East Anglian Dragon Boat Festival roars back to Lowestoft!
2009 East Anglian Dragon Boat Festival
Sunday 10th May

Several hundred people will take to the water on Sunday 10th May as the fourth East Anglian Dragon Boat Festival in aid of EACH returns to Oulton Broad at Nicholas Everitt Park in Lowestoft. Crews will race the thirty foot brightly painted Chinese dragon boats three at a time over a 200m course alongside Nicholas Everitt Park, watched by several thousand spectators.

As well as the spectacular races every 10 minutes throughout the day between 10am and 4pm, there will be plenty of family entertainment on the bank including an inflatable climbing wall, rodeo bull, human demolition, face painter and fun fair rides. In keeping with the Chinese history of dragon boat racing, the Wing Chun Kung Fu group will be performing a colourful lion dance at 12 noon and 2pm and Lowestoft based, Venue of Performing Arts, will be performing three shows during the day at 11am, 1pm and 3pm.

The Everitt Park café will be serving a wide range of food and refreshments plus there will be a beer tent and mobile caterers bringing a hog roast, crepes, coffee, smoothies, wraps and toasted sandwiches.

Entrance to the Festival is free to spectators and there is plenty of on-site ‘Pay and display’ parking at Nicholas Everitt Park.

image credit – AK Event Photography

2009 Crews

SLP Engineering & The BP Valhall Redevelopment Project
The Valhall Vikings

Great Yarmouth Power Station
Drag ‘n’ Power

NHS Great Yarmouth & Waveney
HMS NHS

Absolute Mechanical
Absolutely Absolute

AKD Engineering Ltd
The Blazing Paddles

Birketts LLP
Gin Palace

British Sugar
The Crystal Tips

British Sugar
The Sugar Puffs

Expro North Sea Ltd
Full Steam Ahead

Grant Thornton UK LLP
Oarsome GT

Hoseasons
Hoseasons

InFocus
InFocus

Marriott Sprowston Manor
Ladies and Gentlemen of the Manor

Midwich Ltd
Leaky Buckets

Morgan Ashurst
Morgan Allstars

Morgan Ashurst
Morgan Splashurst

Nick Barrett & Friends
Janglyhands

Online Ergonomics Ltd
Professional Oars

Sizewell ‘A’
Brenda’s Boys

Sizewell ‘A’
Homer’s Oddities

St Johns Housing Trust
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Housing

The Beach
The Beach

The Fishers Hotel
Fishers Hotel

TRO
TROtanic

Venue of Performing Arts
Venuetanic

Virgin Money
Virgin Village People

Winelodge
Winelodge Warriors

For more information visit the Festival website at www.dragonboatfestivals.co.uk/eastanglia

For more information on the vital work of East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices, please visit www.each.org.uk