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The York Rotary Dragon Boat Challenge  2020


More information on the 2020 Dragon Boat Challenge (on July 12th) will be published shortly.


Brief information about entry fees and requirements are shown below*.       Detailed Team information for the 2019 event can be seen here





Application Packs were sent out on 19th February 2020 to those on our database of interested parties.  



Places fill up quickly so we strongly advise early completion of your application form!!  Deadline is March 6th.   After this date, team selection will take place, and all applicants will then be informed of the outcome of their applications








If you would lke to support us by advertising in the 2020 Programme

(A5 multi-page colour programme)

please  email Mike Sullivan  


or complete the advertising request form available here












If your charity organisation are interested in taking a stall on the North Bank as part of the Gala activities on the day,  

please contact Mark Sessions  at




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* Notes for entrants - extract...        Full information can be found here:


Participants should note that the entry fee of £400 includes the free supply of 40 programmes for the team’s own distribution and covers the hire of the boats. Each team is required to raise over £1,500 as sponsorship as a condition of taking part. In fact on average, teams raise in excess of £1,500. Two thirds of the funds raised by the team goes to the charity of the team's choice and one third to the Rotary Club's nominated charity/charities.    



Team Size - Each crew will consist of 16 Paddlers and a Drummer (minimum age is 16 years), selected by you from a team of up to 20 you nominate, including reserves.  The helmsman will be provided by Dragon Boats Events Ltd.


Ability to swim - Members of the team must be reasonably fit, able to swim at least 50 metres wearing a buoyancy aid and not vastly overweight in relation to their height.


Minimum age - The minimum age for this event is 16 years old.


Medical Restrictions - Each participant must be reasonably fit and must not be vastly overweight in relation to their height. If you are unsure whether you can take part, please seek advice from your doctor.


The 2020 event has with much regret, been



We will be running the next Dragon Boat Challenge in

July 2021 - stay tuned!!