The 4th Annual Cooper River Dragon Boat Festival is a community and sport team Dragon Boat Festival, featuring 200 and 500 meter races running from approximately 8:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Teams of 16-20 paddlers (plus one drummer) will compete three times. Medals will be awarded to each first, second, and third place finishers in Divisional Championship Finals and to the first place finishers of the Minor Finals.
MIXED: Teams must comprise a mix of men and women paddlers (a minimum of eight (8) women required)
WOMEN'S: Teams must be comprised of all women paddlers and drummer (steer person may be male or female)
TEAM REGISTRATION FEE:
$1250 for payments received by 3/1/2019 ****EXTENDED TO 3/15/2019****
$1350 for payments received by 5/1/2019
$1450 from 5/2/2019 until sold out
Multi-team discounts are available! Teams sending three or more crews from the same club will receive a $100 discount on the third and subsequent crew(s).
RACE DAY FORMAT (Click to enlarge)
Are You a Community Team?? We want you!!! While there will be no separate Community or Sport Divisions, Community Teams will have an opportunity for one free, one hour coached dragon boat training session on Friday, July 26, 2019. Teams who do not own their own dragon boat and participate in less than 3 races per season may register as a Community Team. If a team would like to purchase additional practices they can do so by sending an email to re: additional practice. Each extra practice costs $200. These will be held rain or shine and there is no refund for missed practices.
In addition to competition, the Cooper River Dragon Boat Festival will feature music, food and merchandise vendors, as well as information exhibits for paddlers, friends and family to enjoy.
Race day schedule will be published the week of the Festival.