Annual Dragon Boat Challenge
Details of our fantastic annual Dragon Boat Challenge! Sunday 28th May 2017
This is the 'flagship' charity event for the Medway Sunlight Rotary Club and one that everybody involved in really enjoys. It is held on the Whitsun Bank Holiday Sunday in May and races run throughout the day over a short course of 250 Metres of Basin No 2 in Chatham Maritime.
The Dragon boats are forty foot long, elaborately decorated, Chinese war canoes with a dragon's head and tail attached. You provide 16 "volunteers" to paddle a boat plus a drummer to beat out the rhythm for everyone to paddle to (which everyone tends to ignore!).
Teams seek sponsorship for their efforts in aid of our charities and can nominate 50% to a charity of their choice.
All the teams that entered last year had a brilliant time and provided a fantastic spectacle for the thousands of spectators who thronged the side of Basin 2 to cheer on their favourite team as they enjoyed the wide range of food and drink available at the Food and Drink Festival. A close run finish between the top five fastest teams saw the winners lift a magnificent trophy and contributed to over £11000 raised for charity.
In 2017 we aim to make the event even bigger and more successful for all taking part and already a great deal of interest has been expressed in entering teams.
See the other pages listed to the right hand side for more details - go on enter a team! E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Winners of the Dragon Draw !
Many thanks to everyone who supported us by buying Draw Tickets to help raise money for Rotary Children's Hospice Holidays and other Rotary supported charities.details
Photos from the 2017 Dragon Boat Challenge
Spot your team in action or just enjoy the fun of the day in pictures.details
Dragon Boat Challenge 2017
Planning for our fourth annual Dragon Boat Challenge is well under way - keep checking here for new information.details
Line up for the fourth annual Dragon Boat Challenge is announced
The list of teams taking part in this coming Sunday's Dragon Boat Challenge has been published.details
We are on KM Online!
The Dragon Boat Challenge is mentioned as a main attraction in this article in this week's What's On.details
Entry Forms for the 2017 Dragon Boat Challenge are now out!
Entry forms for our fourth annual Charity Dragon Boat Challenge are now out and can be downloaded here.details
Dragon Boat Captain's Pack
All the forms and information sent to the Captains of our 30 teams ready for the big day.details
Dragon Boat Challenge - 29 May 2016 - UPDATED
All the information you need as we approach this year's great event!details
Dragon Boat Challenge 2015
All the news and pictures of our second Annual Dragon Boat Challengedetails
2014 Dragon Boats - What a fantastic day!
Some early thoughts on the great Dragon Boat Challenge on Sunday May 25thdetails