The Club

Nationals Race

We are Notts Anaconda, Nottingham's longest running and most successful dragon boat racing club. 

It all started on May 17th 1994, when Phil Kirk was asked by Steve Bradley of Nottinghamshire County Council if he and his friends would be able to produce a crew to paddle a dragon boat on the River Trent in the Lord Mayor's Charity Event. 

The team was entered, they raced and this resulted in raising money for various charities in and around Nottinghamshire. 

The interest from that day grew to such an extent that Phil and his friends entered dragon boating events around Britain. 

Entering initially as a 'scratch' team, Nottinghamshire Anaconda Dragons, as they were initially known, were soon promoted to the Premier Division of the BDA National League which has seen them compete against the best teams in the U.K. and Europe. 

These efforts along with good training, teamwork and self discipline, brought Nottinghamshire Anaconda Dragons into second place in the 1996 National Finals for Dragon Boat Racing at The National Watersports Centre, Holme Pierrepont - a truly great achievement for a team so new to the sport.