How to Register for HK International Dragon Boat Races 2023


How to Register for Hong Kong International Dragon Boat Race in June 2023

Hong Kong’s International Dragon Boat Races will return on Jun. 24 to 25 after a four-year hiatus in Victoria Harbour, pitting thousands of local and international dragon boat athletes against each other in races.

The two-day event will see intense races in Victoria Harbour, with teams battling to race against the thrashing harbour, sounding their beating drum, and colouring themselves in the fiercest colours to make it to the finish line off Tsim Sha Tsui East Promenade.

Follow our guide below on how to register for the dragon boat races, whether you live in Hong Kong or overseas. 

How to Register for Hong Kong International Dragon Boat Race in June 2023

How to register for the Hong Kong International Dragon Boat Races

Online registration for entering a dragon boat team into the competition is now open until 11:59PM HKT, Apr. 3. You can register here at the Hong Kong China Dragon Boat Association (HKCDBA) website.

For more information on race bulletins, formats, eligibility requirements, and registration manuals, head to the HKCDBA website.

Entry and eligibility requirements

All participants must be aged between 12 and 70 years old, are able to swim at least 50 meters in light clothing and are registered as 2023-24 HKCDBA members (registration fees will be waived for all non-local and invited teams).

The maximum number of team members for each dragon boat team is 34, including 1 team manager, 1 coach, 1 drummer, 1 helm and 16 to 30 paddlers.

Entry fees for international races and local races

How to Register for Hong Kong International Dragon Boat Race in June 2023

For participation in the International Open Championship, International Mixed Championship, and International Women’s Championship, entry is free for invited non-local teams only.

The local Open Championship, Mixed Championship, Women’s Championship, and Banking Championship costs HK$4000 for registering. The Youth Championship HKCDBA Chairman Shield is HK$2000 for youth teams aged 24 years old or below.

Get the latest curated content with The Beat Asia's newsletters. Sign up now for a weekly dose of the best stories, events, and deals delivered straight to your inbox. Don't miss out! Click here to subscribe.