Australian Masters Games

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Competition:  Thursday 26 October – Friday 27 October 2017


8:00am – 6:00pm


Lake Barrington International Rowing Course, 520 Staverton Road, The Promised Land


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Event Information

Senior A (Masters 40+):  

10’s Crews - Open, Women, Mixed

20’s Crews – Open, Women and Mixed

Senior B (Grand Masters 50+):

10’s Crews – Open, Women and Mixed

20’s Crews – Open, women and Mixed

Senior C (Great Grand Dragons 60+):

10’s Crews - Open, Women and Mixed

All cancer survivors

10’s Crews - Open

Provisional Race Order (This is a provisional race order only. Approximate start times will be announced once registrations close on September 22). It is intended that there will be 3 rounds per race (weather and time dependent). 

Paddlers will not be able to race in consecutive races. 

Paddlers are not able to race in the same category in both a 10s and 20s crew (e.g. a paddler cannot race in both Senior A Womens 10s and Senior A Womens 20s). Clubs will be required to submit crew lists prior to marshalling. Crew list forms will be made available shortly.  

Age Groups

40+, 50+, 60+

Age Requirements

Age is determined as at 31 December 2017

Minimum age for competition is 40 years

Participation Fees

Games Entry Fee:

$99 per person or $88 per person for people aged 70+

(the above entry fees will increase to $126.50 and $115.50 respectively as at 12 August 2017)

Please note: a $9.00 service fee is payable per person at the time of submitting your registration. 
Further details available in the Games Entry Terms & Conditions.

Sport Entry Fee:

$60.00 Per person

Number of Participant Requirements

Minimum number of participants required to conduct competition: 150 participants across all age groups and events.

Minimum number of participants required to conduct age groups: 60

Any age group that does not have a minimum of 60 participants will be combined with another age group.

Additional Information

  • All races will be conducted over 250 metres.
  • 20’s teams will consist of a minimum of 18 people (16 paddlers, 1 drummer, 1 sweep) and a maximum of 27 people (20 paddlers, 1 drummer, 1 sweep, 1 coach/manager and 4 reserve paddlers).
  • 10’s teams will consist of a minimum of 12 people (10 paddlers, 1 drummer, 1 sweep) and a maximum of 15 people (10 paddlers, 1 drummer, 1 sweep, 1 coach/manager and 2 reserve paddlers).
  • Women’s teams – drummer and the sweep must be female – drummer can be of any age (over 12 years) but the sweep must be in the correct age group
  • Mixed teams – A crew must contain a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 6 women for a 10’s team and a minimum of 8 and a maximum of 12 women for a 20’s team.
  • Open teams – may be any combination of men and women. 
  • Paddlers who enter must be a member of a club affiliated with AusDBF.
  • Individual registrations will not be accepted through the registration system. Paddlers must firstly attempt to join with another team/club, but may contact the Sport Organiser for assistance if needed.
  • PFD’s must be worn on Lake Barrington. Paddlers must bring their own PFD.
  • Weather conditions: As October can be a variable weather month, participants should be prepared for both hot and cold, windy conditions with appropriate clothing and personal protection equipment. Team tents will be supplied.
  • Drinking water: As the water quality cannot be guaranteed at the site, participants are being asked to be responsible for supplying their own drinking water. There will be some bottled water available at the café.
  • Footwear: Paddlers will not be permitted to paddle in bare feet or thongs. Please wear appropriate lightweight boat shoes.
  • Practice for Wednesday 25 October is to be confirmed. Please contact Dragon Boat Tasmania for further information. 


The competition will be conducted under AusDBF Competition Regulations and Rules of Racing version 4.1


For sport specific enquiries contact:

Organiser: Dragon Boat Tasmania

Contact: Brendan Breen

Phone: 0418 107 669



For registration and general enquiries contact:

Contact: Courtney Davies

Phone: 03 6447 5020



*Please note that all information is subject to change

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