Thames Dragon Boating Adventure

Curious to find out more about dragon boating and interested to try it? Join us for a fun day out at the London Regatta Centre. 

Well, we make it very easy and straight forward for you to get that memorable experience in dragon boating with a lot of fun too through the Dragon Boating EXPERIENCE Day. 


Fee: The event is free, but the usual admin fee of £3.5 to cover costs and expenses of running the group applies. 

What's in store for you on our EXPERIENCE Day

• Welcome/Introduction from our club

• Paddling techniques workshop (paddling machine) 

• Important safety brief

• Get Geared up (dragon boat, paddles and buoyancy aids provided)

• A light training session on the water 

• How to make it FUN' session!

• Q/A with our panel of coaches & experienced paddlers

• SOCIAL to get to know the other newbies at a local pub nearby (BEER!)

What to wear: Warm comfortable sportswear & shoes you don’t mind getting wet - preferably waterproof though not essential. 

Additional info: Bring a change of clothes & toiletries- changing rooms and hot shower facilities available. 

Light refreshments (bottled water) will be provided. 

Location: 
Royal Albert Docks - London Regatta Centre, 
Dockside Road 
London 
E16 2QT

Parking is free at the Regatta Centre. 
Nearest DLR station is Royal Albert Dock (approx 5 minutes walk)

Last but not least, bring along a few friends to share this splendid new experience with. The more the merrier!

http://youtu.be/XXVmL4f4-AQ

Contact:

Please note that in order to keep the costs low, the trips are set up in such a way that they can be fully managed online. The descriptions are very detailed and try to answer all your questions and you will find additional information in pages section of the website. Please only email us if your query is not answered in the event's description andplease only call us in case of emergency. I'm afraid we will not be able to get back to you if your query is answered above as with over 60 events coming almost 4,000 members and current volume of emails, this would require hiring admin support and setting up a call centre, which as you can imagine would increase the costs of the events considerably. Please help us provide excellent trips at fantastic value for you and keep your emails to the minimum. Please make sure you read the event's description before contacting us. 


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  • rachel

    An exciting venture into dragon boat racing!

    April 28

  • Haiyan

    Fantastic experience.

    April 28

  • ati

    Great fun..enjoyed it!!
    Thanks Kat & Ting sing for organising it!!

    April 27

  • Olga

    Loads of fun!! Thanks for organising!!

    April 27

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you x

    April 27

  • Perihan

    Great day! Thanks for organasing this!!

    April 27

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for a lovely day. Yay we won too :)
    Looking forward to the pics - please can you post the link here as I don't have Facebook.
    Cheers

    April 27

  • Kat

    Hey guys, Tin had some cancellations from the other group and allowed is to open 8 more places. So of you are still up for it, please join.

    April 27

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi!
    I have 2 tickets that unfortunately I won't be able to use. Is anyone interested in buying them?

    April 26

    • Kat

      Hi guys, you can RSVP now, Ana forgot to remove her RSVP. Please note as per comments below, no direct swaps will be accepted.

      April 26

    • Adele

      Yay! I'm on the list! :D

      April 26

  • Olga

    Would it be possible for someone to print registration form for me, which I can fill in on the day? Email with this form came on Friday evening when I left work already, so was not able to print it there.

    April 26

    • A former member
      A former member

      Me too - will not have a print out. Imagine they will have some spares at the centre though?!

      April 26

  • Tin S.

    Hi all,

    Please refrain from calling the London Regatta Centre!! It will NOT give you any space for tomorrow as it is already full and will only cause our club a lot of trouble with the Centre. Thank you for your cooperations.

    April 26

  • Dipannita

    Hi Tin

    Sorry have booked and paid for 2 places and can no longer make. Hope someone from the waiting list can make use of the 2 places.

    Many thanks
    Dipannita

    April 25

    • Adele

      Hi Kat, I tried to rsvp on my phone this morning and it said it was full so didn't allow me. I thought I missed my chance. That's a shame. Know now for next time.

      April 26

    • Kat

      yes, looks like someone grabbed the space already. But stay tuned, there may be another one. And Tin said he would be happy to work with us in the future, so this will not be the last chance. :)

      1 · April 26

  • Erica R.

    Hi Tin, I had an accident one month ago and hurt my knee. everything was fine, at least I thought, until last week, after a long walk it began to pain again, so I need to keep my knee away from activity for a while, I am unfortunately unable to do the racing in the boat, but would really like to cover the event taking photos, my second hobby. It would be possible? I sell my place?

    April 26

    • Kat

      Hi Erica, that's perfect, would be great to see you there and have some good photos of the event. I have changed your RSVP so that Ati can join.

      April 26

    • ati

      Thanks Kat.. all done !!

      April 26

  • ati

    Would love to join... given i am not too far from where this will happen :)... any open places ?

    April 26

  • Cesca

    Should i bring wellies or trainers? Can't wait!

    April 25

    • Tin S.

      Hi Cesca,

      April 25

    • Tin S.

      Hi Cesca, no wellies please. If you are working about getting your trainers wet, you can get the water shoes from Sport Direct - 5 pounds per pair - google for 'water shoe'

      April 25

  • elena f.

    Are these still available?

    April 25

  • Tin S.

    Hi all,

    As we have so many people on the waitlist, if you can longer make it for this event on Sunday, please kindly update your RSVP so that those on waitlist can participate instead.

    A lot of effort & preparations have been put into organising this event so we hope we have the maximum people turn up instead of many no-shows at the last minute.

    Thank you for your understanding.

    Tin Sing
    Thames Dragon Boat Club

    3 · April 25

  • A former member
    A former member

    Does anyone know if there will be secure lockers to stow our stuff when we are on the river?

    1 · April 22

    • Tin S.

      Hi Sarah, we will set up a Left Luggage area at the registration desk where you can leave your stuff with a tag.

      April 23

  • Helen R.

    Any chance of any other spots opening up? I would love to get involved and have a few friends who are interested too. Thanks, Helen.

    April 3

    • Kat

      Hey Helen, please join the waiting list - that's the best way to know when the spots open. :-)

      April 3

    • Helen R.

      Thanks Kat. I have put myself on the waiting list. x

      April 3

  • Sissi

    This event is great! I am also interested very much but now is too late. Is there any chance for more open spots?
    Thank you

    1 · April 3

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