It's an experience your team will never forget. Teamwork is everything in Dragon Boating
A maximum of 20 paddlers, and a drummer. An experienced steersperson will be provided for each team. Teams entering the Acworth-Cobb Dragon Boat Festival must have a mixed crew with a minimum of 8 female paddlers in the boat. The cancer survivor teams must have a minimum of 14 cancer survivors in the boat.
A team roster is allowed to hold up to 24 paddlers, plus 1 drummer for a total roster allowance of 25 crew members . A professional steersperson will be provided for the team on Race Day. A registered team member must be sixteen (16) years of age or older in the year of the race. There will be a youth division ages 14-17. Also a Senior Division age 65 yrs and older. No team member under the age of eighteen (18) will be allowed to practice or race with out written consent and a waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian.. All member on the roster will need to submit a signed waiver before getting into a boat.
The drummer sits at the bow or front of the boat on a wooden seat. He or She will assist in setting the timing for the team by keying off the two paddlers at the front of the boat better known as the stroke.
The steersperson stands at the back of the boat and steers the crew with a long oar. When a decision concerning the safety of the crew is required, it is the steersperson makes it. He or she will consult with the drummer and/or team captain, but the steersperson has the final word on the water. This is a trained person provided for each team.
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