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 donate dragon boat to new team Donegal Dragons! On Sunday 8th February a handful of Thames paddlers headed to the South coast to help deposit one of our former racing boats, ready to be picked up and transported to the Emerald Isle.  We wish our new friends in Donegal all the best and look forward to seeing them out on the water!


Congratulations to Ed and Teena
Thames paddlers Ed and Teena were married in New Zealand last week, we wish them both a happy married life and look forward to seeing them back in the boat soon.

Chinese Spring Festival
Thames will be exhibiting at the City University’s Chinese Spring Festival on Wednesday 11 February from 3-5 pm.  Feel free to visit and learn more about Chinese culture, have a go at Chinese craft making or cooking dumplings, or compete in Chinese games. All proceeds will go to Health Poverty Action’s projects in China, to help combat issues affecting health in marginalised communities.  To learn more please click here.

New Committee Announced
Congratulations to the members selected, you can review the full list here

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!

Thames Dragons' success at the Nationals makes local news:

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:

03/05/2015 Liverpool 
17/05/2015 Nottingham
31/05/2015 Runnymede
14/06/2015 Stockton
04/07/2015 Milton Keynes
19/07/2015 Exeter
30/08/2015 Worcester
06/09/2015 London

Other Events:

22nd Feb - HWS4
22nd Mar - (Contingency)
21st Jun - Donegal Regatta
28th Jun - Chinatown Lions
19-23 Aug - World Champs
12th Sep
- Great River Race
12th Sep - Dublin Regatta
10th Oct - Cesky Krumlov

Proposed Social Events: