DRAGON boat racing is heading to the Coniston Hotel, Coniston Cold, once again this spring - and as always competitors are promised a hugely fun day out.

Organised by Skipton Rotary Club, teams, of at least eight rowers, battle it out in a series of heats across the lake at the country estate and spa to be crowned overall winners.

Boats are provided and there will be support from a professional dragon boat company. Entries from groups of friends, businesses and organisations are welcome - all that is needed is at least nine people per team, and an entry fee - which goes to charity. Teams can raise sponsorship for their own preferred charity, or to the rotary's charity - the Airedale Hospital and Community charity.

The event is due to take place on Sunday, May15. Fancy dress optional, but there is a prize for the best dressed team.

For further details including information on a special discount for early bird entries contact andrew.gold@skiptonrotary.org or go to www.skiptonrotary.org