News, Dragon Boat Challenge 2014

Now on YouTube: the 2014 Challenge

Now on this site: some photos

Teams, Races and Results

  • Blazing Paddles - a group of friends (supporting RNLI)
  • K A Warriors - staff of K A Leisure
  • Virgin Vikings - Virgin Media & Smallworld
  • Allsorts - Assist Homecare Scotland Ltd
  • Columba - Fullarton Church and St Mary's Church
  • Trades Winds - the Irvine Incorporated Trades (supporting local charities)
  • Marress Maniacs - Irvine Community Sports Club
  • North Ayrshire Police
  • Sainsbury's Slayers - staff of Sainsbury's Irvine (supporting Women's Aid)
  • Toddles Away - staff and young people of The Meadows Children's Centre
  • Emergency Crewzers - staff of Crosshouse A&E and the Ambulance Service (supporting Epilepsy Scotland)
  • The Vision Champions - staff & friends of the RNIB (supporting Ayrshire Vision Appeal)
  • Mary's Meals Ayr Paddlers - Ayr Rotary supporting Mary's Meals
  • Bank of Scotland Irvine - staff of the Irvine branch & friends (supporting Alzheimers Scotland)
  • Cutlass - Irvine Water Sports Club

The 2014 Champions

Before the races - Blessing of Dragon Boats Ritual conducted by KAT O Chinese Community Association, to ensure the protection of participants in this event: a ritual at the slipway was shortened due to the weather.

Round 1 Lane 1 Time Lane 2 Time
Race 1 Sainsbury's Slayers 01.26.36 K A Warriors 01.25.12
Race 2 Allsorts 01.30.40 Bank of Scotland Irvine 01.22.35
Race 3 Blazing Paddles 01.29.56 Columba 01.18.39
Race 4 Emergency Crewzers 01.24.81 Cutlass 01.24.52
Race 5 K A Warriors 01.25.12 Marress Maniacs 01.22.21
Race 6 Mary's Meals Ayr Paddlers 01.24.51 North Ayrshire Police 01.16.83
Race 7 Toddles Away 01.20.94 Trades Winds 01.17.40
Race 8 The Vision Champions 01.18.50 Sainsbury's Slayers
(2nd heat race)
01.17.44

 

Round 2 Lane 1 Time Lane 2 Time
Race 9 Virgin Vikings01.11.94 Allsorts01.24.30
Race 10 Bank of Scotland Irvine01.25.33 Blazing Paddles01.19.15
Race 11 Columba01.13.16 Emergency Crewzers01.27.89
Race 12 Cutlass01.28.46 K A Warriors01.25.46
Race 13 Marress Maniacs 01.20.52 Mary's Meals Ayr Paddlers 01.20.01
Race 14 North Ayrshire Police 01.11.76 Toddles Away 01.25.51
Race 15 Trades Winds 01.21.58 The Vision Champions 01.23.58
Round 3 Lane 1 Time Lane 2 Time
Race 16 Allsorts01.27.81 Sainsbury's Slayers01.25.27
Race 17 Virgin Vikings01.19.88 Bank of Scotland Irvine01.33.32
Race 18 Emergency Crewzers01.35.87 Blazing Paddles01.24.96
Race 19 Columba01.21.13 Cutlass01.34.44
Race 20 Mary's Meals Ayr Paddlers01.24.43 K A Warriors01.23.64
Race 21 Trades Winds 01.28.83 North Ayrshire Police 01.19.02
Race 22 Toddles Away 01.38.28 The Vision Champions 01.28.53

The 2014 Final

  • North Ayrshire Police: 1.19.21
  • Virgin Vikings: 1.21.21 (Virgin Media & Smallworld)
  • Columba: 1.24.38 (joint Fullarton Church & St Mary's Church)
  • Trades Winds: 1.28.03 (Irvine Incorporated Trades)

 

The 2014 Results

  • 1st - North Ayrshire Police - the winner of the 2014 Irvine Dragon Boats Challenge
  • 2nd - Virgin Vikings
  • 3rd - Columba

Best dressed crew: The Vision Champions (RNIB)

And the winners all round: the whole community enjoying an excellent event.

 

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