Modular Coaching Scheme which allows individuals to develop their own Dragon Boat Racing related skills at their own pace, all the way from a Basic Helm up to Coach Level 4 operating at the highest international level of the sport.

The BDA has also created and maintains a number of policies that will make running and managing a club easier, while maintaining compliance with the BDA's Insurance terms & conditions.

You can find club related forms & policy documents in the Club Documents section.

Currently registered clubs are listed below, to find your nearest use the Club Finder. Links take you to external websites managed by Clubs.



Club Type



Email Address

Amathus General Liverpool
Bourne Water Dragons General Iford, Bournemouth
Bradford Barracudas General Denholme
Bristol Empire General Bristol
Cambridgeshire Royals General St Neots
Crusaders General Crosby  
Exe-calibre General Exeter
Henley Dragons General Henley
Hurricanes Dragon Boat Club General Wraysbury
Kingston Royals General Teddington
Notts Anaconda General Nottingham
Pershore Phoenix General Defford
Pink Champagne Breast Cancer Bournemouth
Powerhouse General Stockton-on-Tees
Preston Dragons General Preston
Purple Warriors Para Dragons Staines
Raging Dragons General London
Secklow Hundred General Milton Keynes
Soaring Dragons General Loughborough
Spirit of Yorkshire General Shipley
St Neots DBT General St Neots
Team Manvers Dragons General Rotherham
Thames Dragons General London
Three River Serpents General Durham
Typhoon General London
Windy Pandas General London
Worcester Dragons General Worcester
Wraysbury General Wraysbury
Yorkshire Sharks General Shipley