Water Activities Centre

 Registered Charity No: 1025713

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A dragon boat is a human-powered boat, which originated in China over 2000 years ago. For competition events, dragon boats are rigged with decorative Chinese dragon heads and tails. Paddlers sit facing forwards, and use a specific type of paddle with one blade.


Be a part of Chinese traditions, get together a team of 10 paddlers and a drummer and be the first to go on our new Dragon Boat Dash Leaderboard. Can you beat the winning time?

Why not bring along 2 teams and race against each other to add even more excitement?


We offer half day or evening sessions in our 2 Junior Dragon Boats, each seating 10 paddlers and a drummer. We also offer BDA coaching awards.


BDA Basic Helm (1 Day)

The Basic Helm award enables you to become the helm of a dragon boat, looking after the people on board and delivering briefings, learning new skills and playing games.


BDA Centre Coach (1 Day)

The Centre Coach Award qualifies you to coach crews under race conditions and supervise the training of helms.