Deloitte Dragon Boat Challenge
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On the 8th of September four teams (Usain Boat, Yeah Buoy, Boaty MC Boat Face, and The Gold Standard) raced along surrey docks water sports centre competing against fellow colleagues to be the best in the company!
The teams arrived at 3:30pm and after brief introductions between them one of the company partners stood up and thanked everyone for turning up and may the best team win! The briefing then commenced competitors grabbed their paddles and life jackets and stood as a team, as Race the Dragon went through safety precautions, other staff member demonstrated how to use the paddle correctly whilst out on the water!
“We really enjoyed the event, I’ve had several colleagues tell me it’s the event they’ve enjoyed most in their time at the company! Everything was smoothly run on the day, from arrival, the racing, prize-giving to the food. The staff on the day were really helpful and drummed up a fun atmosphere for everyone involved. I’d definitely recommend Race the Dragon to friends and colleagues.”
Mr H Cheetham, Senior Consultant
As teams raced along the water the competitive side came out, team tactics and race strategies were top priority! Due to Olympic style training on the way up to the start line times went down from an average of 1:01:35 in the first round to an amazing 0:56:43 in the final sprints!
After the racing had finished an awards ceremony was held and a speech was given by one of the senior partners, medal’s and a trophy went to team Yeah Buoy for achieving 1st place in the Deloitte Dragon Boat Challenge! There was a full BBQ banquet laid out for the competitors and bystanders and a fully stacked free bar with wine, beer and water…