It’s a wrap!

Congratulations and thanks to all who participated and spectated at the 3rd Annual Dragon Boat Regatta. Many thanks to our sponsors listed at right and on the “Partners” menu above. Full results are now posted on the “Results” menu above, and a growing photo album can be viewed HERE.

Welcome to the 4th Annual Canal Dock/New Haven Dragon Boat Regatta. Some of what you’ll find here is up to date, other things not yet, but browsing around to get an idea of how this works is encouraged! Thanks for your patience.

Race Day: Saturday, June 1, 2019

All festivities and racing approximately 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM.

Food Truck Festival 12:00 PM to 7:00 PM.

Enticing New Haven and area residents to engage with our waterfront, promoting camaraderie within teams and among all participants, and cultivating a greater pride in our community are the goals for which Canal Dock Boathouse, Inc. (Canal Dock) will produce our 4th Annual Dragon Boat Regatta at Long Wharf Pier on Saturday, June 1, 2019.

What is a Dragon Boat?  Essentially, it’s a 40 foot canoe with 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. Watch this video!

What’s in it for me?  Well, Dragon Boating is super fun, high spirited, and a great team-building experience! It’s easy to learn, extremely safe, and an activity where men and women 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, he or she is contributing to his team.