RTD2019 – WORCESTER CHINESE ASSOCIATION VIDEO

There are lots of different community groups and businesses that take part in our Annual Race The Dragon Event which is held in July on the River Severn in Worcester .

One local group who take part is the Worcester Chinese Association who have competed several times. The group takes part and supports all sorts of community events in our City and we are delighted that they join us to help raise funds for local charities.

The group have recently released this fantastic video on Race The Dragon 2019, We absolutely love it!!

Information about the group can be found at Worcester Chinese Association

If you would like to take part in this years event, it is taking place on Sunday 5th July 2020 – Race the Dragon 2020 information.

GET ONBOARD WITH RACE THE DRAGON 2020

The biggest day of the year is our Race The Dragon Event, where 30 teams from across the County take part in races throughout the day to support a local charity, which this year is the Worcester Warriors Dementia Cafe.

Teams can be made up from local companies, organisations or just friends!

Categories are Under 18’s, ladies, mixed and open.

Back in 2018 Fortis Living took part and they thoroughly enjoyed their day, and they even made a Vlog of their day.

If you would like to be involved with Race The Dragon 2020 click RTD2020 for full details.

A LOOK BACK TO OUR VERY OWN GB MEDAL WINNER

Back in 2018 Worcester Dragons member Amanda Hughes became a GB Squad Silver Medal winner in the European Dragon Boat Championships.

Fellow club members followed and supported Amanda through her attempt to qualify for the GB squad and saw first hand the sacrifices she made over a long period to reach her goal. After being selected for the GB Squad back in April 2018, it was another 11 hard training sessions before finally flying out to Germany.

On Monday 20th August 2018 Amanda flew out with her GB team mates to Bradenburg in Germany (which is 40 minutes away from Berlin) before the 13th European Nation Championships competition took place from the 23rd to the 26th August 2018.

All of her hard work paid off as the squad earned Silver Medal in the 2000m Senior A Small Boat, The 500m Senior A Small Boat and The
200m Senior A Small Boat.

It was fantastic achievement for Amanda and our Club for her success in representing Great Britain and for coming back with three Silver Medals.

Pictured: Amanda with her three Silver Medals
Video: The 500m Small Boat race

Small Boat Senior A Women 500m Round 1

RACE THE DRAGON 2020

Worcester Dragons are proud to announce that entry to our annual charity regatta is now open!

The date for this year’s awesomely fun and competitive day is Sunday 5th July.

A few RTD 2020 FAQ’s

How many people do I need to make a crew

You need a minimum of 12 paddlers, plus a drummer. On the day you’ll be paddling against crews of up to 16, so try to get to that magic number. There is also room for 4 reserves on the crew sheet, so you can have up to 20 paddlers taking part in the day, plus a drummer.

Are there anyage limits?

There are no upper age limits, but we do have an age limit lower down the scale for safety reasons. 12 is the minimum age.

WHAT TYPE OF CREW CAN ENTER?

All crews race against each other on the day, but there are prizes for each category:

o Junior / U18 means min. 12 paddlers are under the age of 18 on race day,

o Ladies are all women (funnily enough),

o Mixed means a minimum of 6 women and 6 men paddling in your crew (that’s on the water, not just your crew sheet and race marshals do check),

o Open means just that. If you are not a junior, ladies or mixed crew you are an open crew.

For full information and downloads please visit RACE THE DRAGON 2020