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5th Annual Dragon Boat Regatta!

Race Day: Saturday, May 30, 2020

All festivities and racing from approximately 2:30 PM to 8:00 PM.

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

*****Note: this is the only page at this site updated for 2020. Please stand by for 2020 regatta info. Kindly. – Canal Dock Management*****

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 the 5th Annual Dragon Boat Regatta at the new boathouse on Saturday, May 30, 2020.

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.