2018 Spring Sprints

Join Us for the Kickoff of the 2018 Racing Season

Lake Merritt Boathouse
568 Bellevue Avenue
Oakland CA
Sunday May 20, 2018

Join us for a day of racing!
The long and the short of it:

  • 250 M Mixed Heats
  • 1000 M Mixed Heats

Race Information & Registration
Hosted by the Renegades Dragon Boat Team

Race Director: Michael O’Meara

Download the Registration Packet

The Spring Sprints Race is an opportunity for the established and the newer dragon boat community to share a day of racing, food and fun and to get to know each other a little better in the process.

Who’s Racing

The Oakland Renegades Dragonboat team puts on a series of races every year to bring established dragonboat clubs, corporate, and novice teams together for racing and fun. If you’re a new or novice team, these races are a great chance to practice your sport, compete against similar crews and rub shoulders with some of the salty, long time paddlers. Also, if you’ve been contemplating transitioning into a full time club, participating in fun and affordable races is an excellent way to help make that happen. Our goal is to help grow the sport in the Bay Area.


7:00 AMArrive and set up the Paddler’s Village.
7:30 AMThe Cafe du Renegades will serve complimentary coffe, tea and juice to all paddlers.
8:15Captains’ meeting. Bring any late waivers and payments to the captains’ meeting.
8:30 – 3:30Main body of racing.
4:00Presentation of awards


The fees for this day of racing are modest: $500 per ADULT mixed crew, $400 per YOUTH mixed crew. Refunds will be given in full if notification is given before the May 11 registration deadline. No refund will be given after that date.


Each participant, including volunteer workers, must fill out a City of Oakland Waiver AND a Renegades waiver located in the Registration Packet. Bring your waivers to the registration table on race day between 7:30 and 8:00 AM.

Download the Registration Packet


Parking is available at Lake Merritt, but carpooling is advised. Cost is $5 to park all day, use the Children’s Fairy Land entrance on Grand Avenue.


The deadline for submitting your registration forms and payment for the Spring Sprints is Friday, May 11, 2018. You must pre-pay for this event as we aren’t allowed to collect fees on the race site.
Please fill out the registration form on the following page and mail it in with your payment. Make your checks out to Renegades Dragon Boat Club and mail to:

Renegades Dragon Boat Club
P.O. Box 10410
Oakland, CA 94610

Download the Registration Packet