boathouseOn 6th August Bath will hold its very first Dragon Boat Challenge! This popular watersports activity is one of the fastest growing in the UK. Teams compete in Dragon Boats; large canoe-like vessels with ornately carved dragon’s heads and tails.

Each boat holds a crew of up to 16 people, who sit in pairs and paddle to compete in timed races. Each boat also has a drummer beating time as well as a professional helmsperson to steer the boat.

The cost for entry is £300 + VAT per team with the money raised going to local charities. Find out more about how to enter.

If you would like to just watch and enjoy the beautiful scenery, the Dragon Boat Challenge is being held in the beautiful riverside setting of The Boathouse in Bath, with its landscaped gardens and picturesque views over the River Avon.