Our Club

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We are the most northern team in the British Dragonboat Association (BDA) league.  In the BDA league we race from April to October.  Normal race distances are 200m (short race) and 500m (standard race) with the occasional 1000m thrown in for good measure.

Over the years, the club has also organised trips to compete at events overseas including Penang, China, South Africa and Canada.

We have one permanent race boat and two training boats so we can accommodate lots of new people.  Our boats are stored at and we train out of Durham Amateur Rowing Club which is situated on the River Wear.  As a Serpent we have use of the Rowing Club’s facilities  which includes newly refurbished showers, toilets, bar as well as free parking.

Whilst our members come from different backgrounds, fitness levels and ages we all enjoy fresh air and exercise in the beautiful surroundings of historic Durham City.

All can come along and have a go for free but if you are a regular attendee you will need to become a member.


Crew Members

Calling all Serpees….We need YOU! Please email in a short paragraph about yourself and a head shot and we will stick you on here for millions to see. Thanks Much.


Gray Salisbury

Paddler

Kevin 'Kenna' Arnell

Paddler

Lindsey Craig

Paddler

Caroline Reynolds

Paddler & Helm

Jane Kemp

Paddler & Chair

Alan Main

Paddler

Mark Szymczac

Paddler

Joe Thornton

Helm

Mally Jukes

Paddler

Gav Dempsey

Paddler

Carlos Tamarit

Paddler

Naiomi Wise

Paddler

Lenny Webb (there's only one)

Paddler & Helm

Decca Dempsey

Paddler

Billy Galliphant

Paddler, Helm & Legend

Keni Mayes

Coach and Paddler

Neil Johnson

Paddler

Cat Theriault

Paddler

Chris Jarvis

Paddler

Jonathan Collins

Paddler

Peter 'Ped' Pedersen

Paddler

Madeleine Rae

Paddler

Richard Ruiz

Paddler

Paul Wilkin

Paddler

Kerry Gutteridge

Paddler

Deborah Washington

Paddler & Diva

Craig Bates

Paddler & Helm

Davey Yarrow

Paddler

Kev Tweedy

Paddler

Frances Easter

Paddler

Clive Hole

Helm & Legend

James Anderson

Coach, Helm & Paddler

Josh Slater

Paddler

Alan Glen

Paddler

Paul Kelly

Paddler and Toon suporter