Join Exe-Calibre

a Friendly Dragon Boat Club from Exeter

We Are Exe-Calibre

Exe-Calibre is a sports club with a diverse membership that seeks to combine a competitive sporting ethos with an inclusive membership. The club always welcomes new members of all ages, sizes and backgrounds.

Exe-Calibre trains all year round with three sessions a week available for much of the year. The club travels to competitive race events across the UK in both summer and winter and encourages all of its members to make themselves available for selection to one of three racing crews; Exe-Calibre Dragons, Exe-Calibre Blades and Exe-Calibre Maidens.

Exe-Calibre was formed in 2005 when a number of teams based at the Commando Training Centre in Lympstone merged to form a club open to civilians. Now there are only a handful of members from HM Forces, but we have a wide range of members from in and around Exeter.

Since the merger the club has developed and become more successful, winning the 2010 Standard League to join the top tier of UK Dragon Boat Racing. In 2011 Exe-Calibre finished near the top of the Premier League and took first place in the Henley Winter Series.

Training sessions are structured and intensive yet accessible to all. Even the most unfit novice should pick up the basics within a few weeks and see immediate changes in their health and well being. The diverse nature of the membership means that new members’ social lives improve dramatically too!

There is a one off fee of just £15 to join the club.

The current Exe-Calibre membership year runs from 1st January to 31st December.
Membership fees are as follows:

Full Adult Member £156 or £13 per month
Full-time Student/U-18 £ 104 or £8.67 per month
Associate Member £ 52 or £4.33 per month

Members joining part way through the year will be charged on a pro rata basis.

All levels of membership include:

Opportunity to travel to events across the UK with the friendliest club on the circuit
Voting rights at club meetings and the AGM
The chance to support a volunteer run community sports club in its development and expansion
A hooded sweatshirt with the Exe-Calibre logo.
Access to a wide variety of social events, most of which are suitable for all ages
Training opportunities leading to recognised qualifications
The ability to purchase clothing and equipment through the club at discounted rates
10% discount at A S Waterports, Haven Road, Exeter

Full membership also includes:

Access to three club training sessions per week
Access to individual boats for one-on-one coaching
The opportunity to race in Events across the UK and overseas
Use of club equipment, including paddles, flotation devices and boats

All Exe-Calibre members are advised to join the British Dragon Boat Association. BDA membership provides personal insurance for Dragon Boat activities and supports the development of the sport in the UK.

To join the BDA fill in the individual membership form on the BDA website.

Exe-Calibre is a proud member of the Exe Water Sports Association. More information on policies and related activities can be found on their website.

Want to do something more exciting than paint ball, go-karting or tenpin bowling?
Why not book a session in a Dragon Boat with Exe-Calibre?

Sessions are available for:

– Youth groups, scout and guide troops.
– Corporate team building days
– Birthdays, parties, wedding receptions etc…

Packages can be tailored to the requirements of your group.
Paddles, bouyancy aids and boats are provided and your session will be hosted by Exe-Calibre’s qualified coaches.
Refreshments can be provided on request in our club house.

Prices start from £100 per boat for a one-hour session. Contact our Head Coach for further information.

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Exeter Water Sports Association:
62 Haven Road, 

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