New for 2019 – the perfect team challenge!
Unleash your inner dragon!
Perfect for workmates, friends or family, gather your crew together for Forget Me Not’s first ever Dragon Boat Race!
In this exciting, fun and highly competitive challenge, your team of 10 paddlers (and a drummer to keep the rhythm) will take part in at least three 250m races in dragon-decorated boats, cheered on by 100s of spectators! The fastest crews go through to the semis and finals, with medals for the top three.
There’ll also be special prizes for top mixed male & female team and the team sporting the best fancy dress!
Those watching from the shore will have plenty to entertain them too. With a yummy BBQ, plus Forget Me Not gazebo, tombola and face-painting, why not bring your camping chairs and a picnic and make a proper day of it?!
Who can take part?
Anyone! Groups of friends, sports clubs, work colleagues, families - all are invited to fire up their inner dragon! No previous dragon boat racing experience required!
If you can’t gather 11 people together, don’t worry. Individuals and smaller teams are welcome to enter and we’ll form full crews on the day.
You do need to be over 16 and be able to swim at least 50 metres.
Distance: 250m course
Entry fee: £500 per team or £50 per person
For £500 per boat (or £50 per person) your team will be provided with a dragon boat and all the kit you need and entered into a minimum of three races.
Sponsorship pledge: £1000 per boat / £100 per person
Location: Elton Sailing Club, Bury