May 2022
Dragon boat teams will compete at Nam Van Lake (Photo courtesy of the Sports Bureau)
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Dragon boat races are back this month at Nam Van Lake

Organised by the Sports Bureau and the Dragon Boat Association of Macao, China, the Macao International Dragon Boat Races 2022 will be held on 29th May and 3rd June at Nam Van Lake Nautical Centre. The Organising Committee will not invite international teams again this year due to the pandemic, but is planning to invite teams from Mainland China to participate in the races.

In addition to the races, there will also be parade performances and booths for creative products which will provide residents and visitors with an authentic taste of Macao’s dragon boat festival celebrations, as well as enhancing the “tourism+” synergistic effects.

There are six categories of dragon boat races over the two days. The Macao Small Dragon Boat Race (Open Category and Women’s Category), the Macao Government Departments Small Dragon Boat Race and the Macao University Student Small Dragon Boat Race (Open Category) will be held on 29th May. The Macao Standard Dragon Boat Race (Open Category and Women’s Category) will be held on 3rd June.

In accordance with the regulations set out by the Health Bureau, all participants in the races are required to present proof of a valid negative COVID-19 test result in the first training session and then on the race day respectively. Participants are also required to have completed two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days prior to the race. The second dose has to have been administered within seven months of the race. If seven months have lapsed from the participant’s second dose, a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine must be completed before the participant is allowed to take part in the race.

For more information, please visit the official website at, or follow the Facebook accounts “Macao Major Sporting Events”.

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