Please be advised that all volunteers or paddlers must be at least 14 years old.
For those unfamiliar with the sport, dragon boating is a boat of 20 paddlers, a drummer and a steer person. It is a team sport that requires power, speed, synchronization and endurance. Dragon boat participant skills will range from novice to competitive though no experience is required. Teams will represent local Western New York corporations, breast cancer survivors, police forces, firemen, and other community organizations.
With its beginnings in Southern China, dragon boating today is the fastest growing international team water sport and soon to be an Olympic event. Race festivals are held year round at numerous locations around the world and now proudly in Buffalo New York.
All teams have twenty (20) paddlers, one drummer (1) and three (3) alternates. We supply all the equipment and steer person.
Click here to register online each member of your team. If you choose complete and mail the the Dragon Boat Festival Registration Form, click here to download. This document includes a waiver which each team member MUST submit prior to participation in the race.
- Corporate/Community Mixed*
- USDBF/DBC Club Crew Mixed
- Breast Cancer Survivor
*Mixed teams must be comprised of eight (8) women.
- Qualifying Heats - 200m
- Corporate/Community Semis & Finals - 200m
- USDBFDBC Club Semis & Finals – 400m
Top 8 USDBF/DBC Club Crews – 2000m Final
- All crews will race to qualify for the semifinal round at the 200m distance
- Top 16 crews (A&B Division) will advance to 400m Club Crew semifinal races
- Remaining crews will advance to 200m community semifinal or final races
- A 2000m loop race for the top seeded 8 crews will be scheduled at the end of the day, contingent upon timely completion of divisional racing.
The Buffalo Niagara Dragon Boat Festival is dependent upon the generous support from corporate and individual sponsors in our Western New York Community. Click here for more information on sponsorship levels, and benefits.
Dragon Boat Festival Program
Sponsors are also invited to submit advertisements for the Hope Chest Buffalo Niagara Dragon Boat Festival Program. Click Add To Cart button below to pay online through Paypal. Black and white camera ready artwork to be supplied by advertiser. Acceptable formats include Adobe InDesign, Illustrator or high resolution PDF files. Please include all fonts and embedded image files. Image files must be 300 dpi. If sending a business card or simple text, please mail to PO BOX. E-mail camera ready artwork to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 21, 2014. Program costs are indicated below:
|Full Page Ad||4.875" w x 7.5" h||$500|
|Half Page Ad||4.875" w x 3.625" h||$250|
|Business Card Ad||3.625" w x 2.25" h||$100|
When: Saturday June 14, 2014
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Where: UB Baird Point
Schedule of Events
|8:00 AM||Team Registration, Volunteer Check In, Complimentary Tim Horton's Coffee & Timbits|
|8:45 AM||Blessing of the Boats|
|9:00 AM - 12:00 PM||Morning Races|
|12:00 PM||Awakening the Dragon Ceremony (Dotting of the Dragon Eyes)|
|12:15 PM||Breast Cancer Flower and Heart Ceremony|
|1:00 PM||Racing Resumes|
|4:30 PM||Awards Ceremony|
NOTE: Alcohol is not
Buffalo Niagara Marriott
1340 Millersport Highway
Amherst, NY 14221
Red Roof Inn - University at Buffalo
42 Flint Road
Buffalo, NY 14226
$87.99/night if booked by 5/13/14
Room Block under “Dragon”
Team Race Entry Fee:
Corporate Team: $1,200.00
Community/Club Team $900.00
Breast Cancer Survivor Team $850.00
Registration Deadline: Fibnal date to be announced soon. Kindly pre-register by April 1, 2014.
To pay for your team registration using PayPal, select your option and click Add To Cart button below.