Our club is currently offering different types of sessions:

  • Sharks training sessions: our standard sessions for our members
  • Bradford Festival sessions: a few months before the annual Bradford Dragon Boat Festival, our club can provide tailored sessions to get you ready for this charity events, trainings can be booked for up to 20 people on the festival website:
  • Company sessions: we can also provide training sessions for companies in preparation for any other festivals or for team-building activities for example

All the equipment (paddles, buoyancy aids) is provided.

Keep in mind it is a water sport, therefore we’d recommend you only take with you things that you don’t mind getting wet, and eventually a spare jumper to change at the end of the session. You will be able to leave a bag in our secured facilities.

Oh, and last but not least: we don’t row, we paddle! 🙂


These sessions are for Yorkshire Sharks members.

Current training sessions are held on:

DaysTimeMax. amount of people
Mondays18.30 to 20.3038 people
Wednesdays18.30 to 20.3038 people
Sundays11.00 to 13.0038 people

Sessions last 2h as it includes:

  • Start time: Meeting at the gate
  • 20 minutes: warm-up, safety brief, taking the boat on the water
  • 1h30: on the water, paddling and coaching time
  • 10 minutes: bringing the boat back on site and storing our equipment

As we have a few boats, we need to know who is coming in order to have enough helms and coaches available, therefore you will need to sign up on Teamer to book a session.

We offer 3 free sessions for everyone to try out before becoming a member, so come and give it a go.

university sessions

We organise some sessions with Bradford University Students (and friends).

Sessions can be arranged during weekends for groups up to 36 people and can also be mix-ability sessions.

If you are interested, contact either Adam Tasker or the club and you will receive details about the next sessions, as well as a medical form to fill and send beforehand.


Is your company taking part in a Dragon Boat Festival? Are you looking for a team-building activity out of the ordinary? Or are you looking for some fun exercise with your colleagues?

If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, then dragon boat is for you!

We can offer tailored training sessions, with qualified coaches, to suit your needs, whenever is convenient for you, whether it’s for a one-off session or to prepare for a festival.

Whatever your project is, we’ll try our best to help! Just drop us a message with your project or questions and we will get back to you. We can already guarantee you’ll have some good memories!