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Announcement: The next Lamma 500 International Dragon Boat Festival will be held on Sunday 26th April 2015


The Hill Dickinson in Association with Laracy & Co Lamma 500

2014 Lamma International Dragon Boat Festival
4th May 2014

The Liechtenstein Princely Navy, 2014 Open Cup Champions (click image to enlarge)
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Lamma Dragons Mixed Youth A, 2014 Junior Mixed Cup Champions (click image to enlarge)

Team Mushu, 2014 Mixed Cup Champions (click image to enlarge)

Download the complete 2014 Lamma 500 Results


06 May 2014: The Liechtenstein Princely Navy crowned Open Division champions at the Hill Dickinson in Association with Laracy & Co Lamma International Dragon Boat Festival 2014 Read the full Media Release...

02 May 2014: Sixty four teams including the Seven Seas Dragons from Australia to compete in this Sunday’s Hill Dickinson in Association with Laracy & Co Lamma International Dragon Boat Festival Read the full Media Release...


Video Highlights of the Lamma 500 2014

Courtesy of Donna Foreman

2014 Race Results

1,000m Open Champions

Lamma Dragons

1,000m Open Runners-up

BGC Stormy Dragons

1,000m Open Third Place

The Liechtenstein Princely Navy



1,000m Mixed Champions

BGC Stormy Dragons

1,000m Mixed Runners-up

Lantau Boat Club Mixed Red

1,000m Mixed Third Place

VRC Mixed



1,000m Women’s Champions

BGC Stormy Dragons

1,000m Women’s Runners-up

Lamma Dragons

1,000m Women’s Third Place

AWA Globe Paddlers



Mixed Bowl Champions

South Lantau Palm Beach Buffaloes

Mixed Bowl Runners-up

Los Chiles

Mixed Bowl Third Place

Le Jardin Flying Kiwis



Open Plate Champions

HKUST Alumni Dragon Boat Club

Open Plate Runners-up

UBS Blazing Paddles

Open Plate Third Place

DBS Old Boys Pa Ho Dee



Mixed Plate Champions

Lamma Mixed Cowboys

Mixed Plate Runners-up

VRC Mixed

Mixed Plate Third Place

Lamma Mixed Indians



Women’s Plate Champions

Blazing Paddles

Women’s Plate Runners-up

DBS Pirates Wags & Wenches

Women’s Plate Third Place

Team Loreley



Junior Cup Champions

Lamma Dragons Junior Mixed A

Junior Cup Runners-up

USA Sharks - Victoria Shanghai Academy

Junior Cup Third Place

Lamma Dragons Junior Mixed B



Women’s Cup Champions

BGC Stormy Dragons

Women’s Cup Runners-up

AWA Globe Paddlers

Women’s Cup Third Place

Lady Buzz



Open Cup Champions

The Liechtenstein Princely Navy

Open Cup Runners-up


Open Cup Third Place

Buzz Dragons



Mixed Cup Champions

Team Mushu

Mixed Cup Runners-up

Lantau Boat Club Mixed Red

Mixed Cup Third Place

BGC Stormy Dragons

Download the complete 2014 Lamma 500 Results


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Lamma 500 Souvenir Shirts

Lamma Dragon Boat Festival shirts

Lamma 500 souvenir shirts
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The organisers of the The Hill Dickinson in Association with Laracy & Co Lamma 500 are delighted to announce that souvenir dragon boat shirts will be available available for purchase on the day at HK$ 250 each.

These beautifully designed shirts are made in a light Lycra material using the latest sublimation process in both Men’s and Women’s sizes. Click on the image for an enlarged view of both Men’s and Women’s shirts.


An Introduction to Make-A-Wish® Hong Kong – The Official Charity of the Event

Make-A-Wish® Hong Kong aims to assist children with life-threatening medical conditions in realising their wishes, and to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.

Make-A-Wish® Hong Kong began its service in 1989, then registered as a non-profit charity organisation in Hong Kong in 1998, and also became a member of Make-A-Wish® International, headquartered in the United States. As of December 2013, we have granted wishes to near 1,500 children. Within many of the received wish applications, there were children hoping to be able to travel overseas, get a dream item or to meet with their favourite idol. These wishes became a memorable experience to them. We will continue to assist those children most in need and making their wishes come true, giving them supports and strength to overcome difficulties and fight against their illnesses.

Should you or your team be interested in donating to a charity this year, please download the donation form, or visit the Make A Wish Foundation website


Staged on Lamma Island’s Tai Wan To Beach, near Yung Shue Wan, the race best-known by its short handle, ‘The Lamma 500’ for its International-race standard 500-metre course length, is a celebration of Hong Kong’s Dragon Boat history. Staffed and supported by the Lamma Island Fishermen’s Recreation and Sports Association, The Laracy & Co Lamma International Dragon Boat Festival blends the history of Lamma’s sea-faring community with the present-day competition of local Hong Kong teams and international guest competitors.

Tai Wan To pano

Tai Wan To Beach, Lamma Island, with Mount Stenhouse in the distance
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The Lamma 500 is one of the most challenging and competitive races on the Hong Kong dragon boat calendar. It offers a deep, fast-water course, set against the incredible backdrop of one of the territory’s highest peaks, Mount Stenhouse, and the dramatic industrial landscape of the Hong Kong Electric Company.

In 2009, The Lamma 500 initiated its 1,000-metre experimental fun race. Initially, teams were nervous of ‘blowing up’ on the course, since dragon boaters usually train for a maximum 500-metre event. The 1,000-metre course offers a staggered start between boats that race to overtake one another around a single-lane.

Despite some nail-biting by team captains, most teams participated in the 1,000-metre race and it has subsequently become one of the best-loved races of the day, now offering first-place trophies for Men’s, Women’s, and Mixed team champions.

Response from participants of the 2012 Lamma 500 continued to show the event’s on-going popularity.

“On behalf of Team DNA, Dragons of North America, we would like to thank Brad and Gina and the rest of the Lamma Dragons for putting on such an amazing race! The level of competition and the organization of the race was top notch!!! We really didn’t know what to expect, especially after the wonderful week we spent in Boracay, but many of my paddlers came up to me after the event and told me that if they had to choose one race, they would choose Lamma Island over Boracay! I’m not sure if it was the race venue, the organizers, the competition, or the fact that we got a full dose of the Lamma Dragons, but you guys rocked!!! Maybe it was all the champagne we drank while dancing on the beach! Thanks again and I hope we can do this again next year!!! Paddle As One!!!!”
Berman Ng (Team DNA, Dragons of North America)

“On behalf of SMUGz I’d like to thank you and the Lamma 500 team for another great day out. Your event continues to improve each year, and is still the best-run race day that we attend. The trophies this year were fantastic – I just wish we’d won more of them.”
Tim Pottle (Southside Massive Urban Gorillaz)

“Everyone loved the shirts and what’s more, the team loved the day yesterday!!! Though we got thrashed, we all had an amazing time out with gorgeous weather, great tent location, and fun music!! Thanks for organising yet another successful Lamma 500!”
Heather (Canadian International School of Hong Kong – Flying Canucks)

The Make A Wish Foundation children’s charity is the Official Charity of The Lamma 500 and will be organizing activities during the event to raise funds for their activities.

The Lamma 500 offers food and refreshment stands, showers and changing facilities for competitors, and plentiful clean, dry toilet facilities from Toi Toi for competitors and spectators. Entry for spectators is free.

I say, hasn’t Ascot become so passé, my dear?
The Lamma 500 is definitely the event to be seen at these days.

For more information, please contact:

Brad Tarr at
or call (+852) 9824-4577

Gina Miller (Team Coordinator) at
or call (+852) 9121-3648


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