Dorney Lake Challenge Entry Details


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 able to swim in light clothing and in moving water and compete entirely at their own risk. 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 and fees

Standard Entry – £990 + vat

Gold Entry – £1,990 + vat (includes standard entry, company name and/or logo on both sides of one of the dragon boats, half page advert in the colour souvenir programme, space for a company banner and promotional display, team photo and acknowledgment on the Challenge website, crew managers pack, souvenir programme, results board and commentary)

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.

Corporate Social Responsibility

Dragon boat racing is a popular fundraising event for charity and entered crews are welcome to use the Challenge to raise sponsorship for their own nominated charity if they so wish.

Advertising opportunities

Souvenir programme advertising – 1/4,1/2 and full page available. Price and details on application. Tel 01780 470718

Crew merchandise

A complete selection of team clothing and merchandise, embroidered or printed with your name/logo, is available from our official clothing supplier.