2013 Steelcase Dragon Run

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The Steelcase Dragon Run” in 2013 will take place in Hong Kong on Saturday November 16.

This year we will be running 2 races for surf skis and OCs – the “normal” long course race and an out- and- back short course race. In conjunction with the 2 surf ski/OC races, we will be running short course and long course races for SUPs.

Tim Jacobs on his way to winning the 2012 Dragon Run
Tim Jacobs on his way to winning the 2012 Dragon Run

Long Course

As in previous years, the long course race will start in Clearwater Bay, and will then proceed SE to the beautiful and rugged Ninepins Islands, then SW past the spectacular Cape D’Aguilar (home of the Hong Kong Marine Reserve) and then to the finish line at the world-renowned tourist destination of Stanley, the home of the famous Stanley Market. The course will cover approximately 24km and, if the seasonal NE monsoon winds are blowing, should see 10-20 knot winds and great downwind but very technical conditions for the majority of the race. 

Dragon Run Course

As the race organizers want to maximize downwind racing conditions, the course may be altered to best take advantage of the forecast wind direction on race day.

Short Course

The course will be approximately 9km for skis and OCs, and will start and finish at the Sea School. 

Dragon Run Short Course

Given that Hong Kong has a tropical climate, water temperatures at that time of year will be around 23 degrees Celsius, with air-temperature between 18 and 27 degrees. However, despite being in the tropics, because we sit on the bottom of the huge land mass that is China, cold snaps are possible so come prepared!

2012 Dragon Run

Here's Rambo's video from last year - Tim Jacobs won convincingly.  Naomi Flood took out the women's race.

 

Steelcase 2012 Dragon Run from Ocean Sports Media on Vimeo.

Prize Purse

The prize money purse will again be US$20,000. The prize money break down will be as follows:

 Men (Single) – Overall*

  1. $5,000
  2. $3,000
  3. $2,000
  4. $1,500
  5. $1,000
  6. $700
  7. $600
  8. $500
  9. $400         
  10. $300

* To qualify for prize money, the 2nd-10th place finishers need to finish within 10% of the winner’s time

Women (Single) – Overall**

  1. $2,000
  2. $1,000
  3. $500

** To qualify for prize money, the 1st – 3rd place finishers need to finish within 25% of the men’s winning time

1st OC1 Men – US$500

1st OC1 Women – US$500***

** *To qualify for the prize money, the 1st OC1 Woman finisher needs to finish within 25% of the 1st OC1 Men’s winning time

Ski Rental

There will be a limited number of Epic, Fenn and Think Kayaks surf skis available for rent. If you are interested in participating in the race and need to hire a surf ski please drop an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (for Epic hire) or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (for a Fenn or Think Kayaks hire).  

Entry Fees

The race entry fee for the Steelcase Dragon Run long course race will be HK$850 (just under US$110). The race entry fee for the Steelcase Dragon Run short course race will be HK$550.00 (approximately US$70.00). These entry fees also cover the cost of the race registration function and post race party where food and beverages will be provided. 

Drop us an email!

To assist with race planning, it would be appreciated if those intending to participate in the Steelcase Dragon Run 2013 drop an e-mail to Andy Orr (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) or Lara Wozniak (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) by September 30th 2012.

Other Info

The use of life jackets/PFDs and leg leashes will be compulsory.

A race registration function will take place at the Sea School in Stanley (same venue as last year) at 7pm on Friday November 15th and all participants must attend.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS YEAR AGAIN THERE WILL BE NO ACCOMMODATION AVAILABLE AT THE SEA SCHOOL.

Check out The Dragon Run race website: http://www.thedragonrun.com.hk/

Event information

  • Venue: Hong Kong
    Date: 16 Nov 2013
  • Organiser: Andy Orr/Lara Wozniak
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