Lincoln Dragon Boat Race 2017

The 2017 Lincoln Dragon Boat Race will be held on Saturday 22nd July at Lincoln Brayford.

Dragon Boat Racing is an ancient Chinese tradition and over the last few years has become the fastest growing water activity in Britain today.

About The Race

The first Lincoln Boat Race, held in July 2016, was the first boat race the Brayford Waterfront had hosted for many years. Ringrose Law Solicitors, along with Lincoln BIG and supporting partners decided to take the plunge and re-introduce the event back to the City’s event calendar.

The day was a huge success with hundreds of spectators throughout the day watching the local teams competing to be crowned the 2016 Dragon Boat Champion.

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APSS – Lincoln Dragon Boat Race 2016 Winners

The prestigious title was won by APSS Group, one of the local firms competing on the day, other local firms competing included; Delta-Simons Environmental Consultants, The University of Lincoln, Lambert Smith Hampton, Ruddocks, Duncan & Toplis, Simons Group and Ringrose Law.

The event raised over £3,000 for St Barnabas Hospice and the Lincolnshire & Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance.

Michael Armstrong, Events & Promotions Manager at Lincoln BIG Commented;

“The Dragon Boat Race bought great excitement to one of the most beautiful parts of the city and attracted scores of visitors. We hope this will become an annual feature of the city’s events calendar and continue to grow year on year.”

Alex Bennett, Marketing Manager commented;

“The day was a great success, we had lots of support on the day and it was a lot of fun for the competing teams. We were really pleased to raise money for the local charities and hope to make 2017 a bigger and better event.”