About Us Latest News Sherborne Dragon Boat Race DYA Dragons' 2019 team win races against a strong headwind! Dragon Boat racing is steeped in mythology and has been around for many thousands of years in China. It is included as a fundraising event for many local charities as part of the annual Sherborne Castle Country Fair. The DYA team was led by Captain Ashley and included staff, Trustees and their families. DYA’s first race was against a previous winner of the competition, which provided a real challenge. After losing the first race the DYA Dragons were determined to improve their technique and work rate and against a strong headwind won their second and third races and improved on their initial time. This was a very enjoyable day and sincere thanks are offered to all of the committee and volunteers who work so hard to plan and run the Sherborne Castle Country fair which raises vital monies for local youth charities.