Please rotate, it'll work better.

Subscribe to our email list

Be the first to hear about the latest news, events and special offers in and around Merchant Square

Contact us

Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

COSMIC Annual Dragon Boat Regatta 2019

Thursday 25th July - 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for the annual Dragon Boat Regatta on Thursday 25th July from 5PM – 9PM at Merchant Square.

The Dragon Boat Race has been happening at Paddington Basin canal for over 11 years and every year people from all over the area come together for a friendly competition to raise essential funds for local cause COSMIC (Children of St. Mary’s Intensive Care). COSMIC supports the Children’s Intensive Care Unit at St. Mary’s Hospital in Paddington by helping patients and their families and enabling the dedicated team to treat hundreds of critically ill children from all over London each year.

If you would like to register your team for the 2019 Dragon Boat Regatta, you can download the form below and send through to

Dragon Boat Regatta 2019 Crew App Form 1.1

Each boat has 11 per team including 1 drummer. It is encouraged that team dress up as there is also a winner for the best dressed!

For any questions about fundraising or to discuss what kind of fundraising is best for you and you’re team, please get in touch with Fundraising and Communications Executive, Emily Hughes;


Last year, over £16,000 was raised for COSMIC and this year we would love to beat that total!


2018 Dragon Boat Regatta Winners:

1st Place: Adam & Eve

Runners Up: Kingfisher

Best Dressed: Splunk

Thursday 25th July
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Paddington Basin – Dragonboat Race
Dragonboat Race
Paddington Basin, W2 1AF

Social media and beyond