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


Club Name




3 River Serpents Durham
Amathus DBC  Liverpool
Bourne Dragons Bournemouth  
Bradford Baracudas Bradford
Bristol Empire Dragons Bristol
Cambridgeshire Royals Eynesbury 
Crusaders DBC  Liverpool
Dragon Boats on Loch Ken  Castle Douglas
Exe-Calibre Dragon Boat Club  Exeter
Henley Dragons  Henley
Hurricanes DBC  Wraysbury  
Kingston Royals  Teddington
Notts Anaconda Nottingham
Pershore Phoenix DBC  Pershore
Pink Champagne  Bournemouth
Preston Dragons  Preston
Purple Warriors  No Home Base
Raging Dragons  London
Secklow Hundred  Milton Keynes
Soaring Dragons Loughborough  Loughborough
Spirit of Yorkshire Huddersfield
St Neots DBT St Neots
Team Manvers Dragons Wath upon Dearne
Tees Valley Dragons  Stockton on Tees
Thames Dragon Boat Club  London
Typhoon Dragon Boat Club  London
Windy Pandas Dragon Boat Club London
Worcester Dragon Boat Racing Club Worcester
Wraysbury Dragons Egham
Yaguara Dragon Boat Club Warwick