DHC Regulations and Protocols
NOTE: You must register and sign a waiver at the Registration Desk prior to starting the race. You will receive your bow number and raffle ticket when you register.
The race starts for all contestants (short and long course) at 10 a.m.
The Race Director will announce the airhorn starting sequence and course modifications at the Safety Meeting at 9:15 a.m. You must attend the Safety Meeting
SafetyEvery participant must have a Coast Guard-approved flotation device, with all gear and craft in good working order. Safety boats and rescue kayakers will be located along the race route. The Race Director will give a briefing just prior to the race (all contestants must attend) as to what to do when you need help on the race route. Participants must lend a hand to any other participant that requests help. A time award will be given to any contestant that helps another contestant during the race.
Pre-race Snacks/Post-race BBQ and Awards
Bottled water, sports-supplements and snacks will be available in the morning for registered contestants. Post-race BBQ ($5 donation) is for all contestants and volunteers. Tickets for door prizes will be drawn during the BBQ, immediately following the finish of racing (about 12 p.m.). Awards presentations will occur as close to 12:15 p.m. as possible.
Winners of each rowing/paddling category will be engraved on the Dan Harris Challenge Trophy.
Boats may be launched at either the Fairhaven launch ramp or at Marine Park. Boats launched at Fairhaven launch ramp must row/paddle around the drydocks and turn south to Marine Park. Water is available at Marine Park for washing down your boat after the race.