Kingston Royals Dragon Boat Club

train hard

Dragon boat racing is the ultimate team sport. Stamina, strength, timing and teamwork are critical elements of any dragon boat racing team.

We train as a team on a Tuesday evening at 7.15 pm and a Saturday morning at 9.15 am.  Between March and October we're always on the river and in winter we move to our on-site gym on a Tuesday night.  For those keen to do more we have a fleet of O1 individual training boats, paddling ergos and weights.  

Our team of coaches works with individuals from absolute beginners to members of the GB dragon boat team to help them set their own personal training goals and achieve their ambitions.

We are recruiting new paddlers.  Find out more.

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 The studio gym

The studio gym

 A beautiful place to train

A beautiful place to train

 The island clubhouse

The island clubhouse

 Out on the water

Out on the water


race hard

We are a racing club and encourage all our members to race however new to dragon boat racing.

We race in the top division of the National Dragon Boat League as a mixed, open and women's crew.  Regattas take place all over the country from Exeter to Stockton.  The main racing season is from April to September with a final two day National Championship in Nottingham.  Races are between 200m and 3000m including turns, pursuit races and head to heads.

Winter brings the 8k Henley Winter Series on the famous regatta course followed by Sunday lunch – very civilised as you would expect from a Henley Regatta!!

The 26 mile Great River Race through London is a spectacular race where we compete against other traditional racing boats; the dragon boat equivalent of marathon racing.

Dragon boat racing is the fastest growing water sport and races happen all over the world.  In the past few years our overseas trips have included Hong Kong, Venice, Ravenna and Cyprus.  

We're proud of our members that compete for GB, many of whom have won multiple medals at World and European level, bringing international experience to our paddling and coaching team.

We are recruiting new paddlers.  Find out more.

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 National league race

National league race

 Great river race

Great river race

 International paddlers

International paddlers

 Henley winter series

Henley winter series


play hard

We're sociable and fun!

We love a cup of tea or coffee with a slice of cake at the clubhouse after Saturday morning training, and organise regular social events including local drinks, barbeques, sunday lunches and even a Christmas party!

 

Shared facilities with rowing, canoeing, outrigging and skiffs make the Teddington Watersports clubhouse a busy and social meeting place and give an opportunity to try out other water sports.

We are recruiting new paddlers.  Find out more.

Contact us to try it out.

 Cake...

Cake...

 The bar

The bar

 Trips abroad

Trips abroad

 Parties

Parties


ContaCt us

We're recruiting!  Man or woman, experienced or not we'd love you to join us, get in touch and give us a go.  The first session is free!  Find out more.

 

 

Our Address

Kingston Royals, Trowlock Way, Teddington, TW11 9QZ