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The day we capsized...

No Dragon ever wants to end up in the water, and thankfully this is a very rare occurrence. But last weekend a brave bunch of Lagan Dragons did just that- albeit as part of a controlled and planned capsize. Our trainee helms were required to take part in a capsize drill as part of their […]

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Buns and Bras !

The Dragons held a Cake and Bun sale to raise funds for the club and for the charity Pretty n Pink who supports the club and new paddlers wishing to try out the sport. It was a very successful event at Belfast Boat Club - possibly due to the many peckish rugby fans who had turned […]

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Winning Streak!

Just three weeks after winning Gold at the IDBA Regatta in Dublin, our paddlers have lifted another trophy. Lagan Dragon members took part in the 8km Paddleathon race in Kilkenny on Sunday 5th October.  Our paddlers took 1st place in BC category with an amazing 36.15 seconds. Overall they were placed a close 2nd ( 14 […]

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Dragons are Over the Moon!

The Lagan Dragons were literally 'over the moon' when they accepted delivery of their third boat this week. The boat will be called 'Luna' meaning moon, and will join 'Stella' (the stars)  and 'Aurora' (the sun). The dragon boat was delivered from Germany, and excited club members helped bring the gleaming navy blue boat to […]

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Paddling for Health this Winter

We have now moved in to our winter training season which this year is supported by the Public Health Agency through the CLEAR project.  Our priorities are not just to maintain our fitness and endurance levels, but to increase our mental wellbeing.  The positive benefits of exercise are well documented, and Dragon Boating is a great way for […]

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Dragons to go 'Down Under'

The International Breast Cancer Paddlers Commission Festival Committee has just awarded the next IBCPC Festival to New Zealand. After the Lagan Dragons team travelled to Florence back in 2018 to attend the global participatory regatta, we will be packing our bags and paddles once more as many of us head for New Zealand in 2022! The event will be held […]

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Fastest in Ireland

14th September 2019 saw the Lagan Dragons travel to the Grand Canal Dock to defend their title at the Dublin Dragon Boat Regatta. After a few hard fought races with teams across Ireland our Lagan Dragons in 'Aurora' retained the top spot in the Breast Cancer category. Congratulations also to our Lagan Dragons in 'Stella' who were just pipped at the post for […]

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Shout out to New Paddlers!

Our next New Paddlers session will take place this Saturday 27th July at 10.15am With the recent glorious weather there's no better way to make the most of the summer than to spend an hour out on the River Lagan.  Drop us an email , we'd love to see you on Saturday!

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ATTENTION! New Paddlers Session moved to Saturday 1st June

  Due to an event on the River Lagan on Saturday 25th May our 'New Paddlers' session needs to be postponed for a week. All new paddlers are welcome to come along and experience a paddle in one of our Dragon Boats on: SATURDAY 1st May at 1015am Just drop us an email at to […]

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Storm Hannah vs Belfast Lord Mayor

The weather got the better of The Lord Mayor when she joined the Lagan Dragons at Belfast Boat Club on Saturday 27th April. Councillor Deirdre Hargey, Lord Mayor of Belfast had been invited to join the Dragons for a paddle on the Lagan. Unfortunately it was not to be as Storm Hannah weighed in and […]

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