Challenging Disability Through Outdoor Adventure

Tiger Boat Challenge 2017

Saturday 16th September

This event has been organised by the Rotary Clubs of Bassenthwaite and Workington Derwent to provide competitive fun for the participants, offer a great team building opportunity and raise cash for charities. Get together with friends, family or work colleagues to enter a team of 10. Each team should aim to raise at least £500 sponsorship (or a target of at least £50 per paddler).



How it works 

The Tiger Boats are similar in concept to Chinese racing dragon boats, but are somewhat wider and more stable.

  • The event is open for up to 16 teams (minimum age is 16, no maximum age!)
  • Each team needs to provide 10 paddlers (plus optional drummer or cox).
  • A team can be from a business, a club, a pub, or just a group of people who want to enter. Each team needs to appoint a single representative to co-ordinate the team’s attendance and interface with the organisers. 
  • The organisers provide the boats, life jackets/ vests, steersmen, the safety boats and shore facilities on the day.
  • Teams use their own clothing and footwear for the races. Team outfits/fancy dress encouraged!
  • Racing is over a marked course of approximately 300 to 350 metres.
  • Two boats will be used. Each team will get at least two or three races on the day, more if they progress to the latter stages of the competition. There will be trophies winners.


What happens on the day of the event

Teams need to be assembled at Derwent Water Marina for briefing at 9.30am well in advance of the first race at 10am. Races are run through the day, leading up to the final by a process of elimination, which should be around mid-afternoon. Therefore plan for the whole day out! Refreshments will be available (café with snacks, bar, BBQ). There will be changing facilities and toilets.


Important: how the sponsorship money works

All sponsorship money, including that raised by individual teams, needs to be provided to the Rotary Club of Bassenthwaite, who maintain the accounts and handle the Gift Aid claims. Half of the profit is donated to the charities nominated by the individual participating teams. (Event overheads are kept low in order to maximise profit). The other half of the profit is shared amongst charities nominated by the Rotary Clubs of Bassenthwaite and Workington Derwent.


Team Entry Form

Sponsorship Form



The Lake District Calvert Trust would like to thank Burnetts for entering a team in aid of LDCT - best of luck everyone! If anyone else would like to enter a boat on our behalf, we'd love to hear from you. 

Please contact the fundraising team at if you have any further questions 

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