The Renegades
Racing begins at 9am and continues through the day
Open to the public and FREE to watch, we invite you to the shores of Lake Merritt as teams from the greater Bay Area and Northern California vie for the fastest times and top prizes.

Welcome to the 4th annual Oakland Dragon Boat Festival.


Deadline for Registration is August 8, 2016

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 summer, the Renegades Dragon Boat Club host the Halloween Howl, an annual dragon boat regatta and celebration at the end of the race season.