Tees Valley Dragons have taken stewardship of the first OC6 outrigger canoe in the country. The name of the boat is Wa’alele and she arrived in the UK in 1977. With a long a varied past behind her we are taking the lead on bringing this piece of paddling history back to a racing life.
Along with the iconic boat herself, we have incorporated Middlesbrough Outrigger Canoe Club alongside Powerhouse Dragon Boat Racing Club under the banner of Tees Valley Dragons.
Dragonboat Clubs from around the country arrive in Stockton over the weekend for the 1st Dragonboat League Event of 2017. We are expecting 17 clubs who aer bringing 22 teams teams to race on the Tees. The points gained will be the first ones in the league tables for this season.
To open the season there will be a lion dance to bless the festival.
We have a cafe selling hot drinks, baon and sausage sandwiches, soup , cakes, snacks etc.
Powerhouse are delighted to host the first event on our fully bouyed 4 land course.
Looking for a new and exiting way to get fit this year?
Powerhouse Dragonboat club are welcoming people to come along to give it a try and join in the fun. Dragon boating is an exciting and fast growing water sport in the UK which unlike many other sports is open to all ages and abilities. The powerhouse bunch is a very mixed bag with male and female members ranging from 11 to 63 years of age from all walks of life. Dragon boating has a very strong team ethos as each boat consists of a crew of 20 paddlers, 1 drummer and 1 helm so it has a great social side to it as well.
The club is busy starting to train for the coming racing season so now would be a great time to get involved, our training base is the river tees water sports centre and we train on the river most Saturdays, paddling along some surprisingly picturesque stretches of the river tees. With gym and circuit sessions at the fully equipped centre during the week for those who feel the need for the burn!
So before you sign up to that monthly gym subscription ask yourself if you’d prefer a low cost, no obligation, friendly and very fun way to get fit this year.