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Sat, Jun 01


Canal Dock Boathouse - Back Platform

7th Annual Dragon Boat Regatta

Teams of 17 (16 paddlers + 1 drummer) or Individuals to join our Community Team!

7th Annual Dragon Boat Regatta
7th Annual Dragon Boat Regatta

Time & Location

Jun 01, 2024, 7:00 AM – 1:00 PM EDT

Canal Dock Boathouse - Back Platform, 475 Long Wharf Dr, New Haven, CT 06511, USA


About the Event

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On Saturday, June 1, 2024, Canal Dock Boathouse, Inc. extends a warm invitation to teams/gyms/individuals to take part in our upcoming Seventh Annual Dragon Boat Regatta. Set to take over the waters of the New Haven Harbor, this annual event brings families, friends, and communities together to enjoy food, sport, and entertainment. Cultural activites will entertain families throughout the day, music will hype up the crowds, and food will be offered from a local food truck. The highlight of the event: Dragon Boat Racing!

Teams of 17 (16 paddlers + 1 drummer) will race side-by-side in 45-foot long boats painted to resemble dragons. Competitors may register as a whole or sign up individually/particially to be joined in a community boat.

In addition to the regatta's overall 1st place winner, awards will also be given for "Team Spirit," "Best Campsite," and "Best Drummer Costume." Spectators will have a front row seat to all of the action from our back platform!

  • Regatta Packet: will be uploaded shortly and contain dates/deadlines, rules/eligibility, contacts, awards, etc
  • Dragon Boat FAQs: TBA
  • Sponsors: TBA
  • Venue Map with Directions & Parking: TBA
  • Volunteers: TBA
  • Merchandise: TBA

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TEAM Registration*:

  • Early Bird - $1700 (until March 31st)
  • Standard - $1850 (until April 30th)
  • Late - $2100 (before June 1st)

INDIVIDUAL Registration*:

  • Early Bird - $90 (until March 31st)
  • Standard - $100 (until April 30th)
  • Late - $125 (before June 1st)

*Registration includes one free practice session per boat the evenings of Thursday, May 30th or Friday, May 31st. Sign up will be available closer to the dates.

Additional 1hr practice sessions are available in Canal Dock's "baby dragon!"

  • "Baby Dragon" = 8 person dragon boat that is housed at Canal Dock all year
  • More than 8 are allowed to attend! We can do laps and trade off at the dock. However, a minimum of 4 paddlers are required.
  • Available Monday-Friday, 5:15pm - 6:15pm; willing to work with a later time if requested.
  • 1hr of skills and team building provided by an experienced coach - race starts, power pushes, rhythm etc.
  • All necessary equipment provided. Paddlers are welcome to bring their own Coast Guard approved PFD (life vest) if preferred.
  • Cost is $250 per practice session

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  • 30 minutes

    Registration + Check-In + Tent Set-Up

    Back Platform

  • 15 minutes

    Event Kickoff!

    DJ Table
4 more items available

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