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2024 SARASOTA INTERNATIONAL DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL

April 21 @ 6:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Looking for an event in Florida’s Gulf Coast? Join us in Sarasota, welcoming both competitive and recreational teams.

Don’t have a team? We have the Experience Dragon Boat Program. Click here for more information.

In what will promise to be a fiercely competitive Sport Division and widely attended Community Division, the event offers racing for established and entry-level teams alike looking to gain competitive experience by competing in a world-class sports facility. Nathan Benderson Park features a 400-acre lake built to FISA specifications. In 2017, the multi-use sports venue hosted the World Rowing Championships, so teams can expect the best racing conditions come race day!

Race distances include 200m, 500m, and the ever-thrilling 2k pursuit for Sport Division teams, while Community Division teams will race 3x500m.

Festival grounds offer something for everyone. Spectators can take in the action and follow the excitement of racing while learning about the sport of dragon boat. Another point of interest is the Health and Wellness Village, where participants and spectators can receive products and services to help maintain a healthy lifestyle. Families are invited to bring their children to come to spend time at the races and enjoy the outdoors.

CALLING ALL SOLO PADDLERS OR SMALL GROUPS

Are you looking to get on the water, but don’t have a team? GWN is pleased to offer a program for solo paddlers or small groups.

Experience Dragon Boat Train and Race: A five-week program, with one practice per week and finishing up at the Major League Dragon Boat Festival in your community. This is a perfect opportunity to try the sport. We supply you with all the equipment needed – paddles and lifejackets – all you have to do is show up in clothes that can get wet!

Experience Dragon Boat Race Ready: A program designed for people looking for minimal commitment and just want to race. The program offers a 1-hour practice and then participation in the event.

Learn more about either program by clicking here.

Details

Date:
April 21
Time:
6:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Organizer

GWN Dragon Boat
Phone
(416) 962.8899
Email
info@gwnevents.com
View Organizer Website

Venue

Nathan Benderson Park
5851 Nathan Benderson Circle
Sarasota, Florida 34235 United States
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Phone
(941) 358-7275
View Venue Website