DRAGON BOAT CHALLENGE at North Yorkshire Water Park

Sun, Jun 16th 2024 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Boat entries filing up. See below for Entries and Charities to benefit - linked to Donations/Giving page Also outline of the event. Get info. from Scarborough.Cavaliers@GMail.com -- Dave

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Organisation - Team A-Z SEE control for Donations Poster status

Charities -- click to link and                                      Donate to the Giving Page

McCain Potato Paddlers

Andy's Man Club

UPM Raflatac Ltd - Raflatac blazing Paddlers, boats 1  & 2

Andy's Man Club

British Divers Marine Life Rescue – Yorkshire Group - Team : Stinky Seals

BDML - British Divers Marine Life Rescue

Angel Inn - Hallies Angels

Childrens Heart Surgery Fund

Jenkinsons Barefoot Superheroes

CRB1 & Saint Catherines

Harc - Hambleton Atletic Running Club & Dementia Forward * 

Dementia Forward

East Coast Tigers *

East Coast Tigers Cheerleaders

Providence Inn - paddlers - Providence Pirates *

Motor Neurone Disease Association - local group

Provide CIC - Provide Community

Ormiston Families

Rainbow Centre - paddlers Scarborough Rainbows

Rainbow Centre Scarborough

Provide - Team React

React Homecare

James Stockdale Ltd  

Red Cross  - Scarborough branch

Heatsource Direct & Saint Catherines - The Heat (source) is on *

Saint Catherines

Jenkinsons Barefoot Superheroes

Saint Catherines & CRB1

UPM Raflatac Ltd - Raflatac blazing Paddlers, boats 1  & 2

SASH - Safe and Sound Homes

Springhead School

Springhead School

Scarborough Cavaliers Rotary

New small van for Rainbow Centre

UPM Raflatac Ltd - Raflatac blazing Paddlers, boats 1  & 2

Westway Open Arms

Westway Open Arms sponsored by NFU Mutual

Westway Open Arms


YMCA Yorkshire Coast

* Many thanks to Broadland Properties; Opera House Casino and Golfing cavaliers for boat entry support

Purpose: Scarborough Cavaliers Rotary will help sponsors, paddlers, supporters and spectators with a great day out, and work with all participants to raise funds for the various chosen charities.

1.   Introduction & race format: The 2024 Dragon Boat Challenge runs from 10.00am to 4.00pm on Sunday 16 June. Teams of 17 paddlers in 12 metre dragon boats in a series of races culminating in a grand final in the afternoon.

The event is organised by the Rotary Club of Scarborough Cavaliers in partnership with North Yorkshire Water Park and Race the Dragon Ltd who provide the Dragon Boats along with staff and equipment to run the races.

2.  Location & facilities: North Yorkshire Water Park, YO13 9QU. Supporters and family can use the Water Park facilities on payment of the normal rates and there are some children’s entertainments. Well behaved owners and dogs on leads are welcome.

There are changing/shower rooms and ample toilet facilities on site.

3.  Refreshments: There will be plenty of catering and refreshments to suit all tastes, 'fast food' outlets and relaxing table served foood at the North Yorkshire Water Parks cafe. There are also ice creams and a fully stocked bar. Please note that NO GLASS is permitted anywhere on the Water Park site.

4. Car parking: The car park adjacent to the climbing tower/zip wire near the bridge/lake is for exclusive use of Dragon Boat participants, who will be allocated car park/entry identities to purchase in advance to speed access to the facilities. Disabled car parking is adjacent to the lakes and there is ample public car parking as you enter the site on the right-hand side - with minibuses to shuttle people to and from the lakes (or take a 10/15-minute stroll through the woods).

5. Boat sponsorship; paddler entry and charities ££: Generous organisations sponsor a boat entry(£450) hence enabling a crew of 17 to raise money for charity.distributed at the presentation evening on Wednesday 10th July.

Paddlers should be reasonably fit and able to swim fifty metres with buoyancy aid (provided).

6. Timeline: Registration form: Invoices for boat entries: issued in March for payment by 30 April. (An information meeting will be available in March for participants – as needed).. Joining details for teams of paddlers will be sent out in mid-May followed by a pre-paid entrance pack (car park entrance and identity wrist bands for entry to Dragon Boat area).

7. Donations – process: Donations for chosen charities/causes will go to the team ‘Giving page’ on the ‘Enthuse’ platform. PLEASE do NOT make other fund-raising arrangements.

8. Prizes, on the day and at the presentation evening: Medals for overall team winners will be presented on the day.Winners in the special categories of paddlers such as fastest mixed teams; fastest Charities; best dressed; etc.  will be recognised at the presentation evening.

9.  Distribution of funds raised to Charities nominated by boat teams. At the presentation evening Charities will receive funds raised on their behalf (any gift aid due and collection fees will follow). Expect good press coverage.


'What We Do' Main Pages:

International unsplash

Rotary supports dozens of projects around the World. - the most long lasting & ambitious is the project to eradicate polio. Cavaliers contribute to this and are owners of projects in Ghana & India supporting schools & delivering clean water.

Fabian-Blank--unsplash Funding

- not our core business; but we have rattled buckets in aid of disasters; run tombolas at music events, organised car parking at shows,sold plants at (our own) community fair, run raffles, organised events such as Dragon Boats – & had fun!

Composite image ex Roy B March 2021

Varied social activities, & worthwhile projects near & far. Our diverse members exchange ideas, create lifelong relationships, join in service projects that make a lasting impact in communities. We aim to have fun, but with a purpose.

Hannah Busing Community

Many members are trustees or active supporters of several local causes. Local organisation reach out to their public at our events such as at our community fair, dragon boat races - and keep us up to date on visits to our weekly meetings.

Tech tournament

Overcoming challenges of public speaking or technology tournaments, or a Rotary Youth Leadership Awards course helps young people develop tools for success such as self-confidence, planning & team building.

Unsplash socialising etc

At our convivial weekly meetings we welcome speakers - we learn of many varied interests. ‘Special events’ such as Burns night, Christmas celebrations and visits to places of interest (and refreshment) add to the opportunities for fellowship and fun.