Get involved

Find out more about getting involved with Exe-Calibre - come and try paddling at one of our training sessions, arrange a group session or become a member.

Come and try paddling

To book a no obligation trial session please text Sue on 07845 953835


Exe-Calibre Dragon Boat Club is a water sports club located in Exeter, Devon. As a racing club our members train hard and make themselves available for selection to racing crews that compete around the UK.

New members can join us regardless of their age or ability. The basics are easy to learn but the technique takes years to master! After a few weeks of regular training you will see changes in your strength and fitness levels.

Training sessions take place on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Sunday mornings. Members are not required to attend all three but as the old saying goes, the more you put in the more you get out!

Prospective new members are always welcome to join us at one of our training sessions. To get involved, call the number above or contact our Recruitment Officer.

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Hire a dragon boat for group events

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?

Read more: Hire a dragon boat for group events


There is a one off fee of £30 to join the club. All new members receive a free club hooded sweatshirt. 

The current Exe-Calibre membership year runs from 1st January to 31st December.
Membership fees for 2020 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.