2019 East Anglian Dragon Boat Festival Entry Details


Crews comprise up to 10 paddlers plus a drummer – squads may be larger (max 15 persons). Crews can be mixed, all female or all male and organisations may enter more than one crew. The minimum age is 16 and no previous experience 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 by the organisers.


Gable Events is an approved operator of the British Dragon Boat Racing Association (BDA). All crews accepted for entry must abide with the competition rules and the entry details shown on this form. Each crew is guaranteed a minimum of 3 races (subject to conditions).

Entry categories

Gold and Silver entries give teams additional benefits to standard entries and help companies to increase their profile whilst raising funds for their chosen charity.

Standard Entry – £490 + vat. Additional Teams – £390 + vat

Silver Entry – £1,550 + vat inc £500 donation to the charity of your choice (standard entry plus company name and/or logo on each side of one of the dragon boats, presentation team photo and acknowledgment on the Festival website, in the souvenir programme and commentary)

Gold Entry – £2,250 + vat inc £750 donation to the charity of your choice (silver entry plus crew marquee with chairs and full page advert in the souvenir programme)

Please note, there is a 3% surcharge if paying by company credit card Tel 01780 470718

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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 Festival or racing has to be cancelled due to conditions outside the control of Gable Events.

Crew gazebos

3m x 3m crew gazebos with 12 chairs – £200 + vat (view booking form)

Crew clothing

A selection of team clothing is available from our official supplier, Total Clothing
www.totalclothingshop.co.uk/gableevents Tel 01733 394758

Charity sponsorship

Why not take the opportunity to raise money for your favourite charity by setting up a fundraising page on Virgin Money Giving or Just Giving and asking your colleagues and friends to sponsor you?

Souvenir programme

Raise your profile by advertising in the souvenir programme (view booking form)