Questions Frequently Asked

The Lyon Dragon Boat Festival is an event open to all, whether you are a sportsperson or not.

Dragon Boat is a sport in which everyone can find their place and their role to play.

There is no particular physical aptitude to have, except for any medical contraindication for the practice of the sport (check with your doctor!).

It is advised to be wearing sportswear, such as jogging clothes, adapted to the weather conditions.

On site, the staff will provide you a paddle and a buoyancy aid.

It can happen that the boat capsizes but this is very rare. Our professional helmsperson will be able to give you all the right advice to avoid capsizing.

You will be equipped with buoyancy aids and each boat will have an experienced Canoe-Kayak state-certified helmsperson on board to ensure your safety in the event of a capsize.


Yes, each participant is required to be able to swim 25m with immersion.
A certificate of honour is required for adults. 
A swimming certificate is required for minors.

Absolutely! It is possible to register individually and our staff will put you in touch with a team looking for paddlers.

When you register, only the following document will be required:

  • a medical certificate of no contraindication to the practice of Dragon Boat in competition
  • or a membership in a canoe or Dragon Boat club

For minors, the following additional documents will be required

  • a 25m swimming certificate with immersion;
  • a parental authorisation

These documents are legal requirements imposed on all organisers of sporting events.

Notre organisaion se pliera aux règles sanitaire imposées lors de la tenue de la manifestation. 

En s'inscrivant, chaque participant s'engage à accepter les règles en vigueur.

Notre équipe vous tiendra informés dès que possible si des restrictions spécifiques seront appliquées à l'événement.

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