There were crazy costumes and a festival atmosphere as the York Dragon Boat races made another big splash today (Sunday).
Thirty-six teams competed to be named champions during a hectic day of racing along the River Ouse, from Scarborough Bridge to Lendal Bridge.
The banks were filled with thousands of competitors, supporters and well-wishers as the annual charity extravaganza by York Rotary brought colour and fun to the city centre.
Altogether 36 teams competed, with many of the teams in fancy dress, ranging from sunflowers to nuns to superheroes.
The day began under cloudy skies but finished in glorious summer sunshine. Teams competed in three sets of heats before the fastest went through to the final.
This year’s winners, with an incredible time of 1 minute 8 seconds, was Wetherby PEI’s, who were raising money for Cancer Research UK.
Equally important, the best dressed team were Steiner’s Cool, in their sunflower outfits.
At the end of the day, York Rotary said: “Thank you to everyone who came, raced, donated and enjoyed themselves today at the York Dragon Boat races!”
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