Dragon Boat Racing

The Dragons are back!

Join us for the 2022 Charity Dragon Boat Challenge!



Sunday 5th June 2022



Basin 2 alongside HMS Chatham Bridge, St Mary’s Island, Chatham.



Maximum of 20 crew in a team, (includes 16 paddlers, a drummer and three reserves), so you can rotate paddlers for each race.


Entry Fee & Sponsorship

We only charge what it costs us to run the event – £400 to enter a team (£20 a head for a team of 20) for a great fun day for all your team members – family, friends or work colleagues. This is a Charity event and each team is also asked to raise a minimum of £250 in sponsorship or through the sale of our Dragon Draw tickets. You are welcome to nominate a charity of your choice to receive 50% of the amount you raise. There is even a prize for the best team fancy dress !


Our Charity

All money raised by the event goes to Rotary supported charities including the Rotary Children’s Hospice Holidays – a wonderful opportunity for children with life-threatening conditions from Ellenor and other Children’s Hospices to create life long memories with their families at EuroDisney.


Corporate opportunities

Why not ask your company or workplace to enter a team? A great fun day for all employees and their families, a brilliant team building opportunity and a chance to fulfil the company’s charitable objectives. We have Silver and Gold entry packages that include a pre-erected marquee, company branding on the boat, advertising in our programme and in the commentary throughout the day and, for Gold sponsors, even a buffet for your hungry paddlers. Alternatively you can just advertise in our programme – 4500 copies which are distributed free to all residents of St Mary’s Island and to the public on race day. Email dragonboat@medwaysunlightrotary.org.uk for further details or to discuss other possible sponsorship opportunities.


Want to know more?

Visit www.medwaysunlightrotary.org.uk or
email dragonboat@medwaysunlightrotary.org.uk or
contact Bill Parkinson on 07813 334683



Due to the increasing popularity of this event we have set a maximum of 30 teams to take part. So, to be a part of it, you need to contact us now!

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