Race Schedule 2013
Long Beach Spring Race April 28, 2013
Affectionately nicknamed "Baby Long Beach", this is a one day event for local ICEA/SCDBC teams. It is a fantastic means of providing the new recruits with valuable race experience in a relaxed atmosphere and this race has been on the LARD race schedule since the early 2000s.
Vancouver June 21-23, 2013
2011 will mark the 25th Anniversary of the Rio-Tinto Alcan Dragon Boat Festival and by all projections, it will be the largest gathering of dragon boaters on the continent.
A favored festival for LARD since we first attended in 2000. This is the race that saw the solidification of the LARD core from its ambitious PVCA beginnings in 1998.
Long Beach Festival July 27-28, 2013
Held at the Long Beach Marine Stadium since its inception in 1997, the Long Beach Dragon Boat Festival has steadily increased in popularity and competitiveness over the years.
LARD has participated in this event since 1998 when LARD was known as the Pomona Valley Chinese Association (PVCA)
PDBA Qualifier Race August 10-11 2013
PDBA Regional Championships and CCWC Qualifiers are scheduled to be held in conjunction with the Oakland Dragon Boat Festival, August 10 & 11, 2013, at Lake Merritt in Oakland, CA.
Los Angeles Dragon Boat Festival Aug 18, 2013
Founded in 2012, the Los Angeles Dragon Boat Festival hosted at Lake Legg is a one day festival of 10-man boats.
LARD's first year of participation was in 2012.
San Francisco September 14-15, 2013
While it might have been a small festival in 1995 when it first started, the San Francisco Dragonboat Festival has grown to be one of the largest on the West Coast drawing over 100 teams to paddle 500 and 300 meter races.
LARD has participated in this festival since 1998 when LARD was a small team and the races were held in Foster City.
San Diego Tenative: October 19-20, 2013
LARD has participated since the first annual race in 2010. As the venue for 2011's PDBA Championships where LARD earned the privilege to represent as the PDBA US Nationals team for the 2012 Club Crew World Championship in Hong Kong, the festival has grown to become another favorite "local" race.