Training Times 2019/2020

Novice Introductory sessions
Tuesday evenings 6-7pm

Please contact to book

Members Training

Tuesday evenings 6pm – 8.30pm


Festival Team Training

Thursday evenings 6pm – 8.30pm

Please contact the club for more information and dates of sessions outside of these times.


Our Bradford Barracuda Youth Team have just won the Youth Championships at The Bradford Dragon Boat Festival 2019

The Barracudas encourages under 18’s and for those who have parents attending the training are welcome to come along. (Ages 9 +)

Where We Train

Doe Park Water Activities Centre,
Foster Park View,
BD13 4LN

How We Train

We will be training in either 9m 10 person or 12m 20 person Dragon boats out on the water.

 We will supply paddles and buoyancy aids. Paddlers need to wear appropriate kit for being in a boat and training.
This should be lightweight clothing and thin layers. To keep warm please wear a number of thin layers that can be removed. Please do bring a change of clothes after all dragon boating is a water sport and you may get wet!

All novices will be given a full safety brief before getting in the boat.

A rescue boat will accompany our training on the water.

Training will be technical techniques, teaching people how to paddle correctly and the all important timing in the boat.

Novice Introductory sessions are an 1hr long and once you have got the bug additional training will last approx. 1.30hours to 2 hours.

Coaching is done by suitably qualified coaches/helms.

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