Team Uniforms

Visiting Team Welcome Party

2017 Teams

Welcome to North America’s largest and most competitive dragon boat championship! With over 200 teams from 12 countries around the world expected for the 30th anniversary of the Festival, we know that you’ll enjoy paddling at this premier event.

Race Information

Registrants in all divisions (Mixed, Women’s, Junior) will race 4 times over the weekend on a 500m course. The top teams in the Mixed and Women’s divisions will be invited to participate in our marquee Guts and Glory 2,000m race, where up to 18 boats will race at 10 second intervals.

Specialty Races

Specialty races are held on the 500m course, with the exception of the International Cup and Barrier Free Canada Cup. Specialty races change from year to year, but usually include the U24 Cup, Breast Cancer Cup, Grand Dragon’s Cup, and Open Championship; register for these races online at

For more information on the Barrier Free Canada Cup and if your non-profit organization would like to apply to have a team in the race, or the International Cup, please email and to Registration under Racer Info.

Regulations and Rules

All races at the Concord Pacific Vancouver Dragon Boat Festival are held in BuK boats. IDBF 202a wooden paddles and approved lifejackets will be available for racers to use. Please note that all racers must wear lifejackets at all times on the water.

Paddlers are allowed to bring their own lifejackets and paddles. Paddles must meet the IDBF 202a specification for use at Dragon Boat BC events. Paddlers supplying their own lifejackets must ensure that the lifejackets are approved by the Department of Transport (DOT), Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) or Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO). Inflatable life jackets are not allowed at Dragon Boat BC races.

Rules of racing and can be found online under Downloads. Waivers for adult teams are completed online. Rosters are completed online, but printed out and submitted to the Race Registrar on site at the Festival. Waivers and rosters for junior teams or paddlers under 18 can be found under Downloads, and must be submitted to the Race Registrar on site at the Festival.

Please note that there is no manager or steersperson meeting for the Concord Pacific Vancouver Dragon Boat Festival.

Registration and Questions

Register online at Questions may be sent to or to the Registrar at

Team Uniforms

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Visiting Team Welcome Party

We welcome teams from around North America and the world to Vancouver and Canada at the Visiting Team Welcome. Join us and celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Concord Pacific Vancouver Dragon Boat Festival from the Main Stage with live local entertainment, and enjoy our food truck festival and craft beer market, as the opening races come down the course! Out of town teams and their hosts are invited to attend this free special event. Please email us at for more information on packages for North American and International teams.

Thank you to our Visiting Team Welcome supporters for 2017:

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Thanks to all the 2017 Participating Teams

Adult Mixed Division

“The Eh Team”
AeroDragons Dragon Boat Club
Bridge City Blitz Blue
Bridge City Blitz Gold
Britannia CAN Dragons
Britannia Have A Nice Day
Butts in a Boat
Cal Dragon Boat
CBC Wave Catchers
CC Riders
Central Coast SurviveOars
CIBC One West
Concord Flying Dragons Too
Concord Pacific Flying Dragons
Conquering Waves 1
Conquering Waves II
Creekside Dragons
Czech Dragons
Dogwood Nothin Dragon Black
Dogwood Nothin Dragon Red
Dragon Hearts Breaker
Dragon Hybrids
Dragon Zone DH Thunderbreaker
Dragon Zone Fire Dragons
Dragon Zone Twisted Hips
Dragon Zone Whipsplash
Dragons In Sight
Dreadnought II
DZ Premier
EDBRC – Dragon Boat Z
EDBRC Got Gainz
EDBRC Got Pho?
EDBRC River Rats
Eye Of The Dragon
FCRCC Premier
FLCC Spirit of a Renegade
Golder Water Warriors
Hydro Dragons / Gift of Life
KPH – Modern Niagara
LA Thunder Dragons
Los Angeles Racing Dragons
Macau IACM Dragon Boat Team
Max Storm
Metro Vancouver 44 Cheeks
MT Promises
NEC Nighthawks Team
OCC Weed Whackers
Oil City Crew
One Dragon
Oyster Point Dragons
Paddle Rangers
Pemberton Bald Eagle
Ripple Effect Dragon Boat Team
San Francisco Bay Area Dragons
San Francisco Dragon Warriors
Save on Food Dragonslayers
SF Bay Area Dragons 2
SFU Shockwave
ShangLong Dragon Boat Team
SOL Dragons
Sowers Friend
Stantec Splash
Starbucks Waverunners
STEMCELL Technologies
Sync or Swim
Team LifeScan
Team Orca
UBC Thunder
UBC Thunderbirds SC
UC San Diego
UCI Elements
VIP GD 50+ mixed
VIP GD 60+ mixed
WAM Mixed
Wasabi Grand Masters Mixed

Women’s Division

“The Eh Team”
Abreast – Deas Divas
Abreast At Rocky Point
Abreast in Alder Bay
Abreast Up the Creek
Abreast with FORT-itude
Bridge City Team Velocity Blue
Bridge City Team Velocity Gold
Central Coast SurviveOars
Despirit Housewives
FCRCC Premier Women
FLCC Dragon Alliance
FLCC Fast & Furious
FLCC Sundragons
FLCC Titanium
Northern Spirit
Raise a Little Swell
Saggin Dragons
Stroke the Dragon
VIP GD 50+ women
VIP GD 60+ women
WAM Women
Wasabi Force
Wasabi Impact

Junior Division

CCM Thunder
Dragon Hearts ZERO!
Eternal Dragon
Eternal Griffin
Eternal Phoenix
Galileo Celestial Dragons
GSS Gladiators
Hastings Hydras
Kensington CC Knights
Killarney Torpedo Turtles A
Killarney Torpedo Turtles B
Kitsilano Water Demons
Laoyam Eagles
Lotus Juniors
Marpole United Nations Dragons
Ouroboros Platinum
Oyster Point – Tiger Sharks
Paddlin’ Panthers
Quantum Blue
Raging Rebels
RHS Flying Colts
Spirit of Fraser Valley
Strathcona Youth Dragons
VT Conquest
Wasabi Kraken
Zamboanga Aquarockets

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