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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
First of all, big thanks to everyone who braved the weather on Sunday despite the cold and rain - well, that's Winter Series. We would also like to thank all the volunteers who helped with the event organisation.
The Race Report by Richard Parham
The final round of the Henley Winter Series took place in last Sunday’s ...
On Sunday 11th December, Henley hosted the third Winter Series race, postponed due to the river conditions two weeks earlier. This time the conditions couldn't be any better - it was sunny, warm, with no wind - hard to believe we are in December.
Thanks to all the teams that raced on the day. We had fewer teams partic...
The second race in this year's Henley Winter Series took place on 6th November and it was the largest race so far. We welcomed 14 dragon boat teams including Suir Dragons, a breast cancer survivors dragon boat team, from Ireland and 5 OC6 teams.
The teams had to brace a chilly wind on the race course so the overall ...
The first race of this year Henley Winter Series was once again well attended race with 12 dragon boats and 3 OC6.
Thanks to the perfect conditions it was a fast race. The fastest team being the Rafters, you can see overall times below.
A few words from our Coach Graham Bliss:
Today was our first race in this ...
The season is officially over and the excitement is sadly over we'd like to take this moment to celebrate such a great season for so many teams.
Amathus for continuing to set such a high standard.
Wraysbury for being such an awesome mixed team and also so friendly to all.
Typhoon for their short distance speed ...
The Great River Race is London's River Marathon. A spectacular boat race up the River Thames, it attracts over 330 crews from all over the globe. The Great River Race appeals to every level of competitor! From serious athletes who like winning, to those who enjoy laughter, fancy dress and charity stunts, it's a great fun ...