Dragon Boat Racing and the Dorney Lake 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 a helm at the tail steering a straight course. No previous experience is required, just plenty of team spirit!

Gable Events is very proud to launch the first Corporate Dragon Boat Challenge to be held at the London 2012 Olympic rowing and canoeing venue, Dorney Lake in Windsor.

Starting early afternoon on Wednesday 3rd July 2013, up to 40 teams are expected to battle it out over the 200m race course on the Olympic lake, aiming to become top crew on the podium and watched by several hundred spectators.

Entering a team into the Challenge offers a unique opportunity to emulate your Olympic heroes and race at this superb venue. It’s also a great chance to try something completely different, motivate staff, build team work, network with other companies, entertain clients, increase profile and fund raise for your chosen charity if you so wish.

Dorney Lake is the perfect location for dragon boat racing and with high class hospitality and bankside entertainment, a fabulous event is guaranteed!

Standard entry to the Dorney Lake Dragon Boat Challenge includes:

  • High class Olympic venue with superb facilities
  • Qualified helms, dragon boats and racing equipment
  • At least 3 races per crew
  • Gourmet barbecue
  • Side entertainments
  • Colour souvenir programme
  • Trophies and medals for the top three crews and the highest placed mixed crew (minimum five ladies)

The Challenge venue – Dorney Lake

Dorney Lake is a modern, world-class rowing and flat-water canoeing centre set in a spectacular 450-acrew parkland near Windsor. The venue hosted the rowing and sprint canoeing events during the Olympic and Paralympic Games of London 2012 and was voted top Olympic venue by an exit poll of spectators. It was also one of the most successful venues for Team GB with 12 medals won including 6 golds!

Owned by Eton College, Dorney Lake is a fantastic venue for corporate events offering gourmet catering, extensive bar, superb changing facilities, ample parking and full disabled access. The lake view room and balcony can accommodate up to 250 people, providing the perfect setting for meetings and bbqs. The venue is also ideally placed within easy reach of London, Heathrow Airport, the M4 corridor and the M3, M25 and M40 motorways.

www.dorneylake.co.uk Tel: 01753 832756

Gable Events

With the benefit of over 15 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.

Gable Events is proud to be preferred event supplier to Dorney Lake

Tel 01780 470718 E-mail info@gable-events.co.uk Website www.gable-events.co.uk