Lively Dragon Club

Hamilton Waterfest Dragonboat Race Festival 7-July-2012

  • 07 Jul 2012
  • 8:00 AM - 5:29 PM
  • Harbour Front Dr. Bayfront Park, Hamilton, Ontario


  • Beautiful deep even lanes, Great racing, lots of docks for easy loading. 200m, 500m, 2000m can you do it? your choice 3 races 4? or all 5 Enjoy!!
  • Vendor fee: $125 plus $16.25 HST 84125 8403 RT0001 per space per event.

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Hamilton Waterfest Dragon Boat Event
at BayFront Park, Hamilton Ontario.


Mixed,  Ladies,  BCS, Youth Divisions
(Minimum 4 teams to create a division)


Rythem & Bones Band, Beer Garden and more!! 


Vendors: link to register for this event is in the Participant Application link to your left.


Registration $795 plus HST

$50.00 Bonus paid to your Team If you raced in Milton May Event

Two steps to registering:

  1. Event Registration
  2. Team Participant Registration (roster, waviers etc done)

Let everyone know that your team will be racing up to FIVE times, Your Choice!!

Thank you for registering your team for Hamilton Waterfest Dragonboat Festival.


As you already know, each team can book the use of the boat two times before the event.  Coach and steersperson can be booked for an additional fee.


The festivities begins:

Saturday morning at 8am. (tentatively)---more accurate time to be determined.

Parking is Free

Please car pool, we want to mimimise impacting on our neighbouring community.


Team arrival times

Please arrive at least one hour before your first heat.  The race schedule (first block of races) will be posted on the website by Wed May 30.  This is NOT the official race schedule!undefinedthis schedule will be subject to changes.


Race info:

Every team races once and will be seeded into divisions. 

The teams will race again and further seeding into divisions will be done.  The team placing first place in the third race wins medals. 

Every team chose their qualifying races  (200m or 500m) and had the option of racing in an additional race not your qualifing distance (200m or 500m) as well as 2000-meter races. 



Medals will be awarded to A division Gold, Silver, Bronse

medals will be awarded to the first place team in each following division  in your qualifying races.


Medals will be awarded to 25 team members.  These medals go to the people on the winning boats of their division final qualifying race, please do not forget your steersperson and drummer. 


Your team may purchase additional medals after the race for a fee of $8 per medal.


Your optional races are for fun and interest to see how your time compares to other teams racing the same distance. No medals for these optional races..


Captains’ Meeting:

Captains meeting will take place at 7:15 am sharp.  Each team should have two representatives at the meeting.  Rules will be discussed and the format for the day will be laid out.  This meeting will take place near the marshalling area at the bottom of the hill.


Park Location:

Harbour Front Dr. Hamilton, Ontario ON L8L

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Team Roster:

Team roster consists of 25 teammates. 20 paddlers, a drummer and a steersperson with three alternate team mates.  There must be a minimum of 8 female paddlers in each boat.  Lively Dragon can provide steerspersons.  Please let us know if your team will need a steersperson by May 20.  Also please let us know by May 25 if your team will be coming Friday for a practice…  Friday practices are free if you have your own steersperson/coach.  You need to sign up for this practice.


Race Day

7:15 am    The captains meeting

7:00am-9am     One Representative is asked to finalize your team registration. If you have not completed an online registration please have all your paper work, waviers, team roster ready to Hand in. All forms (two waivers with team signature pages…--medical form is optional)



Hand in pledge forms and funds raised at the Bay Area Restoration Table.  We sincerely thank you for your donations.


7:45 am   Marshalling for the first race begins


  • Encourage your teammates to drink plenty of water all day during race day!
  • Everyone MUST wear a life jacket at all times while in the boat.  Life jackets must be done up correctly. All life jackets and paddles are provided.  **For those of you who have inflatable life jackets…if yours has a pull cord…IT IS NOT ALLOWED…if it automatically inflate when contact with water…it IS allowed.undefinedno accept ions.
  • This is a fundraising event for Willow Foundation.

Each person should bring:

  • Sunscreen
  • Lawn chair
  • Change of Clothes
  • Change of Shoes
  • Towel
  • Hat
  • Blanket
  • Signed Waivers
  • Pledge Money and Pledge Sheets
  • Personal Medications
  • Water and Food Vendors will be available on sites

Each team should bring:

Shade Tent...this is not mandatory but it helps your team defined gathering place.  It also provides shelter from the sun and rain.  ((( not say the 'R' word!))))]
Races happen rain or shine
Team Banner
Roll of toilet paper...just in case


When to arrive

Each person is usually expected to be at the park at least one hour prior to your first scheduled race.

Marshalling at the Docks
Each team must assemble at the dock and be ready to load at least 15 minutes before each of their scheduled races. We cannot wait for missing paddlers. A minimum of 8 female paddlers and 1 drummer must be on every boat.. 


Team Blurb

If your team has not filled in the team blurb please do so ASAP or you will miss being mentioned in the race booklet.  This is an excellent spot to promote your team sponsors..

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