The Salford Dragon Boat Festival

Sunday 20th May 2018

Team work is vital if a fast time is going to be achieved and for this reason, the instructors will also give 'on the water' training to help with technique. Over the distance we race, fitness is not a key factor - technique however is. So it does not matter if your team is made up of just 12 paddlers or the full 16, because it's a team sprint where team work and timing is everything. What you will be aiming to achieve is an opportunity to compete in the last race of the day ... the Grand Final. This will be a race where all the dragon boats that can be safey raced together will race one last time and first across will be declared: Dragon Boat Champions of Salford 2017.

The event will finish with our award ceremony where team trophies were awarded to the Captain's of the top three teams and Winner's Meadals to each member of the winning team. It's a brilliant day out.

Programme for the 2018 Festival:

09:00 - Registration open

09:35 - Team photo-shoots to start

09:55 - Registration closes

10:00 - Event start and introduction.

10:03 - First teams called up for safety briefings.

10:33 - Start of Race 1.

12:37 - Start of Race 2.

14:07 - Start of Race 3.

15:50 - Grand Final Race

16:05 - Award ceremony and prize giving.

16:00 - Festival End

Please note: these times subject to change in the event of windy weather or a capsize.

Team Entries - The Salford Dragon Boat Festival 2018

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