This years Women’s Regatta is a sanctioned race by Dragon Boat Canada and is part of the DBC Race Series for 2019!
Race Day and Location
Race day is Saturday, May 25th, 2019. Located in Vancouver, British Columbia, the race venue is set on beautiful False Creek, in the heart of the City. Racer’s village is at Creekside Park, on the corner of Athlete’s Way and Ontario Street, next to the Olympic Village area. Registration usually starts at 7:00 am and races generally run between 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. (times confirmed with the final race grid)
The regatta consists of three 500m dragon boat races using BUK dragon boats. There is no age class racing. Paddles and Transport Canada approved PFDs are provided for racers. Breast Cancer Survivor Challenge and Flower Ceremony is once again being hosted by our Regatta, sponsored by Abreast In A Boat (AIAB), and promises to be the Highlight of the Day!
There will be a minimum of 18 and a maximum of 24 paddlers allowed on the roster, plus 1 drummer and 1 steersperson. All participants must be female except for the steersperson, who can be male or female.
NB: as a sanctioned race for the 2019 DBC Race Series, this means our Regatta is a qualifier for those teams who wish to go to the Canadian Nationals July 16-22, 2019, Regina, Sask – check out Dragon Boat Canada website for details on that event.
If your team is using this event as your Qualifying Race for the Canadian Nationals 2019 being held in Regina, Sask, your team must adhere to Dragon Boat Canada Rules for rostering (that is, all on the roster must be women, including the steers.) And you must advise the registration desk when dropping off your rosters & waivers.
We’re changing it up! Instead of a Costume Contest, we are hosting a Limerick Contest – AND the winner will receive a free entry to next year’s Women’s Regatta!
The Top 5 limericks, chosen by our judges, will be asked to recite/perform their limerick at the break time, after the BCS Challenge Race and Flower Ceremony. The names of the 5 chosen teams will be posted at Race Headquarters and announced on the PA system. Teams may embellish their recitation with props or actions during the presentation. A winner will be chosen by our judges following the presentations.
The other limerick entries will be posted at the race site, to be enjoyed by all.
so… what are the Rules? and … what’s a Limerick? please see: Women’s Regatta Limerick Contest
Adult Teams $625 CAD
BCS* Teams $500 CAD
Junior Teams $500 CAD
Adult Teams $725 CAD
BCS* Teams $600 CAD
Junior Teams $600 CAD
Please do NOT send Team Waiver Forms with your registration or payment. Completed Team Waivers Forms are to be submitted on race day.
The Juniors will each individually provide a completed waiver, each name then matching the Junior Roster; all to be provided to the registration desk the morning of Race Day and prior to their first race.