Condor Ferries’ Dragon Boat Festival 2012

Posted: 26th April 2012 by jerseypaddleclub in Club News









On Saturday the 29th September 2012 the Condor Ferries’ Dragon Boat Festival will take place and the Jersey SUP Club would like to enter a team.

Entry is £300 per team and a team is made up of 18 people so it would only be £16.66 each but we have to commit to raising at least £500 in sponsorship money as a team which only means that at the bare minimum each team member would need to raise £27.77, so not a huge effort required to be apart of  a great day.

I will need to know by this Sunday  30th if you want to be apart of this so we can guarantee getting a boat. You can email me at or call 07700753358

So What is dragon boat racing?

A dragon boat is a spectacular 40-foot long canoe-like vessel with an ornately
carved dragon’s head and tail. One person sits as a helm, keeping the boat in course
with a giant paddle, while a drummer sits in the prow, beating out the time and 16
people, sitting in pairs do the paddling.
The challenge is not so much the paddling technique, but in trying to synchronise
with the other paddlers in your boat.
With no experience needed – just loads of enthusiasm – the festival has become a
fantastic event for groups of friends and colleagues, where you can expect to enjoy a
fun day out with a great carnival atmosphere.

What to expect on the day

The Dragon Boat Festival isn’t just a sport – it’s almost a carnival event. Participating
crews can enjoy a full day’s entertainment, including:

  1. Tim Rowe says:

    Put me and the boy down