If you are 50 or above in the year of competition, you will be eligible for the Grand Dragons in 2019. Want to join us? Read this important information about our pre time trials and qualifications.

League Tables Updated

Thursday 13 September 2018
All the league tables have been updated to take account of the most recent results from London from Sat 1st September and are now complete for the season.

London Results Published

Sunday 2 September 2018
The results & worksheet for the recent event in London from 1st September have been published.

Worcester results published

Saturday 18 August 2018
The results from the Worcester National League event have been published.

Exeter Results Published

Sunday 17 June 2018
The race results following the recent race event in Exeter have been published and can be downloaded from the 2018 Race Results page.

Race Entry Conditions & Classes

Thursday 24 May 2018
You all know that there have been a number of changes to the leagues for 2018 for the first 2 events of the season with the 3rd this coming Sunday.

Up to now, not all the information has been available in one place so we have distilled all the race entry rules, changed or not, into a single updated Race Entry Conditions & Race Classes document so you have all the information for 2018 in one place.

A1 Britains Longest Road

Monday 14 May 2018
Even more exposure for Dragon Boat racing in the UK recently.

Those of you that were at Nationals 2017 may well remember two film crews running around on the Saturday. Well the second lot of filming was for a BBC program about the A1, they followed Powerhouse from their base in Stockton down to Nottingham for National Finals.
Thanks to all the crews that attended the opening National League event in Liverpool on Sunday.

It seemed like a really good days racing and a good opener to our season, roll on Bristol.
Make sure you watch BBC Breakfast on Saturday 28th April to see BBC Breakfast Presenter Mike Bushell take on Purple Warriors & GB Juniors at a training session.
Pool of Life are the nominated Charity of the Year for Sainsbury’s East Prescot Road, Liverpool Store and we have joined forces on a number of occasions to raise awareness of BCS paddling and to also to raise funds to keep our wonderful floating support group going.

BDA Exec Committee Changes

Saturday 24 March 2018
At the recent BDA AGM which was held on 24th March at the Severn Campus of the Worcester University in Worcester, the following changes to the BDA Executive Committee were confirmed.

Changes to the National League

Sunday 18 February 2018
There are some exciting changes to the National League for 2018.

Henley Winter Series Changes

Sunday 11 February 2018
Carolyn Lewisohn, who has organised the Henley Winter Series for a number of years now, has recently handed over the organisation of future HWS races to Zlatka Larsen.

Ladies & Mixed Racing

Friday 9 February 2018
As part of the National League shake up for 2018, the Exec has decided to change the mixed boat make up for a 20 person boat to follow the IDBF and adopt the ‘a maximum of 10 paddlers of either gender’ ruling.

National League Dates for 2018

Friday 9 February 2018
The following dates are confirmed for National League events for 2018.

A Tribute to Bryan Hartley

Thursday 18 January 2018
Bryan passed away peacefully in his sleep at his home in
Cardiff, on Friday 4th January 2018, after a short illness.

BNTS & BDA Membership

Thursday 4 January 2018
It has come to our attention that some BNTS attendees may not be current paid up members of the BDA.

DBS Checks for Clubs

Friday 29 December 2017
It is an ongoing requirement for our insurance that each of our Club Coaches and key Club Officers has a DBS certificate issued within the last 3 years.

The passing of Tony Bushell

Tuesday 26 September 2017
It is with great sadness that the BDA reports the passing of Tony Bushell, on the 25 September 2017, from a rare form of cancer that he had fought for the past 18 months. Tony was one of the first people to join the BDA after he helped to form the Winchester Dragons and some time later Notts Anaconda.

Purple Warriors are coming . .

Tuesday 5 April 2016
Today a new dragon boat club emerges to join the thousands worldwide, but this one is different. Purple Warriors is a club solely for serving and retired members of HM Forces who, as a result of their service to this country, are suffering from some form of impairment.

A New Year Honour

Thursday 31 December 2015
Our very own Joanne Griffiths has been awarded an MBE in the recently announced New Year Honours list for her tireless dedication to volunteering.

AIMS gets IOC Recognition

Thursday 17 December 2015
The IOC (International Olympic Committee) Executive Board has approved IOC recognition of AIMS (Alliance of Independent recognised Members of Sport)