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Last year's 'what's on' page is below. This page is in the process of being updated (as of 18 Feb 2020)

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Sunday: Bring on the challenge!

Welcome to the annual BrixFest Dragonboat Challenge - where teams of local people battle it out to be named BrixFest Champion!

Each team will race a minimum of three heats, plus whatever finals they reach. There can be only one winner.

Last year's  ace winners (The Manor Inn) are ready to rock and defend their title. Who will challenge them?


Don't forget the course record is still held by the first ever champions, Buoys 'n' Belles. Could we see a new record set in 2019?

Find below some information about what you can expect on the day as an audience member or participant!

A slide show of images on the right are to get you enthused..fingers crossed for the sun. 

BrixFest Dragonboat Safety Boats are supplied by Torbay Sea School. 

The Race Schedule

Delicious Local Food

Loads of Support!

Our race schedule is carefully planned by the Dragonboat Maestros (Gable Entertainments) to ensure each team is involved in at least three races (as heats or otherwise).


Successful teams will progress in to semi finals and the Grand Final, with losing semi finalists battling it out to be named runner-up (3rd). 


The full schedule will be announced sooner to race-day and medals are awarded at a ceremony following the final, on the Beach.

We're expanding our food and drink offering for 2019. Local favourites are back among new treats.

Of course we have some additional food stalls - but don't forget Breakwater Bistro & other excellent shops are nearby!

We also have portable toilets so you won't have to queue...

Turnout is one thing we can be sure of.

Whether it's your friends and family cheering your team on, or those who just fancy a stroll along the breakwater and a bit of spectating: The BrixFest Dragonboat Challenge caters for everyone.


The Breakwater makes for an excellent natural viewing platform and it's here we recommend you set up camp for the afternoon. You're guaranteed a day of drama, anticipation and excitement from the outset.

Grab a pint or a G&T and enjoy the action!

For the first time ever, we're offering alcohol at the BrixFest Dragonboat Challenge!

Grab yourself a crisp, refreshing pint of cider or ale from the ever-present BAYS Brewery, or a G&T from the locally-distilled Deck Chair Gin. 

Note for obvious reasons participants in the Dragonboat racing are prohibited from partaking until their races are complete!


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