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Galveston Battle on the Bay

August 26, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

From their facebook page:
Welcome race particpants and fans! How about a place where both the sport of dragon boat and stand-up paddle racing meet and battle at an event like no other! With the combined forces of Island Paddle and Houston Heat Dragon Boat Club, we are excited to bring both paddling disciplines to one great event: The Galveston Battle on the Bay, held at Moody Gardens! We’ve taken our first-hand experience and input from fellow participants to put together an event like no other! This truly will be a paddling event run by paddlers! So gather your SUP and paddle! Round up your dragon boat crew! We’re gonna race until we see who comes out on top! Then at the end event, we’re gonna turn the top SUPs and the top dragon boat teams loose and see who is king! Not yet ready jump in on the races? Come out anyways! Spectator admission is free!Check out or website at www.battleonthebaygalveston.com

Race Info

SUP/Canoe/Kayak Race:
Distance: 5K & 10K
Description: 5K and 10K races will be at different times. Paddlers can enter both races with dual registrations.
Open to all SUP, Kayak, Canoe
All paddle craft divisions will start simultaneously for each race event

Dragon Boat Race:
Distance: 400m flag catching
Description: Competitors will be racing in traditional Hong Kong -style dragon boats, charging down the course to a flag catching finish!

SPRINT RACE: SUP/Dragon Boat combo teams!
Distance: TBD
Description: Final race is the Battle on the Bay’s sprint race. After the main events are over, It will be time to have a little fun with a bonus race. The dragon boats will be featured here. We’ll gather up some of the registered participants from the day. Each boat will contain a pre-determined mixed ratio of dragon boat paddlers and SUP/Paddle craft participants. We’ll round up the teams, push them off into the water and then watch as each crew unites and battles the other challengers to take the win!



August 26, 2017
8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Moody Gardens
1 Hope Blvd
Galveston, TX 77554
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