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Drummer’s view of community race at Rainier Dragon Boat Festival

In the spirit of Throwback Thursday, we’re giving you a front row seat — the drummer’s view — of a community race at the Rainier Dragon Boat Festival! Thank you to Metro Parks Tacoma for providing this awesome video! Well done, Ship Rec’d!

The Rainier Dragon Boat Festival was held on May 19 in Tacoma, WA. Thank you again to all the teams for racing with us! See you at upcoming dragon boat races and at next year’s Rainier Cup!

 

Rainier Dragon Boat Festival — Race Schedule

The Rainier Dragon Boat Festival is just a few days away — May 19 at Thea’s Park in Tacoma! Here is the tentative race day schedule (the grid). This schedule includes races for community teams, women’s teams and mixed teams (combined women and men).

Races start at 9 a.m. with community teams.

Photo of dragon boat race starting line
Starting line at the 2017 Rainier Dragon Boat Festival

Good luck to all the paddlers! Let’s have fun!

 

 

 

Race day information

Thirty-eight teams (dragon boat clubs and community teams) signed up to race in the Rainier Dragon Boat Festival! Thank you! We can’t wait for race day on May 19!

Schedule: May 19 at Thea’s Park, 535 Dock St., Tacoma

  • 7:30 a.m. Registration opens
  • 8:00 a.m. Opening ceremonies: Blessing and Dotting of the Eyes of the Dragon
  • 8:30 a.m. Captains meeting
  • 9:00 a.m. Community team races begin

Here is the tentative race day schedule, including races for community teams, women’s teams and mixed teams (men and women). Good luck to all the paddlers!

Dragon boat teams — please look at the tent assignments and race day information about parking, drop off/pick-up, shuttle and vendors.

Parking

Parking at Thea’s Park will be reserved for vendors and people with disabilities.

Paid Parking.  A paid parking lot is available on the other side of the Dock Street building ($10 for the day), and two paid parking lots are available by the Fish Peddler restaurant (East 15th and Dock St).

Free parking and shuttle. Free parking is available at the Tacoma Dome Transit Center (434 East 25th St.). Shuttle service will run from the transit center on East G Street (at G St. and 25th St.) to Thea’s Park, starting at 7 a.m. about every 15 minutes.

Carpooling is encouraged!

Dragon Boat Festival in Olympia — April 28

We’re excited to compete in our first dragon boat race of the season: the Dragon Boat Festival in Olympia in Saturday, April 28!

Photo of dragon heads at festival
Dragon heads at the Dragon Boat Festival.

Saint Martin’s University hosts this fun event that draws paddlers and fans from all over the region.  The festival takes place at the Port of Olympia, Port Plaza, 701 Columbia St. NW in Olympia.

Come cheer us on!

Destiny Dragons team in Olympia in 2017.

 

See the Dragon Boat Festival’s webpage for more information.

Because the Tacoma Dragon Boat Association will be competing in this all-day event on Saturday, we will not hold practice on Saturday, April 28. Best wishes to everyone competing in this race!