Tag Archives: dragon boating

Winter Training

It’s not just a summer sport … despite the winter weather WSPC and their friends continue to train with events for dragonboating, skiffing and punting ‘just around the corner’. As well as ad-hoc outings Dragonboats and skiffs have outings on Tuesday and Thursday evening as well as Saturday and Sunday mornings – for more information […]

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Wraysbury Dragons win Team of the Year Award

WSPC is proud to have been informed by Sport Runnymede that … ‘Supporting local sport’ Dear Wraysbury Dragons Dragon Boat Team Captain The Runnymede 2016 Sports Awards Following the successful summer of sport that we have had in Britain this year, I am delighted to inform you that following a panel assessment of nominations for […]

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Wraysbury set to defend their World Championship title in Adelaide

The International Dragon Boat Federation’s Club Crew World Championships will be held in Adelaide, South Australia from 30 March to 7 April 2016.  Wraysbury Dragons will compete in the Senior B (over 50’s) category.  In the Senior B events Wraysbury are the current world champions for 2000m and silver medal holders for 500m and 200m. […]

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Henley Winter Series … Champions Again!

Overall Best Club Crew Wraysbury … This year the Henley Winter Series (Dragonboat) has been turned into a full Mixed event (i.e. you have to race with the BDA requisite number of women in the crew to qualify) and it has been squeezed into the months before Christmas to try and get the better river conditions and […]

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Gulper’s Raft Race … Wraysbury Wanderers win Trophy

On 11 October Wraysbury Wanderers comprising Ian, John, Mick and Peter K (guesting from Hurricanes) tried their hand at raft racing and came 2nd out of 16 crews in the serious Gulpers’ Raft Race which took place on the River Lugg near Leominster. The hosts Patricks Gulpers provided the raft and generously provided a lot of time setting it up. […]

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Royal Albert Dock Dragon boating results 2013

Royal Albert Dock on 11th August presented us with the dilemma of not having enough for 2 boats and having too many for 1 boat, so volunteers were sought to step down for the day as it is impractical and unfair to rotate too many people. The intention was to go with 24, but with illness, […]

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World Dragon Boat Championships 2013

The World Championships took place in Szeged in Hungary, which is a few hours outside Budapest on a purpose built course for rowing/canoeing. You never quite know how it is going to go after all the training as it is still really a purely amateur sport so you don’t know the quality of the crews […]

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Exeter Quay Dragon boating results 2013

Exeter was a landmark event for Tao on the 7th of July as we fielded 2 crews for the first time, but it was an event ‘marred’ by controversy. We had a nightmare in the 200M where a last place in our semi consigned us to the minor final in which we came last, or […]

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Stockton-on-Tees dragon boating results 2013

We made the long trip up north to race in Stockton-on-Tees on June 16th, which was well worth it; we had first time racers in new members Fiona and Neal Johnson in the crew, plus 3 guests from other crews who had not made the long trip, but were up there on a BNTS training […]

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May dragon boating news: GB crews & National League events

We congratulate all our paddlers who qualified for GB crews; we didn’t quite get a clean sweep of our entry as I didn’t get in, but Clive, Colin, Ian, Mick, John and Martin all qualified for the Grand Dragons, with Liz once again as manager… although she did not have to qualify. Not to be […]

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