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 Represented in Bristol
We kicked off the season with a bang!
4th fastest team in the 200m with a mixed crew, 2nd fastest mixed crew, 3rd fastest mixed crew in the 3500m.

Isle of Wight Challenge Conquered
Congratulations to former Thames paddler Andy Kerr and Thames paddler Pete Li for braving lack of sleep and poor planning to complete the full island challenge of 106 km in 26 hours 54 minutes.
It was an arduous trek but both are basking in their achievement as 28% of starters did not finish...

Amazing donation for Richard House charity...
Well done to the GRR paddlers for their amazing achievement.

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

Newsletter
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

2017 BDA Events

24th June - Caldecotte
9th July - Nottingham
13th August - London
23/24th Sept - Nationals

Other Events:

GRR - Sept
Cesky Krumlov - Oct

Proposed Social Events:

Post training lunches
Adventure Britain
Whitewater rafting