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.

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.

Sarah McBride causes a storm in Hong Kong!
Thames paddler Sarah joined Stormy Dragons at the Sun Life Dragon Boat race in Stanley HK last week, the largest event ever with over 200 teams! the ladies team got the silver in a fiercely competitive category.

Congratulations Ladies!
Well done Thames paddlers Anna-Maria Fischer and Stefanie Mullins who with their team mates are silver medallists at the IVF Va'a World Sprint Championships in Australia in the V6 Elite Women 1500m 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

BDA Events

2nd July - St Neots
17th July - Surrey Docks
14th August - Nottingham
11th September - Worcester
24/25th September - Holme Pierrepont NWSC, Nottingham

Other Events:

European Champs -29-31 Jul 
GRR - 3 Sept
Dublin - 10/11 Sept
Paris - 1/2 Oct


Proposed Social Events:

Post training lunch