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Our 2019 Nominated Charity

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2016 Final - a very close finish!

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The 18th York Rotary Annual Dragon Boat Challenge


With great regret, the July 2020 event has been cancelled.


The event will be staged in July 2021  -  details to follow


All participating teams have been informed  









The Rotary Club of York's nominated charity for the 2019 event was






which will receive one third of the sponsorship raised by the Teams


Scroll down for further details

2019 event report


On July 14th 2019,  36 teams battled it out on the Ouse 

(between Scarborough Railway Bridge and Lendal Bridge)

for the Challenge Trophy and other prestigious awards,  including awards for the fastest Charity Team,

fastest Armed Services Team, and of course the  "Best Dressed Team" trophy.



The York Rotary Dragon Boat Challenge has been held annually since 2003.


 We were delighted to announce that over the past 17 years the cumulative amount raised,

for a whole host of worthwhile local charities, is approaching





...and we are now heading towards our second £million!!

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Trophies awarded  -  2019


 1.  The Challenge Trophy - Presented to the winner of the Grand Final -  along with a cheque for £100 for their chosen charity

                                               Awarded to "Swift"  (72 Sqn RAF Linton-on-Ouse) 



 2.  The Fastest Times - these are awards for the fastest time in any of the races in which they participate, and are made to the teams NOT winning the

                                         Challenge Trophy:


                          * The Charity Cup for the fastest "Charity" Team  along with a cheque for £50 for their chosen charity Awarded to "Swift Taylors" (Merchant Taylors)  


                         *  The Merlin Cup for the fastest "Armed Services" Team along with a cheque for £50 for their chosen charity   Awarded to "Swift" (RAF Linton-on-Ouse)


                         *  The Ouse Cup for the fastest "Civilian" Team and a cheque for £50  for their chosen charity  Awarded to  "Electric Growlers" (H Todd / Ged Bell Butchers)  


                         *  and the Tailenders Trophy for the slowest time   Awarded to "York in Rowcovery"  (Changing Lives/York in Recovery) 



 2.  Best Dressed team  -  the Ged Bell Trophy - Awarded to "Average Boating Gang" (A B Graphic International)

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Lucky Programme Number Draw


Programmes sold for this event contained Prize Draw Numbers. The Draw took place on 14/7/19:




First prize:  Winning Number 1370

Plane ride for 2 over York






donated by Hields Aviation


Second prize: Winning Number 437

Family Travel Voucher

(2 adults & 2 children) for the

North Yorkshire Moors Railway







donated by the NYMR 



Third prize: Winning Number 2429


Family of four ticket for the JORVIK Viking Centre, The DIG, Barley Hall, Richard III Experience & Henry VII Experience










donated by York Archaeological Trust



Got a winning number?

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A selection of the 2019 Event Photos

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2019 Race Card


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The "swift" crew,  2019 winners


photo courtesy Lewis Outing


   FULL results of the 2019 event can be downloaded here

2019 trophies matrix


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Winners crossing the finishing line -    "Swift"


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3rd place winners -    "Energi's Feeling Nautie"


Rotary's Tea Tent on the North Bank

2nd place winners -    "Electric Growlers"


Best Dressed Team -    "Average Boating Gang"


Photo: Lewis Outing


Photo: Lewis Outing


Photo: Lewis Outing


Photo: Lewis Outing


Photo: Lewis Outing


Photo: Lewis Outing


Information on 2020 event 2019 Results 2019 Team photos

photos taken by Lewis Outing

In addition....   An Award for the most Sponsorship money raised by one team

was presented to Aviva Legal - they raised a fantastic £6364.00 !