Morgan (Sindall) Masters conquered the ‘waves’ to be crowned the Construction Industry’s Dragon Boat Champions 2017.
The sellout challenge, which took place on Thursday 22nd June at West Reservoir, saw 40 crews from across the construction industry battle it out over a 200m race course.
Each crew had three races with the fastest times going through to the semifinals and then the ultimate final.
Overall Champions were Morgan Masters – Morgan Sindall Construction & Infrastructure who consistently came in with times under 40 seconds over the 200m course. In second place were Raging Paddle Smash – RPS Group with a time of 40.54 and in third Blenheim Blasters – Blenheim House Construction with 41.30.
The fastest mixed crew was Cursed O’Callaghan – Eckersley O’Callaghan closely followed by LSE – Skanska and then FE Frigate – Fenwick Elliott.
Highest Placed Platinum Crew: Don’t Panic Mr Mannering – Astins Ltd and Best Dressed Crew: In Oar of Curtins – Curtins Consulting won magnums of champagne.
CRASH Charity Champions were Astins Ltd who raised over £2,500 in additional sponsorship. They were awarded the Charity trophy and the CRASH prize – a tour of Fullers Brewery in West London, sponsored by Argent LLP.
Special thanks must also go to BAM Construct UK, Szerelmey, Morgan Sindall Construction & Infrastructure and London Building Control for their superb fundraising efforts. Team sponsorship combined with entry fee donations of £12,000 brings the total raised so far for CRASH Charity to £25,000!
CRASH would like to gratefully acknowledge the amazing support received from our media partner Building magazine, West Reservoir Watersports Centre, Platinum crews; ACO Technologies, Astins Ltd, London Building Control Ltd, Planning Potential, Skanska – London & South East and Szerelmey and Premier crews for their additional contributions plus all those who participated and raised money for CRASH. Finally, this event would not be possible without the tremendous input and organization from Ga ble Events for which we are indebted, thank you.
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