Now in its seventh 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 20 September 2020. 

Last year, 8 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 Dragon Boat 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 Dragon Boat 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.

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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 20 July 2020.

The 2020 information pack will follow soon - please email Tracy at [email protected] to pre-order yours now.

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.

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

The 2020 Dragon Boat Festival has now been sponsored. We will be announcing this exciting new partnership very soon.

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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!

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