Dragon Boat Racing at River Tees, Newcastle

Dragon Boat Racing at River Tees Watersports Centre near Newcastle

For an exhilarating dragon boat racing experience in the North East, including Newcastle and Middlesbrough, choose Teesside Watersports Centre. We bring this team-building sport to the picturesque River Tees.

Dragon boat racing is gaining popularity for corporate team building in the North East due to its natural venues, teamwork, and unifying spirit. The physical demands foster camaraderie, lasting bonds, and team spirit. The North East’s enchanting waterways, rich heritage, and vibrant arts community create an ideal backdrop.

Explore Teesside Watersports Centre for fantastic dragon boat racing opportunities in the North East. Join us for an unforgettable experience!

How does the dragon boat racing work?

Now that you’ve decided on a dragon boat racing event in the North East, NewWave Events can help you to organise the perfect day! Firstly, let us know an approximate number of participants and we will be able to provide you with an accurate dragon boat racing proposal for your group. The event usually runs with 3 rounds of heats, semi finals and a grand final and depending on your numbers, we will suggest the best racing format for your team. Our events are suitable for small groups of 22 + as well as 500 or more! 

Never seen dragon boats in action? Take a look at the video from one of our large charity dragon boat events.

About River Tees Watersports Centre

Set on the riverside in the picturesque waterways of the North East, River Tees Watersports Centre remains a social hub for water enthusiasts and anyone looking for a great venue. For over two decades, the center has stood as a fantastic place for groups looking to enjoy the perfect water-based challenge, perfectly situated along the serene banks of the River Tees.

Founded in 2001, Teesside Watersports Centre stands at the forefront of adventure activities, offering an array of exciting experiences for those seeking a fresh, water-based adventure and groups in pursuit of the ultimate aquatic challenge. 

Positioned along the scenic River Tees, the location offers stunning views and a peaceful ambiance, creating an ideal space to unwind and absorb the beauty of the region.

Teesside Watersports Centre is strategically situated with convenient access from Newcastle, Middlesbrough, and the wider North East. Its central location makes it an ideal choice for businesses and groups throughout the region and beyond.

Discover more about the captivating experiences that await you at Teesside Watersports Centre by visiting our official website:

Teesside Watersports Centre.

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Why NewWave Events?

NewWave Events provides excellent communication before, during and after your dragon boat racing event. We will take care of the organisation of the event on the day so you don’t have to worry about a single thing – you can join in on the races! We are not only a dragon boat racing supplier but also a professional events company which means we will take care of venue arrangements and the schedule of the day, so everyone is in the right place at the right time! It’s a pleasure for us and a weight off your shoulders!

Let us help you organise the best dragon boat racing event in the North East!

What’s provided on the day

  • The services of one of our experienced event managers prior to and during your event
  • Liaison with the venue to ensure the necessary infrastructure is in place
  • Fully equipped 30’ (up to 11 person) dragon boats
  • Trained staff (registered with Sport Governing Body)
  • Event control gazebo
  • Buoyancy aids & paddles
  • Professional emergency medical technician with response kit
  • Race equipment & radios
  • PA system and MC with race commentary
  • Venue decoration – authentic Chinese dragon flags on bamboo poles
  • Race schedule and computerized results service
  • £10m Public and equipment liability insurance
  • And much more… enquire today for a full breakdown!

We will ensure that the event runs smoothly and safely, and can provide additional services such as catering and entertainment to enhance the experience for your participants and spectators. NewWave Events will help to make your event a success and provide a positive and memorable experience for all involved!