Top 12 Events of Dragon Boat Racing in China

Dragon boat racing is one of the customs of the Dragon Boat Festival in China and an important sport and entertainment project in China. Many dragon boat races are held throughout China each year. Here we list top 12 events of Dragon Boat Racing China for your reference. 
 

1. China Longhzou Tournament

China Longhzou Tournament is the top dragon boat race with the highest level and the biggest rewards. In 2019, there are following eight races in total.

Time Place
 Station Competition
Mar. 7-8, 2019 Wanning, Hainan
Apr. 20-21, 2019 Changsha, Hunan
May. 18-19, 2019 Yancheng, Jiangsu
Jun. 6-7, 2019 Fuzhou, Fujian
Jun. 29-30, 2019 Jianyang, Sichuan
Sep. 7-8, 2019 Nanjing, Liuhe
Nov. 9-10, 2019 Hechuan, Chongqing
Final Competition
Dec. 7-8, 2019 Lingshui, Hainan
 

2. China Dragon Boat Race Open

The China Dragon Boat Race Open was founded in 2011 and is one of the two brand events of the China Dragon Boat Association. In 2019, there are following eleven races in total.

Time Place
Station Competition
Apr. 27-28, 2019 Suining, Sichuan
May. 11-12 Huaian, Jiangsu
May. 25-26, 2019 Jinzhou, Hubei
Jun. 1-2, 2019 Putuo, Shanghai
Jun. 6-7, 2019 Tongren, Guizhou
Jun. 15-16, 2019 Jintang, Chengdu
Jul. 6-7, 2019 Tianshui, Gansu
Aug. 31-Sep. 1, 2019 Weifang, Shandong
Sep. 28-29, 2019 Shaoping, Guangxi
Final Competition
Dec. 16-17, 2019 Nanping, Fujian














 

3. The Strait Dragon Boat Invitational Tournament

The Strait Dragon Boat Invitational Tournament is originated from Jimei Dragon Boat Race, which is a well-known dragon boat race organized in the early 1950s to commemorate the patriotic poet Qu Yuan. In 2006, the first session of the Strait Dragon Boat Invitational Tournament was held. In 2008, it became a national competition.
Time: May. 25-26, 2019
Place: Jimei, Xiamen
 

4. Beijing Dragon Boat Race and Invitational Tournament

This dragon boat race Beijing was founded in 2009. In 2016, the race was upgraded to a national dragon boat invitational tournament.
Time: Jun. 7, 2019
Place: Shunyi, Beijing
 

5. Shanghai World Chinese Dragon Boat Invitational Tournament

Shanghai World Chinese Dragon Boat Invitational Tournament was firstly held in 2009 and is well-known throughout the country. This dragon boat race Shanghai aims to create a platform for Chinese in the world to communicate and make contributions to the popularization of Chinese traditional culture.
Time: Sep. 20-21, 2019
Place: Qingpu, Shanghai
 

6. Guangzhou International Dragon Boat Invitational Tournament

The Guangzhou International Dragon Boat Invitational Tournament is a traditional Chinese sports and is regarded as one of the best dragon boat races in the world, attracting more than 100 dragon boat teams every year.
Time: Jun. 15, 2019
Place: Between Haiyin Bridge and Guangzhou Bridge over the Pearl River, Guangzhou
 

7. Hong Kong International Dragon Boat Invitational Tournament

Hong Kong is the birthplace of modern dragon boat competition. As one of the highest professional events in the world, the Hong Kong International Dragon Boat Invitational Tournament has been held since 1976.
Time: Jun. 14-16, 2019
Place: Central Harbourfront, Hong Kong
 

8. Hubei Dragon Boat Race

Zigui in Hubei is the origin of Chinese boat festival and called “Hometown of Chinese Dragon Boats”. Hubei Dragon Boat Race was hosted by Hubei Administration of Sport and Hubei Sports. Hubei Dragon Boat Race (Zigui) is a provincial dragon boat race and has been successfully held for 10 consecutive sessions since 2009.
Place: Zigui, Yichang, Hubei
 

9. “Qu Yuan Cup” Miluo River International Dragon Boat Race

Miluo River is the birthplace of the dragon boat sport. “Qu Yuan Cup” Miluo River International Dragon Boat Race was held first time in 2018 to celebrate the Dragon Boat Festival, commemorate Qu Yuan and to provide an opportunity for dragon boat enthusiasts to explore the origin of dragon boat culture and promote the development of dragon boat race.
Place: Yueyang, Hunan
 

10. China-ASEAN International Dragon Boat Invitational Tournament

The China-ASEAN International Dragon Boat Invitational Tournament is a traditional event during the Dragon Boat Festival in Nanning which lasts one day and has been successfully held for 15 consecutive sessions.
Time: Jun. 7, 2019
Place: Yongjiang River, Nanning, Guangxi
 

11. World Famous University Dragon Boat Race

World Famous University Dragon Boat Race (WFUDBR), was officially established in 2015. The competition only opens to full-time undergraduate students from the first grade to the fourth grade. Tianjin is the founder of the World Famous Dragon Boat Race.
Time: Jun.1-2, 2019
Place: Donghai, Lianyungang, Jiangsu
 

12. The World Dragon Boat Championships

The World Dragon Boat Championships is organized by the International Dragon Boat Federation (IDBF). It is held in odd-numbered years and is the highest level international dragon boat race with national teams.
Time: Aug. 20-25, 2019
Place: Pattaya, Thailand

Further Reading
What is a Dragon Boat? - All You Need to Know about Dragon Boating
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