Take part in Swindon’s Dragon Boat Festival 2019

By Anita Jaynes on 15 April, 2019

Entries are now open for the 2019 Swindon Dragon Boat Festival hosted by the Swindon Phoenix Rotary Club.

The event will take place at Coate Water Leisure Park on Sunday 23rd June. Teams can be made up of 12 to 20 people with entry costing £500 per team, applications are welcome from businesses, colleagues, friends and families – or a combination.

Entering a team for the 250 metre course provides the opportunity of not just a great day out with a competitive edge, but also the chance to raise money for a charity of your choice.

Ceri Crannis, part of last year’s Sands Sailors team, said, “The Swindon Dragon Boat Festival is a great day out for all the family. Last year our motley crew had one aim, which was to raise as much money for Swindon Sands as possible and to have fun. We raised over £5,000 for the charity and the Sands Sailors were buzzing for weeks. There was great teamwork shown from all teams, working together in the name of local charities.”

If you would like to play a less active part, then entry for spectators is free with a variety of activities on the day including trade and charity stalls, food and drink, live music, ice creams – as well as a number of exciting dragon boat races.

Racing begins at 10am until 4pm at Swindon Coate Water Leisure Park. For team entry and more information visit: www.swindondragonboat.org.uk