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Video of


Dragon Boat Challenge Day!



(features events in

2011 and 2013 )

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Detailed Results 2013 Information for Teams - 2018

2013 race - photo courtesy of  Lewis Outing LRPS

History 2018 Sponsors Safety

Our 2018 Nominated Charities

Detailed Results 2014 Detailed Results 2016

2016 Final - a very close finish!

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


 Sunday 14th July 2019    information here









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 2018,  35 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.


 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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RESULTS and Trophies awarded  -  2018


 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  ( RAF Linton on OUse 72 Sqn)   


 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  -    Escrick Vikings  (Escrick Playing Fields)  


                         *  The Merlin Cup for the fastest "Armed Services" Team along with a cheque for £50 for their chosen charity  - Team Rhino  (HQ1 (UK) Division)


                         *  The Ouse Cup for the fastest "Civilian" Team and a cheque for £50  for their chosen charity  - School of Bounce   (Energi Trampoline Park, York)   


                         *  and the Tailenders Trophy for the slowest time  - Tracsis Tsunami  (Tracsis Traffic Data Ltd)


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Lucky Programme Number Draw


Prize Draw Numbers on July 15th:


      FIRST PRIZE      2364


  SECOND PRIZE     3622


     THIRD PRIZE      1781




First prize:

Helicopter ride for 3 over York






donated by Hields Aviation


Second prize:

Family Travel Voucher for North Yorkshire Moors Railway







donated by NYMR


Third prize:

Family ticket for JORVIK Viking Centre




donated by JORVIK Group

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A selection of 2018 Photos

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courtesy of Lewis Outing

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The Finish line,  2018 final


Full results for all teams can be downloaded here

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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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