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Dragon Boat Challenge

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Rotary Clubs of Northampton Dragon Boat Challenge

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Dragon Boat Racing and the Dragon Boat Challenge

Dragon Boat racing is an ancient Chinese tradition and the fastest growing water activity in Britain today – as well as the most fun! Up to 10 people paddle each boat with a drummer at the front beating time. A professional helm is provided to ensure a straight course is steered. No previous experience is required, just a sense of adventure, a desire to have fun and of course, plenty of team spirit!

The Rotary Dragon Boat Challenge of Northampton is held every July. The organisers hope that each year it’s great fun to take part or watch and hope to raise as much money as possible for the Air Ambulance (WNAA) and Local Rotary Charities.

Interested? Would you like to know more. There are loads of articles in our Information Pages or for an abbreviated version  Download your leaflet here.

Great News

2018 Entries ​are now being accepted

Sunday July 15th



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The changes to the Entry Categories have been retained so please read the Information Page, decide which package best suits your team:

                                            Download an Entry Form 2018-1 now


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We are still collecting the final team sponsorship money that will be used to support the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance (WNAA) and local Rotary Charities.
Our current estimate of the total raised for these charities from the 2016 event is £30,000.

Payment and donations can now be made by Paypal.