2023 World Beat Dragon Boat Races
SAturday, June 24, 2023
Riverfront park, Salem or

World Beat Dragon Boat Race

Come race with us June 24, 2023


We are sticking with the basics – 20 paddler boats and a 375m race course.

Our goal is to have two qualifying heats, semi-finals and finals. Community Teams will race a 375m course.

As always, the river will be a part of your race challenge!

Only have half a boat of paddlers?

We can help match your team with another team in the same boat (no laughing).

Before registering, contact us at dragon@salemmulticultural.org

Are you a freelance paddler and wanting to race?

Contact us at dragon@salemmulticultural.org and let us find you a bench.

We look forward to seeing you all in June. Paddles up!

Looking for a place to stay?

Shilo Inn Salem, OR | 3304 Market St NE, Salem, OR 97301 |Phone: (503) 581-4001

The Grand Hotel in Salem | 201 Liberty St. SE, Salem, OR 97301 | Phone: (503) 540-7800

Click here to register

Thank you for your interest in the 2023 World Beat Dragon Boat Races! Registration is now closed.

Fees

- EARLY BIRD - One 20-Person Team paid ON or BEFORE March 21, 2023: $675

- One 20-Person Team paid after March 21, 2023: $750

- Community Team (20-Person Team): $400
  Community Team registration includes 4 practices with a coach & steer.


Please make checks payable to Salem Multicultural Institute and send to:

Salem Multicultural Institute
RE: Dragon Boat Races
P.O Box 4611
Salem, OR 97302


Click here to pay registration fees online!
(3% processing fees apply)

Teams & brackets

Click here to view race brackets.

Mixed Division

Fire Breathing Blowfish
Gig Harbor
Golden Dragons
Catch 22 Hurricane
Castaways
Highland Roosters
Salem Otter Chaos
Wasabi Burn
Team Fusion
Sync or Swim

Women's Division

Angry Unicorns
Gig Harbor
Golden Dragons
Catch 22 Tsunami
Catch 22 Monsoon
Catch 22 Storm
Mighty Women
Willamette River Dragons
Queens Dragon Riders
Tilikum Dragons
Peace Dragon Warriors
Pink Phoenix Heart
Pink Phoenix Soul
Wasabi Tide Runners
Salem Water Otters
The Unsinkables
Stayin' Alive
Rip City Paddlers
Highland Hens

Community Teams

Salem Clinic Water Slappers
Wasabi Kraken

Rules & Waivers

The Race Rules are available here.

eWaivers link. Be sure all your paddlers sign a waiver and mark  "Racing/Festival Event Participant"

Team Roster form available here.  Please bring a completed copy to the check-in table by 8:30am.

Team Rosters are limited to 25 members, including drummer and steer.

Course

Race course will be about 375 meters.

The start point is the south side of the Center Street bridge connecting West Salem with Salem downtown, the finish line is south of the Riverfront Park dock. Click here to view.

Divisions

Club teams may enter either Women’s and/or Mixed divisions.
Community Teams will race as Mixed Teams.

Team Rosters are limited to 25 members, including drummer and steer.

Schedule & GENERAL INFORMATION

Click here to view the 2023 race schedule.

Race Day Schedule and Other Information

7:30a   Day-of-Event Check-in opens.

Please bring a completed copy of your Team Roster form to the check-in table by 8:30am.

Team Rosters are limited to 25 members, including drummer and steer.

Please be sure all team members have signed the eWaiver

Teams will be directed to their tent site.  

One canopy will be provided for each team. Teams may bring additional canopies.

 

8:30     Captain’s and Steers meeting – meet at the announcer/marshaling area

8:30     Marshaling begins – race schedule is approximate

9:00 - 10:00      Women Round 1 heats

10:00 - 10:30     Mixed Round 1 heats

10:30 - 11:00      Community Teams

11:00 - 12:00      Women Round 2 heats

12:00 - 12:15      Outrigger Race

12:15 - 12:45       Mixed Round 2 heats

1:00 - 2:00        Women Semis

2:00 - 2:30        Mixed Semis

2:45 - 3:45         Women Finals

4:00 -                Mixed Final

After the finals, medals will be awarded on the amphitheater stage.

Gear Drop-off & Parking - Drop-off passes will be mailed Wed June 15.

Drop-off entrance is at Union and Front Streets in Salem. There will be security checking for your pass.

There will not be parking available at the park. Cars will be towed.  

There are several parking structures within walking distance of Riverfront Park.

Marion Parkade – 400 Marion Street.  On Liberty St between Marion and Union Streets.

Chemeketa Parkade – 300 Commercial Street.  On Commercial St between Center and Court Streets.

 

Water – please bring large water dispensers. There will be water available via a hose.

Trash and Recycle containers will be available.  

>Please help us maintain this lovely park and do your part in separating your trash and recyclables.

Food Vendors will be available in the main World Beat Festival area.

Brackets will be posted on the website by Tuesday June 20.

Volunteers

Each team will be requested to provide two volunteers.

Dragon Volunteers can sign-up for jobs here.

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