Local charities are calling on businesses to participate in the Bath Dragon Boat Race, set to take place on Sunday 24th September at The Boathouse pub.
The fundraising event, now in its third year, promises thrilling competition as teams battle it out in a series of heats, vying for the prestigious title of top dragons.
Each crew, consisting of up to 11 members including a dedicated drummer to keep the rhythm, will navigate the waters, paddling their traditional 30-foot dragon boat along at least three 200-meter courses.
Every participant in the Dragon Boat Race will be supporting a local charity based in Bath.
This year, the chosen charities are Designability, Mentoring Plus, and Rainforest Concern, all of which are dedicated to making a positive impact on the community.
No previous dragon boat experience is necessary, making it an accessible and inclusive event for all.
The only requirements are enthusiasm, team spirit, and a minimum age of 16 for each crew member.
While fancy dress is optional, it is highly encouraged.
The dragon boats, qualified helms, and all necessary equipment will be provided by the events company overseeing the event.
To secure a spot, teams are required to pay an entry fee of £550 per boat. Additionally, crews need to raise a minimum of £650 in sponsorship for their chosen charity.
If you would like to enter a team, email [email protected] or call 01225 824103 to obtain a registration form.