The False Creek Women’s Regatta and Breast Cancer Survivor Event 2020

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Race Day and Location

Race day is set for Saturday, May 23rd, 2020. 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)

Racing Format

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!

Roster Requirements

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.

Limerick Contest  

We are once again 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… what are the Rules?  and … what’s a Limerick? please see: Women’s Regatta Limerick Contest

Registration and Fees 

Early Bird fees – Payment received on or before March 23rd, 2020

Adult Teams   $675 CAD

BCS* Teams   $550 CAD

Junior Teams $550 CAD

Regular fees – Payment received after March 23rd, 2020

Adult Teams   $750 CAD

BCS* Teams   $625 CAD

Junior Teams $625 CAD

*BCS – Breast Cancer Survivor Teams

Team Waiver Form

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.

Note: Although you may have already submitted False Creek waivers for Knockouts, you MUST submit new waivers for this regatta.

2020 Women’s Regatta – Adult Waiver
2020 Women’s Regatta – Junior Informed Consent
2020 Women’s Regatta – Junior Roster


Food Vendors

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If you have any questions, please contact the Race Directors, Jackie Wong and Jason Wen at