Condor Ferries' Dragon Boat FestivalSave to Calendar
Sat, 21st Sep, 2019, 10:00 - 16:00
Take part in the fastest growing team water sport in the world! With no experience needed – just loads of enthusiasm – the Festival is a fantastic event for groups of friends and colleagues, where you can expect to enjoy a fun day out with a great carnival atmosphere. The challenge is not so much the paddling technique, but in trying to synchronise with the other paddlers in your boat. A dragon boat is a spectacular 40-foot long canoe-like vessel with an ornately carved dragon’s head and tail. One person sits as a helm, keeping the boat in course with a giant paddle, while a drummer sits in the prow, beating out the time and 16 people, sitting in pairs do the paddling. We are incredibly grateful to our Title Sponsors, Condor Ferries, for their ongoing support for this event.