These are some of the 44 teams of volunteers who entered the 2016 Dragon Boat Festival, held on the River Aire in Saltaire's Roberts Park. Each crew has sixteen paddlers and a drummer, many of whom may never have been in a dragon boat before the day! Some basic instruction is given before the start and each boat is steered by a qualified instructor from the Race The Dragon organising body. (I have to say that it seemed incredibly well organised).
'Maggie's Slayers' are a team from Bradford Council Children's Services.
In the pink, 'This Girl Can' are a team from Bradford Council's Sport and Culture department.