Bucks County Dragon Boat Festival 2016

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Race Results 

2017 Bucks County Race Results

 

Race Schedule 

2017 Race Schedule

Waivers

All participants in the festival must sign a waiver prior to getting in a dragon boat. It is the team captain's responsibility to ensure that all waivers are signed before team members race.

2017 Bucks County Dragon Boat Festival Waiver

Approximate Team Tent Layout

2017 Tent Locations

2017 Tent Numbers

Team Composition:

Any Sports Mix teams utilizing the event as an ERDBA qualifier must abide to the 50/50 gender ratio. In addition, roster checks will apply to these teams. Any other Sports Mix team NOT using the event as an ERDBA qualifier will abide by the 60/40 gender ratio (12 male paddlers & 8 female paddlers).  For each paddler a mixed team is short for the gender requirement a paddler of the opposite gender must sit as well (e.g. a mixed team with only 7 female paddlers may only race 11 male paddlers, even if a 12th male paddler is available). 

Race Schedule 

2017 Race Schedule

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Schedule of Events

  • The race schedule (including times for check-in, captains’ meeting, marshalling and round one heats) will be posted on this website one-week prior to the Bucks County Dragon Boat Festival.
  • Teams should arrive two hours prior to their round one heat to allow time for set-up and check-in.
  • Racing will begin at 8:00 a.m.
  • A mandatory team captains’ meeting will be held prior to the start of racing (7 AM). During this meeting, team captains will be briefed on the rules of the event and have questions answered.
  • Teams will be expected to marshall 30 minutes prior to their scheduled races. Races will not be delayed for missing team members. Incomplete teams will either race with a short crew or forfeit the heat.
  • Event staff will break for lunch at noon. During this time teams are encouraged to visit the many vendors and sponsors who are supporting this event.
  • Medal ceremonies will be held at the completion of each division final.

Venue Map

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Team Check-In

Team captains will be responsible for checking their team in at least one-hour prior to their first race at “Race Headquarters.” At check-in, team captains will provide their final team roster, confirm that all waivers have been signed, and receive their team members’ wristbands (required for racing).

Any and all crewmembers who have not signed an online waiver by race day, must hand in a signed waiver in paper form to Race Headquarters or they will not be allowed to race.


Team Captains' Meeting

A mandatory team captains’ meeting will be held prior to the start of racing (7 AM). During this meeting, team captains will be briefed on the rules of the event and any questions will be answered.


Waivers

All participants in the festival must sign a waiver prior to getting in a dragon boat. It is the team captain's responsibility to ensure that all waivers are signed before team members race.

 


Athletes’ Village

The Athletes’ Village at the Bucks County Dragon Boat Festival is an all-access area! Teams are encouraged to bring their own tents and chairs and set up on-site. Teams wishing to rent a tent, tables or chairs can do so by clicking on "shop" in the top right corner on the page.  BCDBA will place teams in sites that will accommodate a 10’x10' tent. Sorry, no grills or alcohol are allowed.


Marshalling

Marshalling will begin approximately 30 minutes prior to each race. Please listen for marshalling announcements throughout the day to ensure that your team is in the marshalling area on time. Races will not be delayed for missing team members. Incomplete teams will either race with a short crew or forfeit the heat.


Personal Flotation Devices (PFD)

PFDs will be provided and must be worn in practices and races. Sports teams and steers people only are allowed to use inflatable devices. A paddler with their own PFD may use it, so long as it is a USCG-approved life jacket. The marshalling official may reject any personal PFD.


Steersperson

BCDBA will supply a race day steersperson for teams that need one. Please let the marshalling manager know if one is required for your team.

For teams with a designated steersperson, BCDBA reserves the right to replace your steersperson if they are deemed incapable of handling your boat in a safe manner.


GPS

Crews are not allowed to bring GPS units onboard. You may have a speaker system if you wish.


Directions and Parking

Parks and Recreation
Core Creek Road - Tollgate Entrance
262 Tollgate Road
Langhorne PA 19047

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