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As part of the annual Scarborough Rotary Dragon Boat Charity Day, the OSA decided to join Scarborough College pupils and staff and enter their own boat.  With the College proudly supporting three boats it made for plenty of friendly competition between the boats on the day.  Our team -  including a mixture of OSs, current and past staff, parents and a few friends who were dragged along for the fun of it - met up for the first time on the day of the Racing!.

The OSA went head to head with the College staff in their first heat and the OS team proved too strong for the staff, in their first outing.  The second round of heats saw the staff up their game putting in a much improved time.  With a semi-final each and then the finals to try and reach, all teams raced hard but to their credit the students boat put in the overall fastest time of the three College boats.

A great day was had by all and much entertainment, especially as our boat on one race went out with 16 rowers and came back in with only 15!!!!!  A first for Dragon Boat racing at Wykeham Lakes!

Whilst one aim of the event is for everyone to have a good time, the other is for some serious fundraising.  We are still waiting for our final sponsorship and donations to come in but it is hoped that the OSA boat made over £500.  Thanks to all who took part and supported us.  Same time same place next year, if you think you’re up for the challenge!