Dragon Boat Race!

26th April 2013

Date: 14 Sep 2013 Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Location: Rother Valley Country Park Rotherham and Sheffield Charities Dragon Boat Race in aid of Bluebell Wood Hospice.

The race is open to everyone and 21 teams will battle it out over a 200m race course, watched by several hundred spectators. A for Appointments is working with Gable Events to bring you the 1st Rotherham and Sheffield Charities Dragon Boat Race. Rother Valley Country Park offers a superb venue for racing and a fabulous day is guaranteed with bankside entertainment, music, food and fun activities for all the family! Dragon Boat Racing and the Challenge Dragon Boat racing is an ancient Chinese tradition and the fastest growing water activity in Britain today as well as the most fun! Up to 10 people paddle each 30'boat with a drummer at the front beating time and a helm at the tail steering a straight course. No previous experience is required, just plenty of team spirit! A for Appointmentsis working with Gable Events to bring you the 1stRotherham & Sheffield Charities Dragon Boat Race to Rother Valley Country Park, Sheffield. The event is open to everyone and the crews will battle it out over the 200m course, watched by crowds of spectators. Rother Valley offers a superb venue for racing and a fabulous day is guaranteed for spectators and competitors alike. Entry includes: Dragon boats, qualified helms and all racing equipment At least 3 races per crew Medals for the top three scoring crews Trophies for the best-placed mixed crew (minimum 5 ladies), the crew raising the most money for charity and the 'best dressed' crew A £200 voucher towards a celebratory meal at The Milestone restaurant in Sheffield for the crew raising the most money for charity Bankside music and entertainment Souvenir Programme Gable Events With the benefit of over fifteen years' experience in corporate event management, Gable Events provides high quality, value for-money activities tailored to the individual needs of our clients. We specialise in events for motivation, team building and fun and offer a full activity portfolio. Tel 01780 470718 Email info@gable-events.co.uk Web www.gable-events.co.uk A for Appointments Based in Sheffield, A for Appointments is a privately owned company that has been successfully supporting commercial, industrial, health and social care businesses of all sizes with their interim, contract and permanent recruitment needs since 2001. Tel 01142757744 Email reception@aforappointments Web www.aforappointments.com For further information contact A for Appointments Tel: 0114 2757744 or email: kerry@aforappointments.com Entry details Crews Crews must comprise 8-10 paddlers plus a drummer - Squads may be larger. Crews can be mixed, all female or all male and organisations may enter more than one crew. The minimum age is 12 years and no previous experience of dragon boat racing is required. All crew members must be able to swim in light clothing and in moving water and compete entirely at their own risk. Qualified helms, buoyancy aids and water safety cover are provided by the organizers. Rules Gable Events is an approved operator of the British Dragon Boat Racing Association (BDA) and the Challenge will be run under BDA Festival Rules and hold a BDA Race Permit. All crews accepted for entry must abide with the competition rules and the entry details shown on this form. Each crew is guaranteed a minimum of 3 races (subject to weather conditions). Entry Fees £35 per crew member (£385 per crew). Crews may have less than 11people but there are no fee reductions for crews of less than 11. Entries Will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. A deposit of £100 is required to secure your boat (balance due 1st August 2013). No refunds will be given once an entry has been accepted and there can be no refund if the event or racing has to be cancelled due to conditions outside the control of the event organizers. Charity Sponsorship Official sponsor forms may be supplied by the charity you wish to raise money for. Please contact the charity direct.

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