COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How many people sit in each boat?
20 paddlers, 1 drummer, 1 steerer*
*We will provide the steerer on race day as that position often requires extra skill to direct the team with proper commands.
HOW LONG WILL THE EVENT LAST?
Opening Ceremonies begin at 9:00am! Races will take place from 9:30am-3:00pm.
Check out the online schedule to stay updated!
WILL TEAMS HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO PRACTICE?
Yes! Each team will have a one-hour free practice with Dynamic Dragon Boat Racing staff the week prior to race day.
Extra practices can be purchased for $200 each.
IS A FULL TEAM NEEDED FOR PRACTICE?
No, but it is highly recommended you have as many people present as possible. Practice sign-ups begin August 14, 2020.
WHAT DO TEAM CAPTAINS NEED TO DO BEFORE RACE DAY?
❏ Attend the Captain's Lunch on August 7, 2020
❏ Recruit team members for your boat!
WHAT SHOULD TEAMS BRING ON RACE DAY?
❏ 10x10 Tent to keep your team cool
❏ Tent Decor
❏ Extra set of clothes
❏ Comfortable shoes
❏ Food & Drinks (Don’t Forget To Drink Water!)
BYOB is prohibited! The Dragon Boat Cantina will be open for alcohol purchase & service starting st 10:00am
❏ Games (Footballs, Corn Hole, Etc.)
❏ Trash Bags
WHAT SHOULD TEAM WEAR ON RACE DAY?
❏ Comfortable shorts & dri-fit shirts
❏ Sport sandals or water shoes
❏ Personal flotation device (optional)
WHAT WILL BE PROVIDED FOR TEAMS?
❏ 10x10 team zone (tents not included)
❏ Dragon Boats
❏ Life jackets/PFD
❏ Water Station
❏ Onsite vendors with food & beverage available for purchase
❏ Bags of ice
❏ Fun activities throughout the day!!
WHERE SHOULD WE PARK?
$5 all day parking will be in the lots of Nissan Stadium, adjacent to the east bank landing. Teams will be given 4 parking passes to park in lot r northwest for free. Be sure to pick up your parking passes at the captain’s luncheon or during your practice window.
WILL THERE BE ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN?
Yes! Dragon land offers a variety of educational activities for children as well as inflatables to keep kids occupied for hours!
WILL THERE BE FOOD AT THE FESTIVAL?
Yes! There will be a variety of food trucks and vendors at the festival serving lunch, coffee, snacks, treats, etc. for purchase. You can also pre-order boxed lunches for your team. The boxed lunch pre-order form can be found in the at the end of this packet. Alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase at the Dragon Boat Cantina.
WHAT IS THE FORMAT OF THE RACE?
Each team is guaranteed two races along the 250 meter course. The average of the first 2 races race times determines the divisional winner and the top 12 teams that will advance to the third round. The top 3 teams in the third round win gold, silver, and bronze medals.
CAN I BRING MY DOG?
Yes! The festival is pet-friendly. Metro Parks asks that all dogs remain on the leash while in Cumberland Park and you are responsible for cleaning up after your pet.
HAVE ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS? REACH OUT!