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Midsummer Taipei International Dragon Boat Championships: Registration starts April 19 !

The Taipei International Dragon Boat Championships is one of the most iconic and international events in Taiwan. Last year, it was held at a smaller scale because of the pandemic. With the COVID-19 pandemic in Taiwan now gradually slowing down, the Department of Sports is inviting schools, organizations, companies, and individuals who love dragon boating to form teams and join in the competition. However, the Department of Sports will also be implementing the strict requirement that all training and competition activities must uphold epidemic prevention measures. The Department invites the public to cherish this opportunity to meet with dragon boat athletes in our annual midsummer event!
 
The 2021 Taipei International Dragon Boat Championships is scheduled to debut on the Dajia Section of the Keelung River in Taipei City, from June 12 to 14, 2021. Registration will be open on the official 2021 Taipei International Dragon Boat Championships website (dragonboat.taipei), from 10 am April 19, 2021 (Monday), to 11 pm April 23 (Friday). Categories will be open until all slots are filled.
 
A total of 200 teams have registered this year. The competition categories are Standard Dragon Boats and Small Dragon Boats. The Standard Dragon Boat category is limited to 36 teams in the Men’s Open category, 12 teams in the Women’s Open category, and 48 teams in the Mixed Open category. The limit for each category includes guaranteed quotas for teams that won the previous year. The Small Dragon Boat category is limited to 20 teams in the Men’s Open category, 16 teams of Women’s Open category, 28 teams in the Mixed Open category, and 12 teams in the Mixed High School and Vocational School category. The school category is open to all public and private high school (vocational school) students in Taiwan; teams are not restricted by school (inter-school teams may be formed). The Senior Citizen category is limited to 28 teams. Anyone aged 50 or more (born before June 12, 1971) may participate, regardless of gender. Seniors are welcome to participate and show off their energy.
  
In addition, this year’s pre-match water run is scheduled to open for practice on May 8. Teams who wish to apply can begin making reservations April 30 in the online system. Reservations must be completed by 5 pm two days before the practice date at the latest.
     
For detailed competition regulations and other information, please see the latest news on the Taipei City Government Department of Sports website (https://sports.gov.taipei/) and the official 2021 Taipei International Dragon Boat Championships website (dragonboat.taipei).