Dragon Boat Race teams announced

Teams announced for Dragon Boat Race for Shipping Week 2017

The teams so far for the OSCAR Dragon Boat Race for Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children have been announced, and it’s a stellar line up. The Annual OSCAR Dragon Boat Race, the finale of London International Shipping Week, is an event that has raised £380,000 in the past three years and helps to fund the research and development of new treatments of childhood cancer and immune disease.

Who’s racing?*

  • AET
  • AM Nomikos
  • Baltic Exchange
  • Borealis/Elabor8
  • Campbell Johnston Clark
  • CI Connect
  • C Wave
  • Hill Dickinson
  • Ince & Co
  • K Line
  • Lomar Shipping
  • Moore Stephens
  • John Swire & Sons
  • Nectar Group
  • Neon Underwriting
  • North of England P&I
  • Spinnaker Global
  • Thomas Miller
  • Union Maritime

Would you like to get involved?
As in previous years, teams of 11 (10 rowers and a drummer), pay an entry fee of £500 to help cover costs and pledge to raise £5000 through sponsorship or company donations or fund matching. Email Rachel Morgan at rmorgan@spinnaker-global.com to sign up.

 Why do it? 
OSCAR funds research at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children that is saving lives. And besides, it’s fantastic networking with shipowners, P&I clubs, insurers, brokers, flags… and more. It’s also great team building and a seriously fun day that sends people home with a big smile on their faces and feeling good about themselves.

On the day? 
Get a morning’s work in and then make your way to London Docklands for networking, partying, racing and team building.  A barbecue, bar and music will keep the party going.


Docklands Sailing and Watersports Centre, 235a Westferry Rd, Isle of Dogs, London E14 3QS

Set up a JustGiving page:
Once you’ve decided to enter a team, set up your JustGiving page to accept sponsorship. Here’s the Spinnaker page as an example.  Feel free to copy any text from that page and if you’d like some photos of Oscar or of previous dragon boat races, please just ask.

How can you help?
Enter a team.  Become a sponsor.  Make a donation.  Become a co-host or helper and help us to promote the event and tempt others to do some of the above.  If you are interested in helping in any way, please email Phil at pparry@spinnaker-global.com.

Watch a video of the 2016 event:
Last year, shipowners Scorpio and Union Maritime battled it out to become the biggest fundraisers, both raising a remarkable £21,000+ and Scorpio were just pipped to the post in the racing by North P&I. Watch it here

*teams registered as of 11 July 2017

The OSCAR campaign (The Ocean and Shipping Community Advancing Children’s Health and Research) is an innovative fundraising partnership uniting the international shipping community to raise funds at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) and the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health (ICH). The campaign is the inspiration of Phil Parry, Chairman of Spinnaker Consulting Ltd, whose son Oscar received life-saving care at GOSH. Oscar had leukaemia twice and endured three transplants before being cured by some pioneering research. Since its inception in 2011, the OSCAR campaign raised over £1.5 million, helping to refurbish vital facilities at the hospital, and funding pioneering research into childhood cancers and immune diseases at GOSH and the ICH. Find out more at www.gosh.org/oscar


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