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Dragon Boat Racing and 4 Dragons 

Born out of Chinese myth and legend, Dragon Boat Racing is a dynamic, exciting and visually spectacular team water sport taking place all over the world. A Dragon Boat is a long open boat in a traditional Chinese style, propelled solely by paddlers seated side by side using single bladed paddles. At 42ft long, each Dragon Boat can take up to 20 paddlers and is steered by a helm at the back with a giant paddle with a drummer seated at the front to help keep the crew in time and drive them on. The boats are full of colour and decorated with the dramatic heads and tails of Dragons. 

4 Dragons Ltd is a leading and accredited provider of Dragon Boat events and related performance coaching. The Directors of 4 Dragons Ltd are all highly experienced in Dragon Boat Racing having been involved with the sport since it first came to Great Britain in the 1980’s and are fully qualified in the sport, having worked at all levels, from grass roots development to World wide International competition.


4 Dragons Ltd have gained most of their considerable experience through running one of Great Britain’s premier Dragon Boat Clubs, “Amathus”, and have first hand experience of International Dragon Boat Racing in Europe, USA and the Far East through their involvement with both the Amathus and Great Britain Teams.


Our enthusiastic coaching and events team has been involved for many years in the organising of successful events at all levels within the sport for a full range of paddlers from novice through to international standard.


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Our charity events have consistently raised thousands of pounds for good causes and have allowed us to introduce hundreds of novice crews to the sport. In addition our corporate events have provided a wide range of companies with advertising, team building and raised profile opportunities.


All of our enthusiastic and competent staff are fully qualified and registered under the BDA Coaching Scheme and we pride ourselves on being able to provide a professional and friendly service with the best quality racing equipment for the safety and benefit of our customers.


Are you a charity or charitable organisation?


We can help your charity raise thousands of pounds! Let us run your very own Dragon Boat Regatta, or even combine with other charities and share the event! Our regattas attract hundreds of participants and spectators and provide an ideal opportunity to raise your own media profile! Speak to us about how we can help you.


Are you a company?


Entertain your clients in a novel, exciting and fun activity or treat your staff to a morale boosting and team building day whilst raising your own company profile.

We can organise and facilitate your very own Dragon Boat Regatta.


Are you a group of friends, work colleagues, club or family ?


Check out our programme of regattas on our website and enter your very own team. You will be surprised how many teams enter our regattas under this category. Come on ….. you know you want to!


Are you looking for coaching or training?


We provide British Dragon Boat Racing association (BDA) approved training. Whatever your Dragon Boat training needs we can provide it, right from novice crews to the full range of BDA Qualifications.


Click here to see curriculum vitae of our Directors:

Barbara Keenan          Dave Bangs              Mal Hamer                 Syd Cottle

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