2017 Dragon Boat Challenge

Why are there changes this year?

Put simply we listen to your feedback.

Two years ago you told us you thought it unfair that some teams had a good mix of men and women paddlers until teams reached semi-final and final stages and then the suddenly became teams of all men. So last year we had three categories of winners with finals for each. The categories were Ladies Only, Mixed (where there must be at least four women paddlers (not to include the drummer) and the Open Category. Obviously, the same system will run this year.

Last year some teams , particularly those teams who had supported the event for many years said it was getting more difficult to raise personal sponsorship. So this year we have a range of Entry Packages, some of which do not require personal sponsorship, so persuade the boss to take one of these options.