CDBA Youth Race

Once voted one of the top fresh water fishing destinations in the nation, Lake Merced in San Francisco, California is the race course for the nation’s largest high school dragon boat program. Each year local and out of town high school teams come to this historical site to take part in what is currently the largest high school youth race in the U.S. Check the Calendar of Events for the latest date and location of the race.

CDBA Regional Regatta

This is the first race that kicks off the competitive dragon boat season for most local teams. Held at various venues in the San Francisco Bay Area in Northern, California, CDBA teams come out for a day to test their off season training on the local competition. Check the Calendar of Events for the latest date and location of the race.

CDBA Sprint Race

Local dragon boat teams come together with local outrigger teams for a day of racing. The sprint races are only 250 meters, covering half the distance from the traditional 500 meters, but at twice the speed and intensity. Check the Race Event Calendar for dates and location.

San Francisco International Dragon Boat Festival

Our crown jewel. Held on the same grounds of the 1939 World Fair and a former home of our proud naval force, Treasure Island. Since 2005, Treasure Island has been the the location of the San Francisco International Dragon Boat Festival and provides our largest race one of the most beautiful race courses in the nation. In addition to the backdrop of the Bay Bridge and the skyline of San Francisco in the foreground, spectators are provided an unobstructed shoreline giving them the perfect view of one of the most competitive dragon boat races in North America.

This race, draws over 50,000 spectators and more than 100 domestic and international dragon boat teams. For 2 days, Treasure Island is blanketed with large tents, the smell of BBQ and the roar of spectators. Please visit
http://www.sfdragonboat.com/ for more information about this amazing festival.

CDBA College Cup Championship

This race is for the CDBA to reach out to all age groups interested in the sport of dragon boating with participation of college teams from Northern and Southern California. Check the Race Event Calendar for dates and location.