Dragon Boat Racing

Dragon Boat racing is a wonderfully colourful and exciting way of getting staff out of the office, in a highly competitive, adrenalin pumping company activity out of the office.

Perfect for competitors for those fast and furious bursts of energy over short distances, but also fantastic for the spectators.

We can offer this highly historical and ceremonial way to entertain and engage staff  for large groups at various sites, across London and surrounding areas. Each team will be given a motivational safety briefing by one of our fully qualified helms before taking their seats in our colourful dragon boats. Teams will then have the chance to take part in a number of head to head races against their colleagues during the afternoon. Teams can refuel with a half way refreshment break to get ready for another exciting session of races. The times are accumulated throughout using our racing programme which will capture the all important photo finishes!        

With at least two boats competing against each other over short distances, strength, endurance and skill are important, but communication, harmony and team spirit are as well. This all becomes apparent when everybody in the dragon boats are paddling to the rhythm of the drummer. With its strong visual impact, Dragon Boat Racing is a superb spectator sport.

Key facts

22-200 people
2-3 hours
Various Locations Across The UK
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Dragon Boat Racing

Dragon Boats are just a spectacle in themselves. The origins of Dragon boat racing came from China over 2500 years ago where villagers would come together to race against other villagers.

The Dragon Boats had majestic, ornate carvings of dragon’s head that led the way through the water in celebration. Each dragon boat has the all-important drummer to beat the rhythm, plus the workers, the paddlers. That drummer is the heartbeat of the dragon boat who co-ordinate the frequency and synchronicity of the paddlers.

Dragon Boat racing is an ideal event for a whole company either competing as inter-department teams, or bringing different staff members from all parts of the organisation joining together to create better communication within the workplace. Our Dragon Boat events utilise high tech programming to ensure participants take part in the most competitive races yet! Our experienced race director will be on hand throughout the races with exciting running commentary of the action on the water.

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Package includes

  • Dragon boats as required to suit your final team numbers, along with all buoyancy aids and paddles Professional Event Control point
  • 400w Professional outdoor PA system, along with experienced Race Director, music and running commentary
  • Computerised Race Order program
  • Bottle of Champagne for the winner’s at the award ceremony
  • St John Ambulance standard First Aid pack at event control
  • Dedicated emergency mobile phone on standby
  • Key event staff on our own shortwave radios
  • All necessary staff required to run your event, based on your final team numbers
  • Safety boat, plus qualified driver
  • Professional event standard flags on poles
  • Dragon Boat trophies for the top team, plus winner’s medals for each member of the winning team
  • Risk assessment
  • £5 million public liability insurance