Rhode Island Chinese Dragon Boat Races
Saturday, September 7th
Festival Pier, Pawtucket, RI
The Rhode Island Chinese Dragon Boat Races are sanctioned races with the Eastern Regional Dragon Boat Association
- team tent,
- official 2019 t-shirts and medals,
- practice sessions, and
- training session with a professional dragon boat coach from 22 Dragons– the 2017 Canadian National Champion Team!
Our races are unique as they continue to use the fiberglass Taiwanese-style dragon boats gifted from the Republic of China (Taiwan) and incorporate the skill of flag-catching in each race. Each team will race in both a “big boat” race & “small boat” race. The finals will be in our classic “big boats”. The Rhode Island Chinese Dragon Boat Races also offer large cash prizes!
1st Place: $5,000 and championship trophy
2nd Place: $2,000 and trophy
3rd Place: Entry into 2019 Boston Dragon Boat Races and trophy
1st Place: $2,000 donated to the team’s charity of choice
and championship trophy
2nd Place: $1,000 donated to the team’s charity of choice
3rd Place: Entry into the 2019 Rhode Island Chinese Dragon Boat Races and trophy
1st Place: Championship trophy
2nd Place: Trophy
3rd Place: Trophy
The traditional boats have a total capacity of 23 people; twenty paddlers, one drummer, one flag catcher, and one steersperson. These will be referred to as the “Big Boat”
The new boats have a total capacity of 15 people; twelve paddlers, one drummer, one flag catcher, and one steers person. The new boat will be referred to as the “Small Boat”.
You will register ONE TEAM, with a maximum of 26 people on your roster, to compete.
Teams must have a minimum of 8 female PADDLERS for the BIG boats and a minimum of 6 female PADDLERS for the SMALL boats.
All teams will race in two qualifying heats and one final.
The first qualifying heat will be in the BIG boat.
The second qualifying heat will be in the SMALL boat.
The final will be in the BIG boat.
Save $100 if you sign up by July 31st!
This year you’ll race in both our classic boats, as well as our brand-new smaller boats from Taiwan!