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Dates & Times
  • Thursday 10 – Saturday 12 November 2022 (7:30am – 5:00pm daily)
  • Thursday 10 November 2022 – 500m
  • Friday 11 November 2022 – 200m
  • Saturday 12 November 2022 – Around the Island (standard boats only) as well as any finals not held Thursday or Friday due to poor weather
Age Requirements
  • Age is determined as at 31 December 2022
  • Minimum age for competition is 40 years
Divisions
  • Snr A 40+: Open, Mixed and Women in both small and standard
  • Snr 55+: Open, Mixed and Women in both small and standard
  • Cancer Survivors: Small boat only
  • Around the Island: Open, Mixed and Women, standard only

All races will be in standard boats (20s) only

Fees

Sport Fee: $60 per person

Games Fee: 

  • Competitor:
    Early bird $125 (until 11:59pm AEST 31 August 2022)
    Standard $145 (from 1 September 2022)
  • Non-Playing Official: $90

Payment processing fee: 1.4% (incl GST)
Account2Account (select Australian banks – no fee)

Paddlers, drummers and steerers are all classified as participants

Entries Close
  • Team entries close: Friday 21 October 2022 (11:59pm AEST)
  • Individual entries into existing teams close: Sunday 6 November 2022 (11:59pm AEST)
Venue

Gold Coast Dragon Boat Club

Calm waters and stunning scenery make Lake Orr one of the finest places to dragon boat race on the Gold Coast. The 80-hectare man-made lake attracts water sport enthusiasts from around the world and is located a stone’s throw away from the bustling Market Square in Varsity Lakes.

Location

Sports House
337 Christine Avenue
Varsity Lakes, QLD 4227

Additional Information
  • Each crew is required to have a team manager who will register your crew name via the team manager portal prior to any competitor registrations.
  • Once the crew is created, team managers can register competitors via the team manager portal or individuals can register themselves via the Competitor Entry Form.
  • A crew consists of no more than 26 (Standard) and 14 (Small) competitors.
  • Races will consist of a maximum of 20 (or 10 if Small boat) paddlers, a drummer and a steerer.
  • Mixed divisions are as per CR2.1.3 of the AusDBF Competition Rules and Rules of Racing (please see the AusDBF website) which state a minimum 8 paddlers to a maximum of 10 paddlers of either gender (excludes drummer and steerer) to a minimum of 18 paddlers (refer rule CR3.1)
  • A crew list for EVERY crew must be submitted to the Dragon Boat organisers via email dragonboat@mastersgames.com.au by no later than Monday 7 November 2022. NB. Minor changes can be made the morning of each day up to one hour prior to the first race of the day. These minor changes will be made at Race  Administration to the crew list you had already submitted.
  • To enter the ‘Cancer Survivors’ category, all your paddlers, drummer and steerer must be a survivor of cancer. This category will only proceed if there are at least 4 entries. Depending the number of males in a Cancer Survivor’s crew, handicaps (yet to be established) will be given.
  • Race Distances:  200m, 500m and Around the Island (approx 8 kms).
  • Information bulletins (including race draw changes) will be issued up until Tuesday 8 November 2022.
  • All competitors are to be Financial Member of either their State or International Dragon Boat body. If you are not a member of your State or International body, please email dragonboat@mastersgames.com.auwith a copy of your insurance held with another paddling sport that covers the competing in a dragon boat. If you are not a member of any State or International body, insurance for the event must be purchased through your State or International body prior to entering. NO ONE OFF INSURANCE IS AVAILABLE THROUGH THE HOST.
  • International Crews – please email dragonboat@mastersgames.com.au a copy of confirmation that your paddlers are members of your International Dragon Boat body eg NZDBA
  • For a category to run, at least 4 entries (minimal entries) must be received. Should only 3 entries be received, races will only be available if the program permits.
  • It is strongly encouraged that you do not book flights home from the Gold Coast any earlier than 7pm Saturday 12 November 2022. This way you will not miss any racing should there be any delays.
Contact

Dragon Boat Enquiries
Janine Lette
Gold Coast Dragons
Email: dragonboat@mastersgames.com.au
Phone:  +61 411 286 868
Web: goldcoastdragons.com.au

Event Enquiries
Pan Pacific Masters Games
Email: info@mastersgames.com.au
Phone:+61 7 5668 9888

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