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2014 Foster City Dragon Boat Race

Leo J. Ryan Memorial Park 650 Shell Blvd, Foster City, CA, USA

This is the annual novice dragon boat race hosted by Bay Area Dragons! The idea of this race is to promote the sport of dragon boat in the community, support fitness and healthy competition, and raise funds for various local charities. Come bring your friends and coworkers out for a day of racing and fun!

What is Dragon Boat?
A Dragon Boat is essentially a 20 person canoe. The race course is about 300 yards long. For most teams, it will take less than 3 minutes. The boat is provided along with paddles, life jackets, and an experienced steersperson. We can also provide a drummer or you can use your own. Check us out at www.bayareadragons.org

What is special about June 8?
Dragon boat has its own holiday - May 5 on Lunar calendar which works out to June 2. Unlike China, we don’t get vacation on June 2 even though we should. We will celebrate Tuen Ng on June 8.

Where and when is the race?
The race is being held in Foster City lagoon in Leo Ryan Park. Racing runs from 9am to 4pm. The race schedule will be announced a week prior to the event. The water is very calm and not that deep. There is excellent visibility from all parts of the lagoon. There is a Safeway, a CVS, and restaurants just across the street if you forget anything.

What is a team?
You are required to have a minimum of 16 paddlers and a maximum of 24. 20 people will be in the boat at once. Minimum 8 females for a Mixed team. Currently, we are not planning on having Womens or Mens divisions. If any paddlers are under 12, a parent should also be paddling.

What do you mean by a "novice" race?
All the members of the teams will have less than 10 practices in the last 6 months except for up to 2 veteran paddlers. You can provide your own drummer but we will provide one if you do not have one. You can not provide your own steersperson.

How many heats will there be?
There will be 4-6 boat heats. You are guaranteed a minimum of 2 races. If your team does well, it will keep advancing. We do not know what the maximum number of races will be.

How much does it cost?
$500 per team. That works out to $25 per person. Discounts are available. Paypal to paypal@bayareadragons.org

**Team Building Special**
For a company or organization with 4 or more teams, the entry fee is $400. You can present your own trophy. The top teams will advance to compete against your industry competitors. This is a great way to have some healthy competition within your company or across your industry!

**Challenge Special**
If you know a number of similar groups or corporations, you can challenge them to a race. If you can recruit 6 teams, we will have a prize that offers The organizer gets a free entry or the winner will get a free entry to next year.

Try It!
A number of groups around the Bay Area offer free drop in practices:

Team Entry Form:

Practice Locations/Schedules:

This information is in document form at http://bit.ly/FCRace2014

If you have any questions, please feel free to comment below or email us at registrar@bayareadragons.org

Thank you everyone, and see you all on the water!

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il 8 June 2014



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