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Sat, Jul 23


Canal Dock Boathouse (waterfront side)

Dragon Boat Regatta

After a two year Covid-19 break, the Dragon Boat Regatta is back!

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Dragon Boat Regatta
Dragon Boat Regatta

Time & Location

Jul 23, 2022, 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT

Canal Dock Boathouse (waterfront side), 475 Long Wharf Dr, New Haven, CT 06511, USA


About the Event

The 5th annual Dragon Boat Regatta is coming to the Long Wharf Pier on Satuday, July 23, 2022! 

Canal Dock's annual Dragon Boat Regatta is a community event where individuals and local businesses come together to compete in a fun and engaging race. The event helps to support Canal Dock and our free public programs.

Dragon Boating is super fun, high spirited, and a great team-building experience! It’s easy to learn, extremely safe, and an activity where all can paddle and/or compete side by side towards the same goal. Regardless how old, young, big or little: once a paddler is in stroke, they are contributing to their team.  Specators also encouraged to attend!

What is a Dragon Boat?  Essentially, it’s a 40 foot canoe with up to 20 paddlers, a drummer to maintain the cadence, and a sweep or steers-person. The paddlers sit side-by-side in rows of two, and work together in unison to propel the boat for recreation, fitness, or competition. The beating of the drum controls the cadence of the boat.

Create a team of friends, co-workers or perfect strangers and compete in this ancient tradition now in New Haven Harbor. Standard teams are 16 paddlers (minimum but up to 20 total) & one drummer. Most teams end up needing alternates to fill in for practice and/or racing, so plan for 20 for a full boat. No experience necessary to participate.

$2000 per boat to enter. Individuals looking for a team are still encouraged to reach out! We will do our best to find you a seat. Entry fees and proceeds from the event will support Canal Dock and our free youth and public programs. 

To register a team or sign up as an individual for community boat participation, please email

For additional information about the Dragon Boat Regatta, check out the links below. 

Need signed:

2022 Dragon Boat Regatta Waiver Agreement

Canal Dock Media Release

Additional Resources:

Dragon Boat Regatta

Dragon Boat Regatta Deadlines

Dragon Boat Regatta/Learn

Dragon Boat Regatta Video


  • 1 hour

    Teams Arrive for Final Registration and Set Up

  • 10 minutes

    Captains Meeting

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