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Raging Dragons - 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 with Raging Dragons. 

After the boating we will head off to a local dim sum restaurant: Yi Ban. Delicious and reasonably priced: http://www.yi-ban.com/assets/img/menu/Yi-Ban%20Dim%20Sum%20Menu.pdf. (food not included, please bring cash)

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

• Important safety brief

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

• Paddling technique workshop / a light training session on the water 

• How to make it a FUN session! Mini race over a short distance

• SOCIAL to get to know the other newbies at the waterside Chinese restaurant on site!

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)

Please try to arrive around 12:15pm if possible - so we have time to say hello to everyone, provide you with paddles and life jackets and get on the water as close to 1pm as possible 
for some fun paddling. The earlier we start and finish, the earlier we get to have lunch! :)

Also, please bring cash for lunch as it will be easier than having 30+ people pay by card. It should cost around £15 or less.

www.ragingdragons.co.ukEnd of season video, 2011:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=teN89Bjq5bc

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 and please 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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  • A former member
    A former member

    I am very disappointed I missed out on this one. Enjoy to all you lucky ones. I have been to Yi-ban many times and their dim sum are better than most Chinese restaurant in Chinatown. Enjoy!

    June 14, 2014

    • Jen

      Sorry you missed out too. If you'd like to come and join Raging Dragons for a paddle on a Sunday morning any other time, please let me know - we have newbies joining us all the time ;)
      Jen - [masked]

      June 18, 2014

  • Jen

    We're so glad everyone had a good time. If anyone fancies any future Sunday morning paddles with Raging Dragons at from 10am - noon or Thursday evenings 6:30 - 8pm, please let me know: [masked]

    We're a team of mixed paddling abilities and varied life and cultural backgrounds. We compete all over the country and people just make as many races and training sessions as they are able to. Also thinking of doing a team trip to compete in Cyprus this year :D

    Everyone is really friendly and we enjoy our time on the water as well as food and other social outings together.

    Otherwise, see you at another one of Kat's adventure outings soon :)

    June 18, 2014

  • Andie

    fantastic idea, had so much fun racing the boats. met some cool people

    1 · June 17, 2014

    • Jen

      Thanks Andie - glad you enjoyed it :)

      June 18, 2014

  • Ruth m.

    Really excellent fun. I would recommend this to anyone

    June 15, 2014

    • Jen

      Thanks, Ruth :)
      Come join us for a paddle in the sunshine any time :)

      June 16, 2014

    • Ruth m.

      Would love to do it again, even thinking of coming along for more sessions.

      1 · June 16, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    i’ll definitely come next time!

    1 · June 16, 2014

  • Jen

    Hi everyone,

    Thanks for coming yesterday - it was so much fun teaching everyone a little bit about dragon boating and then having our two boats race each other! The look on people's race faces of excitement and (at times) panic was priceless :)

    Hope everyone enjoyed the paddling (and food). If you feel like giving it another go or bringing a friend it would be great to see you. Otherwise I might see you soon at another one of Kat's adventures :)

    Cheers,

    Jen.

    2 · June 16, 2014

  • Sharyl

    Awesome! Everyone was lovely! Would love to keep in touch with everyone! Thanks Kat and Jen! X

    1 · June 15, 2014

    • Jen

      No worries Sharyl - and please do keep in touch. Looking forward to seeing you again soon - you're a trooper ;)

      June 16, 2014

  • angelica

    Ive found challenging and constructive. The trainers delivered high standards training. They are professionals. Thanks for a fantastic day!

    1 · June 15, 2014

    • Jen

      Hi Angelica,
      Thank you for your lovely feedback - I will let the team at Raging Dragons know. We were happy to show everyone what our sport is all about and they'll be very happy to hear that you had a good time :)
      Thanks for taking the time to write :)

      June 16, 2014

  • sofia

    excellent event, thank you Jen and Kat

    June 15, 2014

    • Jen

      Pleasure, Sofia - hope it was a good mixture of instruction and fun...and that you're not hurting too much today! ;)

      June 16, 2014

  • Basia

    Great

    1 · June 15, 2014

    • Jen

      Thanks Basia - hope you enjoyed it - a different way to spend your Sunday morning :)

      June 16, 2014

  • Agata D.

    Simply amazing!

    1 · June 15, 2014

    • Jen

      Thanks, Agi! You and Jane did an amazing job at the front of the boat - crazy good! Hope to see you again - and thanks for keeping our dim sim table under control! Haha! You were awesome company ;)

      June 16, 2014

  • Christine

    This was really fun. Thanks for organising and great to meet everyone!x

    June 15, 2014

    • Jen

      Thanks Christine - it was fun for us hosting you guys too :)

      June 16, 2014

  • Sharon

    Great!

    1 · June 15, 2014

    • Jen

      Thanks Sharon - glad you enjoyed it! :)

      June 16, 2014

  • Hannah

    it was lots of fun!!

    June 15, 2014

    • Jen

      Hi Hannah,
      It was great to see everyone's race faces filled with adrenalin, excitement (and at moments, panic!) Thanks for coming :)

      June 16, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great fun, and very nice of the Dragons to let us take over their boats for an hour!

    June 15, 2014

    • Jen

      Hi Liam,
      Glad you enjoyed it! Great to have you on board ;)

      June 16, 2014

  • Nik

    Great workout, full belly and lovely people. Couldn't ask for more :) Thanks for a great day, Kat and Jen!

    June 15, 2014

  • Kat

    Hey guys, see you tomorrow at the regatta centre. :) Any problems, please give me a call on[masked]

    1 · June 15, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    i’m sorry that i have to cancel, but i have injured my wrist and won’t be able to paddle.
    i’m really a bit gutted as i was looking forward to it a lot.
    but there’s a space now for the people on the waiting list.
    jethro

    June 14, 2014

    • sofia

      hi, If no one from the waiting list contact you I will take your space for my friend

      June 14, 2014

    • Curious K.

      Hi Sofia, only the people on the list will be admitted, so if yo would like your friend to come you have to either RSVP for her (add +1 to your booking) or ask her to RSVP. Jethro's place has already been taken by someone else.

      June 14, 2014

  • Sharyl

    I am coming for Yi Ban too! See you all tomorrow!

    June 14, 2014

  • nikii

    Please Count us in for dim sum too.

    May 16, 2014

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