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2016 Final - a very close finish!

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The 16th York Rotary Annual Dragon Boat Challenge will take place on


 Sunday 15th July 2018









The Rotary Club of York's nominated charities for the 2018 event are


York Mind   and   Citizens Advice York.


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On July 15th,  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.


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


 Last year, after 15 years of running this event,  we were delighted to announce that the cumulative amount raised,

for a whole host of worthwhile local charities, had exceeded







In 2018,  we are now heading towards our second £million!!

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Trophies to be awarded  -  2018


 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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courtesy Chris Shepherd

Photos of 2017 event (2)

Lucky Programme Number Draw


(numbers will be on the

2018 programmes)


First prize:

Helicopter ride

for 3 over York


courtesy of Hields Aviation


&  Other prizes to be announced

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Challenge Trophy Winners in  2017 -

"Tadcaster Trojans"


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Best Dressed Team Winners in  2017 -  

"Drag-On Boat"  (a.k.a. Escrick Vikings)


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A selection of 2017 Photos

(Courtesy Lewis Outing and Chris Shepherd)

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2017 final pic 2

The 2017 Final


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Gala on the North Bank











Throughout the day,  there will be a Gala on the North Bank of the Ouse, overlooking the racing.  


There'll be music, fun and games, food and festivities as Charity stalls line the bank and create a wonderful atmosphere for the public to enjoy.


If YOUR charity would like to participate, there's more

information here

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