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Breast Cancer Survivors Dragonboat Team


Pink Champagne Breast Cancer Survivors Dragon Boat Team was established in 2008 by a group of breast cancer patients, in collaboration with the breast cancer team at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital and a team of exercise therapists. Based in Dorset we are now one of 344

teams worldwide, hoping to inspire and encourage other breast cancer survivors.


Barcelona May 2024

The team managers report following our trip to compete in the 5th edition of the Barcelona International Dragon Boat Festival.On the Friday we had practice in 2x 10 man boats.We ran through some race starts and drills before paddling down to the 500m start line …it...

Boat Rescue

This morning was all about getting our two boats back safely and inspecting any damage.We just wanted to say a big thank you to a number of organisations and people who helped us do this over the last two days.They areNational Coastwatch Institution ,Hengistbury Head...

Castel Gandolfo

Pink Champagne have just returned from Italy having been to a festival event organised by 'The Pink Butterfly' team. It was held on Lake Albano near to Castel Gandolfo.Our first race had a poor start from us as we were paddling backwards at the start line to try and...

Barcelona 2023

In May 2023 the team travelled to Barcelona to take part in the 4th International Dragon Boat Festival. It was our third visit to this festival, which is held on the Olympic canal that was built for the 1992 Olympics. We entered two boats into the event, and competed...

Dragon Boating on Snow

Pink Champagne Breast Cancer Survivors Dragon Boat Team, are based at Hengistbury Head, Dorset. Normally they paddle their dragon boats from their base and along the River Stour at Christchurch or out towards Mudeford Spit. But they have just returned from Le Grand...

British Dragon Boat Association National Finals 2022

Pink Champagne Dragon Boat team entered the BCD national Championships, held at Holme Pierre Pont, Nottingham, in early October 2022. This year we were the only breast cancer survivors team entered, and there was no specific category for that. Our first race on the...