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PENANG PESTA DRAGON BOAT RACE 2013 - INFORMATION BULLETIN NO. 2 PDF Print E-mail
Written by admin2   
Wednesday, 30 October 2013 04:07

PENANG PESTA DRAGON BOAT RACE 2013

TELUK BAHANG DAM, PENANG, MALAYSIA

7 & 8 DECEMBER 2013

INFORMATION BULLETIN NO. 2

To:  All local and overseas Dragon Boat Crews

Great news!  We have received tremendous response from near and far for this festival.  We have crews from Philippines, Hong Kong, China, Singapore, Indonesia, Brunei, Thailand; and not forgetting Malaysia.

Competition Regulations and Racing Rules

This race will be under the PIDBF Competitions Regulations & Rules of Racing and if any rules not spelt out, it will be determined by the IDBF Competition Regulations & Rules of Racing.  Please take note that the information in this bulletin shall supersede the earlier bulletin.

Divisions, Racing & Competition Classes and Distances

The Competition Divisions, Racing and Competition Classes that will be contested are listed below:

1) Malaysia Premier Open – 500m (22 Racers) ~ *for Malaysian crews only

2) International Premier Open – 500m (22 Racers)

3) International Premier Women – 500m (12 Racers)

4) International Premier Mixed – 500m (12 Racers)

5) International Senior 40 Open – 500m (12 Racers)

6) International Junior U23 Open – 500m (12 Racers)

7) International Junior U23 Mixed – 500m (12 Racers)

8) Malaysia Premier Open Relay – 2 x 250m (12 Racers) ~ *for Malaysian crews only

9) International Premier Open Relay – 2 x 250m (12 Racers)

10) International Premier Women Relay – 2 x 250m (12 Racers)

11) International Premier Mixed Relay – 2 x 250m (12 Racers)

12) International Senior 40 Open Relay – 2 x 250m (12 Racers)

13) International Junior U23 Open Relay – 2 x 250m (12 Racers)

14) International Junior U23 Mixed Relay – 2 x 250m (12 Racers)

Division

Premier – the primary class of racing.  There are no restrictions on competitor’s age.  Open to all crews.

Senior 40 – Aged 40 years and above (born on or before year 1973); with the exception of the drummer.

Junior Under 23 – Aged 12 years but under 23 years (born between year 1991 and 2001); with the exception of the steerer (helm).

Racing Class

Open – no restriction on crew composition (gender)

Women – for female crews only including the Drummer and Steerer

Mixed – 22 Racers : minimum of eight (8) and maximum of twelve (12) female paddlers

- 12 Racers : minimum of four (4) and maximum of six (6) female paddlers

Relay –  Each club will form two 12 Racers crews (Crew A & Crew B) to race over a 250m course.

Eg; Crew A from each club will start at the Finish Line (in either Lane 2, 4 or 6) and race to the 250m Start Line.  When Crew A reaches the Start Line, the drummer will pick the flag and throw it up high towards the sky; then Crew B (in either Lane 1, 3 or 5) will then race back to the Finish Line to complete the relay race.

Distance

2 x 250 metres for Relay.and other events at 500 metres straight course

Racing Styleseated

Boat – Standard boat for 22 Racers and 12 Racers event

No. of Competitors : 22 Racers - Maximum 26 competitors

18 to 20 paddlers

1 drummer

1 steerer

4 reserves

12 Racers - Maximum 14 competitors

8 to 10 paddlers

1 drummer

1 steerer

2 reserves

Entry Fee: 500 m (12 Racers) – US$38 (RM120)

500 m (22 Racers) -  US$58 (RM180)

2 x 250m (12 Racers) Relay -  US$58 (RM180)

Entry Fee not received by (15th October 2013) would not be accepted for participation.

Buoyancy Vest

All participants are compulsory to wear buoyancy vest before boarding the boat.  The participants can wear their own otherwise the organizer will supply to them.

Outline Programme

Thu, 5 Dec

  • Crews arrival

Fri, 6 Dec

  • Practice session (9am – 5pm)
  • Registration (9am – 6pm) – Secretariat @ Four Points by Sheraton
  • Crew Manager’s Meeting (7pm) – Four Points by Sheraton

Sat, 7 Dec

  • Opening Ceremony
  • Race Day - Relay (9am – 5pm)

Sun, 8 Dec

  • Race Day – 500m (9am – 5pm)
  • Celebration Dinner (7.30pm – 11.30 pm) – Four Points by Sheraton (tickets on sale)

Mon, 9 Dec

  • Sightseeing in Penang (optional) or crews departure

The above programme is provisional and is provided to assist crews with their initial planning.  This programme is subject to changes.

Crew Practice Session

Free practice session has been allocated for all crews on 6th December 2013 (Friday).  Please submit the Crew Practice Booking Form & Crew Name List by 30 November 2013, if interested.

Ground Arrangement Package

The Organizing Committee has made arrangements for accommodation at a 4-stars beach hotel. The official accommodation location is 30 minutes from the regatta site by car or bus. The cost ranges from RM130-RM230 per person, per night will include:

1. Airport transfer (for group)

2. Hotel accommodation

3. Transport to & from race course for 1 training session & race days

4. Daily breakfast at hotel

Hotel

Cost (per pax per night) RM

Beach :

Four Points by Sheraton

- Single

- Twin sharing

- Triple sharing

230

140

130

Those interested to take up the package, are advised to submit the Ground Arrangement Package form together with the 20% deposit; latest by 28 October 2013.

Crew Manager’s Meeting

2 representatives from each crew (team) are compulsory to attend the meeting at Four Points by Sheraton @ 7pm on 6th December 2013.

Race Day Lunches

A variety of food is available for sale at the Competition Site at very reasonable prices.

Celebration Dinner

A Celebration Dinner Party will be held on the evening of 8th December 2013.  It is open to all the competitors, crew managers and supporters.  There will be good food, songs, dance performances and interesting presentations throughout the party.  Seats are limited; please get your tickets early to avoid disappointment.

Date:              8th December 2013 (Sunday)

Time:             7.30 pm

Venue:           Four Points by Sheraton, Tanjung Bungah

Type:               Buffet

Tickets:          RM60

Crew Photo List

Hard copy of the Crew Photo List with particulars and coloured passport sized photo showing the clear face of the competitors and reserves who will be participating in a particular Competition Class; must be submitted during registration at the Main Secretariat.  For your information, Crew Photo List would not be accepted online and also at the Crew Manager’s meeting or on Race days.

Deadlines

Crews will not be allowed to enter the race if entry fees are not settled (please submit all forms and fees to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

Item

Description

Deadline

Ground Arrangement

Please submit the Ground Arrangement Package Form - together with 20% downpayment to confirm the   booking

28 October

Final payment for Ground Arrangement Package

8 November

Celebration Dinner

Please submit the Celebration Dinner Form – together with payment

30 October

Crew Manager’s Declaration

Please submit the Crew Manager’s Declaration

30 November

Crew Practice

Session

Please submit the Crew Practice Booking Form & Crew Name List

30 November

Crew Photo List

Please submit the Crew Photo List @ registration day

6 December

Payment Mode

All payments can be made by telegraphic transfer (US$) or direct bank-in (RM) no later than the relevant deadlines, thereafter email a copy of the transaction slip to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Bank charges imposed for telegraphic transfer are to be absorbed by crews themselves, meanwhile a 3% commission will be imposed for credit card payments.

(1) Bank details for Telegraphic Transfer and Direct Bank-in are as follows:

Account Name

Penang International Dragon Boat Festival

Bank

Maybank Islamic Berhad

Address

No.1 Arked Ria 1, KOMTAR, 10000 Penang, Malaysia

Swift Code

MBBEMYKL

Account No.

557054501765

Reference

Please provide name of crew and description of payment being made (eg. Entry Fee)

(2) For Credit Card payment, please furnish the followings:

  • Name in the credit card
  • Credit card number
  • Type of card eg. Master/Visa
  • Issuing bank
  • Expiry date

Contact Information

Mailing Address:

53rd Floor KOMTAR

Jalan Penang

10100 Penang

Malaysia

Contact:

Tel:  +604-650 5136

+6012-4830448

Fax: +604-2280448

Email:

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Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/penangdragonboat

Website:

www.penangdragonboat.gov.my

 

 
Ground Arrangement Package - Penang Pesta Dragon Boat Race 2013 PDF Print E-mail
Written by admin2   
Monday, 30 September 2013 01:44

 

GROUND ARRANGEMENT PACKAGE

Crew Name

Contact Person

Mobile Number

Email Address

Country

Number of rooms

6th Dec

7th Dec

8th Dec

Extra nights require?

Beach

Four Points by Sheraton

- Triple

- Twin

- Single

TOTAL ROOMS

Hotel

Cost (per person per night) RM

Beach : Four Points by Sheraton

– Triple sharing

- - Twin sharing

- - Single

130

140

230

@ Include: 1) Group Airport Transfer, 2) Race site Transfer (training & race days)

3) Daily hotel breakfast

*Crew

**Supporters

Total Pax

Total cost : RM ...............................................

20% downpayment paid : RM................................................  Date : .........................................................

Proof of payment (attach) :  yes / no

Please submit this form to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it together with 20% downpayment by

30th September 2013, to secure the booking (as this is a Super Peak season in Penang).

Payment Mode

All payments can be made by telegraphic transfer (US$), direct bank-in (RM) or credit card no later than the relevant deadlines, thereafter email a copy of the transaction slip to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Bank charges imposed for telegraphic transfer are to be absorbed by crews themselves, meanwhile a 3% commission will be imposed for credit card payments.

(1) Bank details for Telegraphic Transfer and Direct Bank-in are as follows:

Account Name

Penang International Dragon Boat Festival

Bank

Maybank Islamic Berhad

Address

No.1 Arked Ria 1, KOMTAR, 10000 Penang, Malaysia

Swift Code

MBBEMYKL

Account No.

557054501765

Reference

Please provide name of crew and description of payment being made (eg. Ground Arrangement Package downpayment)

(2) For Credit Card payment, please furnish the followings:

  • Name in the credit card……………………………..
  • Credit card number……………………………………
  • Type of card eg. Master/Visa…………………….
  • Issuing bank…………………………………………….

Expiry date……………………………………………...

 
CONFIRMED ENTRY FORM - PENANG PESTA DRAGON BOAT RACE 2013 PDF Print E-mail
Written by admin2   
Friday, 27 September 2013 07:13

PENANG PESTA DRAGON BOAT RACE 2013

CONFIRMED ENTRY FORM

(DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: 30 SEPTEMBER 2013)

Name of Crew                      :               _____________________________________________

团队名称

Name of State/Country     :               _____________________________________________

团队国籍

Name of Crew Manager    :               _____________________________________________

领导姓名

No. of crew members          :               male名男队员 ______female名女队员 ______Total队伍成员_________

Telephone No. / Fax           :               H/P) 手机__________________(Fax) 传真__________________

联络号码 / 传真

E-mail Address                     :               _____________________________________________

电子邮件

Races Participating             :               (Please indicate the number of entries on the blank…………)

赛事参与及次数 (请在格内填写参赛次数)

1) Malaysia Premier Open – 500m (22 Racers)………………………………….

2) International Premier Open – 500m (22 Racers)…………………………….

3) International Premier Women – 500m (12 Racers)………………………….

4) International Premier Mixed – 500m (12 Racers)……………………………

5) International Senior 40 Open – 500m (12 Racers)………………………….

6) International Junior U23 Open – 500m (12 Racers)………………………..

7) International Junior U23 Mixed – 500m (12 Racers)………………………..

8) Malaysia Premier Open Relay – 2 x 250m (12 Racers)……………………..

9) International Premier Open Relay – 2 x 250m (12 Racers)………………..

10) International Premier Women Relay – 2 x 250m (12 Racers)…………….

11) International Premier Mixed Relay – 2 x 250m (12 Racers)…………………….

12) International Senior 40 Open Relay – 2 x 250m (12 Racers)……………

13) International Junior U23 Open Relay – 2 x 250m (12 Racers)………….

14) International Junior U23 Mixed Relay – 2 x 250m (12 Racers)…………

Total no.of events              :               __________项总共参与的项目

Total entry fees paid & date         :     US$ / RM ___________ (缴付日期)______________________

总共缴付的参赛费与缴付日期

Proof of payment (attach) :    * yes /  no

附带缴费证据

Crew Manager’s Signature           :      _______________________     Date :    _______________

 

领队签名 日期

 
INFORMATION BULLETIN NO.1 - PENANG PESTA DRAGON BOAT RACE 2013 PDF Print E-mail
Written by admin2   
Friday, 27 September 2013 07:09

PENANG PESTA DRAGON BOAT RACE 2013

TELUK BAHANG DAM, PENANG, MALAYSIA

7 & 8 DECEMBER 2013

INFORMATION BULLETIN NO.1

To:    All local and overseas Dragon Boat Crews

The Penang International Dragon Boat Festival Committee (PIDBF) in conjunction with the Penang Pesta Dragon Boat Race 2013 cordially invites Crews from around the world to participate in our dragon boat race which will be held at the Teluk Bahang Dam, Penang, Malaysia on 7 and 8 December 2013.  This event is fully supported by the Penang State Government and is an affiliated festival of the International Dragon Boat Federation (IDBF).   For your information, Penang has more than 30 years of experience in organizing dragon boat races benefitted with the technical expertise of a large number of experienced IDBF Technical Officials.

Competition Regulations and Racing Rules

This race will comply with IDBF Competition Regulations and will be under the IDBF Rules of Racing.  All participating crews are required to return the Confirmed Entry Form to PIDBF no later than 30 September 2013.

Divisions, Racing & Competition Classes and Distances

The Competition Divisions, Racing and Competition Classes that will be contested are listed below, provided a minimum of 4 entries are received for each competition class.

1) Malaysia Premier Open – 500m (22 Racers) ~ *for Malaysian crews only

2) International Premier Open – 500m (22 Racers)

3) International Premier Women – 500m (12 Racers)

4) International Premier Mixed – 500m (12 Racers)

5) International Senior 40 Open – 500m (12 Racers)

6) International Junior U23 Open – 500m (12 Racers)

7) International Junior U23 Mixed – 500m (12 Racers)

8) Malaysia Premier Open Relay – 2 x 250m (12 Racers) ~ *for Malaysian crews only

9) International Premier Open Relay – 2 x 250m (12 Racers)

10) International Premier Women Relay – 2 x 250m (12 Racers)

11) International Premier Mixed Relay – 2 x 250m (12 Racers)

12) International Senior 40 Open Relay – 2 x 250m (12 Racers)

13) International Junior U23 Open Relay – 2 x 250m (12 Racers)

14) International Junior U23 Mixed Relay – 2 x 250m (12 Racers)

Division

Premier – the primary class of racing.  There are no restrictions on competitor’s age.  Open to all crews.

Senior 40 – Aged 40 years and above (born on or before year 1973); with the exception of the drummer.

Junior Under 23 – Aged 12 years but under 23 years (born between year 1991 and 2001); with the exception of the steerer (helm).

Racing Class

Open – no restriction on crew composition (gender)

Women – for female crews only including the Drummer and Steerer

Mixed – 22 Racers : minimum of eight (8) and maximum of twelve (12) female paddlers

- 12 Racers : minimum of four (4) and maximum of six (6) female paddlers

Relay –  Each club will form two 12 Racers crews (Crew A & Crew B) to race over a 250m course.

Eg; Crew A from each club will start at the Finish Line (in either Lane 2, 4 or 6) and race to the 250m Start Line.  When Crew A reaches the Start Line, the drummer will pick the flag and throw it up high towards the sky; then Crew B (in either Lane 1, 3 or 5) will then race back to the Finish Line to complete the relay race.

Distance

2 x 250 metres for Relay.and other events at 500 metres straight course

Racing Styleseated

Boat – Standard boat for 22 Racers and 12 Racers event

No. of Competitors : 22 Racers - Maximum 26 competitors

18 to 20 paddlers

1 drummer

1 steerer

4 reserves

12 Racers - Maximum 14 competitors

8 to 10 paddlers

1 drummer

1 steerer

2 reserves

Entry Fee: 500 m (12 Racers) – US$38 (RM120)

500 m (22 Racers) -  US$58 (RM180)

2 x 250m (12 Racers) Relay -  US$58 (RM180)

Outline Programme

Thu, 5 Dec

  • Crews arrival

Fri, 6 Dec

  • Crews arrival
  • Practice sessions
  • Crew Manager’s Meeting

Sat, 7 Dec

  • Opening Ceremony
  • Race Day

Sun, 8 Dec

  • Race Day

Mon, 9 Dec

  • Sightseeing in Penang (optional) or crews departure

The above programme is provisional and is provided to assist crews with their initial planning.  This programme is subject to changes.  The competition classes by day will be confirmed after all confirmed Entry Forms have been received.

Prizes

Cash prizes and trophies will be awarded to the winners.  Every participating team will receive a souvenir for remembrance.

Ground Arrangement Package

The Organizing Committee has made arrangements for a choice of accommodation from 4-stars beach or city hotels. All the official accommodation locations are 15 – 30 minutes from the regatta site by car or bus. The cost ranges from US$40 to US$60 per person, per night will include:

1. Airport / Hotel transfer (1 group transfer for 1 team per way)

2. Hotel accommodation

3. Transport to & from race course for training & racing days

4. Daily breakfast at hotel

Those interested to take up the package, please submit the Ground Arrangement Package Form attached with 20% downpayment before 31 August 2013.

Entry Form & Entry Fee Submission

Closing date for Confirmed Entry Form & Entry Fee 31 August 2013

Payment Mode

All payments can be made by telegraphic transfer (US$), direct bank-in (RM) or credit card no later than the relevant deadlines, thereafter email a copy of the transaction slip to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Bank charges imposed for telegraphic transfer are to be absorbed by crews themselves, meanwhile a 3% commission will be imposed for credit card payments.

(1) Bank details for Telegraphic Transfer and Direct Bank-in are as follows:

Account Name

Penang International Dragon Boat Festival

Bank

Maybank Islamic Berhad

Address

No.1 Arked Ria 1, KOMTAR, 10000 Penang, Malaysia

Swift Code

MBBEMYKL

Account No.

557054501765

Reference

Please provide name of crew and description of payment being made (eg. Entry Fee)

(2) For Credit Card payment, please furnish the followings:

  • Name in the credit card
  • Credit card number
  • Type of card eg. Master/Visa
  • Issuing bank
  • Expiry date

Contact Information

Mailing Address:

9 Lorong Pulau Tikus

10350 Penang

Malaysia

Contact:

Tel:  +6012-4830448 / +604-650 5136

Fax: +604-2280448

Email:

This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Website:

www.penangdragonboat.gov.my

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/penangdragonboat

 

Last Updated on Friday, 27 September 2013 07:17
 
Tragedy at the Teluk Bahang Dam PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Wednesday, 12 December 2012 02:45

 

The Pesta Penang Dragon Boat Race 2012 was forced to be canceled on Sunday, 9th of December when an incident occurred involving Race Official, Jacob Issac Fletcher (19).

During break time at 12.50pm, Jacob jumped into the Teluk Bahang Dam for a swim and disappeared from sight after he shouted for help. One of the technical officers who witnessed the scene quickly jumped into the water to rescue him, but to no avail.

A few moments later, the Marine Police, Bomba and Life Saving Guards on duty also rushed to scene. But unfortunately, they also fail to locate Jacob. Some 20 participants from the Malaysia Navy Paddlers Club who are trained divers quickly volunteered to help the search. At approximately 7.30 pm, the search had to be postponed since it has approached night-time and vision is limited.

On Monday, 10th of December, 16 professional Scuba divers were brought in from Lumut to continue the search mission. The search and rescue operations continued with the assistance of Marine Police, Bomba and the Civil Defense Department.

Jacob had been involved in dragon boat activities since he was 14 and was appointed as a Race Official last year. He is an excellent swimmer and an internationally qualified steerer for Dragon Boat Competitions.

UPDATE: This morning (12th December) at approximately 8.15am, the body of Jacob Issac has finally been found at the Teluk Bahang Dam.

The Penang International Dragon Boat Committee would like to offer our condolences and prayers to Jacob Isaac Fletcher and his family. It is indeed a great loss to the committee members especially those who was close to him.

May his soul Rest In Peace.

 

 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 December 2012 07:23
 
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