Event Details
8 May 2022
Fairlop Waters, Forest Road, Barkingside, Ilford, Essex

We have not confirmed the date for next year’s event yet, but if you are interested in putting your name down to take part, please use the form below and we will be in touch as soon as the date is confirmed.

Dragon Boat Race


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Teams of 17 people in each boat, 1 is the "drummer" so please let us know if you are a smaller team and wish us to join you with other fellow property people.

 Industry teams have “oar some’ fun in the sun for charity

The heat was most definitely on as Agents Giving organised an adrenaline pumping Dragon Boat race on Sunday 8th May sponsored by HomeLet and LetAlliance at Fairlop Waters Country Park in Ilford, Essex.

This was the ultimate team event and water spots activity with agents and suppliers alike coming together for fast racing, fundraising and family fun, with all teams rowing 250m in each of three heats in a bid to reach the final race.  The day was exciting and challenging with everyone having the best time for charity.

The racing teams included, Boomin, Foxtons, Kerfuffle, Thomas Morris, TDS, Acaboom, The Depositary, Loop Software, Drivers & Norris, J P Gardner & Associates, Simply Conveyancing, Genmar, Caplen Estates, National Home Move and Propertymark.

The teams as you would expect were highly competitive, many in fancy dress for the occasion and the level of rowing was impressive and intense.  The sun shone and a fun day was had by all involved out on the lake rowing and enjoying the lakeside views with picnics, refreshments, and a lot of laughs.

David Newnes, Agents Giving Chairman comments; “We all enjoyed a fabulous day dragon boat racing and could not have asked for a better day, the sun came out and so did all our wonderful supporters.  We would like to thank everyone who took part to help make this such an amazing event”.

Teams rowed in the heats to compete in the grand final which consisted of Thomas Morris, Caplen Estates, Drivers and Norris and Acaboom to see the winners Caplen Estates coming in with a winning race time of 01.01.53, followed by Thomas Morris, Drivers & Norris and Acaboom.  Over £22,000 was raised from the day’s activities.

Everyone involved is now looking forward with excitement to next year’s event and many already have a race plan in place!

See all of the official images from the race HERE

Our brand-new Dragon Boat Race is taking place on Sunday 8th May – sponsored by HomeLet and LetAlliance.

Venue: Fairlop Waters, Forest Road, Barkingside, Ilford, Essex IG6 3HN.

It’s going to be a fun family day out, so bring along your family, friends and colleagues to cheer you all on.  16 dragon boats have been filled so far with agents and suppliers. We have a couple more boats available if your fellow friends and agents would like to take part. No experience is necessary to be included in the racing, you just need to be able to sit upright on a bench and hold a paddle.

Each boat can hold up to 17 people, 16 paddlers and one drummer, you can register and bring along a team of 20 people and choose who to put out for your races!

Agenda and timings for the day are as follows: (may be subject to change)

  • 8.30am – Teams start arriving on site, welcome, registration & check in
  • 09.30am – Round one racing, safety briefing, boat racing rules, practice to start line
  • 11.00am – Round two racing
  • 12.00am – Round three racing
  • 1.30pm – Grand final race
  • 2.00pm – Final presentations
  • 2.30pm – Event close

Notes for the day

  • Food and drinks available at the Fairlop Waters café
  • Toilet facilitates in the Fairlop Waters Centre
  • Teams can park in adjacent farmer’s field for a donation to charity
  • Teams welcome to bring along a picnic and own food and drinks


  • There are two fundraising websites set up for you to link to for your fundraising, Just Giving and GivenGain
  • Minimum of £1,000 per boat/team of fundraising is for Agents Giving Charity

 Fundraising Pages

Dragon Boat contestants

Acaboom & Do It For Dom

Thomas Morris Sales & Lettings

Simply Conveyancing

Paramount Property



Caplen Estates

Genmar IT



JP Gardner & Associates


Drivers & Norris

National Home Move