St Neots Summer Festival & Dragon Boat Challenge
12th August 2014
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Local Dragon Boat teams Battle it out in the St.Neots Dragon Boat Challenge!

The St Neots Dragon Boat Challenge held on the River Great Ouse, Saturday 9th August 2014, was a spectacular success attracting 20 crews and well over 9500 spectators for a fantastic day’s racing.

The crews representing businesses and organisations from St Neots battled it out all day in 3 boat races over a 200m race course at Regatta Meadow. Eventual winners were in first place; Big Blue Wrecking Crew from St Neots Rugby Club, second place was Gym Anchors from Wyboston Health & Leisure Club and third place were the Blazing Paddles. There was as little as 0.3 of a second between first and second place which made for an incredible final race.

Marketing & Events Manager, Melissa Coe for St Neots Town Council says: ‘The atmosphere throughout the day was tremendous and was described as a ‘large picnic’. It was great to see so many local people enjoying themselves down at the Regatta Meadow, watching the racing and taking part in the riverside activities. The enthusiasm shown by the crews was superb and we look forward to continuing the Dragon Boat Challenge for years to come”.

Did you attend and watch the dragon boat challenge? OR did you take part yourself?

If so, let us know in the comments below!

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