Shanly Group Dragon boat racing

Taking to the river for Dragon Boat Racing

On Sunday 14th June we headed down to Higginson Park, Marlow to take part in the annual Marlow Dragon Boat Festival where our Shanly Group team 'Yeah Buoy' were competing.

On the morning we arrived complete with gazebo, refreshments and deck chairs in hand, but most importantly we had our game faces and war paint on! We arrived in high spirits and soon talks turned to tactics, which teams posed the biggest competition and which team had the best costume.

As we were called up for our races we donned our life jackets, mounted our boats and focused our eyes on the finish line. We got off to a great start with all our team members working in good time and on the right count. We pushed ourselves to the limit and finished second in all of our three races and with our timing improving with each race!

Unfortunately we didn't make it through to the semi-finals but for our first attempt we all had a fantastic time and cannot wait to embrace the challenge next year. Many thanks to Marlow Town Regatta and Dragon Boat Festival for organising such a fantastic day!