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Dragon Boat Festival

Join in our fun, fancy-dress-wearing fundraiser this June! Companies, institutions and groups are encouraged to band together and create teams of Dragon Boat paddlers clad in fancy-dress who will raise funds for charity and then compete in an exciting race down Bristol Harbour.

What is Dragon Boat Racing?

Dragon Boat Racing has its roots in competitive racing between villages in China more than 2000 years ago. It has re-emerged in modern times as an amateur international sport.

Dragon Boats are long, elaborately-decorated canoes with a dragon’s head and tail attached. Inside the boats there are wooden benches for the crew (paddlers), a drummer at the bow and someone steering at the stern.

The Rotary Club of Bristol Breakfast started a Dragon Boat Festival in Bristol Docks over twenty years ago, and the modern, fun, community-driven tradition continues today.

Fundraising. Team-building. Fun.

To enter the Dragon Boat Festival in 2022 you will need a team of 16 paddlers (mininum number is 13) plus a drummer. The minimum age for team members is 16 and all must be able to swim 50 yards in light clothing.

The Entry Fee is £500, which is good value for a team building fun day. This covers all running costs and prizes.


Jun 19 2022


10:00 am - 4:00 pm



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