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2019  Dragon Boat Challenge

Sunday 14th July


Midsummer Meadow

Rotary Clubs of Northampton Dragon Boat Festival

Picture of a Dragon Boat being paddled hard


Great News for 2019

The Dragon Boat Festival is returning to Midsummer Meadow. After an absence to four year the Festival is returning home.


Teams can choose which local charity they wish to support.

2019 Entries are now being accepted

Sunday July 14th

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This year we have simplified the Entry Categories and there is now just one Entry Category, see  Information Page, for more information.


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 local charities  and Local Rotary Charities.

Interested? Would you like to know more. There are loads of articles in our Information Pages.






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