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Dragon Boat Charity Challenge 2021 - Saturday 7th August 

Enter a team and take on this challenge to become this year’s ultimate DRAGON BOAT CHAMPIONS.

Join SFHT for a fun filled day and race to support adults with learning disabilities to lead more independent lives. 

Share the experience with your colleagues & friends and use the opportunity to race against other companies and competitors. Whether you are looking for a team-building exercise, a networking opportunity, to push your competitive limits or just have a fun day out with colleagues or friends, this is how you can achieve it, whilst also raising money for a great cause.


Dragon boats for this event hold up to 17 people, 16 paddlers and 1 drummer but a team can be made up of a minimum of 13 people or a maximum of 20 people with 3 reserves. No experience is required for dragon boat racing and all equipment, instructions & safety training will be provided on the day. All you have to do is turn up.

Step 1) Fill in our registration form to secure your boat in the race. An automated email will be sent to you confirming your booking. Once you have entered all your details on our registration form, you can pay online by any major credit card.

Step 2) Share this event with colleagues, friends and family members.

Step 3) Set up a fundraising page which will encourage people to sponsor you using Give as You Live: or print out our sponsorship forms .

 **Paying by Cheque**

If you prefer to pay by Cheque, please register your team interest by emailing  or call 01425 485081 / 07775 767862. 

You can send a cheque made payable to ‘Stable Family Home Trust’ to 

T Hickford, Stable Family Home Trust, The Stables, Bisterne,

Ringwood BH24 3BN.

Please note that booking online only allows payment by Credit/Debit Card.

Book early to guarantee your place!

For more details on Dragon Boat events go to

Click here for the Team Information Pack and Waiver Form

Details of event

Date: Saturday 7st August 2021

Venue: Poole Park, Dorset

Time: 10am – 3/3.30pm

Registration Fee: £390 per team consisting of 17 people - 16 paddlers and 1 drummer per boat, but a team can be made up of a minimum of 12 paddlers & 1 drummer or a maximum of 20 people which includes 3 reserves. Each team will have a minimum of 3 races per team, and a grand final race for the top qualifying teams.

Fundraising Target: As this is a fundraising event we ask if you can raise a minimum of £40/£50 per person in sponsorship which you can do so by setting up your own page  or download our sponsorship forms . We just try to encourage everyone to do their best to make the day as worthwhile as possible

What you can expect on the day

  • Registration is 10am and races start 10.30am. You will be given an allocated registration time before the event for time efficiency.

  • Each team is allocated with their own 3 x 3 plot where your team will be based. You can bring your own branded gazebo, tent, pop up banners and decorate your plot as you wish. If you want to make the day more fun you can perhaps think of a fancy dress theme for your boat and dress up accordingly! Or you do have an option to purchase a sturdy erected gazebo on your pitch at a cost of £100.

  • Each team will have a minimum of 3 rounds of racing. Before your first race each team will receive a comprehensive safety briefing with a highly trained DBE helm, going through the different paddle strokes and procedures. The fastest 4 teams will then race in the final at 3pm, the winner of which will receive an engraved glass trophy and first place gold medals and the teams in 2nd and 3rd place will receive silver and bronze medals respectively.

  • Throughout the day - There is something for everyone and plenty going on in between races including food and drink on sale or you can bring a picnic, professional commentary with PA system and music, adult challenges and plenty of kids activities including inflatable assault course, bouncy castle, football shoot out, children’s rides and hook a duck.

  • Spectators - Dragon boat racing is also a popular spectator sport, so bring along friends, family and colleagues to cheer on your team as watching the races is fun.



For more information please contact Tracey Hickford at

How to create your fundraising page: 

  1. Go to an account or sign in if they already have one
  2. Under organised event select ‘create page’ 


  1. IN the event name type dragon and select the event Stable Family Home Trust Dragon Boat Charity Challenge. Then complete the form to create your fundraising page.




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