2018 Event Information

2016 Dragon Boat Races on Chautauqua Lake

2016 Dragon Boat Races on Chautauqua Lake

CHQ Dragon Boat and Rubber Ducky Race Brochure 2018

Save the Date! Saturday August 11, 2018

The dragons are back on Chautauqua Lake. The third annual Dragon Boat Race is scheduled for August 11, 2018 at Lucille Ball Memorial Park in Celoron, NY!

The Dragon Boat Race will provide all the necessary equipment needed to participate including the boat, paddles and lifejackets. Crews do not require prior experience, a steersperson is provided along with training before the scheduled race day. Participants simply need the desire to enjoy a friendly, team building athletic competition!

The event is a full day of racing; each team races three times advancing into afternoon finals. For more information on the rules and structure of the day for teams competing please visit our TEAM Page.

Schedule of Events

In addition to all  the fun on the water the park comes alive as race participants gather with their friends, family along and community spectators taking in the event. This event has something for everyone!

Practice Days:
Thursday & Friday, August 9th & 10th

Race Day:
Saturday, August 11th
(Schedule subject to change)

  • 7:30 – 8:30am      Registration
  • 9am                       Opening Ceremony
  • 9am – 3pm           Racing
  • 1:30pm                 Prize Auction Drawing
  • 3pm                       Finals

GCFCU Rubber Ducky Race Immediately Following the last Dragon Boat race

Award Ceremony Following the Rubber Ducky Race

Vendor Information

We are seeking vendors to participate in this event. If you are interested in participating, please read the rules and then fill out the application (both linked in the image below) and submit it with your payment to address listed. If you have any questions
please contact Shirley, clerk@celoronny.org or 716-487- 4175.

Rubber Ducky Race sponsored by Greater Chautauqua Federal Credit Union 

The CHQ Dragon Boat Race is pleased to once again partner with the Greater Chautauqua Federal Credit Union to offer the finale Rubber Ducky Race.

Over the past two years, the Greater Chautauqua Federal Credit Union has raised over $22,000 to benefit the Chautauqua Lake Association and Lakers Disabled Sled Hockey Team.

Thank you for your continued community support!

Get Directions

21 Boulevard Avenue, Celoron NY 14720

The Lucille Ball Memorial Park is a seven-acre public park at the southwestern end of Chautauqua Lake. The scenic park has public boat launch and dock, playground, basketball court with picnic tables and a ball shell.

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