Dragon Boat Racing in Durham

Dragon Boat Racing at Durham University Boat Club

If you’re in search of an exhilarating dragon boat racing experience near Newcastle, look no further than Durham University Boat Club. The sport’s popularity has grown across the North East, thanks to Durham University Boat Club’s breathtaking natural setting.

Furthermore, the stunning natural surroundings of Durham University Boat Club foster team building and camaraderie due to its physically demanding nature. The competitive aspect of dragon boat racing promotes unity, which is essential for effective team building. Durham University Boat Club’s serene waters and lush surroundings provide an enchanting backdrop.

Conveniently positioned near Newcastle and Durham, Durham University Boat Club offers easy access in the North East. Explore how your team can benefit from this unique experience. Join us for an extraordinary dragon boat racing event at Durham University Boat Club in the heart of the North East!

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 Durham University Boat Club

Nestled in the heart of the North East and conveniently accessible from bustling Newcastle and its neighboring areas, Durham University Boat Club (DUBC) stands out as your premier destination for all things dragon boat racing. Furthermore, we prioritize thrilling dragon boat racing experiences in our events, catering to newcomers looking for an adrenaline-pumping team-building adventure on the water. The picturesque location on the serene shores of the River Wear offers breathtaking views and creates a tranquil ambiance, setting the perfect stage for your dragon boat racing event.

What truly sets Durham University Boat Club apart is its strategic positioning within the North East. This ensures easy access from dynamic Newcastle and the broader region. Regardless of whether you’re a local business or a group coming from farther afield, our location guarantees that you can fully enjoy the thrill of dragon boat racing with ease.

Additionally, we offer convenient changing rooms and clean restrooms that guarantee your comfort, and ample parking that makes your visit hassle-free. DUBC provides all the amenities you need to complement your dragon boat racing adventure on the River Wear.

For a more in-depth look at Durham University Boat Club, their top-notch facilities, and the stunning River Wear, we invite you to explore their official website: Durham University Boat Club.

dragon boat racing durham
dragon boat racing durham

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!