“Dragon boat racing is a great way to encourage friendly competition among businesses, organizations, friends, and family. We encourage you to compete or come out to experience the fun. It will be an event that you won’t want to miss!”

 

Racing Information

Team and Individual Paddler Information

Solomons Island Dragon Boat Festival ~ August 17 & 18, 2018

 

The Opening Ceremony will be held on August 17, 2018.  Races will be held on August 18, 2018 and are expected to draw a large crowd.  It is estimated that last year’s festival drew over 6500 spectators!

 

Gather your friends, family, neighbors or co-workers and form a team for this year’s races.  Each boat will hold 16 paddlers, one drummer and a steerperson. (Minimum age for paddlers is 12 years with signed permission by a parent/legal guardian).

 

The boat, steer-person, life jackets, and necessary training are provided.  Teams must only provide their entry fees and team members. Water safety staff will be on site throughout practice sessions and race day.

 

The fee to enter a boat in the race is $2000. A popular option is to divide the cost of the registration fee among your team members or you may wish to ask your employer about becoming a corporate sponsor. Individual paddlers are also welcome to sign up,the fee is $120, and you will be assigned to a team prior to practice week.
These are nonrefundable fees which will support SMCR, Inc.'s programs for community members with developmental differences.
 

The required time commitments for this race are a few hours of practice time one evening during the week prior to the races and race day.  All team members are invited to attend the Opening Ceremony on August 17.

 

Teams should decide on a "Team Theme" which would include team costumes and tent decorations.

 

Teams are encouraged to plan a simple fundraising activity to host at their tent during race day.

  

There is only room for 33 teams so be sure to guarantee your spot for the 2018 Festival by sending in your $500 deposit.  The sooner you register your team and pay the deposit, the sooner you can begin to raise funds and challenge your friends to enter.

 

Upon registration, a packet of information will be sent to each team captain with detailed information about rules, payments, race logistics and other pertinent information. You can check out the "FAQ", "Fundraising Tips" and "What to Bring" pages for some helpful information.

 

-Initial team rosters should be compiled by June 30.

-Completed rosters and final payments for all teams must be received by July 31.

-Team member waivers are due by August 4.

-Deadlines may be extended under special circumstances. Please contact us at the email listed below with your request.

-Failure to pay the full registration fees, provide complete team rosters and provide completed waivers by all team members   by the deadlines will result in a forfeiture of all previously paid fees.

 

Questions? Contact us:

phone:  410.888.7025

email:  solomonsdragonboatteams@gmail.com

 2018 TEAMS LIST

 

   

CPFCU@The Finish Line

(CEDAR POINT FEDERAL CREDIT UNION2018 Presenting Sponsor)

 

Personalized Therapy Vikings (PERSONALIZED THERAPY)

 
CALVERT COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPT. Primary Mortgage Paddlers (PRIMARY RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE)  
Centurions (SABRE SYSTEMS, INC & CENTURY 21 NEW MILLENIUM) RE/MAX 100  
Drag 'n  Butt (AMEWAS) Shipwrecked (SHEPHERD OF THE BAY LUTHERAN CHURCH)  
Dragon Flies SJS Detention Dragons (ST. JOHNS CHURCH)   
Dragon Our Tails (TIDEWATER VETERINARY HOSPITAL) Smartronix Geek Squad (SMARTRONIX)  

Flying Water Dragons (AVIAN))

ST. ALOYSIUS CHURCH

 

GATEAU HEALTH & WELLNESS

ST. MARY'S COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPT. (waiting on confirmation)  
KBR WYLE Tail Draggers (AIRTEC)  

KINGFISHER'S

The Re/Max Ones (RE/MAX ONE)  
Los Tortugas (SIMMS INS.) TEAM SPALDING (SPALDING CONSULTING)  
O'Brien Realty River Rats (O'BRIEN REALTY) Water Warriors (OUR LADY STAR OF THE SEA CHURCH YOUTH)  

Patuxent Presbyterian Power Paddlers

WELLS FARGO  
     
     

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