Crews comprise of up to 10 paddlers plus a drummer – squads may be larger (max 15 persons). Crews can be mixed, all female or all male and companies may enter more than one crew. The minimum age is 16 and no previous experience of dragon boat racing is required. All crew members must be confident in cold water conditions, wearing light clothing and in moving water and compete entirely at their own risk. BDA qualified helms, buoyancy aids and water safety cover are provided.
Gable Events is an approved operator of the British Dragon Boat Racing Association (BDA) and the Challenge will hold a BDA Race Permit. All crews accepted for entry must abide with the Competition Rules and entry conditions shown on this form. Each crew is guaranteed a minimum of 3 races (subject to conditions).
Entry categories & fees
CRASH Platinum crew – £2,300 + vat (includes standard entry, £600
CRASH donation, company name and/or logo on each side of one of the dragon boats,
half page advert in the colour souvenir programme, team photograph and acknowledgment
on the Challenge website, crew managers pack, souvenir programme, results
board and commentary)
The highest placed Platinum crew also receives a magnum of champagne courtesy of CRASH.
CRASH Premier crew – £1,500 + vat (includes standard entry, £400 CRASH
donation and acknowledgment on the Challenge website, crew managers pack, souvenir
programme and results board)
Standard crew – £1,300 + vat (includes £200 CRASH donation)
Please note, there is a 3% surcharge if paying by credit card Tel 01780 470718
Will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. No refunds will be given once an entry has been accepted and there can be no refund if the event or racing has to be cancelled due to conditions outside the control of Gable Events.
Charity sponsorship – how can you help?
In addition to monies donated to CRASH through the entry fees, you can help CRASH further and raise additional sponsorship as a team. You can do this either by using the official sponsorship form provided, or you can create your own fundraising page online on
CRASH’s Virgin Money Giving Webpage
The crew that raises the most additional sponsorship for CRASH will win the CRASH trophy and a team prize, courtesy of CRASH.
Please note: All forms with evidence of sponsorship money raised must be handed to the CRASH representatives BEFORE the crew races.
Private rooms of various sizes and all with panoramic views of the race course are available for hire with the option of private bar and catering.
Souvenir programme advertising – 1/4,1/2 and full page available. Price and details on application. Tel 01780 470718
A complete selection of team clothing and merchandise, embroidered or printed with your name/logo, is available from our official clothing supplier Total Clothing Tel 01733 394758