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© 2019 CUMBERLAND RIVER COMPACT - Proudly created by Bika Creative

To request an accomodation, please call: 615.837.1151 or email dragonboat@cumberlandrivercompact.org

CAPTAIN'S CORNER

This year Hyatt Place Nashville/Downtown and FieldhouseJones Nashville will be providing rooms at a discounted rate for our Dragon Boat Teams.

Reservations for Hyatt Place Nashville/Downtown can be made by following this link or by calling Central Reservations at (800) 933-4751 and referencing group G-DB99.

Reservations for FieldhouseJones Nashville can be made by following this link and
using code DRAGON.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 2

TEAM CAPTAINS LUNCHEON*

Lunch Provided
11:30 AM- 1:00PM
The River Center at Cumberland River Compact
2 Victory Ave., Suite 300, Nashville, TN 37213

THURSDAY, AUGUST 15

ALL REGISTRATION FEES DUE

TUESDAY-FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3-6

DID YOU KNOW?

Dragon Boat Festival, also called Duanwu or Tuen Ng Festival, is a traditional holiday observed annually over 2,000 years in China to commemorate Qu Yuan (340-278 BCE), an ancient Chinese patriotic poet. Many traditional customs and activities are held on the specified day by people in China and even by people in neighboring Asian countries. Dragon boat racing and eating Zongzi are the central customs of the festival. In some regions in China, people also wear perfume pouches, tie five-color silk thread and hang mug-wort leaves or calamus on their doors.

TEAM PRACTICES**

East Bank Landing, Titans Way, Nashville, TN

DID YOU KNOW?

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7

RACE DAY!***

East Bank Landing, Titans Way, Nashville, TN
Team Captains Meeting at Main Tent | 9:30am
Opening Ceremony | 10:00am

Team drummers should dress up in costume to represent their team and show team spirit! Awards will be given on race day for Best Dressed Drummer AND Most Team Spirit.

*Permit Parking Available in Lot R Northwest of Nissan Stadium
**Team Parking Passes will be distributed at Team Captains Luncheon
***Public Parking Available in Lot R South of Nissan Stadium

TEAM PRACTICE SIGN-UP

AUGUST 15, 2019

PRACTICE SIGN-UPS BEGIN

Practices are vital to the Dragon Boat experience. Signing up for a practice time will help familiarize your team with the Dragon Boat and assist in mastering paddle timing.

The more team members that can participate on practice week, the better! Each team will be given one (1) 75-minute practice slot the week leading up to the Dragon Boat Festival.

Requests will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Team captains can schedule practice time here: PRACTICE SIGN-UP BEGINS AUGUST 15
Additional practice time can be purchased for $200 – subject to availability.

Email melinda.magin@cumberlandrivercompact.org for additional information.

ADDITIONAL TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

While we hope to have an official Dragon Boat Club in Nashville in the future, there are currently no consistent or official Dragon Boat practice opportunities in the Greater Nashville Area. However, Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP), along with other forms of paddling, are proven to help whip racers into shape for race day! In years past, local SUP Outfitters have offered training sessions for Dragon Boat teams – a Dragon Boat paddling stroke can be taught on a stand-up paddle board. If you and your team are looking for training opportunities, we suggest contacting the following watersport companies:

Nashville Paddle Co. | www.nashvillepaddle.com


Paddle Up TN | www.paddleuptn.com
 

Hook1 Kayak Fishing Gear | www.kayakfishinggear.com
 

River Queen Voyages | www.rqvoyages.com
 

Cumberland Kayak | www.cumberlandkayakadventure.com