• International Workplace
  • 14 September 2007

Workplace Law takes on a dragon!

After working hard to be the best dragon-boaters in Cambridge at the annual Dragon Boat Festival, the Workplace Law team (Workplace Law Dot Netters) improved greatly on last year’s performance – by coming 30th out of 33.

Dragon boat racing is an ancient Chinese tradition and the fastest growing water activity in Britain today. Up to 10 people paddle each boat with a drummer at the front beating time and a helm at the tail steering a straight course.

This year’s Cambridge Dragon Boat Festival, taking place on the River Cam, saw a record number of companies taking part. Workplace Law participates annually in the event to raise money for Exhall Grange, a school for people with physical and learning difficulties based in Coventry that provides extra-curricular activities for its students. Exhall Grange has been the company’s chosen charity for a number of years.

Last year, the Workplace Law Warriors came 22nd out of 25 (although two boats didn’t compete, technically making it 22nd out of 23). This year, it looked like a similar result was imminent to begin with – with a time of 81.06 seconds, the Workplace Law Dot Netters’ first race gained them the third worst time of the entire event.

However, they pulled it back together for the other two races, gaining times of 74.68 and 73.34 seconds respectively, raising lots of money for Exhall Grange in the process.

For more information about the Cambridge Dragon Boat Festival, go to, and for more information about Exhall Grange go to