Sat, March 16, 2013
Forth Annual Homosassa Dragon Boat Festival
The Dragon Boat race day in Old Homosassa may be the most fun festival on the circuit. It's the kickoff for the busy summer season of racing in the USA. Only 12 teams will be allowed to enter as we want to keep it a fun, fast moving event, with minimum sitting around. Each team can compete in the 300m sprints, the long 3000m and our infamous Barrel Race. Click here
to see how it is done in a barrel race at Vancouver. These guys were good.
We will have 4 boats so it will be fast moving, 2 loading while 2 racing
Limited to 12 teams.
Cost is $500 per team if submitted before March 1, $550 after that. Send checks to NCDBC, 5810 S Garfield Way, Homosassa, FL 34448. Timing and boats provided by Pan Am. Races are at Riverside Resort. 8:30 Captains Meeting
300 Meter Sprint races 9AM
Two teams will race at a time.
Each team has two races.
The 2 teams with fastest combined times will race for the 1st and 2nd place.
Barrel Race 1PM
Each team may race once for the fastest time. This will be a demonstration race this year. No points awarded for overall championship.
3000 meter race 2PM
This will be an up and back race on the Homosassa River, two teams at a time.
Times will be used to determine places.
Points will be awarded for each event. First place gets 8 points for first if 8 teams compete, 7 if 7 teams compete. All the way down to 1 point for last place. Points earned will be added for the 2 events to determine the Festival Champion and rights to display the big Trophy for the next year. Ties will be broken by fastest time in the 3000m race.
Official Results 2012, festival
Teams Signed up for 2013 Festival
Registration Form and Team Bio
Flier for the Festival