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2017 Team Entry

The Lamma Dragons and Thirsty Horse are delighted to announce that they will host the Eleventh Annual Lamma 500 International Dragon Boat Festival at Tai Wan To Beach, Lamma Island, on Sunday 7th May 2016, from 09:00 to 18:00 hrs.

Following the races we encourage everyone to join us to celebrate the day at our beach-side after party, or head into Yung Shue Wan Village for dinner and festive drinks to mark the day.

The Lamma Dragons have been a vibrant part of the Hong Kong local and international Dragon Boat community for more than 25 years, and we would be delighted if your club would like to participate in our Festival during this 2017 season.

For those of you who have attended our previous Lamma Festivals, thank you for your fantastic support and we hope that you will also attend this year.

The details of this year’s event are as follows:

  1. The venue will be the Tai Wan To Beach, Yung Shue Wan – the home of the Lamma Dragons and the Lamma Outrigger Canoe Club. Access to the boats is from the beach. For details of the race site, please visit the Location page.
  2. Competitions include:
    1. Men’s, Women’s and Mixed premier 500m races
    2. Men’s, Women’s and Mixed premier 1,000m races
    3. Junior Crew (aged 12-17) Mixed boat 500m races
    All categories require a minimum of four team entries to compete. All crews are guaranteed at least three races on race day.
  3. The cost of entry is HK$ 4,000 for each crew entered. An early-bird fee entry fee of HK$3,750 is available to crews who register and pay by Friday 3rd February 2017; after 3rd February all team entries will cost HK$4,000. Race fees are waived for international (overseas) teams in recognition and appreciation of travel expenses. Junior Crews fees are HK$2,000 per crew (there is no early bird fee for Junior Crews.
  4. Final Registration is closed after 21st April 2017. Please note: Crew entries are limited (the mixed division fills especially quickly), so please apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment, as some entries are bound to be full long before 21st April.
  5. Confirmation of your entry can only be made upon the receipt of your entry fee.
  6. Helmsmen are available on request for a fee of HK$500 for the full day’s racing. Marquees are also available for a rental fee of HK$500 for the full day.
  7. All equipment, including paddles, will be provided. However, paddlers are welcome to use their own paddles so long as they comply with IDBF specifications. Please review Lamma 500 race rules for further details.
  8. Finally, for the past eight years, the Lamma 500 has proudly supported the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Hong Kong. The foundation is a worthy local charity that grants wishes to HK children with life-threatening medical conditions. Should you or your team be interested in donating to a charity this year, please download the donation form, or visit the Make A Wish Foundation website

At this year’s race, the Lamma Dragon Boat festival is providing:

  • 500 metres of deepwater (fast) international paddling
  • Race Programmes for participants (advertising space available)
  • Minimum of three races per team
  • Marquees available to all teams (HK$500 each for the day)
  • Helmsmen available for hire (HK$500 each for the day)
  • Food and Beverages
  • Toilets, showers and changing rooms
  • Computer-technology timing and scoring systems
  • Cup and medal award ceremony
  • Sunday evening beach party with music/entertainment
  • Free mooring space for junks along race course

So book us into your calendar now!

Please download the Invitation, Registration Form, Payment Form and Declaration & Waiver of Liability Form:

For more information, please contact:

Gina Miller (Team Coordinator) at
or call (852) 9121-3648

Brad Tarr at
or call (+852) 9824-4577

Lamma Ladies, Hong Kong

Boracay Blades, Philippines


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