Bradford Dragonboat Festival - Youth Championship

Friday 22nd June 2018   9.30am – 4.30pm

Following several years of developing the sport of Dragon boating within the Bradford district, the Youth Championship will again be part of hugely successful Bradford Dragon Boat Festival.


The competition will take place on Friday 22nd June 2018 between 9.30am – 4.30pm with racing on the river Aire at Robert’s park in Saltaire.

Start Date: 22/06/2018 9:30 AM

End Date : 22/06/2018 4:30 PM

Register by : 01/06/2018 3:00 PM

This event will be co-hosted by the Bradford Dragonboat Festival Committee, Bradford Adventure Development Team and Race the Dragon Ltd.

The competition is open to any school, youth or community group throughout the UK who work with young people aged between 11 - 19 (or up to 25 if a disability team). 


There will be three categories:

  • Junior – Years 7 – 9

  • Senior – Years 10 – 13

  • Disability - Ages 11-25

Prizes will be awarded in each race category


  • Teams must contain no more than 17 members (16 paddlers and a drummer), but can be less. 

  • Teams should contain a mix of genders (unless the team is from a strictly all girls/all boys school)

  • All aspects of safety on the water will be arranged on the day by Race the Dragon. Details of safety arrangements, including risk assessment information and participant’s medical forms will be issued when you register.

  • Buoyancy aids when on the water and a full safety brief will be given to all participants before their first race.

  • No previous experience is necessary as all instruction is given on the day.

  • The competition will be run by fully qualified Race the Dragon instructors.

  • Each team will have a minimum of 2 races plus a final if they qualify.

  • Training @ £99.50 / team can be arranged with Doe Park Water Activities Centre by clicking HERE >>>.

  • Registration must be completed before Friday 1st June 2018

Teams will also be able to visit stalls from various employers for apprenticeship opportunities and be able to have a go at other challenges and activities on the day in Robert’s Park

The Bradford Youth Dragon Boat Championship Teams - 2018