Why Worcester Dragon Boats? Why not? The Telegram & Gazette has partnered with The Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce and Discover Central Massachusetts to bring this exciting tradition to Worcester. Many cities in Massachusetts host annual Dragon Boat Festivals so why not Worcester? We have access to the perfect venue to host such an event right here in our backyard. DCR Regatta Point and Lake Quinsigamond has a 2,000 meter rowing course that is internationally recognized as one of the best courses in the world! We are proud to be hosting the first annual Worcester Dragon Boat Festival at DCR Regatta Point and Lake Quinsigamond and hope to see it grow into a yearly tradition that becomes a part of the community here in Worcester County for generations to come.
What is a Dragon Boat Race?
A dragon boat is a large canoe style boat that is decorated like a dragon. It’s made with fiberglass and measures about 46’ long.
A dragon boat teams consist of 21 members: 20 paddlers and one drummer who will sit at the front and keep everyone paddling together.
Anyone 15 and older can participate in a dragon boat race, just get a team together. No experience necessary, we will teach you everything you need to know and offer practice times too! Compete for prizes and of course bragging rights!
Corporate teams, groups of friends, family and co-workers, club and professional teams are all welcome! All paddling equipment & PFDs are provided and your team will participate in at least two 250 meter races. Boats and management is provided by Dynamic Dragon Boat Racing, LLC.
*A portion of all proceeds will be donated to the United Way.
Frequently Asked Questions
Early registration price: $800
After July 31st: $950