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.


Caroline Reynolds

Paddler & Helm

Lindsey Craig

Paddler

Jane Kemp

Paddler & Chair

Frances Easter

Paddler

Richard Ruiz

Paddler

Madeleine Rae

Paddler

Billy Galliphant

Paddler, Helm & Legend

Decca Dempsey

Paddler

Alan Main

Paddler

Chris Jarvis

Paddler

Carlos Tamarit

Paddler

Jonathan Collins

Paddler

Kevin 'Kenna' Arnell

Paddler

Mark Szymczac

Paddler

Peter 'Ped' Pedersen

Paddler

Neil Johnson

Paddler

Paul Wilkin

Paddler

Mally Jukes

Paddler

Kev Tweedy

Paddler

Lenny Webb (there's only one)

Paddler & Helm

James Anderson

Coach, Helm & Paddler

Cat Theriault

Paddler

Alan Glen

Paddler

Davey Yarrow

Paddler

Kerry Gutteridge

Paddler

Paul Kelly

Paddler and Toon suporter

Gav Dempsey

Paddler

Joe Thornton

Helm

Clive Hole

Helm & Legend

Naiomi Wise

Paddler

Deborah Washington

Paddler & Diva

Keni Mayes

Coach and Paddler

Josh Slater

Paddler

Craig Bates

Paddler & Helm

Gray Salisbury

Paddler