Our 2021 Festival has been
postponed until further notice.

Sign Waivers 

Anyone and everyone going out onto the water for training or a practice must have anelectronically signed waiver on file before they will be allowed to get into a boat.  It is imperative that each member of your team electronically signs his or her waiver as soon as possible.  This includes your team's steersperson, drummer and alternates as well as asteersperson, drummer or coach hired by your team.  

A recent web site system upgrade allows us to continuously view whether or not teams have completed their waivers. We will review a team's roster prior to 8:00 AM each morning and those team members who have not signed their waivers by that time will not be permitted to go out for their practice. NO EXCEPTIONS.   

No hard copies will be accepted.


How to electronically sign your Waiver:

When you (a paddler, steersperson, drummer, alternate, or coach) are invited to join your team, an email is sent to you which provides information for you to electronically sign your waiver on our website.  To do this each team member should sign into the system using the PADDLER'S LOGIN tab at the top of the site and in the Team Members section each member will be able to sign their waiver and update their information as they see fit.

If you or any of your team members experience problems with this system, please file a support ticket using our online support system.


Your team’s registration entitles you to 3 practice sessions.

By Friday, June 25, 2021, you must have:

  1. Paid the full registration fee
  2. Electronically signed waivers for EVERY team member to date
  3. Submitted the roster of all team members online to date
  4. Scheduled your team practices

If the information is not received by Tuesday, June 29, 2021, the practice will be canceled without the option of rescheduling.

Practice Information

  • Practice Safety, Drills, and Strategy
  • Practice sessions are held on the Schuylkill River on the West Side, MLK Drive.  Click here for directions.
  • All equipment, including dragon boats, paddles and PFDs (life jackets) will be provided by the Organizers.
  • Each participant will be required to wear a PFD during all practice sessions and races.  
  • Practice sessions are 1 hour in length; 2 teams per time slot.
  • Be aware of forecast weather conditions during practices and on Race Day.  Your steersperson is responsible for making the decision to cancel a practice due to inclement weather.
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