Abingdon Vesper's Dragon Boat Day is a popular, annual charity fund raising event held alongside the Thames at Abingdon. The next event will take place on Sunday 3rd September 2017. Races will start around 10.30am and continue throughout the day, finishing late afternoon.
What is Dragon Boat racing?
Dragon Boat racing is an ancient Chinese tradition over 2000 years old and is one of Britain's most competitive water sports. It's a great way to raise money and it's spectacular, colourful, exciting and fun!
No experience or pre-event training required!
What is a Dragon Boat?
A Dragon Boat is a 40 foot long narrow boat, decorated with a Chinese dragon head and tail, and propelled by a crew of 16 paddlers who are kept in rhythm by a drummer. An experienced member of the event organisation crew (The Organisation) steers the boat and ensures that everyone has a fun but safe time on the water.