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The Races


This amazing spectacle will take place on the River Dart at Longmarsh.

Each crew will get the opportunity to race in a different boat and racing lane in each heat to ensure complete fairness. The race distance is approximately 200m.

All competitors must wear a buoyancy aid (provided by the event organisers), be entered on a Crew List, signed an Acknowledgement of Risk Form and had a safety briefing before the race, to validate their crew’s public liability insurance cover.

Totnes Dragon Boat Challenge 2019

Let the race begin!

The Longmarsh Car Park will be available for competitors. Space is very limited, each team will receive three parking permits so please car share wherever possible

The team manager must attend the team briefing at 10.15 - (regardless of what time you are racing)  

The first race will commence at 11.00.

Crews must report to the Boat Marshalling Area, when called forward by the Chief Boat Marshall or over the PA.

This will normally be 20 minutes before a race start time. Crews failing to report on time may be barred from the competition. It is paramount to the smooth running of the event that crews report to the Boat Marshalling Area in plenty of time. Crew Managers assistance with this is greatly appreciated.


You can download the race schedule here



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where to watch

Where Can I Watch the Races?


All the action takes place on Longmarsh Totnes.

The public car park at Longmarsh will be closed except for competitors. Pay and display parking is available in the Totnes Town Car Parks. Please note: Morrisons Supermarket Car Park is private property and is reserved for customers visiting the shop. There is also a 2-hour parking limit which is enforced by number plate recognition cameras.

Longmarsh is about a 10-minute walk from the Town Centre bus stop and about 20-minutes from Totnes Railway Station.

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