OSCAR’s PBTC are proudly taking part in the York Rotary Dragon Boat Challenge on Sunday 9th July.

We are entering an incredibly strong team of 16 Paddlers, 4 Support and reserves paddlers, and a Drummer – probably the most crucial job. Thank you very much to all who have decided to join the team.

The event will have entertainment, live music and stalls. All activities will be centred on the Railway Station (south) side of the river between Scarborough Bridge and Lendal Bridge.

Everyone is welcome at the event, so please come along and show your support for our team. All money raised is split with https://www.alzheimers.org.uk and https://www.macmillan.org.uk

Racing will commence at 10am and continue throughout the day to finish between 4pm and 5pm. There will be a total of 36 teams participating, with four boats racing at a time in sets of heats.

The teams will battle it out on the River Ouse (between Scarborough Railway Bridge and Lendal Bridge) for the Challenge Trophy and other prestigious awards,  including awards for the fastest Charity Team, fastest Armed Services Team, and of course the “Best Dressed Team” trophy.
The 250 metre course starts just downstream of Scarborough Bridge and finishes close to the YCRC Clubhouse, just upstream of Lendal Bridge. Crews will board their boats from the steps in front of the Clubhouse.

Dragon Boat Course
Dragon Boat Course

The York Rotary Dragon Boat Challenge has been held annually since 2003.

Kindly organised by the Rotary Club of York, their aim is to raise £1,000,000 for charities like ours and others in the local area.

The prizes are as follows:

  1. The Challenge Trophy – Presented to the winner of the Grand Final –  along with a cheque for £100 for their chosen charity
  2. The Fastest Times – these are awards for the fastest time in any of the races in which they participate, and are made to the teams NOT winning the Challenge Trophy:
    • The Charity Cup for the fastest “Charity” Team  along with a cheque for £50 for their chosen charity
    • The Merlin Cup for the fastest “Armed Services” Team along with a cheque for £50 for their chosen charity
    • The Ouse Cup for the fastest “Civilian” Team and a cheque for £50  for their chosen charity
    • Tailenders Trophy for the slowest time

To  donate, please remember to reference Dragon Boat 2017  – the money will be transferred to the Rotary Club for distribution:

Sort Code: 40 -52-40

Account Number: 00026548

Our account is ‘OSCAR’s PBTC’.

Please include your name in the reference field so that we know who to thank!

Or donate here: