Merchant Taylors Paddle to Victory in the 2019 York Dragon Boat Challenge!

The Merchant Taylors' team, the Swift Taylors, certainly lived up to their name in the the 17th Annual York Rotary Dragon Boat Challenge, held on Sunday 14th July 2019.

Led and inspired by an injured Peter Moody, they powered their way through the heats as the fastest charity team winning the Charity Trophy, which will be displayed in the Merchant Taylors' Hall. They were only just pipped to the podium in the final, finishing in overall fourth place.

Thanks go to Peter Moody, Daniel Rose, Alex Nicholson, Matt Forman, John Leach and Carin Burchell from the Taylors and to James Baldwin and his rugby club friends for such a tremendous effort and performance.

Thanks also go to Annabel and Freddie Amy for ensuring a steady flow of liquid refreshment, and to the Master, Senior Warden and other members and their families for supporting the team.

£1500 has been raised so far and if you would like to add your donation then please click here

The (rather motley!) crew!

The (rather motley!) crew!