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Dragon Boat Festival 2017

Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Date: Sunday 24th September
Location: Exeter Quay

Oops, you've landed on last year's event page, for details of our 2018 Dragon Boat Festival please click here.

Thank you to The Exeter for part-sponsoring this year's Dragon Boat Festival.

It's back for it's fourth year - Devon Air Ambulance's Dragon Boat Festival at Exeter Quay will be on Sunday 24th September 2017.

Our Dragon Boat Festival is an excellent team building event and a definite MUST for all corporate and club diaries!  Each team consists of 16 rowers and 1 drummer.






Download your information pack today and email Tracy to enter your team!


Calling all teams: Join us after the event at the Bishop's Blaize pub at Exeter Quay for a well deserved drink and a bite to eat! 

Not only have the Bishop's Blaize entered a team into this year's Dragon Boat Festival they will be hosting a BBQ in their garden after the event!

Already registered your team? Then let's get your fundraising started!

Simply click the Just Giving button below to create your own fundraising page for this event:

There will be a prize for the team that raises the most sponsorship!

Our Dragon Boat Festival has received such great support from local businesses over the past three years and since 2014 the event has raised nearly £40,000 for the charity with funds still coming in! Local clubs and businesses have found it to be a great team building experience with lots of fun had by all. 

About the event:

Registration opens at 10am on Exeter Quay with the first race commencing at 11am. Teams race head to head throughout the day in heats and the event wraps up at 4pm with an awards ceremony; the teams that place third and second are presented with bronze and silver medals respectively and the winning team are awarded gold medals and a trophy.

On 27 August 2017 Devon Air Ambulance will be celebrating 25 years of service. As part of our ‘Say it with Silver’ campaign we are encouraging local businesses and clubs to be part of our 25th celebrations as one of 25 teams competing!




How to fund your boat:


Your business or club pays £360 for the cost of the boat hire, this will reserve your boat and is non-refundable. Each member of the team, including the drummer, then raises a minimum of £45 sponsorship.

Race for free

Devon Air Ambulance will cover the cost of the boat hire in return for each member of the team, including the drummer, raising a minimum of £70 sponsorship of which £30 must be received by the charity no later than 2 months prior to the event.

Could your business sponsor our Dragon Boat Festival? This provides a mutual benefit to both our sponsor and Devon Air Ambulance; Corporate sponsorship keeps our costs down and enables us to raise further funds whilst being a great platform for your brand promotion.

Visit the Sponsorship Opportunities page of our website for further information and to download the Dragon Boat Sponsor Pack.

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