Now in its sixth year, the Devon Air Ambulance Dragon Boat Festival is roaring its way back to the Quay for another day of super-splashing competition between local business, clubs and teams of individuals on Sunday 22 September 2019. Check out our brand new trailer!

Last year, 14 incredible teams fought the elements to battle for a place on the winners' podium, raising thousands of pounds to support our helicopters. It's one of our most popular fundraising events and a great opportunity to enjoy a fun team-building activity, a special away day, and a charity challenge!

Could your team be crowned this year's Dragonboat champions? There's only one way to find out! Whether you're looking for a corporate challenge or simply to raise money for a good cause and have a fun day out with friends, this year's dragonboat festival is worth signing up for!

How to enter


Your business or club pays £360 for the cost of the boat hire. This non-refundable sum will reserve your team's boat. Each of your team members, including the drummer, then needs to raise a minimum of £45 sponsorship each.

Set up your JustGiving page here

Race for free

Devon Air Ambulance will cover the cost of the boat hire and in return each member of the team, including the drummer, needs to raise a minimum sponsorship of £70 each. £30 must be received by the Charity by the 22nd July 2019.

For an information pack, please download the pack below.

Download your Dragonboat Info pack 2019 here

Good for business

Our Dragon Boat Festival is one for the corporate calendar as it’s an excellent team-building event – something that your team will want to get on board with. Each team consists of 16 rowers and 1 drummer. To book your boat please contact us.

Huge thanks to Burts Snacks who are headline sponsors for this year's festival! This year Burts is entering a team for the first time, too. Read their story here.

Not enough of you to make a team?

Why not ask your customers, suppliers or another company to boat share with you? It’s a great way to build relationships or a fun away day activity. Or why not register your interest with us as we may be able to match you with other businesses or clubs?

Sponsor our Dragon Boat Festival

Sponsorship is of mutual benefit to both businesses and Devon Air Ambulance. Corporate sponsorship keeps our costs down and enables us to raise further funds whilst being a positive and high visibility platform for promoting your business or brand. With your support we can continue to develop and provide our services for the future.

Find our more about the event by downloading the 2019 Dragonboat Festival Sponsorship Pack below.

Sponsor's pack

Share this event

Will you get a team together to take on some fierce competition? Get some buddies on board and shout about it on Facebook and Twitter! Look out for fresh articles and information on our social channels too.

Volunteer at this event

We're always very grateful to the volunteers who support our fundraiser events. If you would like to get on board by lending us your support for the day then we'd love to hear from you!

Become a one-off event volunteer

Proudly sponsored by Burts Snacks in 2019