Rules at a Glance

  • Quick Look at Technical Race Rules

    • All dragon boats and equipment (including paddles) will be provided.
    • Each paddler must wear a U.S. Coast Guard approved life jacket. One is provided. However, you may bring your own.
    • Every paddler must sign a waiver.
    • Each team will have a trained dragon boat steerer/coach.
    • Minimum age for adult boat is 15.
    • Your team will race with 20 paddlers and a drummer, but you may race with a minimum of 16 people.
    • Must have 8 female paddlers (drummer does not count).
    • The drummer must actively beat the drum during the race.
    • If you have a race day protest, you should communicate it to the Chief Marshaler.
    • The race heats will be a straight course of approximately 250 meters. Three boats race at a time in lanes marked by racing buoys.

    A complete rules and regulations file will be distributed to all team captains. For info about race day schedule and format, visit the race day schedule page.

  • Team Registration Form

     

    PLEASE RETURN COMPLETED FORM TO:
    Decatur Morgan Hospital Foundation
    PO Box 2239
    Decatur, AL 35609-2239
    PHONE: 256.341.2187
    FAX: 256.341.2944

    • REGISTRATION DEADLINE MAY 5, 2017
    • FESTIVAL DAY SATURDAY, MAY 13, 2017

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