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Dragon Boat

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Hong Kong can rightfully claim to be the world capital for Dragon Boat, so we are proud to be the city to introduce this unique paddling sport to Gay Games. Chinese canoes, or “dragons”, have been a major feature of the annual Tuen Ng Festival (Dragon Boat Festival), first celebrated in China during the Ming dynasty. Over 40 dragon boat races are held every year in Hong Kong.


HKCDBA Training Centre and Shing Mun River, Shatin


Personal Dragon Boat equipment: Dragon boat paddle*, swimwear, PFD* if needed *Paddles will be provided if needed *PFDs will be available to rent


• Sunday, November 5 – Monday, November 6. Consists of 2 days of competition.

The following Races will be organised:

• 200m Small Boat Race

Dragon Boat Event Format:

• Heats, Repechage, Semi-Finals and Finals: there shall be 6 crews only in each final. For category Senior (Over 60), there will be 3 rounds.


Race Categories

Open / Non-Gender Category – No restrictions on crew composition, including gender identity, or age (as long as they are over 18).

Men’s Category – Must all identify as male and of any age over 18.

Women’s Category – Must all identify as female and of any age over 18.

Senior Category – No restrictions on crew composition, including gender, but they must all be over the age of 60 by June 1, 2023.

Non-racing – Steer or drumming only.

Registered racers do not need to register separately to steer or drum.

We encourage people with disabilities and from other diverse backgrounds to register. We endeavour to provide reasonable accommodations as may be needed, however, for this sport there may be limitations as to how we can accommodate. If you are interested, please contact us at [email protected] so we can provide you with more details.

No. of Participants / Teams


Registration Fee

HK$ 200.00

Guidelines / Special Considerations or Rules

Dragon Boat teams that wish to use their own steers person will have to pass a water test before the start of the event.

All information above is subject to change

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