Dragon Boat Racing and the Challenge

Dragon boat racing is an ancient Chinese tradition and the fastest growing water activity in Britain today – as well as the most fun! Up to 10 people paddle each 30’ boat with a drummer at the front beating time and our helm at the tail steering a straight course. No previous experience is required, just plenty of team spirit!

The 19th London Construction Industry Dragon Boat Challenge takes place at West Reservoir, London, N4 2HA on Thursday 22nd June 2017.

Starting early afternoon, up to 40 crews are expected to battle it out over the 200m race course, aiming to become top crew in the industry watched by several hundred spectators.

Entering a team into the Challenge offers the perfect opportunity to try something completely different, motivate staff and build morale, entertain clients and suppliers, increase profile and raise much needed funds for CRASH. Hundreds of construction industry companies have already discovered the sport’s motivational and team building benefits and raised over £325,000 for CRASH – so why not be part of it!

The chosen venue offers a superb location for racing and a fabulous event is guaranteed with bankside entertainment, hospitality and fun activities.

Standard entry includes:

  • High class venue and facilities
  • Qualified helms, dragon boats and racing equipment
  • At least 3 races per crew
  • Gourmet barbecue
  • Side entertainments
  • Colour souvenir programme
  • Prizes for the top three crews, the best mixed crew (minimum five ladies), the highest placed platinum or premier crew and the crew raising the most money for CRASH
  • £200 donation to CRASH

The Challenge charity CRASH

CRASH is the construction industry’s charity. We are a practical charity that channels the expertise, products and generosity of the industry to create places that care for people in homelessness projects and hospices.

CRASH is unique in the way we create, renovate and construct caring environments for vulnerable people by:

• Offering pro bono professional expertise
• Sourcing building materials and the technical knowledge to use them
• Awarding cash grants
Well designed and expertly built environments have a positive effect on how we all feel and behave. This is especially true for homeless, vulnerable or sick people and those who care for them.

By participating in this Dragon Boat Challenge, you are helping CRASH to continue to create caring environments for vulnerable homeless people and those both young and old with life limiting illnesses. Thank you for your support.

www.crash.org.uk Tel 020 8742 0717. Registered Charity No. 1054107

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Gable Events

With the benefit of over 20 years’ experience in corporate event management, Gable Events provides high quality, value-for-money activities tailored to the individual needs of our clients. We specialise in events for motivation, team building and fun and offer a full portfolio of activities including it’s a knockouts, fun days, human table football, school sports, Medieval days, team challenges, krypton maze, rafting, tank driving, treasure hunts, 8-lane giant scalextric and indoor entertainments.

To find out more about Gable Events, visit www.gable-events.co.uk, email info@gableevents.co.uk or call 01780 470 718