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General Information & FAQs

Is there a registration deadline?
Online registration will close Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 11:59 pm. Limited registration will be available on-site, beginning at 6:30 am.

What watercraft are allowed?
We will have events for dragon boats, racing shells, kayaks, and SUPs.  We also welcome those who would like to just lounge in a floatie! 

Are kids allowed?  
Of course!  We will have an awesome Kids Zone with cotton candy, crafts, face painting, and more!  This is an event for the entire family!

Are dogs allowed?  
Dogs, except for guide dogs and other service animals, are not allowed on the beach areas at Vancouver Lake Regional Park.  We encourage you to leave your four legged friend at home, as they are not allowed on the beach.

How old must you be to participate?  
Anyone may participate. The parent will want to use his/her best judgement whether the child has the skill to ride on their own board or the adult board, or paddle.  

Do I have to wear a life jacket? 
ABSOLUTELY!  No life jacket, no paddling! You must provide your own personal floatation device.

Will there be boards to rent?  
Bring your equipment or reserve it well in advance of the event. Limited equipment will be available on site. Best locations to rent equipment:
  • Gorge Performance
  • Next Adventure
  • Aldercreek
Will food be available? 
Yes!  Your registration includes breakfast, lunch, and a drink token.  If your guests (family, spectators, etc.) would like lunch, purchase their food wristband here for $10.  You must signup your guests by July 22.

Can I volunteer?
Yes! Please email Emily-Rose Wiitala at ewiitala@komenoregon.org

Where do I park?
Vancouver Lake Park has plenty of parking for attendees!  Please note you must pay to park, $2 for motorcycles, $3 for cars, $6 for cards with trailers, and $8 for buses or motor homes.  Tolls will be taken at the entrance of the park.  Cash (please have exact change) and card accepted.  More information here.

Can our company pay for our team sign up fees?
Sure! Just give us a call at 503.546.7430 to set up a special code.

Interested in being a vendor?
We've got the space! More information here.

Interested in sponsorship opportunities?
Partner with us! More information here.

If you need special accommodations
Please contact Emily-Rose Wiitala at 503.552.9160 or info@komenoregon.org


Dragon Boat Details

Register 10 or 20 person team - Women or Mixed (Mixed team must have a minimum of 8 women.)

There are two divisions: Novice and Experienced. Novice teams who do not have at least 2 experienced paddlers, will be provided with 2-4 experienced paddler volunteers as needed. “Experienced” requires at least 50% of the crew has been or is a part of a club team. 

Two non-racing volunteers from each team is needed to assist with event day tasks for 2-hour shifts. 

Dragon Boat events will take place in the morning. 

Water launch from the beach, which means your feet will be completely submerged. Plan footwear accordingly.

After the races, we will provide Dragon Boat ‘fun paddle’ for guests who want to give it a try.

There will be a per-entry donation. PFDs will be provided in teenager/adult size ranges. Any children who wish to participate will need to come with their own appropriate sized PFD.

All paddlers must sign
the following waiver and bring it to the registration / volunteer tent.

Dragon Boat Course

Dragon Boat Course = 1,750 meters including “slalom” finish