Caterham team YourRecruit was one of the many battling to become Dragon Boat Champions 2018 when St Catherine’s Hospice held its annual dragon boat festival at Tilgate Park, Crawley .
Those on the shorelines tried their luck at traditional fête games such as hook a duck and a penalty shootout, while younger visitors sprang into action on giant inflatables. Visitors also tucked into tasty food from onsite vendors and enjoyed refreshing drinks from the onsite bar, provided by Sussex Event Bars, who donated a percentage of profits to St Catherine’s.
On the lake, and after a full day of races, DHL Express powered through to be crowned champions, with a winning time of 57 seconds, which was two seconds faster than last year’s winners.
Winning teams were presented with medals and trophies by Giles Tomsett, Chief Executive at St Catherine’s, and the Mayor of Crawley.
Photo Sara Fermore