OSCAR Dragon Boat Race 2022

OSCAR race hero

22 Sep 2022 2 p.m.

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Docklands Sailing and Watersports Centre, London

Fundraising pledge: £5,000

Registration fee: £500

Join us for the seventh OSCAR Dragon Boat Race!

Enter the race, take to the waters in the Docklands Sailing and Watersports Centre and compete against other companies from the shipping industry.

Please note the event date has changed and the race will now be held on Thursday 22 September.

Get together a team of 11 and join us for some competitive fun and to raise money for the OSCAR Campaign.

What does the event involve?

25 teams compete against one other and the top six teams battle it out in a final. There is a bar, food, quayside games and activities and a DJ to get everyone in the mood. And this year there will also be a classic car show as part of the event. It's an excellent networking event and good fun. Most importantly, no training is required for those who want to race.


Docklands Sailing and Watersports Centre, 235A Westferry Road, Isle of Dogs, London E14 3QS.


The registration fee is £500 and we ask you commit to raising an additional £5,000

Why sign up?

  • Network with people in the shipping industry
  • Enjoy a fun day out with the team 
  • Food and drink supplied
  • Make a real, tangible difference to lives of seriously ill children from across the world 
  • You'll have a great time!

To register your interest, please email Matt Cahill at matt.cahill@gosh.org

2019 Highlights

The 6th OSCAR Dragon Boat Race raised over £155,000 and was a truly inspiring day with a healthy dose of competition! Regulars Borealis Maritime were crowned victorious on the day, closely followed by Swire Bulk with Lomar Shipping in 3rd place.

Fundraising wise, the top four (with £60k in combined sponsorship) were: Borealis Maritime, Spinnaker, Union Maritime and Golar LNG.

The event was sponsored by Oldendorff, IG, RightShip, and Blue Seas Adjusters.

Special mention goes to Christopher Bergsland, Commercial Director of Golar LNG whose son Billy has acute lymphoblastic leukaemia and is being treated at GOSH. Christopher organised four LNG market teams and raised £10,000 in sponsorship. Thanks must also go to Docklands Sailing & Watersports Centre, our press partners TradeWinds and Tim Browne for all photography.

Fundraising league table

With seconds being knocked off the race times for the top fundraisers, there was plenty of competition off the water as well. See the full table on JustGiving.

A huge thank you to all the teams who took part and raised vital funds for GOSH in 2019:

Spinnaker, Hill Dickinson, Swire Bulk, BDO LLP, LISCR, C Solutions, North P&I, Britannia P&I, CJC Law, Borealis Maritime, Shipowners Club, Thomas Miller, Union Maritime, Lomar Shipping, Golar LNG, A.M. Nomikos, Lloyds Register, Ince, IG, Beazley, Baltic Exchange and MSC Cruises.

For more information or to register your interest, please email Matt Cahill at matt.cahill@gosh.org or call 020 3841 3122.

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