This is the third time a race of this kind has taken place on the island, with companies competing on the water and enjoying a day of entertainment at Island Harbour.
Collectively ,so far this year, the Isle Of Wight Festival has raised over £90,000 for Stand Up To Cancer. 100% of the money raised will go towards ground breaking cancer research designed to speed up the process of taking breakthroughs from labs to patients and help improve survival rates.
Of the fourteen teams which took part in this year’s Dragon Boat Race, Wightlink were the overall champions who took home the trophy and won tickets to this year’s Isle Of Wight Festival. Other teams who took part include A.P. Security, Cheap Skips, Connor Construction, The Cowes Ladies Football Team, Island Business, Island Harbour, Heineken, Live Nation, Red Funnel, Stand Up To Cancer, Squire Patton Boggs, Ticketmaster and Unbranded.
John Giddings is supporting The Cowes Ladies Football Team, a new football team for the Island, and was pleased to give then extra support for their Dragon Boat heat.
Rachel Carr Head of Stand Up To Cancer, said: “We are really proud of our continued partnership with the Isle of Wight Festival and massively value their support. As always, the atmosphere today was incredible and we are so grateful to everyone who took part today and all our amazing volunteers who help make days like this possible.”