Notts Anaconda Dragon Boat Club

Welcome to Notts Anaconda – meet people, get fit and have fun.

Notts Anaconda is the oldest dragon boat club in Nottingham. Based on Trentside near the City ground, we train together regularly and take part in races across the country.

Joining a dragon boat club is a superb way to get fit but it also comes with a great social life. We work hard but also have lots of fun with regular social events and a community that helps and supports each other.

What is dragon boat racing?

Dragon boat racing is an exciting team sport that involves a team of up to 20 paddlers who use a single bladed paddle to move the boat through the water.

Originating in China, dragon boat paddling traces its ancestry back over 2000 years.

Paddlers work together and keep in time while a helm steers the boat from the back and a drummer at the front beats a drum in time with the paddlers.

UK dragon boat competitions take place across the country with up to 6 boats in a single race competing to be the first across the finish line.

Only by working as a team can a crew be competitive, so dragon boat racing builds great team spirit and brings people of all ages and all walks of life together with one goal – winning that race!

Meet our crew

Dragon boat paddlers come in all shapes and sizes; there is no upper age limit or fitness requirement to join.
Here is a tongue-in-cheek intro to a few of our paddlers and a little bit about them:

How do I join?

We welcome new paddlers to the club. For more on how to join in with your first session please visit our FAQ.


18 Trentside N, West Bridgford, Nottingham NG2 9SD

Training times

10am Sunday
6pm Wednesday

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