Participation will be limited this year to ensure a smooth, fun even for all. We are only selling 18 boats before 2/1/14, so be sure to sign up today to get a spot.
Each team consists of at least 20 paddlers, 1 drummer and 3 alternates. The entrance fee is $2,200 per team and includes a practice session with a professional dragon boat coach the week before the event, and at least 2 races the day of the festival. Find out more about participating in the festival here.
Each team will need to elect a team captain to act as the liaison with the Acadiana Dragon Boat Committee.
Captain’s responsibilities include:
- having every member sign a waiver
- ensuring that each team member is listed on the team roster
- coordinating practice times for the team
- making the planning committee aware of any medical issues
- working with the Acadiana Dragon Boat Committee to forward relevant information to the team
The week of the festival, each team will have the opportunity to practice and prepare for the event with a professional Dragon Boat coach. During the practice week, the captain has to communicate with all team members to make sure that they attend the practice and are prepared for the event.
A captain’s meeting will be held at 8:30AM, the day of the festival. The captain’s presence is required and will be provided with wristbands for all participants to wear. Any information that the committee has to share with the teams will be directed to the team captain at this time. Captains are responsible for distributing the wrist bands and all information discussed at the captain meeting.