February 5, 2019 11.42 am This story is over 57 months old

Dragon Boat Race returns to Lincoln this summer

Get ready for an oar-some day on the Brayford

Lincoln will play host to an ancient Chinese tradition when the Dragon Boat Race returns to the Brayford in summer 2019.

Fast and furious rowing will kick off the event on the Brayford Waterfront at 12pm on Saturday, July 20.

More than 16 crews will battle it out on brightly painted Chinese dragon boats over the 200 metre course.

Each team is made up of ten paddlers, a beating drummer at the front and a steering helm at the rear.

Food and drink stalls will also line the waterfront and raise money for two local charities.

In 2018, the event managed to raise over £7,000 for local charities.

This fourth yearly event will raise money for the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance and the Nomad Trust.

What an Oar-some day!

Money for the Nomad Trust will go towards the construction of a £1.2 million homeless shelter in the city.

While money for the air ambulance will go towards the running costs, with each mission costing around £2,500.

Gemma Shaw, fundraising manager at Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance, said: “It’s always a fun-filled day and a great way for local people and businesses to get involved and show their support.

“2019 is an extra special year for our charity, as we are celebrating our 25th anniversary. We are really excited to be marking this milestone with lots of different activities.”

For more information on how to apply, contact Alex Bennet through his email ([email protected]) or on the Ringrose Law website.