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.

Thames DBC and Friends conquer Paris
Last weekend, the club participated in the annual Traverseine event in Paris a 26km river marathon that takes in the sights and sounds from the Seine.  Our merry band took home a bronze in the long boat category

Amazing results from the National Finals this weekend!
Our amazing ladies retained their status as national champions by storming both the 200m and 500m competition.
Seniors achieved a credible Silver in the 200m and Bronze on the 500m.
The mixed team contended in both Major Cup finals, getting a 4th and 6th position.

Well done team Thames at the European Championship in Rome
Anna-Maria, Simon, Arnel and Angela won a collection of Silver and Bronze medals in the small and standard boat categories at the recent event.

UK Warriors represent in China!
Paddlers from the club joined a composite crew to fly the flag for the UK on the 3 city Dragon boat tour in China, some are now enjoying a well deserved rest in Hong Kong before flying home.

Latest newsletter now in the Resources section to the left.  It's a great recap of 2015 and some plans for 2016, enjoy!!
National Finals!
A video montage by Julie-Ann Russell!

Thames at the National Finals

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!

Important Dates

BDA Events

The BDA season is finished

Other Events:

Henley Winter Series 16/17:
  27th Nov
  11th Dec
  15th Jan - contingency 1
  5th Feb - contingency 2
  19th Feb - contingency 3

Proposed Social Events:

Post training lunches
Xmas party - Dec 18th