Are you ready to “Race The Dragon” ?
The Cosmeston Dragon Boat Festival is returning. It’s a fun filled event with gripping, adrenaline fueled dragon boat racing on the beautiful lake at Cosmeston Country Park.
How does it work?
A dragon boat team is made up of up to 20 team members, where a maximum 16 paddlers and a drummer will be allowed to compete in any one race. The extra members are because each team will have several races during the day. If you are a small team and down on numbers, the drummer (even another paddler) can always be borrowed from another team.
Racing is over a course of 200 meters and each team will have a minimum of three timed races where their single fastest time only will count for Grand Final qualification. What this means is, even if two of your races are both disasters, one great time is still all you need to be in with a good chance of going through to the Grand Final race. After each race, the scores will be announced over the event p.a. and then put up on the event scoreboard for everyone to see and compare.
What you will be aiming to achieve is an opportunity to compete in the last race of the day ... the Grand Final. This will be a race where the top teams from across the qualifying heats will race once more in the most competitive race of the day. Using all the dragon boats that can be safely raced together, the Grand Final is a race to the finish where first across the line will be declared: Cosmeston Dragon Boat Champions 2019.
Team work is vital if a fast time is going to be achieved and for this reason, the instructors will also give 'on the water' training to help with technique. Over the distance we race, fitness is not a key factor - technique however is. So it does not matter if your team is made up of just 12 paddlers or 14, because it's a team sprint where team work and timing is everything.
The event will finish with our award ceremony where team trophies were awarded to the Captain's of the top three teams and Winner's Medals to each member of the winning team. It's a brilliant day out.
What does it cost?
A standard team entry costs from just £500.00 (£100 deposit secures your boat)
FREE Entry for spectators and guests – bring the family and make a day of it…..
Who can enter?
Companies – an ideal team building activity and local PR experience for your company
Sports Teams, Social teams and other Groups
Friends and Family – Well, you get the idea…. Just for fun or again raise some money for a good cause.
A Maximum team number of 20 people (17 people per race)
Where is The Festival?
What do I do next?
Register your team online today, pay your team entry fee in full or a deposit of £100 secures your team place, we will forward you more details in the build-up about the day itself. Don’t forget to share your festival team entry on social media.
Race the Dragon's specialist team will be providing race management throughout the day.