We provide a complete Dragon Boat experience for a perfect team building corporate event in the heart of London.
We run up to six boats racing at a time, providing not just great racing, but a great spectacle for the spectators too. This ancient and fascinating sport requires no previous experience and caters for all ages and abilities in one crew. Dragon Boating is exciting, motivating, social, fun and competitive.
A typical event consists of two or three heats per team racing down the dock. The fastest teams will qualify for the final, where they will race head to head. Qualification is based on a teams fastest, not average time.
Expert commentary from our in house PA adds a great atmosphere to your event.
The Dragon Boat event can be competition based only or packaged with a BBQ, drinks and even an after-party event or disco in our hall and bar area. An event requires a minimum of 20 participants to run, and teams are made up of 10 if using the Baby Dragon boats, or 16 if using the Big Dragon boats. We can cater for over 400 participants, with ample time.
As a guide, an event for 40 people (4 teams) will take approximately 1 hour, and for 100 people (10 teams) will take approximately 2 hours, excluding BBQ.
Sample Dragon Boat Event
In the summer, events can start late in the day, suitable for professionals and corporates. Below is a sample programme for about 100 to 200 participants.
1700 – Participants register and get changed
1745 – Safety Briefing
1800 – Racing begins
2000 – Racing finishes
2010 – Prize-giving
2030 – BBQ
2300 – Programme ends
The downstairs Bar can open from 1730 and participants and spectators may start purchasing alcohol. However, if we feel a participant is too intoxicated to race, we will have to prohibit them from racing.