Introduction to Dragon Boat Racing

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Thames Dragon Boat Club

1012 Dockside Road

London

E16 2QT

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We are running a session to introduce people who have either never been in a Dragon Boat before, or have but would like to try again.

We will not only show you the basics of Dragon Boat Paddling; what it is and why it is such a great team and social sport, but also let you try it out on the Royal Dock. We will provide all the equipment.

This is our second event of the year, after the success of the first, and is exactly the same in format. If you are unable to attend this event, then please get in touch via email, Facebook chat or using Meetup to see what we can do.

To attend this event you will need:

1. To make a minimum donation of £5 to Richard House, our favourite local charity by purchasing a ticket

2. Sign a waiver form ensuring you understand the safety guidelines (a form will be sent to you prior to the session)


FAQs

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

We have a minimum age of 16 to attend this event

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

The nearest station is Royal Albert on the DLR (2minutes walk). There is paid parking at the London Regatta Centre, so we encourage you to get the DLR.

What can I bring into the event?

This is a watersport and as such you will need to bring some clothes you dont mind getting wet - though its unlikely you will get too wet!

Flip flops or water resistent shoes are best, plus shorts or a t-shirt, although if you feel the cold you may want to wear longer shorts or an extra layer - remember you will also be wearing a bouyancy aid.

Please bring clothes you can change into afterwards - there are changing rooms and showers in the club house.

If you want, you can also bring a bottle of water into the boat.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions, or what do I do if I want to come but the event is sold out?

thamesdragonsbc@gmail.com

or

through our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ThamesDragonsDBC

Why are you charging a fee?

Through experience we have found people are more likely to turn up on the day if they have paid for the session. Because our intention is not to make money from this the money raised, after fees to Eventbrite, will go to our favourite local charity - Richard House Childrens Hospice.


What's the refund policy?

Because the funds will go to our favourite local charity, Richard House, we will not be offering a refund.

Can the event be cancelled?

We will only cancel the event because if the weather is bad enough for the London Regatta Centre to close the dock. This only usually occurs when there are high winds or fog. We will still paddle if its hot, raining or more likely overcast!

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Thames Dragon Boat Club

1012 Dockside Road

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E16 2QT

United Kingdom

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