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Saint Martin's University Dragon Boat Festival

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Port Plaza, Olympia, WA US

https://www.stmartin.edu/news-events/university-events/dragon-boat-festival

Founded April 28, 2006
April 29, 2017


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Paddles up! The Saint Martin’s University Dragon Boat Festival will be held at Port Plaza in Budd Inlet.

This annual celebration, inaugurated in 2006, is expected to draw over 7,000 spectators. Saint Martin's University is proud to be hosting the event with the cooperation of the Washington Dragon Boat Association.

Beyond the spirited dragon boat races, there will be Chinese traditional art demonstrations, traditional lion dances, music, and martial arts performances. This festival is a celebrated time for the community. Come join in the festival and celebrate with us!



Division definitions:

Community

Teams in this division use the Saint Martin's Dragon Boat Festival as a
team building activity for an existing community organization. They may
participate in the Saint Martin's Dragon Boat Festival annually but outside of
this festival they have limited or no racing experience. Saint Martin's
University provides two on-the-water practice times for each
community team. In order to participate, each paddler is required to
attend at least one practice prior to the Festival.  All teams
MUST have at least eight female paddlers.
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Competitive mixed

Many of these teams use the Saint Martin's Dragon Boat Festival to start
their racing season. The majority of paddlers have experience with dragon boat
racing, practice regularly and participate in other races throughout the
year. All teams MUST have at least eight female paddlers. 

Competitive women's

All 20 paddlers must be women. Many of these teams use the Saint Martin's Dragon Boat Festival to start their racing season. The majority of the paddlers have experience with dragon boat racing, practice regularly and participate in other races throughout the year.


Junior

All crew members and drummer must be between the ages of 12-19 by the event
date, with the exception of the steersperson and manager. Crew members under
the age of 18 must have a signed parental or guardian consent in order to
participate. Junior teams MUST have at least eight female paddlers.  Steersperson
must be approved by Festival staff prior to race day. The team manager must be
over 21 years of age.
        



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