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Watch our Rotary Club's


Video of


Dragon Boat Challenge Day!



(features events in

2011 and 2013 )

Detailed Results 2011 Detailed Results 2012 Team List 2019


Detailed Results 2013 Information for Teams 2019

2013 race - photo courtesy of  Lewis Outing LRPS

History 2019 Sponsors Safety


Our 2019 Nominated Charity

Detailed Results 2014 Detailed Results 2016

2016 Final - a very close finish!

Photo courtesy Lewis Outing









































The 17th York Rotary Annual Dragon Boat Challenge will take place on


 Sunday 14th July 2019    









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






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


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On July 14th 2019,  36 teams will battle 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.


First race starts at 10.00am.    Grand final will be approx 4.00pm


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


 We were delighted to announce that over the past 16 years the cumulative amount raised,

for a whole host of worthwhile local charities, had exceeded





In 2019,  we are now heading towards our second £million!!

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Trophies to be awarded  -  2019


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



 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    


                         *  The Merlin Cup for the fastest "Armed Services" Team along with a cheque for £50 for their chosen charity


                         *  The Ouse Cup for the fastest "Civilian" Team and a cheque for £50  for their chosen charity   


                         *  and the Tailenders Trophy for the slowest time  


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Lucky Programme Number Draw


Programmes sold at this event will contain Prize Draw Numbers. The Draw will take place on July 14th:




First prize:

Plane ride for 2 over York






donated by Hields Aviation


Second prize:

Family Travel Voucher

(2 adults & 2 children) for the

North Yorkshire Moors Railway







donated by the NYMR 



Third prize:

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








donated by York Archaeological Trust


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A selection of the 2018 Event Photos

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2019 Race Card IMG_8904 (Custom)

The Finish line,  2018 final


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Challenge Trophy Winners in  2018 -



Tailenders Trophy  Winners in  2018 -

"Tracsis Tsunami"



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The Lord Mayor with BBC's

Elly Fiorentini, our wonderful commentator for the day

Third place went to "School of Bounce", from Energi Trampoline Park

The Grand Final in progress

The all-female team from

Rawcliffe Netball Club

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