To all participants: Thank you for helping us make the ODBF a huge success!
Oakland Dragon Boat Festival
PDBA Regional Championship and CCWC Qualifiers
Welcome to the 2013 Oakland Dragon Boat Festival, host to the 2013 PDBA Regional Championships and Club Crew World Championship Qualifiers, August 10th &11th, at Lake Merritt in Oakland, California. In addition to the opportunity to win the Regional Championship, 1st place crews will have the right of first refusal to a berth to the IDBF World Club Crew Championship to be held in Ravenna, Italy in 2014.
Message from the Organizers
On behalf of the Oakland Renegades, we welcome you to our site and invite you to participate in this, our inaugural 2-day festival of racing and fun.
Many of you may know us from the races we have attended and the local races we have staged at our home on Lake Merritt. Our experiences with the Renegades’ annual Halloween Howl, as well as our Turkey Trot, St. Patty’s Paddle and May Day Regatta of years past naturally led us on a path to host a racing weekend of a larger scale, one that would draw a wide variety of teams, and one that would allow us to share our venue and our city with clubs from the Bay Area and beyond.
Explore this site to learn more about the race, the venue, logistics, important dates, race formats, rules and registration information. In addition to the Oakland Dragon Boat Festival held each August, the Oakland Renegades host the Halloween Howl, an annual dragon boat regatta and celebration at the end of the race season.