Team Captains register the team, pay race fees, complete team roster and access electronic waivers on our link to the Pan Am Dragon Boat website.

ALL COMMUNITY/CORPORATE TEAMS WILL SCHEDULE THEIR ONE FREE PRACTICE ON THIS PADDLE FOR PINK WEBSITE WITH THE MACHESTIC DRAGONS. The practice schedule can be accessed by Team Captains by following the "Practice Schedule" link under "Registration Info" above.

Registration Fees: 

Early Bird – until Feb.15 – BCS $1,000 
Club/Community/Corporate  $1,200 

Regular -Feb.16 – May 15 – BCS $1,200 
Club/Community/Corporate $1,400 

Late Registration May 16 – May 26 All - $1,650 

Team division/classes offered at Paddle for Pink


Club Mixed 

Club Open 

Club Women 

Festival Community/Corporate Open 

Festival Community/Corporate Women 

Youth Club Open 


To promote good sportsmanship and fairness, please follow these racing division/class guidelines when forming and registering your teams: 

Community/Corporate Teams – this division is reserved for novice crews with little or no experience of racing. Entry examples are crews representing corporate (commercial/ business), community organizations (i.e. Fire, Police, EMS, schools, fitness centers, etc.) and Friends/Family groups.  Community teams are not members of dragon boat organizations or clubs, typically only race one festival a year, but not more than three festivals.  Teams who are not true community teams will be moved to the Sport Team division. 

Club/Sport Teams - this division is for crews experienced in racing, paddlers are generally members of dragon boat organizations or clubs, have access to boats and equipment (owned or rented) for practices during the paddling season and has more practice experience than the (1-3) practices the festival host provides. 

Breast Cancer Survivor (BCS) is a separate division. Paddlers must be survivors and may be inclusive of female and male crew members. Drummer and steer may be non-BCS. A breast cancer survivor has been defined by the International Breast Cancer Paddlers’ Commission as “a person who has been diagnosed with breast cancer.” 


Youth – A Youth team is defined as a minimum of 14 paddlers in the boat who are under 23. 

Open – The primary class of racing and there are no restrictions on crew composition. 

Women’s – All paddlers must be female. 

Mixed – Crews must consist of an equal number of male and female paddlers (10/10, 9/9, or 8/8). Available to club teams only. 




2019 is our 13th year…with a special offer for YOUTH CLUB OPEN teams only!  

You can save 50% off your registration fee by qualifying for a sponsorship through the ERDBA & Paddle for Pink! Discounted fees are only for Youth Club Teams applying for the ERDBA sponsorship matching program.  Sponsorship must be approved by ERDBA prior to the festival to participate, or full fees will be charged. 

A Youth team is defined as a minimum of 14 paddlers in the boat who are under 23. The 2019 program sponsors up to 2 youth teams from each ERDBA club at each event. 

Teams must receive sponsorship approval in advance from the ERDBA treasurer and Paddle for Pink prior to payment, if they plan to use the ERDBA 25% team entry sponsorship. & matching Paddle for Pink sponsorship. 

Contact for Paddle for Pink: 

Laurie Roe: 


Contact at ERDBA: 

ERDBA Treasurer: 

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