All team members must sign and return the waiver prior to participating in any practice sessions or race activities. Team managers are responsible for submitting signed waivers from all his/hers team to The Stratford Dragon Boat Committee.
b) Each crew member is solely responsible for his / her own safety at all times while engaging in activities relating to practicing and racing in dragon boats.
c) Personal Flotation Devises (PFD’s) are mandatory for all practices and races, inflatable PFD’s will be allowed.
d) Team Managers must be fully aware of crew members swimming abilities
b) All equipment used during the practice sessions and races will be returned intact. The replacement cost or repair of such equipment will be charged to the responsible team should negligence be determined.
c) The “Grey Owl Carbon Shaft’ paddle may be used in the Stratford Rotary Dragon Boat Festival.
d) The “Cowan Canoe Paddy’ will NOT be allowed for use during the Stratford Rotary Dragon Boat Festival
b) Team roster for practices and races will be composed or a crew of 27 crew members 1 team manager, 20 crew members, 1 steers person, 1 drummer, and 4 spares. All members are eligible to be part of the paddling crew. (Steers people will be supplied if required).
c) A registered team member is anyone who is listed on the practice or team roster and has completed a waiver. A registered team member may compete on only one team provided that they are listed on the completed team roster.
d) Members of a Breast Cancer Survivor team may compete on one additional team provided that they are listed on the completed roster.
e) The Stratford Rotary Club Dragon Boat Festival Committee reserves the right to check the crew members in the boat with the names recorded on the team roster prior to all races
f) Team rosters do not have to be declared till race day when you register. (a maximum 27 members on any team roster which includes one Team Manager)
g) Teams using Ineligible paddlers will be disqualified.
h) Teams using less than the required number of women will be disqualified. Teams can participate in a race providing they have 16 paddlers, 8 of which must be female,
i) All Community Teams must have a minimum of 15 Stratford and Perth County residents.
j) A Community Event Team is a team that only participates in The Stratford Rotary Dragon Boat Festival.
b) Communicating and distributing Information to the team
c) Gathering and submitting all necessary forms and waivers on the team
d) Being the liaison with Stratford Rotary Club Dragon Boat Festival Event Officials
b) Clothing such as team clothing.
c) One team flag not exceeding 6 feet in any direction.
d) Other items deemed appropriate by The Stratford Rotary Dragon Boat Festival Committee
The fastest two teams in each Division race in different semi-finals to ensure that each team has the same opportunity to reach the Division final.
In each Division, the winners of each semi-final race proceed to the division final. The remaining times are sorted and the fastest two times proceed to the division final. The remaining 4 teams proceed to the division consolation final.
The final and consolation final race results are awarded based on the finish order by which the teams cross the final line; i.e. 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th