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Narberth and Whitland Rotary Club
Welsh Dragon Boat Championship 2017


The 2017 and Fourth Annual Welsh Dragon Boat Championship is set to hit Pembrokeshire this coming Whitsun Bank Holiday Sunday (28th May).

The Charity event is in aid of Charities and good causes supported by the Narberth & Whitland Rotary Club.All money raised will be spent in Wales

The event is pitched at the entire family, with masses of activities scheduled to appeal to all ages and interests. The race itself involves approximately 20 teams of 15 members, varying in ability and experience, racing in traditional Dragon Boats with a drummer at the bow and an experienced rudder man at the helm.

The event is being hosted at Llys y Fran Country Park in Pembrokeshire – the magnificent 350 acre park site at the heart of the county. The park boasts a 212 acre reservoir on which the race itself will take place. The park - popular with ramblers, cyclists, water sports and fishing enthusiasts  boasts a family-friendly restaurant, gift shop and a vast outdoor nature trail around the man-made lake.

Entries for the event are now open and several teams have already signed up,and with about a dozen other interested enquiries pending, it is already promising to be another tremendous occasion.

Full details on how to enter a team can be received by contacting Rotarian Steve Lewis on  07932 798910 or by email  We will be delighted to hear from you.

About Us (Update 30/1/17, full details are now posted on the 'About Us' at the top of this website)

For any other queries please use the 'Contact Us' tab above or e mail We will be pleased to help you with any queres you may have. 

Be sure to check the 'Programme' tab above for the latest info on the attractions on the day. and also the 'about us' tab for further information.

Latest News

2017 Changes

Several important images have been made in response to feedback we received from our competitors in 2016

9 Feb 2017 More...

How to Enter a Team 2017

In the 'About Us' section of this website, we have listed full details of how to enter a team for 2017, along with everything that you will need to know.

30 Jan 2017 More...

2017 Team Enties Now OPEN!

Entries for the 2017 Welsh Dragon Boat Championships to be held at the magnificent setting of the the Llys Y Fran Reservoir and Country Park on Sunday the 28th May, 2017 are now open :-)

8 Jan 2017 More...


Narberth and Whitland Rotary Club would like to thank all of our generous sponsors who supported the 2016 Welsh Dragon Boat Championship. If you are interested in supporting us in 2017 please contact us for full details at

We will be delighted to hear from you :-)


  • Andrew Price Hairdressers 

    The aims and objectives of Andrew Price salons is to build and maintain a reputation for providing a high quality service to all our clients at a competitive price and remain at the forefront of technological and artistic advancement.


  • Welsh Water

    Welsh Water

    Welsh Water is the sixth largest of the ten regulated water and sewerage companies in England and Wales. Responsible for providing over three million people with a continuous, high quality supply of drinking water.

  • Dragon Palace, Chinese & Cantonese Restaurant

    Dragon Palace, Chinese & Cantonese Restaurant

    Dragon Palace Chinese & Cantonese Restaurant is a huge favourite with both locals and visitors. Dine in or Take Away - you'll not be dissapointed !

  • Templeton


    Templeton Direct is a division of Templeton, Beer, Wines & Spirits, based in Pembrokeshire where you can order your favourite drinks for home delivery at great prices.

  • Care in Hand

    Care in Hand

    At Care in Hand we strongly believe everyone should have the freedom to choose how they want to receive care and support, providing them with the opportunity to live life as fully and independently as possible.

  • Folly Farm

    Folly Farm

    Folly Farm Adventure Park & Zoo is a fantastic family attraction in Begelly Pembrokeshire, just around 5 miles from both Tenby & Narberth. A great day out for all the family is assured.


In 2017, we are delighted to announce that we are supporting Mental Health Charities.

  • Rotary projects in Wales

    Rotary projects in Wales

    Over the last three years, thank to your tremendous support we are delighted that the Welsh Dragon Boat Championship has raised £40,000.

    With your help and participation, In 2017 we hope to be able to increase that total to £50,000, which would be tremendous.



  • This year we have chosen the charity theme of Mental Health. This is an area that greatly needs our support and these are some of the charities that we hope to support.

    ​Don't forget that any amount of sponsorship that your team raises above the £25 per head  for Rotary Charities you are free to donate to the Charity of your choice. It may be that your workplace or group have a nominated charity or a favourite cause to support? (Alternatively, of course we would be more than delighted if you raise more for our Rotary supported charities.