The California Dragon Boat Association pleased to welcome you to the 2017 Northern California International Dragon Boat Festival!  The festival will be held the weekend of September 23 & 24, 2017, back at our new home on Oakland’s Lake Merritt.
Located just a few miles from Treasure Island, the Festival’s previous location, Lake Merritt is one of the recreational "jewels" of the Bay Area and is situated in the heart of Downtown Oakland, just minutes from Oakland's vibrant entertainment and restaurant scene. This highly visible site is easily reachable via both public transportation and major freeways and will draw more crowds than ever to our Festival.  Our new Festival home is also an ideal race site that will allow us to continue to run our world-class race run "for paddlers by paddlers" for years to come. It has new docks, calm waters and consistently great weather during the fall season.
On behalf of the CDBA, we would like to thank you for your continued support as we cannot succeed without the generous help from our visiting teams, volunteers, and CDBA member teams.  We look forward to seeing you on the water in September!
Contact International Dragon Boat Registration for information or questions.
2018 Visiting Team Race Registration Process
1. Download and read the 2018 Visiting Team Race Registration packet, INCLUDING the refund policy. Please read the following information carefully.
2. Click on "Continue to Registration" link below to fill out your registration. Your registration spot will be determined when the registration is submitted.
3. If you do not want to pay online, send in your payment to the address below (under Race Fees).  NOTE: No personal checks will be accepted. Cashier’s Check, Money Order or Team Check are acceptable. Funds must be drawn on U.S. Dollars. Your payment must be postmarked no more than 5 days after your online registration in order to maintain your registration position.  Note that the Early Bird registration deadline with the reduced fee is based upon postmark of payment sent, not online registration.
4. Upon receipt of your payment, you will be able to reserve rooms at the Oakland Marriott in the heart of the Downtown Oakland, close to the race site and Oakland’s new entertainment and restaurant scene. Once you complete registration, you will receive a link to make reservations at the preferred room rate.
5. By August 15, 2017, submit your team bio and logo online at "The Teams -> Submit Team Bio"
6.  Andrew Yan is the CDBA Visiting Team Coordinator. You can reach him at or 415-505-6776.
Contact International Dragon Boat Registration for information or questions.
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