What a Wonderful Day for the Race and Festival!


  1. Poughkeepsie High School
    sponsored by Central Hudson
  2. Tubby's Conquistador's
    sponsored by Kristen Hendrickson
  3. Smoke on the Water
    sponsored by Zen Piatek
  4. Awaken The Dragon
    sponsored by Peter Van Aken
  5. Poughkeepsie High School
    sponsored by EcoStrategies/Bob Creedon
  6. St. George's Dragon Slayers
    sponsored by Archdiocese of NY
  7. High Hopes
    sponsored by Valerie Carlisle
  8. Betty's Battleship
    sponsored by An Anonymous Donor
  9. J Strong
    sponsored by Harrick Scientific
  10. The Fire Breathers
    sponsored by Shannon Leddy
  11. Cindy's Inspiration
    sponsored by An Anonymous Donor
  12. Mother Mary's Serpent Stompers
    sponsored by Archdiocese of NY

Complete Results (pdf)

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Media Coverage


Here is your chance to be a part of a new and exciting recreational activity for the Hudson Valley- the only Dragon Boat race currently happening on the Hudson River! This event offers participants, sponsors, and spectators a fun day of recreational racing, food, music, and views of our magnificent river. Men and women, teenagers, beginners, and spectators of all ages can enjoy a day of friendly competition with some easy exercise, a chance to be with your friends, paddling together; and a visit to the day-long Asian Cultural Festival on the waterfront- which will include games for the children, food and drink, souvenirs, dancing, and a chance to experience something new, colorful, and different!

All proceeds after expenses benefit two local non-profits: Arts Mid-Hudson and Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation.