The Lincoln Dragon Boat Festival, organised by Ringrose Law and LIVES, was held on the Brayford Waterfront in Lincoln on Saturday and was a spectacular success attracting 20 team crews and hundreds of spectators for a fantastic day’s racing.

The crews representing businesses and charity organisations from across the County battled it out all day with over 20 boat races over a 200m racecourse along the Brayford. Eventual winners were Belton Construction in a record time of just 61 seconds, who have been crowned champions 3 years in a row – followed by Brewin Dolphin in 2nd place and Brown & Co in 3rd place.

Money raised from the event will be announced over the coming weeks and all money donated to local charity LIVES.

LIVES is a vital Lincolnshire charity who attend 999 medical emergencies across the county,365 days a year. Whether they are providing rapid first response support on their doorstep, or highly specialised medical interventions to the most seriously ill patients, they all volunteer their time- for free- to save lives and be there when someone is having their worst day. The charity provide the equipment and training for the ever increasing need.

Alex Bennett, organiser of the event from Ringrose Law commented;

“Saturday was truly spectacular. Despite the poor weather we had an amazing turn out of spectators and the teams thoroughly enjoyed themselves. In addition this year we had extra stalls and activities going on, to make the day a full family day out.

It was great to see so many local people enjoying themselves down at Brayford waterfront, watching the racing and taking part in the riverside activities. The enthusiasm shown by the crews was superb and we look forward to next year’s event!”

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