Henley Dragons welcome Oxford Paddlers for Life

On Sunday March 25th, Henley Dragons welcomed Oxford Paddlers for Life to join in their training session. Anne-Marie Haigh joined Henley Dragons last year with a view to setting up a brand-new Dragon Boat club. The result is Oxford Paddlers for Life which was created to promote and support good physical and mental ... More

Henley Winter Series – Round 4

Eleven crews started the race at 45 second intervals, with Henley 9th place behind Secklow. Henley welcomed paddlers from Wraysbury and Pershore to make up a composite team for the occasion. Rafters and Royal Outrigger Men started behind Henley in their pursuit up the 7.5k course. On the downstream leg, Henley battled ... More

Henley Winter Series – Round 3

Seventeen crews started this race at 45 second intervals, with Henley in twelfth place behind Hurricanes, a Thames/Kingston composite crew and Typhoon but ahead of Wraysbury and Rafters. On the downstream leg Henley caught and passed both Typhoon and Thames before Temple Island. Serial winners Rafters, who started 90 ... More

Henley Winter Series – Round 2

Round two of the Henley Winter Series which was due to take place in mid-December had to be cancelled as heavy overnight snow made it difficult for all competitors to reach the Eyot Centre and continuing snow made it impossible to keep the landing stages safe. Heavy rain during the first week of January raised the river ... More

Henley Winter Series – 12th Nov – Final Information

Please take careful note of the attached. It contains some important information. Please share it with your crews so that there are no surprises on Sunday. We are looking forward to welcoming you to Henley for the first event of this season. We will hold the traditional two minute silence on the water at 11:00 before ... More

BDA National Championship 2017 @ Nottingham

This year, we entered the competition with many teams both 200m and 500m races: Henley Dragons in the Senior and Mixed category, Henley Hens in women, Henley Heads and Tails in Open and even a junior team. Thanks to all the paddlers from Pershore, Bristol and Preston who joined us for some of the categories. Special thanks ... More

Wraysbury BDA Race hosted by Wraysbury Dragon Boat Club

About the race The morning session comprised 200m races with crews competing in two heats, their aggregate times deciding which crews raced each other in the final round. In 200m racing the start is crucial and Henley Dragons have spent a lot of time developing this skill. In their first heat Henley were drawn ... More

Stockton-on-Tees Race Hosted by Powerhouse

It all started on a pleasant Saturday afternoon when we gathered in the car park awaiting the arrival of James and our mini bus to Stockton, some had chosen to travel using their own vehicles but a good number chose the minibus that had been organised by myself to get us up there. It is worth mentioning at this point that ... More

Bring a Friend Day

On Sunday 5th March we held an Open Day when we invited everyone to come along and have a go and experience Dragon Boating. Conditions were unpleasantly cold, wet and windy as the regular members launched and dressed the boats in preparation for the arrival of the guests. First, all visitors completed necessary ... More

Water Safety Presentation

On Sunday 26th February James Blake, the Water Rescue Instructor for Berkshire gave a briefing on Water Safety to members of Henley Dragon Boat Club and Henley Canoe Club at the Eyot Centre. James explained that nationally there are around 400 deaths per year through drowning, he showed images of some cases and showed ... More