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Hamilton Waterfest Dragon boat Race Festival
July 8 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm$90
The festivities begins:
Saturday morning at 8am. (tentatively)—more accurate time to be determined.
Parking is Free
Please car pool, we want to mimimise impacting on our neighbouring community.
Team arrival times
Please arrive at least one hour before your first heat. The race schedule (first block of races) will be posted on the website by Wed July 1. This is NOT the official race schedule!undefinedthis schedule will be subject to changes.
Every team races once and will be seeded into divisions.
The teams will race again and further seeding into divisions will be done. The team placing first place in the third race wins medals.
Every team chose their qualifying races (200m or 500m) and had the option of racing in an additional race not your qualifing distance (200m or 500m) as well as 2000-meter races.
Medals will be awarded to A division Gold, Silver, Bronze.
Medals will be awarded to the first place team in each following division in your qualifying races.
Medals will be awarded to 25 team members. These medals go to the people on the winning boats of their division final qualifying race, please do not forget your steersperson and drummer.
Your team may purchase additional medals after the race for a fee of $8 per medal.
Your optional races are for fun and interest to see how your time compares to other teams racing the same distance. No medals for these optional races..
Captains meeting will take place at 7:15 am sharp. Each team should have two representatives at the meeting. Rules will be discussed and the format for the day will be laid out. This meeting will take place near the marshalling area at the bottom of the hill.
Harbour Front Dr. Hamilton, Ontario ON L8L
Team roster consists of 25 teammates. 20 paddlers, a drummer and a steersperson with three alternate team mates.
Mixed=(minimum 8 female paddlers) No minimum number of men..
Lively Dragon can provide steerspersons. Please let us know if your team will need a steersperson by May 20. No Friday Night practices.
7:15 am The captains meeting
7:00am-9am One Representative is asked to finalize your team registration. If you have not completed an online registration please have all your paper work, waviers, team roster ready to Hand in. All forms (two waivers with team signature pages…–medical form is optional)
Hand in pledge forms and funds raised at the Bay Area RestorationTable. We sincerely thank you for your donations.
7:45 am Marshalling for the first race begins
- Encourage your teammates to drink plenty of water all day during race day!
- Everyone MUST wear a life jacket at all times while in the boat. Life jackets must be done up correctly. All life jackets and paddles are provided. .
- This is a fundraising event for BARC Foundation.
Each person should bring:
- Lawn chair
- Change of Clothes
- Change of Shoes
- Signed Waivers
- Pledge Money and Pledge Sheets
- Personal Medications
- Water and Food Vendors will be available on sites
Each team should bring:
Shade Tent…this is not mandatory but it helps your team defined gathering place. It also provides shelter from the sun and rain. (((ssshhhhh…do not say the ‘R’ word!))))]
Races happen rain or shine
Roll of toilet paper…just in case
When to arrive
Each person is usually expected to be at the park at least one hour prior to your first scheduled race.
Marshalling at the Docks
Each team must assemble at the dock and be ready to load at least 15 minutes before each of their scheduled races. We cannot wait for missing paddlers. A minimum of 8 female paddlers and 1 drummer must be on every boat..
If your team has not filled in the team blurb please do so ASAP or you will miss being mentioned in the race booklet. This is an excellent spot to promote your team sponsors..