Push­ing­Push­ing Push­ing thethe the boat out Get set to get wet at Dragon Boat Fes­ti­val!

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Tonight’s TV - MARK PEARSON EN­TER­TAIN­MENTS RE­PORTER

HUN­DREDS of peo­ple will be tak­ing to the wa­ter at the 12th spec­tac­u­lar Peter­bor­ough Dragon Boat Fes­ti­val this week­end.

More than 600 men and women will be amongst the 36 crews rac­ing the 40ft brightly painted Chi­nese dragon boats along the River Nene course.

As well as races ev­ery 10 min­utes through­out the day (be­tween 10am and 5pm on Sun­day) there will be a whole host of fam­ily ac­tiv­i­ties on the bank to keep teams and spec­ta­tors en­ter­tained.

This in­cludes a large fun­fair, fun in­flat­a­bles, kids quads, face paint­ing, a mo­bile climb­ing wall, Chi­nese lion danc­ing and street en­ter­tain­ment from Dan the Hat, plus a Bat­tle of Bri­tain fly­past by a Sec­ond World War Dakota aero­plane.

At the end of the day, tro­phies will be pre­sented to the win­ning crew, the sec­ond and third placed crews, the team that raises the most money for char­ity, the top mixed crew and the ‘best dressed’ crew.

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