BDA Membership

The BDA offers the ability for clubs to affiliate themselves to us, as well as indviduals to become a member.

Club Affiliation

For clubs there is a Club affiliation option which allows any club to affiliate themselves to the BDA and benefit from our insurance and other offerings. To see the range of benefits please go to our club affiliation page.

For clubs wishing to enter a crew into any class in either the BDA National League or BDA National Championship or attend a IDBF or EDBF Club Crews event abroad they can add on those benefits to their affiliation. For clubs wishing to add additional crews there is that option too. Please go to the Club Affiliation page for information on benefits and options.

BDA Individual Membership

The BDA has recently updated the membership offerings it has to include a few more categories. The Standard option for most paddlers will be Adult membership. We also offer discounted membership options for full-time Students and Under 18s. For Coaches you can also benefit from Professional Indemnity Insurance and for those who support a club/crew or team or wish to support the BDA there is the supporter option.To find out more about each Membership option go to our Individual Membership page.

BDA Individual Membership is absolutely essential for all Qualified Helms & Coaches in all BDA affiliated Clubs. All membership options are for a rolling 12 month period.

Everyone can be a Registered User by registering on our BDA Membership Platform and attaching themselves to their club free of charge. Please go to our new Digital Membership Platform, register and either link your profile to your club, or to take out or renew your Individual BDA Membership.

Useful Links

(All links to different websites)

BDA Membership Platform - Access our Membership and event Platform

BDA Insurance Site - Access our Insurance documents & information on add-on insurance for clubs

European Dragon Boat Federation  - European Federation

International Dragon Boat Federation - Global Federation