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Things are a bit different this year!!


With great regret, the July 2020 event had to be cancelled.

but we are running a "Virtual Dragon Boat" 

fundraising event  instead  click here>

We'll be back to normal in 2021!  see below

The regular  event will be staged in July 2021  -  details to be published later

Last year's event report follows...

The "swift" crew,  2019 winners

photo courtesy Lewis Outing

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!!


RESULTS  -  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) 
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)

In addition....   An Award for the most Sponsorship money raised by one team 
was presented to
Aviva Legal - they raised a fantastic £6364.00 !

2019 results

FULL results of the 2019 event can be downloaded here


Watch our York Rotary Video of a Dragon Boat Challenge Day!


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

Winners crossing the line -  "Swift" 

photo courtesy Lewis Outing

Best Dressed Team -    "Average Boating Gang"

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