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Dragon Boat Race - Poole Park

Dive into the heart-pounding world of the Dragon Boat Race, where legends are born and the waters bear witness to the triumph of teamwork!

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Dragon Boat Race - Poole Park
Dragon Boat Race - Poole Park

Time & Location

08 Jun 2024, 10:00 – 16:00

Poole Park, Poole Pk, Poole, UK


About the event

Dive into the heart-pounding world of the Dragon Boat Race, where legends are born and the waters bear witness to the triumph of teamwork!

Dragon boating is a fun-filled, adrenaline pumping, water sports activity. Teams compete in Dragon Boats, which are large canoe-like vessels fitted with ornately carved dragon's heads and tails.

Crews of up to 16 people sit in pairs and paddle to compete in races over distances of around 250m. Each boat has a drummer beating time to keep the paddlers in unison, and a professional helmsperson in the stern to guide the boat.

Originating in ancient China, Dragon Boat Racing is now the fastest growing water sport in the world and a favourite among charities and corporations for its fundraising and team-building benefits

Where does it take place?

Pool Park, Parkstone Road, BH15 2SF

You will have to make your own travel arrangements there and back.

June 8th 2024

Who can take part?

Dragon boating truly is the ultimate sport for all abilities and no previous experience is required as full training will be given on the day.

From a safety perspective we must ask that a minimum age of 12 years old is observed but apart from this; if you can hold a paddle and sit in a boat you can take part.

What will you receive?

  • A fundraising pack (downloadable here) including a sponsorship form & details on how to set up an online fundraising page (You are welcome and encouraged to row in your own fancy dress)
  • A dedicated contact to help support you with your fundraising and dragon boat experience

On site during the event

Lots of exciting things to be confirmed...

How Many People Per Boat?

Ideally 16 people and 1 drummer, however you can have as little as 14 people per boat


Dragon Boat Events is committed to ensuring the highest possible standards of health and safety are observed in all areas of operation.

We believe that the safety of participants is of paramount importance so it is our top priority when planning an event. We work closely with an external health and safety consultant who oversees our policies and practices and are proud to say we have a 100% safety record.

Several steps are taken to ensure the safety of all people involved at our events which include but are not limited to:

  • In house qualified health and safety staff member/s
  • All events supervised by suitably experienced and qualified staff
  • Pre-event safety briefing and training session for all teams
  • Safety boat and qualified driver at every event
  • EU-approved Personal Flotation Devices  (life jackets) for every team member
  • High-visibility safety wristbands for every crew member
  • Qualified first aiders in attendance at every event
  • Public liability insurance cover of £10million

What is my Fundraising Target?

We do not have a minimum target for this event - anything you can raise is greatly appreciated!

If you have any questions, or for corporate boats, please contact Laura at


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