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Sat, 07 Sept



Dragon Boat Race 2024

Dragon boat race at Hythe Marina with teams of 17 per boat - 16 rowers and a drummer. Great atmosphere and a really fun day for all who take part. Will you be part of the fastest team.....?

Dragon Boat Race 2024
Dragon Boat Race 2024

Time & Location

07 Sept 2024, 08:00

Hythe, Hythe Marina Village, Hythe, Southampton SO45, UK

About the event

Dragon boat race - Saturday 7th 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 a team 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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