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OSCAR Dragon Boat Race 2024 – Date announced!

Come and join us for the 9th OSCAR Dragon Boat Race on Friday 13 September 2024!

The OSCAR Campaign has raised nearly £3 million for Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children (GOSH). The OSCAR Campaign’s namesake is Oscar Parry, son of Spinnaker Chairman Phil Parry. Oscar was treated for two types of leukaemia from age 3 to age 8. He had two bone marrow transplants – the second trialling an entirely new theory, experimental stem cell transplant, 5 brain haemorrhages. Now 23, Oscar is a living example of the value of bench-to-bedside research and treatment.

To enter the OSCAR Dragon Boat Race all you need to do is get a team of 11 people together (10 rowers and 1 drummer) – it’s as simple as that!

You will compete against other companies from the shipping industry at the Docklands Sailing and Watersports Centre at the event in September.

It’s great fun and you’ll also raise money for seriously ill children at Great Ormond Street on behalf of the OSCAR Campaign.

What does the event involve?

Up to 30 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 to get everyone in the mood.
It’s an excellent networking event and good fun. Most importantly, no training is required for those who want to race.

Teams in 2023

Oldendorff, Union Maritime, A.M.Nomikos, NorthStandard , Oceonix, JP Morgan, Munich Re, ONE (Ocean Network Express), Thomas Miller, Cheniere, CoolCo, Lomar Shipping, Steamship Mutual, Miller Insurance, UK P&I, Conyers, Britannia P&I, Tysers, Navigator Gas and two teams for the Baltic Exchange.


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


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

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!

Register your interest

Please email Phil Parry
Register your team
The OSCAR Campaign

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