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Dragon boat racing returns to Preston Docks for business groups 100th year

Posted on - 31st May, 2016 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Ashton-on-Ribble, Business, Events, Riversway, Things To Do
Dragon boat racing at Preston Docks in previous years Pic: Tony Worrall

Dragon boat racing at Preston Docks in previous years Pic: Tony Worrall

Dragon boats will once more charge down Preston Docks as hundreds of people take on a charity challenge.

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Companies from across Lancashire descend on Preston to take up their paddles.

This year’s dragon boat racing marks 100 years of the North and Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce who organise the event.

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Chief executive of the chamber of commerce Babs Murphy said: “We have enjoyed a packed programme of events so far this year to celebrate the Chamber’s Centenary, and the Dragon Boat Challenge is yet another that will be very special.

“We first took part in the event back in 2012, and from then on, the Chamber has organised an annual competition for companies to come together and battle it out on the water.

“This year, we have the highest number of competitors to date, which will see hundreds of racers take to the water to be crowned the Centenary Challenge champion.”

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A competitors village is being set up by the swing bridge on the Docks for the 500 people due to take part and the public are invited to come and watch.

The dragon boat racing takes place from 10am to 3.45pm on Sunday 5 June.

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