In pictures: Lincoln Dragon Boat Race 2017

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

The boat race was held on Saturday, July 22 on the Brayford Wharf and saw a number of local businesses race on the water for charity.

The event helped raise money for LIVES, St Barnabas Hospice and the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance and organisers hope that around £5,000 will be raised in total.

The final scores were:

  • 1st – Highway Five-O
  • 2nd – Accrewed Interest
  • 3rd PP Motorsport

Organisers Ringrose Law said: “The 2017 Lincoln Dragon Boat Race was a roaring success. We were absolutely thrilled with how well the day went, and the fun and energy all the teams put in to it!

“Despite the capsize, everything ran really smoothly and we had hundreds of spectators throughout the day cheering the teams on. A big thank you to all involved and all who supported us on the day. We hope to have raised lots of money for charity.”

An ancient Chinese tradition, dragon boat racing is one of the fastest growing water activities in Britain.

Each of the 16 teams, consisting of ten rowers and one drummer, took part in three 200m races during the afternoon before the four fastest teams qualified for the semi-finals and then the final later in the day.