The 2017 Capital Lakes DragonFest will be limited to 40 teams.
How to Form A Team
Grab 24 family members, friends, or co-workers and join us at our fourth dragon boat festival! Never picked up a paddle before? No problem. We provide a coach, experienced steersperson and a practice session so your team is ready for an action-packed day on the water. You bring a team and we provide the fun!
Teams are allowed a maximum of 24 registered members, comprised of:
- 1 Drummer
- 20 Paddlers
- 3 Alternates
- Team Manager (one of the individuals noted above)
- 1 Capital Lakes DragonFest qualified steerperson will be provided for your boat.
|Team||Team Category||Sponsor||Race Category|
|Coulee Region Paddlers||Community||Club|
|Dean Oncobusters||Survivor & Supporters||Dean Health/SSM Health Care of WI||Novice|
|Proud Mary's||Survivor & Supporters||Dean Health/SSM Health Care of WI||Novice|
|Puff's Magic Dragon Boat||Community||Novice|
|Pink Paddling Power||Survivor||Wheaton Franciscan Heathcare||Club|
|Luck of the Draw||Community/Survivor||Novice|
|It's Always Something||Survivor/Supporter||Gilda's CLub Madison||Novice|
|Wildwoodians||Business||Wildwood Family Clinic||Novice|
|LaX Mississippi Sisters||Survivor||Club|
|Paddlin' for MB||Community||Club|
|Fast Twitch Medusa||Community||Novice|
|UW Carbone Cancer Center||Survivor/Supporter||UW Carbone Cancer Center||Novice|
|Kentucky Thorough-Breast||Survivor/Supporter||Paddling for Cancer Awareness||Club|
|Cedar River Gang||Community||Club|
|N'Sync or Swim||Community||Club|
|Flying Ears||Community||Paddlin' for MB||Club|
|Breast of Friends||Community||Survivor||Club|
|Lands' End Guaranteed. Period||Business||Lands' End||Novice|
1. Where is practice held?
Practices are held at Vilas Park.
Hint: Look for the really big (45 feet long) brightly colored boats and go there. Team Survivor Madison members will be on site directing people.
2. What do I bring to practice?
Bring an open mind, clothes & shoes that can get wet, and maybe some dry clothes for the ride home. A water bottle can come in handy. Also, come ready to have fun! Paddles (specific to dragon boating) & PFDís are provided. You are welcome to bring your own PFD. Bring your waivers and Festival paperwork.
3. How long is practice?
Practice will be 55 minutes long. Please arrive early to allow for the time it takes to coordinate people. We cannot run practices late.
4. What if I canít get everybody to practice?
We understand that itís hard to get 20+ people in the same place at the same time. Practice attendance is as much about safety as it is training. Additionally, these boats are very heavy. If 16 people show up for practice, the boat is going to feel and paddle much differently than it will on race day when the boat is full making it sit lower in the water. Greater results, success and fun can be anticipated if everyone shows up for practice. We require a minimum of 16. If it looks like it wonít happen, let us know in advance so we can figure out a way to make it work.
5. Will we paddle if itís raining?
Yes. Itís a water sport, we usually get wet anyway.
Saturday, June 17, 2017