2011 Shanghai International Chinese Dragon Boat Invitational Tournament Competitions Regulations

1. The 2011 Shanghai International Chinese Dragon Boat Invitational Tournament will be held at Qing Pu District in Xia Yang Lake September 22-26.

2. Counseled By: Social Sports Guidance Centre of the State Sport General Administration, Chinese Dragon Boat Association

3.Hosted by: Shanghai Municipal Sports Bureau, The Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the Shanghai Municipal Government, The People's Government of Qingpu District

4. Organized by: Shanghai Dragon Boat Association, Qingpu District Sports Bureau

5. Invite: 20 Dragon Boat Teams who gets the invitation by the organizing committee.

6. Racing Events and Categories:

Mixed category Standard Small Racing Boat

500m Straight Speed Race

3000m Rounding Race

7. Racing rules:

7.1 The race executive by Dragon Boat Racing Regulations which approved by the State Sport General Administration. (Can be inquired on Chinese Dragon Boat Association Website:

7.2 The boats will be provided by the Organizing Committee. The participants can bring and use their own paddles, which should meet the requirements of Chinese Dragon Boat Association rules and be the same color within the team. The rudder is in fixed style.

7.3 Each team is requested to wear the racing uniform with same color and style.

7.4 Female contestants must not be less than 4 paddlers. 

7.5 Racing method and Lot-drawing.

7.5.1 The Race will include preliminary, a Semi-Final and a Final. (Four lanes will be set up for the use of the race.). 3000m round race will be separate two groups that depended on results of the 500m race.

7.5.2 The lot drawing of 500m straight heat is processed during the meeting for head referee、team leaders and coaches. The lanes and the boat number will be determined by Lot-drawing 30 minutes prior to the race at the Examiner point.

8. Eligibility of Athletes:

8.1 The participants should provide a healthy certificate issued by hospital and can swim with clothes on for at least 200m.

8.2 The athletes should have the Accidental Insurance and should ware life vest while racing. (Or the team Leader can sign a declaration stating not to wear.)

9. Participation:

9.1 Each team shall comprise the following 16 persons: 1 team leader, 1 coach, 12 athletes (including 1 drummer, 1 steersman), and 2 substitutions.

9.2 The Chinese team member who will participate in competition may not be less than 6 paddlers.

9.3 The teams from abroad should bring 2 national/regional flags to be hanging in the venue and to be used in the public ceremonies.

9.4 Please provide TWO 2" size photos of each participant and hand in together with the Final Entry Form or at the Reception to the Competition Committee for accreditation and Roll Call Card.

10. Ranking in the competition and Awards:

10.1 According to the total score (results of 500m Straight Speed Race and 3000m Roundiing Race), the first 6 teams (if the total score ties, 500m winner will be in the front) will be awarded trophies, certificates of award and prize money. The prize distribution is as follows (RMB):


Prize money


10.2 The rest teams will get trophies, certificates of attendance and prize money RMB 8000.

11. Confirmation and Entry:

11.1 Please confirm your intention of participation before 10th of July. The name list and the photos of each participant should be submitted before 10th of August.

11.2 Please fax or mail the confirmation letter and name list to Shanghai Dragon Boat Association.

Address of Shanghai Dragon Boat Association: Room 206, 66 Kangping Road (Huakang Building), Shanghai, China

Tel: 86-21-64672182   

Fax: 86-21-54665775


Contact: Mrs. Daisy Chen

Mob: +86 013901983930

12. Expenses:

12.1 For the initiatory teams abroad, the air transportation expense of arriving and departing from Shanghai should be borne by the teams themselves. The committee will spends the local expenses that including accommodation, transportation and sightseeing from 22th to 26th September in Shanghai.

12.2 In case of early arrival or late departure and supporters, all expenses should be borne by the team itself. If you need the committee to help reception, the expenses is RMB400/day/personal.

13. Schedule:


22th September

Check In

23th September

Training on the courseTeam Leader MeetingTechnical Meeting

24th September

3000m Rounding Race500m Preliminary and FinalClosing Party

25th September


26th September


14. Contact detail of Shanghai Qingpu District Sports Bureau:

Address of Qingpu District Sports Bureau:

No.378 Tiyuchang Road, Qingpu District, Shanghai

Tel: 086-021-59208539     

Fax: 086-021-59208539


Contact: Mr.Chen Zhi Yong

15. The Shanghai Dragon Boat Association shall have the right of interpretation of this issue.


16.1 2011 Shanghai International Chinese Dragon Boat Invitational Tournament Application Form

16.2 2011 Shanghai International Chinese Dragon Boat Invitational Tournament Confirmation Form

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