Dragon Boat Racing

Outdoor competitive team building activity, available across London and the UK

Skills Learnt:

Competition, fun, rewarding, shared experiences, building relationships, communication


General Overview:

Often one of the hardest challenges for employees and managers alike is to stand back and look at the bigger picture of their organisation. And that’s where Artworks comes in!
Dragon Boat racing involves teams of up to 10 paddlers paddling frantically to beat the other teams down a set course in a 30ft boat with a drummer and helm. The drums and colourful boats make it impressive and exciting both to watch and participate in.

Teams will paddle what looks like an oversized canoe with an ornately carved dragons head at the front and a tail at the rear. A drum positioned at the front with a drummer furiously banging the drum to keep the rest of the crew in time. A helms person steers the boat from the rear and helps to co-ordinate the team’s efforts so that they are all paddling at the same speed.

Dragon boating is not only an exhilarating and enjoyable sport but also an excellent exercise in team building. It is essential for dragon boat teams to work together; making use of each member’s individual strengths in order to ensure that their team delivers the best possible performance in their races. The winning team will be the team that successfully works together; communicating with each other, with the help of the drummer, to ensure that they work as a unified team.


The Package:

  • One boat per team
  • One helms person per team
  • Medical technician and first aid cover
  • Pre-event meetings
  • Site visits
  • Experienced event personnel
  • Travel and subsistence
  • £10 million public and product liability insurance


020 7378 2975