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Sat, 09 Sept



Dragon Boat Race

Dragon boat race at Hythe Marina - teams of 16 + a drummer

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Dragon Boat Race
Dragon Boat Race

Time & Location

09 Sept 2023, 09:00

Hythe, Shamrock Way, Hythe, Southampton SO45 6DY, UK

About the event

Dragon boat race - Saturday 9th September

Thanks to Abby's Hereo's charity we have the unique opportunity for Alfie's Wish to enter a team into the Dragon boat event at Hythe Marina. 

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 16 people sit in pairs and paddle to compete in races over distances of around 250m. Each boat has a drummer beating time to keep the paddlers in unison, and a professional helmsperson in the stern to guide the boat.

Dragon boating truly is the ultimate sport for all abilities and no previous experience is required as full training will be given on the day.

From a safety perspective we must ask that a minimum age of 12 years old is observed but apart from this; if you can hold a paddle and sit in a boat you can take part.

How do I sign up? 

To sign up there is an upfront committment cost of £20 + fundraising target of £100 per person.  In return we will provide you with an Alfie's Wish top and a whole lot of fun! 

We need two teams of 17 people per boat so get involved. 

We have limited spaces and time so register quickly. 

Have you got what it takes? 🛶 

To secure your place register today! 🌟

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