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The York Rotary Dragon Boat Challenge - Safety

The safety of the crews and staff is the highest priority hence the safety precautions taken during the racing.


All races are carried out under BDA rules.


All crew members have to wear a buoyancy aid which is provided.


All crew members must be able to swim.


A safety boat is on the water at all times during racing.


Trained staff and first aid equipment are on site.








Dragon Boat Events Ltd and its parent company, The Organisation Ltd,are covered by Public Liability and Event insurance of £5 million and Third Party Liability insurance of £10 million for their activities as event organisers. Any additional insurance requirements should be arranged by the individual.





Arrangements are being made for there to be a food stall on the south bank, where food and drink may be purchased.





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. If you are unsure whether you are fit to take part, please seek advice from your doctor.

If any member of a team has disabilities, they will be asked to sign a Disabled Waiver. The Event Director reserves the right to

refuse any team member from participating in the event, if he has grounds for believing the person is physically or medically

unfit to race.




D.C Fotheringham - E-mail:      Tel: 01904 625407


7 The Paddock, Fangfoss, York, YO41 5SH



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