Participation

Dragon Boat Teams will race two at at time in 41-foot Dragon Boats over a 200 meter race course in a series of races to determine who is “The Fastest in New Haven!”

Race-team

All necessary equipment is supplied by our partner, 22Dragons; i.e. paddles, life preservers, and Dragon Boats. Teams are comprised of up to 20 male and female paddlers, and a drummer to keep the the team paddling in sync. Email: manager@dragonboatregatta.canaldock.org to inquire about joining a team.

Dragon-Boat-headsAll competing teams are comprised of amateurs; there is NO NEED FOR PRIOR EXPERIENCE. In order to learn the basics and develop team chemistry and camaraderie, teams receive a privately coached practice session in the week leading up to the event.

Each team creates a unique theme, team name, and t-shirts to add to the fun. Teams from the New Haven Area are expected from agencies and organizations, churches, groups of friends, clubs, as well as area businesses who value the team building opportunity that Dragon Boating provides their employees. Awards will be presented to the winning teams, to the team showing the most Team Spirit, and to the team with the Best Costumes.

Dragon-Boat-frontParticipating teams are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and pop-up tents to create a team meeting place and for viewing the racing. Dragon Boat Registration fees includes the entry fee to the Food Truck Festival for the Team Paddlers and Drummer, but NOT the cost of food and beverages. Family and friends of Dragon Boat participants are responsible for their own entry fee for the Food Truck Festival. The Festival, music and beer tents remain open until 7:00 PM.