Dragon Boat Racing Events

Hello from NewWave Events! If you are looking for an active day out the office, team building for your colleagues, a charity fundraising event or if you’ve simply never heard of dragon boat racing and think it would be great fun - You are on the right page! No experience necessary, just communication and teamwork!

We are the UK’s No.1 supplier of Dragon Boat Events, helping companies around the country to bond in a fun and competitive way! Whether it is a small corporate dragon boat team building day (up to 40 people) or a large corporate dragon boat racing event (40+) with thousands of people, bankside entertainment and catering - NewWave Events will take care of every small detail to make sure your event is safe and runs like clockwork!

If you are not sure which style of dragon boat racing event you need just contact us and we will suggest the best option for you!


Safety is at the forefront of every event we organise and that is why we have implemented structured measures specifically for dragon boat events;

• Full risk assessment & Safety Event Plan
• Regularly tested buoyancy vests & powered safety boats from PLA registered 5.6m RIB to our 3.4m inflatable for the tighter spaces with inflatable platforms
• Emergency Medical Technician on the day with a response kit
• Public Liability Cover at £10 million
• Qualified event staff – helms (who steer the dragon boats), boat marshals (who give your team a full safety briefing with paddling tips) and Event Manager (making sure everything is safe and secure on the day)

Our Event Staff

Our staff have years of experience in running our dragon boat events. Not only they will make sure you are safe but will probably enjoy the event as much as you! Any day on the water is a win-win for us, full of laughter and great energy. We expect nothing less!


We have delivered hundreds of events at venues across the UK and have built outstanding relationships with venues suitable for dragon boat events whether it be in London, Leeds, Bristol, Glasgow or anywhere in between!

If you would like a dragon boat event but don’t know of a venue nearby check out our recommended venue page or give us a quick call on 01536 674748!

What we provide

• Minimum 3 races for each team with semi-finals and finals (dependant on your requirements)
• Ceremony with the option of gold, silver and bronze medals with bubbly for the winners
• Event Control Gazebo
• PA system with commentary
• Event Race Schedule
• Additional extras at request: boat logos, dragon trophies, catering, gazebos, bankside entertainment, fancy dress and best fundraiser contests
• Plus much more… if you are interested please contact us for a bespoke quote!