Dragon Boat Race

Crews of 16 paddlers - plus a drummer - race in Chinese-style Dragon Boats over a 250 metre course.
dragon boat race

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!

Event details

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