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.

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 puts it's mark on Henley
We posted a great time of 34:22 over the 7.5 km course, coming in 3rd behind Rafters and Wraysbury. 
The weather was kind to us and  we enjoyed a post race lunch at the local pub afterwards :)

Thames Dragons' success at the Nationals makes local news:

We are the champions!
Thames beat off stiff competition at the Nationals at the end of September to become the Ladies and Seniors champions in partnership with our friends at Kingston Royals DBC, taking gold in both the 200m and 500m race distances.
Our Mixed team also took bronze over the 200m and 500m and the same crew contended in the Open category and took a further bronze!
We were also awarded the Most Improved team of the season, having been nominated by last years winners, St Neots DBC.
To cap it all we should be promoted to the Premier league next season after coming 2nd in the Standard league this season.

Thames Dragons go the distance in London's world famous Great River Race!
On Saturday 27 September,  16 intrepid Thames paddlers,  alongside 300 other traditional boats took on the gruelling 21.6 mile race down the Thames from Millwall to Richmond.  Despite choppy waters (and aching limbs) the team completed the course in just two and a half hours.  Well done all those who participated and and big thank you to all those who helped organise!

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:
The 2014 season is now finished

Other Events:

14th Dec - HWS3
18th Jan - HWS4
22nd Feb (Contingency)
22nd Mar (Contingency)

Proposed Social Events:
21st Dec - xmas lunch