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IBCPC Participatory Dragon Boat Festival 

Register and pay for your paddling team. Please use your unique identifier code when registering and booking travel and accommodation. Register individual paddlers on the Individual Participant registration form. 

Register and pay for your team supporters and extra paddlers not in a team yet (NOTE: From the age of 14. Use the Child Registration form below for the discounted rates for children aged 5-14. Kids under the age of 5 are free). Please use the affiliated team Unique Identifier with registration. No individual names required here. 

Register and pay for children between the ages of 5 and 14 years. Children under the age of 5 years are free. Children over the age of 14 pay the full fee. Please use your UI when registering. No individual names required here. Please register individual names below. 

Register all individual paddlers, supporters and children by name here. Please use your team Unique Identifier with each registration, or, if you need to be placed in a team, use code 'composite'


Registration instructions

All registrations are identified by the Unique Identifier codePlease have your UI code at hand when registering paddlers,  supporters, children and booking your travel and accommodation.

Paddling team

For full paddling teams (22-26 paddlers), please use the team registration form. This will give you the total amount to pay for your team.

The name of each paddling participant will need to be registered by 1st October 2021 on the 'Individual Participant' form for the goodie bags and name tags. 


To register the number of your team's supporters, please use the supporter/extra paddler form. You will find out how much you need to pay for your supporters. Please use the affiliated team's UI code. 

If you have some supporters who want to paddle, please also include them in the supporter/extra paddler registration. Then, register the names of the people who want to paddle, on the 'individual participant' form with the code 'composite' instead of the UI code. This will prompt us to place them in a composite team. If paddlers want to paddle together, please email us with clear instructions. 

Less than 22/more than 26 paddlers

If you have less than 22, or more than 26 paddlers, we can bring together paddlers from across the globe to paddle in the one team. The friendships that evolve from these composite teams are friendships for life.

1. Please register the number of paddlers (supporter or breast cancer survivors) in the 'Supporters/extra paddlers' registration form. Here you will find out how much to pay in total.

2. Then, because they still need to be added to a team, please register them individually by their name in the individual participant form, with code 'composite' instead of your UI. They will then be placed in a newly created composite team with a new UI. If paddlers want to paddle together, please email us with clear instructions. 

Self-formed composite teams

Should you wish to form your own composite team then we need to know this as you will need to be acknowledged as a temporary team and given IBCPC members status. As an example let's say my team (Abreast of Life) was only sending 12 paddlers and the team from Blenheim (Simply the Breast) was also only sending 12 paddlers, then the two teams could combine to form a composite team and rename themselves say Simply Abreast Paddlers. They would then apply to IBCPC membership for a temporary membership number, which in turn would give them a unique identifier number for registration.

Please advise the organising committee if you wish to do this and we will facilitate this with the IBCPC membership director. Please note that even for composite teams the paddlers must belong to an IBCPC registered member team.

Once you receive your UI for your composite team, you can register your team with your new UI in the 'team registration' form. ​

Important dates: 

  • 31st May 2021 (10am NZ time) registration closes, the balance of fees payable.

  • 1st October 2021 cut off date for entering the names of each participant. 

  • Cancellation due to COVID-19 prior to 31st May 2021. Refund of fees minus costs incurred. Approx $10 per paddler in costs.

  • Cancellation due to COVID-19 after 31st May 2021, prior to 30th September 2021. Refund of fees minus costs incurred. Approx $20 per paddler in costs.

  • 1st October 2021 Postponement/cancellation announcement date.

  • 27th March-2nd April 2023. New festival date if postponed.

Registration Fees  

  • Full Registration (per paddler and supporter) NZ$580

  • NZ$230 per person is payable on registration with the balance payable by 31st May 2021 NZ time.

  • Children under the age of 5 are free. Children ages 5-14 pay a discounted rate of $320. Deposit payable on registration for a child 5-14 is $128. 

  • Registration fees can only be paid by bank transfers and in NZ$. 

  • If you are lucky enough to be an EarlyBird recipient the reduced balance payable at 31st May 2021 NZ time will be advised in advance.

Included in registration fees:

  • Registration package

  • Goody bag

  • T-shirt

  • Lunches on both racing days

  • Practice sessions prior to race days

  • Opening meet and greet party (including arrival drink and nibbles, plus lots of mixing and mingling)

  • Pink Parade (walking through the streets of Cambridge)

  • Opening ceremony at the village green in Cambridge

  • Transport to and from the race venue

  • Transport to and from the Pink Parade and opening ceremony

  • Transport to and from the meet and greet party

  • Transport to and from practice sessions

  • Transport to and from Congress

  • Attendance at Congress by your nominated representatives

  • 1 day of racing on Saturday

  • 1 day of racing on Sunday

  • Supporters race

  • IBCPC Global finale (in memory of Sandy Smith)

  • Flower ceremony

  • Closing ceremony and party at Lake Karapiro (dinner voucher included) with dancing

  • Commemorative medal

Requirements for entry

In order to participate in the 2022 IBCPC Participatory Dragon Boat Festival, please note the following requirements:

1. All paddlers must have had a diagnosis of breast cancer (includes steer and drummer)

2. Your team must be a member of IBCPC. Check your team is registered with IBCPC at

3. Each paddling participant must furnish a medical certificate with proof of diagnosis and fitness to paddle by 1st September 2021

4. Each registrant (paddlers and supporters) must submit an authorisation to use images and personal information of legal responsibility (you will find an example on our website in due course)

Terms and Conditions

  • Registration deposit is non-refundable

  • Cancellation of registration is non-refundable.

  • Should a participant wish to transfer their registration, this is possible but will incur a NZ$10 administration fee.

  • All transfers must be notified to and must be performed no later than 1st December 2021.


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