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Dragon Boat Charity Challenge - Poole Park - 8th June 2019

Saturday 8th June 2019, 10AM - 3:30PM - Poole Park

Dragon Boat Race

Enter a team and take on the challenge to become the ultimate DRAGON BOAT CHAMPIONS 2019.

Join SFHT for a fun filled day at Poole Park and race to raise funds to support adults with learning disabilities in Hampshire and Dorset. 

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) Sign up 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 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 EveryClick: 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, The Stables, Bisterne, Ringwood BH24 3BN.

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


Friday 24th May is the last date for team entry

For more details on Dragon Boat events go to

Click here for the Team Information Pack and Waiver Form


Details of event

Date: Saturday 8th June 2019

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 try and raise at least £50 per person in sponsorship which you can do so by setting up your own page  or download our sponsorship forms. But don’t worry, there is no penalty! We just try to encourage everyone to do their best to make the day as worthwhile as possible


  • Registration is 10am and races start 10.30am.
  • 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!
  • 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 will be plenty going on in between races, with food and drink on sale or you can bring a picnic, professional commentary with PA system and music, as well as inflatable assault course, bouncy castles, kids rides and football shoot-outs.
  • 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.




The Stable Family Home Trust - Private company limited by guarantee. Registered in England & Wales No. 4421606. Charity No: 1093672