Welcome to the website of Thames Dragons

Thames Dragon Boat Club is one of the leading clubs in the UK.  Established in 1993, we have competitive, mixed, ladies and open crews.

We are based in East London, paddling from the London Regatta Centre, which is situated close to City Airport, the runway itself can be seen from our side of the dock. 

We welcome paddlers of all levels, if you live in or are visiting the London area we would love to see you at training.

Ed Swaris to serve on the BDA Executive
Congratulations to club member Ed who will serve on the BDA Executive and hopefully achieve great things for our sport, we all wish him luck in his endeavours.
Thames DBC hosts GB Rowing
On Sunday 12th July we hosted over a hundred French and British junior rowers at the end of their regatta at the London Watersports Centre.  The winning team was 'Team Monica', everyone enjoyed themselves! :)
University of East London - Confucius Project
As part of their involvement in this initiative a couple of teams from the local office came down to experience the fun that is Dragon Boating, we hope to see a few at regular training!

Goodbye Black Mamba and Hello New (interim) Boat
This Thursday will be a mix of sadness and happiness at Thames DBC, sadness that our famous boat the Black Mamba (helmed at training by Kate Middleton for the Sisterhood Channel Crossing) will be going to a new home and happiness that our new (interim) boat will be delivered, the first new boat for the club in over 10 years!  New and old club members are welcome to come and help with the changeover from 6.30pm

A Small Thames contingent welcomes the newest member of the Dragon Boat family at the weekend
Over the weekend 5 team members were over in Donegal Town, Co Donegal as guests of the Donegal Dragons for their club launch and the awakening of the dragon ceremony for their new boat the "Susan Conaghan INSPIRE".
During the weekend the small band took full advantage of the renowned Irish hospitality :) and were thoroughly looked after by their newest friends.

Good results in the BDA League
Although suffering sometimes with lack of numbers, Thames is achieving solid results, especially in the Mixed category, we're currently 5th after 5 events, we remain consistent in the Open category with the same mixed crew sitting in 7th place in the premier division and our ladies are 1st in the ladies league with our friends from LRC, well done team!

Well done to Thames members selected to represent GB at the World Championship in Canada this summer!

Prem: Anna Maria Fischer
Senior A: Sarah McBride, Peter Li
Senior B: Arnel Bade, Stuart Cole
Good luck all!
Raise money for the club whilst buying online!
Hi All, we now have an Easyfundraising page, to sign up and start collecting please use the following link

British National Training Squad
A phenomenal 16 paddlers have attended training sessions vying for the call up to represent their country at next year's World Championship in Welland, Canada. The hard work starts now!

Newsletter and interesting articles now in the Resources section
The summer 2013 newsletter and articles about the Chinatown Lions dragon boat event and the proposal to develop Albert Dock are now uploaded.

Important Dates

BDA Events

30/08/15 Worcester
06/09/15 London
19-20/09/15 - Nationals

Other Events:

19-23/08/15 - World Champs
12/09/15
- Great River Race
12/09/15 - Dublin Regatta
10/10/15 - Cesky Krumlov

Proposed Social Events: 

25/7/15 - Day in Greenwich Park

1/8/15Prudential Ride London 2015 

12/9/15 - Follow the Great River Race in the Viscount Boat

16/10/15 - Jack the ripper tour