2024 LCBDF Information

We are so excited to be planning for your participation in the 2024 Lake Champlain Dragon Boat Festival!!!

Last year we expanded our Saturday program to include Sport Division racing and a community paddling experience for local cancer survivors. This year we plan to expand even further by bringing back our Breast Cancer Division racing on Saturday afternoon.

Stay tuned for more details as they get ‘fleshed out’ in early 2024. Registration opens on April 1, but you can start getting organized now! Here’s what we know so far…

 

Community Teams: This is our typical festival team…a group of friends, family or co-workers who paddle in a dragon boat twice a year…on Practice Weekend and at the Festival. They participate for the fun and fundraising!

  • Teams are comprised of 16 paddlers and 1 drummer. We will provide the steersperson/coach.
  • The entry fee is $50 per participant, $850 for a full team.
  • Each participant commits to fundraising a minimum of $75 ($1275 per team) and will provide credit card details at the time of registration. As long as the team raises $1275, no individual will be charged.
  • Each participant receives a 1-1/2 hour practice session, a Festival t-shirt, and a fundraising page.
 
 

2023 Steers and Coaches

Sport Teams: Do you participate in a dragon boat club that practices regularly each week? If you are paddling competitively for an organized dragon boat team outside of our community team level for the festival, then you will be in our Sport Division.

  • Teams are comprised of 20 paddlers and 1 drummer. We’d love for you to bring your own steersperson and/or coach
  • The entry fee is $1200 per team
  • We hold 500 m races on Saturday afternoon and 200 m races on Sunday. You must race both distances to be eligible for winners medals.
  • Any team that raises $750 by June 1st gets 22 festival t-shirts to take home with them. Otherwise, participants will receive a $5 off coupon to purchase a Festival t-shirt at our Dragonmart.
 
 
 
 
 

Breast Cancer Teams: To be eligible for medals in the breast cancer division, teams must be comprised of all breast cancer paddlers, from drummer to paddlers to steersperson. We welcome All Cancer Paddler teams and teams that include supporters in our Sport or Community divisions–contact us to discuss which division is right for you.

  • Teams are comprised of 20 paddlers and 1 drummer. We’d love for you to bring your own steersperson.
  • The entry fee is $1200 per team
  • We hold 500 m races on Saturday afternoon and 200 m races on Sunday. You must race both distances to be eligible for winners medals.
  • Any team that raises $750 by June 1st gets 22 festival t-shirts to take home with them. Otherwise, participants will receive a $5 off coupon to purchase a Festival t-shirt at our Dragonmart.