The Lincoln Dragon Boat Race is back for second year this summer along the city’s Brayford Waterfront. The event will take place on Saturday 22nd July.  The event will be raising money for LIVES, St Barnabas Hospice and the Lincolnshire & Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance.

An ancient Chinese tradition, dragon boat racing is one of the fastest growing water activities in Britain – and one of the most fun.

This year there are over 14 teams competing to be crowned the Lincoln Dragon Boat Champion 2017. The line up this year includes last year’s champions APSS.

APSS - 2016 Dragon Boat Race Champions

APSS – 2016 Dragon Boat Race Champions

Other teams for 2017 include Lincoln BIG, Delta-Simons Environmental Consultants, Streets Accountants, The Holiday Inn, Lambert Smith Hampton and DS Smith Packaging.

“Last year the atmosphere was fantastic”

Michael Armstrong, Head of Events at Lincoln BIG comments; “It is great to see the event back in the city’s calendar of events. Last year the atmosphere was fantastic, with hundreds of spectators cheering on the local teams competing. We are thrilled to be involved in such an important event for Lincoln. We encourage people to come on the day and support.”

Organiser of the event Alex Bennett says: “The Lincoln Dragon Boat Race promises to be a great day out for local teams competing, families and friends. So whether you are a willing spectator ready to cheer everyone on or a champion oarsman in the making – you need to be there.

As well as being great fun, this event will also raise vital funds to three very important and local charities. So please come and show your support on the day!”

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