All That Jazz Quintet * James P. Gordon, Merrill Lynch * Florida Weekly * Peace River Distributing * Fat Point Brewing * Patricia A. Scott, D.D.S. * The Parrot  Charlotte Harbor Youth Sailing * Landsberg Bennett Private Wealth Management * Office Depot/Office Max * Millennium Physician Group * * Waste Management

2016 Sponsors

    Major Sponsors

2015 Sponsors

    Major Sponsors

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Tamina Aratari, Allison James Estates & Homes * Burnt Store Pizzeria * Florida Weekly * Peace River Distributing * De Vine Salon & Spa * Signs-R-Us * James P. Gordon

Charlotte Harbor Youth Sailing * Centennial Bank * Ingman Marine * R. Boyd Gilldland, DDS, PA * American Auto Body * All That Jazz Quintet * Waste Management

Jeri Fine Schaller, Keller Williams * Millennium Physician Group * Pier One Yacht Sales * Dr. Jeffrey Joffe, DMD * GetMoreOffers.com * Charlie's Shoe Repair 

Festival Sponsors

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 www.all-that-jazz.us

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Silver Dragon Sponsor

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Origins of Dragon Boat Racing –

The use of dragon boats for racing originated in south central China over 2,500 years ago along the banks of the Yangtze River. Dragon boating has a rich fabric of ancient ceremonial, ritualistic and religious traditions. The sport is the basis for annual water rituals, festival celebrations and veneration of the Asian dragon water deity.
     In Dragon Boat Racing, 20 paddlers, a steersperson and a drummer work together to achieve a team result that can be gained only through the efforts of the whole crew, rather than a few individual performances. Training and racing together develops team spirit and a harmony of purpose. Dragon Boat Racing is a a very social sport and great fun too! It is perfect for organizational team building and as a community activity as well as being a high-performance sport for elite athletes.
     Dragon Boating is a sport and recreational activity that can be pursued by everyone and anyone of all abilities and at every level of competition. That is the greatness of Dragon Boating!

​​​​​Thank you to our 2017 Sponsors!

​​​Forming a Team –

You can form a team with friends, neighbors and co-workers, or student groups and businesses can organize a team.  A team is 20 paddlers (a minimum of 16 paddlers) and a drummer; your roster can have up to 24 paddlers plus a drummer and helmsperson (War on the Peace will provide you a helmsperson). Mixed male/female teams must have a minimum of 10 female paddlers.  We provide practice sessions for your team (see "Contact us").


War on the Peace Team Categories -

Community Team: a local group of paddlers from a local business or organization, or from a group of friends and/or family members coming together to form a team.
Club Team: established dragon boat club teams that practice together regularly, regardless of their competitive or recreational nature. 
Youth Team: teams that are comprised of paddlers and drummer from 14-22 years of age.

Breast Cancer Survivor Team: This entry level is for teams comprised of all breast cancer survivors (excluding the helmsperson).
Individuals: you can sign up as an individual, and we'll help find you a team to join.

​     Festival Sponsors

Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club * Winn Dixie * Holidaze Boat Rentals* Elizabeth Fornoro: Grande Cleaning * De Vine Salon & Spa * Byrski Estate & Elder Law * Isles Yacht Club

Publix * Amberg Insurance * Associates in Orthopedics * R. Boyd Gilldland, D.D.S., P.A. * Creative Window Treatments * Don Gasgarth's Charlotte County Ford 

The Joy FM * Punta Gorda Downtown Merchants Association * Kengo CMA Karate & Jujitsu * Gregg's Automotive * Dragon Dragons * Susan Ion Hogan, D.D.S., P.A.