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POP IN - Regular Sunday Morning Training

Curious to find out more about dragon boating and interested to try it sooner before our EXPERIENCE Day?

Well, we always welcome new people to pop by and join us in our regular Sunday morning training session too!

We usually meet between 9.15am - 9.30am so we can get the boat out and have a quick warm up before getting on the water. Before the session you will be given a brief overview of paddling technique and  health/safety brief. You’ll be provided with a buoyancy aid and a paddle as well. After that all you have to do is hop in the boat with us, where you will be given more tips and advice.

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.

Bringing along a bottled water into the boat is advisable.

Royal Albert Docks - London Regatta Centre,
Dockside Road
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 friend or two with you if you like. The more the merrier!

If you have any question, feel free to email [masked].

Thames Fun Dragons
Sponsored by Thames Dragon Boat Club

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  • TS

    Great turn out by the new people!

    March 30, 2014

  • Naz K.

    I have a question about this event. I have never done "dragon boating" - is this similar to rowing? I did rowing for a year and found it was a lot for me. I really enjoy kayaking and find that to be very laid back. Also - I cannot lift anything heavy, including rowing boats. (I can lift a kayak with another person). If you think I should not do this, please let me know.

    March 26, 2014

    • TS

      Hi Naz, dragon boating is more similar to canoeing. There are 20 people in the same boat and you paddle on one side only(can change side). We generally get the boat out to the water together as a team and it sits on top of a 'trolley'. As we always advise that check with your GP before you start on any sport activities in case you have any specific conditions (say back injury for lifting heavy stuff like the boat). Please check out the video on the home page of this group to know more about dragon boating. Tin Sing

      March 26, 2014

    • Naz K.

      I realize now that I would probably be expected to carry the boat with the team, and if not, I will feel like the odd one out. Sorry. :( (When I would go rowing, I hated the fact that people would make faces because I could not help with lifting the boat). I will give it a miss. Sorry again! :(

      March 29, 2014

  • Naz K.

    Also - I did not see that there was a fee for this event. Did I miss something?

    March 26, 2014

    • TS

      You can come to train with us 3 times for free. After that, we would encourage you to join as the club member to continue to enjoy the members' benefits .

      March 26, 2014

    • Naz K.

      Sure. Lets see if its something I like. :)

      March 26, 2014

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