Information bulletin Nº1

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Information bulletin Nº1

 04/02/2013, Rev. 4

The A.D.Pinatarense club and the San Pedro del Pinatar council are pleased to invite you to participate in the first San Pedro del Pinatar’s International Dragon boat Festival.

The festival will take place in Lo Pagan’s beach, in front of the Nautical Activities Center of San Pedro del Pinatar, on Saturday 01st  June 2013.

Canoeing & Dragonboating clubs from any nationality are invited to attend to the Festival as long as they comply with inscriptions scheduled described in this Information Bulletin.

The competition will be dispute on the distance of 200 m in a three lines racecourse.

There are two modalities in the Festival:

          DB 22 Open: 20 paddlers Dragonboat with steerer & drumer.

          DB 12 Open: 10 paddlers Dragonboat with steerer & drumer.

Boats, paddles & steerers will be provided by the Festival Organization, as well as lifejackets to the participants who cannot swim or request for it.

Those teams that want to use his own steerer or paddles, are able to do, but paddles should be certificated according to 202A specification of the IDBF and the steerers should have enough experience to direct the boat without causing any problem to his own team or others.

The organization will provide enough boats for the regattas, as well as a training boat available for that team than wish for it.

Festival Schedule:

Calendario de la regata ingles


On Saturday 01st , one stop will be done for lunch from 13:00 to 15:00 pm. One drink and one sandwich will be given to every registered person, also energetic food, during these two hours, before the finals races in the evening.

The price for the inscription is 5 euros per participant. Money must be paid in the captains meeting that will take place the day before the competition.  5 euros have to be paid if participants are going to race in both options, only in one or in the two modalities of the festival.

During the dragon boat races time, canoe polo games will be played as an exhibition. Canoe polo boats will be available to those who want to start in this modality.

In the festival area there will be changing rooms for those teams who required it, also food and drink shops and there will be souvenirs with the Festival mark to buy.  

At night, after the giving medals ceremony, a party will be celebrated in “La Curva”, with dinner and special prices for all participants. The party information will be sent with the Informative bulletin Nº2.

If participants want to do different activities the days before or after the competition, also look for hosting, transports or places to visit, all the needed information will be available in the competition web.  


General Information:

          Where is the sport club: Calle Varadero S/N Lo Pagán (San Pedro del Pinatar), Murcia.

          The nearest airports:

  •  Internacional Airport of de San Javier (Murcia) – 7 Kilometers.
  •  Internacional Airport of Alicante (Valencia) – 100 Kilometers.

          There are many different places to stay in San Pedro del Pinatar area, from 4 and 5 star hotels to campings and cheap hostals near the competition place.  All needed information will be available in the information bulletin nº 2. Any question can be done in the festival information mail.  

          On 31st May and 01st June, there will be free hostage in the sport pavilion of San Pedro del Pinatar only for those participants who required it in the inscription time. Sleeping bags will not be given. 

          Information mail:

          Information telephone: (+34) 607625603

          Information Web:


Asociación Deportiva Pinatarense localitation


Competition map.


Nautical Activities Center of San Pedro del Pinatar


San Pedro del Pinatar:

San Pedro del Pinatar is a town of over 23,000 habitants belonging to the region of the Mar Menor. Bordered on the north by the province of Alicante, on the west and south-west by the town of San Javier, on the south with the Mar Menor, and on the east by the Mediterranean Sea. The landscape is characterized by its coast, overlooking the Mar Menor and the Mediterranean Sea, and the Regional Park of Salinas and Arenales de San Pedro, a wetland that combines salt, beaches and dunes, whose fauna include flamingos.

Like other towns in the Mar Menor area, with remains of civilizations from the Paleolithic, especially Romans and Arabics, final settlements in the town do not happen until the 18th century, around the construction of the chapel of San Pedro. In the 19th century it became the residence of eminent Spanish personalities, and in the last years of the 20th century happened its economic boom thanks to the tourism, taking advantage of its special location between two seas, between Murcia and Alicante, its 14 kilometers beach, the Mar Menor suitability for water sports, and the virtues of sludge in the area of «Puntica».

Cultural heritage from San Pedro del Pinatar account, among others, the Clock House, where Emilio Castelar, president of the First Republic, died in 1899, the Russian House or Benifayo`s Baron House, the Maritime Museum, and the Museum of Archaeology and Ethnography, with an area dedicated to underwater archeology.

Its celebrations include the Festival in honor of the Virgen del Carmen, with a maritime Pilgrimage on the 16th of July. Holy Week, declared as Regional Tourist Interest, the festivities in honor of St. Peter the Apostle, in June, and his Cavalcade of Magi, coming from the sea, also deserve to be distinguished.


Mill from San Pedro del Pinatar.


San Pedro del Pinatar beaches


Flamingos in the Regional Park from San Pedro del Pinatar


Distance: 200 meters, 3 boats races.

Modalities: DB22 y DB12 Open.  20 & 10 paddlers boats with steerer and drummer.

Participants should be minimum 14 years old to be allowed to participate in the competition.

All participants will compete in the same category, Open category.

Paddlers can participate in DB22 & DB12 modalities representing the same club/team or different clubs/teams. Paddlers should be inscribed before the scheduled deadline. Paddlers cannot participate in one modality representing two or more clubs/teams.

DB22 should have a minimum of 16 paddlers & a drummer and a maximum of 20 paddlers, a drummer & a steerer.

DB22 should have a minimum of 8 paddlers & a drummer and a maximum of 10 paddlers, a drummer & a steerer.

Steerers could be provided by the Organization, if required.

Competition will be through elimination method, and it will be described during the Captain meeting the day before the competition.

Trophies will be given to the three first teams in each modality, and medals to the components of these teams, a final trophy will be given to the club/team winner of the global Festival, taking into account both modalities.

Clasification system:

reglamento ingles


If a tie happen between two or more teams in the global clasification, the team with the best result in the DB22 modality will win.

If a team/club has more than one boat in any modality, only the best positioned boat will count for the global classification of the Festival. Each club/team only will score with one boat in each modality.

Participants must be able to swim and sign it in the definitive entry form, if not, it will be mandatory the use of life jacket.

Any unsportsmanlike action may result in direct disqualification in both modalities.

Any modification in the regatta rules will be responsibility of the Organization committee, Organization committee will arbitrate in any conflict.

The Festival Organization will provide arbiters in the start line and in the finish of the racecourse in order to control the times and results of the races.

A maximum of one false-start is permitted for a crew in each race; the second false-start will result in the disqualification of the team in the modality. 

After any race, teams/clubs can open a complaint for the results of the same, if any deviation of the Festival Regulations is noticed. The Festival Organization will solve the complaint in not more than 30 minutes. Any question, remark or request of a team with the Organization committee should be made by the team leader or the captain.

Inscriptions/entry forms should be sent before dead line date and correctly filled to the contact mail showed in this information bulletin. Any doubt or query about the Festival will be answered by the information mail or information phone.

Participants representing a Spanish team/club should have a 2013 national license issued by the Spanish Canoeing Federation, and should be given during the captain meeting.

Participants representing a No-Spanish team/club must provide a certificate signed by his national federation certifying that have license or insurance for dragonboating or canoeing issued by his National Federation.

Participant teams can be masculine, mixed or feminine, there is no restriction in the number of males or females in a crew.

Partipants can represent a team/club although they have license with a different club.


 ANEXO 1. Preliminary Entry Form

ANEXO 1. Inscripción preliminar ingles