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.

Jenn and Kinh are engaged!
Congratulations to former Thames paddlers Kinh Pham and Jennifer Vuong who recently got engaged whilst on their epic trip to South America.
Seems like after years of pestering, Jenn finally gave in! :)

2017 Committee announced
Best of luck for the year ahead.
Chairman - Sarah McBride
Secretary and Membership - Pete Li
Treasurer - Dominic Bowen
Transport, Accommodation and Fixtures - Linda Barry
Boat and equipment - Paul Burrough
PR & Comms - Ben Sudjaitham-Smith
Recruitment - Justine Choi
Social - Julie-Ann Russell
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

Amazing results from the National Finals this weekend!
Our amazing ladies retained their status as national champions by storming both the 200m and 500m competition.
Seniors achieved a credible Silver in the 200m and Bronze on the 500m.
The mixed team contended in both Major Cup finals, getting a 4th and 6th position.

Well done team Thames at the European Championship in Rome
Anna-Maria, Simon, Arnel and Angela won a collection of Silver and Bronze medals in the small and standard boat categories at the recent event.

UK Warriors represent in China!
Paddlers from the club joined a composite crew to fly the flag for the UK on the 3 city Dragon boat tour in China, some are now enjoying a well deserved rest in Hong Kong before flying home.

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

30th April - Stockton
14th May - Bristol
28th May - Wraysbury
10th June - Crosby
24th June - Caldecotte
9th July - Nottingham
13th August - London
23/24th Sept - Nationals

Other Events:

Vogalonga - June
GRR - Sept

Proposed Social Events:

Post training lunches
Adventure Britain
Whitewater rafing