The Chester Dragon Boat Festival

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When: Sunday 7 June 2020 from 10am

£500 per team 

Have you got what it takes to 'Race The Dragon' for Charity?

The Dragon Boat Festival is a charity fundraising, team building event that is quick to pick up, progressive in nature and ideal for both novices and experienced crews alike.

Teams will race in 40' long Chinese dragon boats and a dragon boat team is made up of between 13 - 20 team members. To reduce the risk of a capsize, a maximum of sixteen paddlers and a drummer will be able to race in any one dragon boat.

Before each team's first race, you will be given a full safety briefing and also instruction on the technique used. Teams will then compete in three timed qualifying races during the course of the day where your single fastest time only will count for Grand Final qualification. Teamwork is vital if a fast time is going to be achieved and for this reason, the instructors will also give further 'on the water' training to help with technique.

Over the distance we race, fitness is not a key factor - technique however is. So it does not matter if your team is made up of just 12 paddlers or the full 16, because it's a team sprint where teamwork and timing is everything.

What you will be aiming to achieve is an opportunity to compete in the last race of the day ... the Grand Final. This will be a race where all the dragon boats that can be safely raced together will race one last time and first across the finish line will be declared: Dragon Boat Champions of Chester 2020.

The event will finish with our award ceremony where team trophies will be awarded to the Captain's of the top three teams and Winner's Medals to each member of the winning team.

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