(subject to government regulations at the time...)
On September 12th 2021, 36 teams will be battling it
out on the River Ouse
(between Scarborough 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.
Over the past 18 years the cumulative amount raised,
for a whole host of worthwhile local charities, is over
...and we are now heading towards our second £million!!
2021 York Rotary Dragon Boat Challenge
Following the 2020 "hiatus", we are delighted to announce we are now planning the 2021 Challenge which - subject to confirmation and government regulations at that time - will take place on
September 12th 2021
More details of the event can be found here
Application forms will be sent by email in late Spring 2021 to interested parties who are on our mailing list. Please refer to the entry details opposite...
Entrants will then be required to complete their online Application Form and send it to us with the Registration Fee of £400, before the closing date (to be announced)
Each team is required to raise not less than £1,500 as sponsorship as a condition of taking part. In fact on average, teams raise in excess of £1,500.
One third of the total sponsorship raised by each team will be shared between York Rotary's nominated charities for 2021 which are SASH and The Hut.
The remaining two thirds will go to a registered charity or Community Sports Club of the team’s own choice.
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If you are a charity and are interested in taking a stall at the event
(on the North Bank) you can find more information here (coming soon)
Entering the 2021 York Rotary Dragon Boat Challenge
If you were entered for the 2020 event, you do not need to contact us at this stage, as you will automatically receive (in late spring) information about the 2021 event. However, if any of your contact details have changed (email etc) then please complete this form to let us know..
If you are interested in taking part, but are not on our mailing list, please complete this form and we will contact you in late spring 2021 with more details about how to enter.
Read about the 2019 event below...
The "swift" crew, 2019 winners
photo courtesy Lewis Outing
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)
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
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 !
FULL results of the 2019 event can be downloaded here
Watch our York Rotary Video of a Dragon Boat Challenge Day!
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3rd place winners - "Energi's Feeling Nautie"
Winners crossing the line - "Swift"
photo courtesy Lewis Outing
Best Dressed Team - "Average Boating Gang"