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 sets the National Finals alight!!!
This weekend saw the culmination of many months of hard work and commitment from the crew, they were rewarded with the following results:
  • Ladies 200m and 500m Champions, taking home the perpetual trophy
  • Seniors 200m and 500m Champions, taking home the perpetual trophy
  • 200m Mixed Cup 4th, 500m Mixed Cup runner up
  • 200m Open Cup 5th, 500m Open Cup 6th, 1000m Open Cup 5th
  • Runner up club overall at the Nationals!

Law firm DLA Piper join Thames Dragons for a dry land challenge in aid of UNICEF

On a windy September evening potential paddlers from law firm DLA Piper arrived at the Royal Albert Dock hoping to try out dragon boat racing to help raise funds for their charity partner UNICEF. Unfortunately due to high winds, the water was closed. However the lawyers were not deterred, and cheered on by their team mates they completed impressive 500m time trials on rowing machines kindly provided by London Youth Rowing. Thames look forward to welcoming both DLA Piper and UNICEF to the docks again soon, and hopefully next time their paddlers can try out the water!

Ups and downs yesterday at the Great River Race

Unfortunately, due to the poor conditions on the river, all dragon boats were disallowed from participating, however club members Stefanie Mullins, Anna-Maria Fischer, Sarah McBride and Peter Li did complete the annual race in Outrigger Canoes, thanks to Paddlesport Racing Canoe Club and OCUK.

Well done to Thames Paddlers who represented GB at the IDBF world championships in Canada for bringing back a grand tally of 3 gold medals, and 8 bronze medals.  Well done guys!!! Click here to watch  the competition which ran in Welland Canada from 19th - 23rd August.

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

See you in 2016

Other Events:

10/10/15 - Cesky Krumlov
18/10/15 - HWS1
08/11/15 - HWS2
29/11/15 - HWS3
13/12/15 - HWS4
17/01/16 - HWSx
07/02/16 - HWSx
28/02/16 - HWSx

Proposed Social Events:

16/10/15 - Jack the ripper tour
25/10/15 - Quiz
27/11/15 - End of Season party
06/12/15 - Secret santa