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Racing (2019 info will appear here like magic once it's available)

Are you ready to race? We are! On behalf of the Nanaimo Dragon Boat Festival Society, Fairway Gorge Paddling Club would like to welcome you  to the Save On Foods Nanaimo Dragon Boat Festival. Fairway Gorge Race management has updated the "Dragon Boat Festival Rules & Regulations" to bring them in line with Dragon Boat Canada's rules. There will be up to 19 seeded heats with 8 boats of 4 lanes - over 6 hours of racing per day.
Low tide at 2.77 ft happens at 11:28 am on Saturday and 2.61ft at 12:02 pm Sunday. Races are fast and fearless. Enjoy!

We are looking forward to having you attend this event and hope that you thoroughly enjoy the Festival and your visit to Nanaimo.  Take the time to understand the information below to ensure we all have a smooth and efficient weekend of racing:

Race Results

The best way to know the race results is to be on site during the festival and watch the amazing competition in person.  

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NEW: One of our  biggest  races (1,500 metres) will close the Festival's racing program Saturday and Sunday.  8 women's dragon boat teams will compete for glory on Saturday. 8 mixed dragon boat teams will compete for glory on Sunday. With boats racing at 10 second intervals, this race combines strength, strategy, and stamina in a race against the clock. Multiple turns and boats in close proximity make this one of the can't-miss-races of the Festival. 

Registration information to come soon!

Tim Hortons BC Island Race Series

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Tim Hortons is proud to present the Tim Hortons Island Race Series in partnership with 6 different events around Vancouver Island! Enjoy some of the most competitive racing on the continent and local entertainment while exploring BC from the water this summer. Come out and celebrate with us this summer! To register for the series, teams must register on the team registration package via Fairway Gorge Paddling Club

2019 Island Race Series Events

  • Fairway Gorge Dragon Super Sprints | May 26, 2019 | Victoria
  • Fairway Gorge Dragon Boat Festival¬†| June 5, 2019 | Victoria
  • Race the River | June 22, 2019 | Campbell River
  • Nanaimo Dragon Boat Festival | July 5-7, 2019 | Nanaimo
  • Victor Simonson Dragon Boat Festival¬†| August 4, 2018 | Comox Valley
  • Victoria Dragon Boat Festival¬†¬†| August 9-11, 2019¬†|¬†Victoria

Full details can be found at dragonboatbc.ca/raceseries

Nanaimo Dragon Boat Festival Society: Box 575 STN A, Nanaimo, BC  V9R 5I5

Festival Location: July 5, 6 & 7, 2019,  Maffeo Sutton Park, 10 Comox Rd, Nanaimo, BC,

Privacy Statement: All personal information given by participants will only be used for administration and regular communication with respect to the festival and related programs and events. Your information will not be sold or given to anyone else with commercial intentions or otherwise.

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