BDA National League Round 1 - Bristol

Exe-Calibre Dragon Boat Club made an impressive start to the 2016 racing season at the first event of the British Dragon Boat Association National League. Exe-Calibre Dragons and Exe-Calibre Blades were awarded trophies and Exe-Calibre Maidens made their debut in the new Super-12 racing format.

Highlight of the day was the 3.5km circular race around Bristol's Floating Harbour; Exe-Calibre Dragons were winners of the Plate competition and Exe-Calibre Blades finished mid-table despite two separate collisions during the race (neither of which were their fault!)