Crew Competitions

Exhibition Races

For all exhibition races, you must register with Karen by emailing her at or by speaking with her at the Race Director’s meeting on Friday night.

These races do fill up quickly!!!


  • DBC Race Series Qualifyer 200 M
  • Tug of War – this event is a fundraiser for our local association’s youth program – contact the race chair for more information


  • C Cup – Maximum 20 paddlers. All paddlers must be a female cancer survivor; however, drummer and steersperson do not need to meet this criterion.
  • Youth Crew Challenge – A head to head race for the youth crews.
  • DBC Race Series Qualifyer 500 M
  • 2,000m Guts & Glory – Crews must attend pre-race meeting with the Race Chair at the dock area.


  • YWCA Angie Shaw Memorial Race – Top Local Women’s Crews: Sponsored by the YWise Women crew. This will be the top 4 local women’s crews based on the combined time from Saturday’s races.
  • Reynar Cup – Top Local Mixed Crew Award: bragging rights will be presented to the winner of the Community Mixed Crew race. This will be the top 4 local mixed crews based on the combined times from Saturday’s races.


Competitive Race crews compete for bronze, silver, and gold medals in each of the divisions below:

  • Women’s
  • Mixed
  • Youth (exhibition youth race)
  • C Cup
  • Recreation Race crews compete for bragging rights and gift draws.
  • Naut Dragon crews will receive participation medals

Competitive Awards

Awards are supported by festival sponsors.

  • Rotary Past District Governor’s Award – the Carrier Cup: Trophy presented to the crew with the best time of the festival, in memory of PDG Bernie Carrier.

Fun Awards

Come prepared to compete in the following categories:

  • Best Dressed Crew
  • Best Decorated Tent

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