The 6th Annual Cooper River Dragon Boat Regatta will be a community and sport team Dragon Boat Festival, featuring 200 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. 


  • 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: (Registration opens 1/1/2022)

  • $1250 for all teams (through 3/1/2022)

  • $1,350 for all teams (3/2 - 6/1/2022)

  • $1,450 for all teams (after 6/2/2022)

  • 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).

Are You a Community Team?? We want you!!! Community Teams will have an opportunity for one free, one hour coached dragon boat training session on Friday, July 22, 2022. Teams who do not own their own dragon boat and participate in less than 3 races per season may register as a Community Team. 

Any team who would like to purchase additional practices can do so by sending an email to Cooperriverdbf@gmail.com 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 Regatta 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.

The Cooper River Dragon Boat Regatta is held rain or shine and no refunds will be given.