Club members from The Hurricanes have a long and successful tradition of dragon boating for their country.
Over the last few years, many of our paddlers (whole families in some cases!) have proudly competed in the World Championships in Sydney, Australia (2007), Prague, Czech Republic (2009) and the European Championships in Prague (2006) and Sabaudia, Italy (2008).
In 2009, we had paddlers in the Senior Men’s, Senior Ladies, Senior Mixed and the Junior Under 18 (mixed) squads. We also have members who coach GB squads, helm in international competitions and who are highly respected international officials in the wide world of Dragon Boat racing.
The excellent facilities at the Hurricanes’ Silverwing Lake mean that it is regularly used as a GB training venue, particularly for the Junior Under 18 squad.
Trials are held early in the BDA season and both seasoned campaigners and new paddlers are encouraged to participate.