Dragon Boat Race 2022

11 September 2022

Join the race to be our Dragon Boat Champions 2022

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 2022.

Our 2021 final was so close it went to a photo finish cheered on by crowds lining the river Avon.  It was a tense moment for all the teams as they waited for the winner to be decided on the judge's monitor. 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.

Reserve your Dragon Team now with a small deposit of £250!

We ask that each team raises a minimum of £1,000 for the Hospice. This is approximately £50 per team member. We take a deposit of £250 now to secure your boat when you register your team, this goes towards your £1,000 fundraising total.


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