Dragon Boat Race 2021

19 September 2021


Dragon boating is a fun-filled, adrenaline pumping, water sports activity. Teams compete in Dragon Boats, which are large canoe-like vessels fitted with ornately carved dragon's heads and tails.

Crews of up to 17 people sit in *pairs and paddle to compete in races over distances of around 250m with each boat having a drummer beating time to keep the paddlers in unison.

Originating in ancient China, Dragon Boat Racing is now the fastest growing water sport in the world and a favourite among charities and corporations for its fundraising and team-building benefits.


Our Dragon Boat Race is ideal for corporate teams providing the ultimate team building platform to boost morale whilst promoting key abilities essential in a work environment. Dragon Boat Racing is an exhilarating and addictive sport that requires communication and team work to be successful.

No experience is required - teams will have crew briefings and training and all equipment is supplied including life jackets.

Each team will compete in a minimum of 3 races and are aiming to set the fastest time each round.

The teams with the fastest single times will then go into the Grand Final to compete for gold, silver and bronze Dragon Boat Challenge medals and the winning team will be presented with an engraved Champions Trophy - The Shakespeare Hospice Dragon Boat Champions 2021.

Our 2019 final was incredibly exciting with only seconds splitting the last 6 boats, cheered on by crowds lining the river Avon.  What a wonderful way for people to come together for an exhilarating and great team building experience, whilst raising valuable funds for a great cause.

*COVID 19 Update: Our event provider is working hard to ensure that we are able to offer a safe event with minimal disruption on the day. This may include less team members in the boat in any one race and face guards. We are keeping up-to-date with the latest government guidelines and advice and reviewing Risk Assessments to ensure that measures are ready to be put in place if necessary and compliant at the time of our event.

Please check the event Terms and Conditions here.

To start your fundraising - you can use this Sponsorship form here.


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