Lincoln Dragon Boat Race

Lincoln Dragon Boat Race

Following on from the success of the 2017 Lincoln Dragon Boat Race we are pleased to announce the date for 2018, on Saturday 21st July 2018.

Teams are welcome to register their interest now and if they book before 28th February 2018 will receive a 10% discount.

For further information contact Alex Bennett

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, Visit Lincoln 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.


In 2017 we doubled the number of teams and we doubled the amount of money we raised – a fantastic triumph for the second year!

Whilst the weather was a little gloomy, it didn’t stop hundreds of spectators coming along to support the racing dragons.

Highway Five-O (Lincolnshire County Council Highways Alliance) were crowned the 2017 Champions- beating second place by just 1.40 seconds!!!


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

“The Dragon Boat Race brings great excitement and colour to one of the most beautiful parts of the city and attracted scores of visitors last year. 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 event 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 2018 a bigger and better event.”

Claire Grieves, APSS commented:

“The event was exceptionally organised with a fantastic atmosphere, a great fun team event and we are looking forward to defending our title”