Lincoln Dragon Boat Race returning for a second year

The Lincoln Dragon Boat Race is returning to the city for a second year to help raise funds for several organisations.

The boat race will be held on Saturday, July 22 on the city’s Brayford Wharf and a number of local businesses are already signed up to take part.

The event will be helping to raise money for LIVES, St Barnabas Hospice and the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance.

An ancient Chinese tradition, dragon boat racing is one of the fastest growing water activities in Britain and also one of the most fun. This year there are over 14 teams competing to be crowned the Lincoln Dragon Boat Champion 2017, including last year’s champions, APSS.

Other teams for this year include Lincoln BIG, Delta-Simons Environmental Consultants, Streets Accountants, The Holiday Inn, Lambert Smith Hampton and DS Smith Packaging.

Michael Armstrong, Head of Events at Lincoln BIG said: “It’s great to see the event back in the city’s calendar of events. Last year the atmosphere was fantastic, with hundreds of spectators cheering on the local teams competing.

“We are thrilled to be involved in such an important event for Lincoln and would encourage people to come on the day and support.”

Organiser of the event Alex Bennett at Ringrose Law said: “The Lincoln Dragon Boat Race promises to be a great day out for local teams competing, families and friends.

“So whether you are a willing spectator ready to cheer everyone on or a champion oarsman in the making – you need to be there.

“As well as being great fun, this event will also raise vital funds to 3 very important and local charities. So please come and show your support on the day!”

More information about the event can be found on the website here.