Boston Dragon Boat Festival, Inc

Boston Dragon Boat Festival

Posted Feb 4, 2016

2018 Boston Dragon Boat Festival
Registration is March 16, 2018 to     May 26, 2018


Registration Opens : March 16th, 2018

   Fees: $1200.00 prior to April 28th, 2018 

                $1300.00 after April 28th, 2018       

 Registration closes: May 26th, 2018

Please read the 'REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS' to ensure you will have a smooth registration process. Also read payment and refunds for more details.

Wait List: In the event the number of team registrations reaches capacity, the Festival reserves the right to hold a lottery for participation in the races.  The lottery criteria will be at the sole discretion of the Festival and may include, among other factors, completeness of your team(s) registration/roster.  In the event your team is no longer able to participate due to Festival capacity, the registration fee will be refunded.  So please register early, if you are in the wait list you will be notified for more details.

We are excited to have you join our 2018 Boston Dragon Boat Festival! See you soon!
For questions or issues with team registration, please contact

Posted Mar 3, 2018

Please read the important changes in 2018!

There will be two captain's meeting for team orientation prior to water practice, and the festival. Be on the look out for these dates via email.

The registration link is ONLY for TEAM MANAGERS/OWNERS to register new teams.* If you are registering multiple teams, please start the registration process for each new team directly from the initial registration link ONLY.  

** Please click here ===>Team Registration Instructions<===  for step to step instructions how to Register your Team **  

Please indicate you are a "coach" for the team.  This is not an indication that you will be coaching the team but will be used for communications that are sent to all team captains.  If you are racing with a team as a paddler, drummer, or steerer, please also indicate that you are a "player" during the registration process.
After registering the team you will be have to invite the rest of your team through "Team Connect"

** Please click here ===> Team Connect Instructions <=== for step to step instructions how to use Team Connect to add / edit roster information **  

PADDLERS/STEER/DRUMMERS: You will be invited by your team manager/owner to register or you can request a team invitation that allows you to be added to your team as a paddler. This "Team Invitation" is specific to you. You will use the unique link to create your own member account. Please do not share accounts or team invitations.

NOTE: All teams will race with 20 paddlers. In accordance with IDBF guidelines a minimum of 8 female paddlers will be required for all teams.

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NEW FOR 2018: 
We are temporarily only accepting payments via Check.
All fees, pay instruction, refunds will be further explained during registration. Below are some basic information.

You will be required to mail in two checks. 
- First check is for the race registration base fee- Please indicate the team name (or names for multiple team) you are paying for.
- Second check is for damage deposit in the amount of $200.00 per registered team. The damage deposit check will be refunded within 90 days after the Festival less any penalties or fines are incurred.

Multiple Team Discounts:

1st Team           $1,200.00 plus $200.00 refundable damage deposit

2nd Team          $1,100.00 plus $200.00 refundable damage deposit

3rd Team           $1,000.00 plus $200.00 refundable damage deposit

The registration must be from the same organization. In order to receive the multiple team discount, please use COUPON CODE:TEAM2 for the second team and TEAM3+ for the third team along with any additional team at the time of registering.

Team Withdrawal: In the event you wish to withdraw a team registration, refunds will only be issued if another team has been confirmed to take your registered spot.

Please read the refund policy for complete details, which will require aknowledgement during the registration process.
For questions or issues with team registration, please contact

Team Registration
If you have questions or problems, please read our Troubleshooting Guide.