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Welcome to Batchworth Dragons

Based in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire (north west London), we are one of the leading competitive dragonboat clubs in the UK - national league champions 6 times in the last 10 years.
And we want YOU to join us.

For more information about the club, what we do and when we do it as well as more details about dragon boat racing and dragon boating in general see the "about" section.

Latest News

1 Oct 2010
Whoops.
A mistake in the Rocket report. And an apology from Lord Rocket himself! Unheard of...
 
Picture for The Nationals 2010
29 Sep 2010
With equal doses of 'oh so close', 'wow, we didn't expect that' and 'ouch, we were thumped', Saturday in Nottingham was not quite what we'd planned. But with a hearty cooked breakfast, renewed vigour and some good old fashioned bad language accompanied by threats of violence, Sundays events resulted in a far more focussed and favorable outcome.
Apparently 2% of your way to being dead is not sufficient (in energy expenditure terms) - 4% was the days target. And based on an average age in the boat of nearly 42 it seems quite likely that some of us probably exceeded that and were most definitely pushing our luck.
The Rocket has transcribed his thoughts on the week-end here.
 
6 Sep 2010
He raises his head above the parapet - checks the coast is clear. Dons his false wig and comedy nose and climbs into his bath chair to be wheeled back out into the sunshine. Somewhere along the line the Rocket has managed to find his old quill and sends us his latest missive from the front line.
 
Picture for Full circle
5 Sep 2010
The last league race of the season has finally happened and the circle is complete. A win to start the season and a win to finish. What could possibly be better than that? Oh, I don't know... maybe the league title or something like that maybe... Yippee!
 
23 Aug 2010
It's been a few weeks since the last league race sports fans. We've had the European Championships in between but those mere mortals amongst us have been waiting for the final two league races. Here, then, is the first.