The 2017 Worcester Dragon Boat Race will take place on Saturday, September 23 on Lake Quinsigamond at DCR Regatta Point. Practice days will be available leading up to the event at DCR Regatta Point and Lake Quinsigamond, and will be confirmed closer to race day. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! Boats, PFDs, practices and all paddle equipment is all included in the boat price. Each boat holds 22 people, including one professional steer person. Teams consist of 21 members: 20 paddlers and one drummer who will sit at the front and keep everyone paddling together.
*Must be at least 15 years old as of September 23, 2017 to race. Each team member will be required to sign a waiver form. Under 18 must be signed by parent/legal guardian.
Current Registered Teams:
Ready to register your team and pay today?
Thursday, September 21 from 2:00p.m-6:00p.m at DCR Regatta Point and Lake Quinsigamomd
Friday, September 22 from 2:00p.m-6:00p.m at DCR Regatta Point and Lake Quinsigamomd
*Each team will practice for 1 hour on either day
Race Day Schedule:
9:30 a.m. – Qualifying
*Each team is guaranteed a minimum of two races
1:30 p.m. – Semi-Finals
2:30 p.m. Finals
*all times are approximate
Are you a Professional or Club team looking for your next challenge? We will have a heat for Professional/Club teams so make sure you don’t miss your chance to showcase your team’s talent! Please be sure to indicate that you are a Professional/Club team when you sign up.
Are you a college/university team? Maybe your school has a rowing team or you just want your school represented at the race. Join the as an Academic team and show your school pride!
All Team Registrations Include:
- 1 Boat with 21 Racers (teams are required to have a minimum of 6 females, violation of this rule will result in time penalties)
- Each team will have at least 2 races
- T-shirts for all racers
- Team photo
Registration fee: Early registration – $800. After July 31st- $950
- Academic team price – $800
*A portion of all proceeds will be donated to the United Way.
For more information on registering a team, fill out the form below and you will be contacted shortly.
For travel and hotel information please visit: www.discovercentralma.org
Looking for more Dragon Boat Races? Check out other races in the area!