Dragon Boat Challenge
A fun time for the whole family with great entertainment and an exhilarating day on the lake racing dragon boats. A modern sporting activity, dragon boat racing has become popular with corporations and charities alike.
An ideal team is 14 people (with a minimum of 12 people) plus a drummer although a larger team of 16 allows different people to race throughout the day. The minimum age is 12 and no previous experience is required as briefings and training are given on the day. Team members should be able to swim and be confident in open water. Youth groups will be welcome provided they are covered by insurance and have the parent’s/ guardian’s written consent for each young person under the age of 18. Groups should use their own consent form, where this is not available this model form can be downloaded from here.
Each team will have 3 races and the fastest times go through to the final.
There is an entry fee of £390 per team which covers the costs of: running the event; hiring the boats; life-jackets and equipment; race facilitators and providing the qualified helms and staff. Charities only benefit from the sponsorship money raised on top of the entry fees. To raise £1000 for a charity each member of a team of 16+drummer needs to raise around £80.
This is a charity event and teams are encouraged to raise money for Rotary Charities and their chosen favourite charity.
This year, as well as supporting local charities, Eastleigh Rotary has chosen to give special help to:
- Eastleigh Young Carers
- Dementia Friends
There are two ways you can participate to help charities:
- Enter a team and encourage everyone to raise sponsorship for a charity of their choice (£390+individual sponsorship)
- If you do not want to find a team you can donate a boat to a charity (£390) or Rotary and let them provide a team and raise sponsorship. We will acknowledge the donations in any literature we produce about the event and on our website.
Click here for Entry Forms
Completed applications to be received by 30th April 2018 to
Eastleigh Rotary, 5 Oakfields, Eastleigh, SO50 4RP