2023 Dragon Boat Race & Fun Day - Sponsored by Trident Honda

Managing Director Richard Roberts with dragons

Managing Director Richard Roberts with dragons

Trident Honda is pleased to announce that it will once again be the main sponsor for the 2023 Annual Dragon Boat Race and Fun Day, raising funds for the Woking & Sam Beare Hospice.

Registration is now open and the boats will fill up fast for this hugely popular event so sign up today for some oar-some fun!

The event is to be held on 14th May 2023, and is great for families, groups of friends and colleagues, clubs and any team who are up for lots of fun.

Teams of 12-16 rowers will take to the waters of Goldsworth Park Lake in colourful dragon boats, and paddle furiously across the waters to be crowned the winners. No experience is required and all equipment is provided - just bring your energy and your warrior spirit!

In addition to the spectacle of the races, there will be lots to enjoy on the banks of the lake, including a BBQ, face-painting, plant stall, tombola, refreshments and much more.

The Dragon Boat Race dates back 2000 years throughout southern China and has now taken place annually for 20 centuries. The races are traditionally started with a special ceremony for good luck, performed for us by dancers and Chinese lions from the Chinese School of Woking.

The Dragon Boat event will once again be held in memory of keen hospice supporter Kris Cook, who grew up close to the lake where he pursued his love of water sports.