Don’t feel like you’re prepared enough for the challenge?

Get your team registered for pre-race training session so you can paddle past the competition, spaces are limited so be quick if you want to be in with a better chance of becoming the Champions of Bradford Dragon Boat Festival 2024!

No previous experience of dragon boat racing is required to take part in the festival but if you want to get the upper hand on the competition. A typical training session consists of some Olympic style paddling, race start and stop drills, power and speed tactics, dry land safety briefing and generally getting used to the boat.

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Training information

Book a training session with a local dragon boat club:  Yorkshire Sharks!

Where is are the training sessions held?

Leeds Liverpool Canal, Dockfield Road, Shipley. Near to Carnaud Metal Box Engineering

What to wear?

Lightweight clothing & trainers and a waterproof top should it rain

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Are you ready to “Race The Dragon”?