Welcome to Boston Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival!
This years race weekend will be June13th [Time Trial] & 14th [Finals].
Registration will open in March 9, 2020 - April 20, 2020
Team Roster edits will close May 29, 2020
Saturday & Sunday
Saturday June 13 @ 8:00am
Time trial seeding takes place at (TBD) on the Saturday of the Festival weekend.
There will be two 250m (TBD) heats back-to-back, with the fastest time used in seeding for Sunday's races. Each group will begin their second heat soon after returning to the start. You will not exit your boat between heats, though you may substitute registered alternate team members.
The results of the time trials will determine the brackets for Sunday's races.
Sunday June 14 @ 8:00 am
John W. Weeks Footbridge
Race takes place at the John W. Weeks Footbridge on the Sunday of the Festival weekend.
The docks will be located on the Boston shore. Races begin between the River and Western Avenue bridges. Races end near the Weeks Footbridge, just before the boat docks. [View festival map]
Race course will be 500-meters and first race time will be dependent on Saturday time trials.
Once your team has launched from the docks, you should proceed downstream to the starting line. At the starting line listen for instructions from the race officials. Buoys will mark the finish line; an air horn will be used to indicate the passing of each boat across the official finish line.
Team should gather at the Boston side of the John W. Weeks Footbridge, near Harvard Square, off Soldiers Field Road.
Please stake a spot along the Dr. Paul Dudley White Bike Path and do not block the path.
Boats will launch near the Weeks Footbridge, paddle to the starting line near the Western Avenue Bridge, and race back to the Footbridge.
Please remember to keep your wristbands on for race weekend. Replacements are $20.
Teams should arrive at least 75 minutes before the scheduled race in case the festival runs early.
There will be a captain's meeting at 6:30 AM. Please send a designated team member if the captain cannot make the meeting.
Any major issues concerning the schedule, potential schedule changes, or division issues will be made on-site with the race officials before the first race.