Dragon boat racing is steeped in mythology having been popular for many thousands of years in China. Legend has it that through the racing Chinese dragons would bring rain. We hope this will not be the case in September!
The race is run by leading events company Dragon Boat Events who provide the boats, helms, safety equipment, buoyancy aids and rescue boats.
Crews do not need to be super fit or skilled to be successful - all that's required is teamwork and a good sense of fun!
Saturday 10 September
Booking opens in March
Teams are made up of 16 paddlers with one drummer (having 20 people available on the day is recommended). Each team takes part in three races over the 250 metre course finishing with a final race for the fastest teams to decide the overall winner.
The cost of entering a team is £340.
For more information: www.funraisers.org.uk