Grand Dragons trials 2020

Saturday 11 January

The trials for selection in the Grand Dragons crews for 2020 at the Europeans Nations, Kiev, will be held on the 15th and 16th February 2020.


O1 -  Timed run

The 15th Feb will be the water based time trials consisting of 2 runs over a 450 - 480 metre course at Hurricanes/Silver Wing and paddling on the same side.

You can choose to trial on the left, the right, or one of each.


Hurricanes/Silver Wing Sailing Club

Silver Wing Sailing Club, Staines Rd, Wraysbury, Staines TW19 5AG


Land based tests

The 16th Feb will be a series of land based exercises held at Staines Boat Club and Wraysbury Dragon Boat Club.


These will consist of:

1000 metre rowing ergo with drag set to 120 (Times will be weight adjusted. Adaptive paddlers will be using a paddling ergo)

Maximum push ups in 1 minute

Maximum pull ups in 1 minute

Maximum bar pull ups in 1 minute

  • Approx 40 Kg Men
  • Approx 25 Kg women


What do you need to do?


These trials are open to everyone who meet the age requirements, all you need to do is send an email to and complete this information.


  • Name
  • Attending 15th – YES/NO
  • Attending 16th  - YES/NO
  • Paddle side – Right/Left/Both
  • Weight - KG


The cost will be approximately £20 for the weekend.