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.


Taking a break from raping and pillaging "Erik" decides to have a little paddle in our boat :)

Some rare old footage of Thames paddlers in their GB squads

Thames paddlers

A great time was had by all at the club karaoke and posh Chinese meal event last Friday!
There was a great mix of songs selected, from Abba to Eminem!

A little trip down memory lane
This video depicts Texaco Dragons in 1998, we still have members from then!

Texaco Dragons 1998

Nationals Weekend Done!
2 Major Finals, 1 Minor Final win and 1 podium finish in the 200m Mixed Major Final.

Photo credit Debra Li.

Thames organizes Super Sunday Event!

YouTube Video

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:
May 4 – Liverpool
May 18 – Nottingham
Jun 1 – Exeter
Jun 15 – Stockton-on-Tees
Sat Jun 28 – Milton Keynes
Jul 6 – St Neots
Aug 10 – Worcester
Aug 24 – Crosby
Aug 31 – London
Sep 20/21 - Nationals

Other Events:

8th Jun - Vogalonga
27th Sep - GRR

Proposed Social Events: