Information Bulletin No1
The Penang Dragon Boat Federation Committee (PDBF) in conjunction with the 32nd Penang International Dragon Boat Festival 2011 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 11 and 12 June 2011. This event is fully supported by the Penang State Government and is an affiliated festival of the International Dragon Boat Federation. For your information, Penang has more than 30 years of experience in organizing dragon boat races benefited 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 Provisional Entry Form to PDBF no later than 28 February 2011.
Divisions, Racing & Competition Classes and Distances
The Competition Divisions, Racing and Competition Classes that will be contested are listed (in grey) below, provided sufficient entries are received for each competition class.
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 1971) Junior Under 18 – Aged 12 years but under 18 years (born between year 1994 and
Junior Under 23 – Aged 12 years but under 23 years (born between year 1989 and 1999)
Open – no restriction on crew composition
Women – for female crews only including the Drummer and Steerer
Mixed – Standard Boat : minimum of eight (8) and maximum of twelve (12) female paddlers
- Small Boat : minimum of four (4) and maximum of six (6) female paddlers
250 & 500 metres only
Racing Style – seated
No. of Competitors :
– maximum 26 competitors
18 to 20 paddlers
- maximum 14 competitors
8 to 10 paddlers
Races – There must be a minimum of 4 entries for each race to run.