The Penang International Dragon Boat Festival (PIDBF) Organizing Committee in conjunction with the Commonwealth Dragon Boat Federation (CDBF) invite Club Crews from around the world to participate in the 1st Club Crew Championship for Commonwealth Countries (2010 CCCCC) to be held at the Teluk Bahang Dam, Penang, Malaysia from Thursday, 22 July to 25 July 2010.
Thursday 22 July will be the reserve Racing Day, in the event that the number of crews racing necessitates an extra day’s racing. Actual racing days will be from 23 July to 25 July.
Competing crews are advised to arrive in Penang no later than Tuesday, 20 July 2010.
Competition Regulations and Racing Rules
The 2010 CCCCC will comply with IDBF Competition Regulations and will be under the IDBF Rules of Racing. All participating crews are required to return the Entry Form to PIBDF no later than 28 February 2010.
The Competition Regulations of the IDBF will apply to all other areas of both Championships, such as, IDBF Spec Dragon Boats and Paddles. Copies of the IDBF Rules of Racing will be distributed to crews who return the completed Entry Forms. Information Bulletins will be published to confirm crews’ entries at a later date.
Divisions, Racing & Competition Classes and Distances
The Competition Divisions, Racing and Competition Classes that will be contested are listed below provided sufficient entries are received for each competition class.
The above programme is provisional and is provided to assist crews with their initial planning. The programme is subject to change. The competition classes by day will be confirmed after all Entry Forms have been received.
Ground Arrangement Package
The Organizing Committee has made arrangements for a choice of accommodation from 3-stars to 4-stars hotels. All the official accommodation locations are 15 – 20 minutes from the regatta site by car or bus. The cost ranges from USD 35 to USD 75 per person, per night will include:
1. Airport transfer (for group) 2. Hotel accommodation 3. Transport to & from race course /celebration dinner 4. Breakfast at hotel 5. Lunch box during race day 6. Celebration dinner
The Championship takes place during the height of tourist season in Penang and accommodation can be quite difficult to obtain. Therefore, crews are advised to confirm their accommodation requirements as early as possible with the PIDBF. Participants are entitled to make their own arrangements for accommodation and transport but races will not be delayed for crews that are not staying in the official event accommodation or travel under private arrangements.
1. Airport Transfer
The Organising Committee has made available bus transportation from Penang Bayan Lepas International Airport to official event hotels and return to the airport at the conclusion of the event. In order to take advantage of this service, it will be necessary for all (or a significant majority) of crew members and their guests to arrive and depart at the same time and stay at one of the official event hotels.
This service is not available where crew members are arriving or departing at significantly different times on the same day or on different days. These transportation charges will be included in the accommodation package.
2. Hotel Accommodation
Details of the officials hotels will be furnished in the next bulletin.
3. Transport to Race Course and Events Venue
The Organising Committee has made available shuttle bus transportation for crews and their registered guests to and from official event hotels and the race course each practice day and race day and to and from the Opening Ceremony and the Celebration Dinner. These transportation charges will be included in the Ground Arrangement package.
Daily breakfast will be provided at their respective hotels.
5. Race Day Lunches
Lunch box will be available to all competitors and their coaches, managers and registered supporters on the race days and the costs will be included in the Ground Arrangement package.
6. Celebration Dinner
A complimentary celebration dinner will be given to all competitors who take up the Ground Arrangement package which will be held on Sunday, 25 July after completion of the races. However, those competitors not taking the Ground Arrangement package but wish to join the celebration dinner has to pay USD20 per person.
Regatta Fees (Registration Fee + Administration Fee)
An CDBF Registration Fee of USD 10 per person, is to be paid by all participants. In addition an Administration Fee of USD 10 per person, will be charged by the Organising Committee to cover technical and organizational costs that cannot be funded through governmental grants and other sources, such as sponsorship. The Administration Fee is designed to cover essential costs necessary to ensure that the Championship will take place, such as, technical facilities, awards and basic administrative expenses.
All participants that is, competitors, coaches, managers, supporters and any other members who have paid the Regatta Fee, are required to submit two passport sized (4cm x 6 cm) photographs of all competitors, coaches, managers, supporters and any other members who have paid the Regatta Fee.
The name of the person and club crew or representative team is to be clearly written on the back of each photograph. Photographs are to be submitted with the Entry Forms, and can be sent either by mail to Administrative Office below or electronically by email. If photographs are submitted electronically by email each photograph must measure (4cm x 6cm) and not more than 200KB. Each email picture must clearly identify the person concerned with the individual’s name and crew written below the picture image.
Download the bulletin here.