Make way for the SPEED KINGS of the backwaters!

A spectacle of passion, CELEBRATION and STRENGTH, in Kerala, the legendary snake boat races are much more than just a competitive sport

It reflects the very PULSE of the land.

Overall league standings

Champions Boat League standings after Race 3
Position
Team
Points
Wins
1
Tropical Titans
40
3
2
Mighty Oars
21
0
2
Coast Dominators
21
0
4
Pride Chasers
20
0
5
Raging Rowers
19
0
6
Backwater Warriors
12
0
7
Thunder Oars
8
0
7
Backwater Knights
8
0
9
Backwater Ninjas
4
0

Boat Clubs

Pallathuruthi Boat Club, Alappuzha
Tropical Titans
Police Boat Club
Raging Rowers
United Boat Club, Kuttamangalam, Kainakary
Coast Dominators
NCDC/Kumarakam
Mighty Oars
Village Boat Club Edathua
Backwater Knights
KBC/SFBC, Kumarakam
Thunder Oars
Vembanad Boat Club, Kumarakam
Pride Chasers
Town Boat Club, Kumarakam
Backwater Warriors
Brothers Boat Club, Edathua
Backwater Ninjas

CBL Race Calendar

1
Nehru Trophy Boat Race, Alappuzha District
31st August
completed
2
Thazhathangadi, Kottayam District
7th September
completed
3
Karuvatta, Alappuzha District
14th September
completed
4
Piravam, Ernakulam District
28th September
5
Marine Drive, Ernakulam District
05th October
6
Kottappuram, Thrissur District
12th October
7
Ponnani, Malappuram District
19th October
8
Kainakari, Alappuzha District
26th October
9
Pulinkunnu, Alappuzha District
02nd November
10
Kayamkulam, Alappuzha District
09th November
11
Kallada, Kollam District
16th November
12
House Boat Terminal, Ashtamudi Lake, Kollam District
23rd November

Ticket outlets

Sr.No.
Outlet
Address
Operational Till
Timing
1
Department of Tourism
Boat Jetty Complex, Opp Kerala Revenue Tower, Marine Drive, Marine Drive, Ernakulam, Kerala 682011
05th Oct 2019
10.00 am to 6.00 pm
2
Fort Kochi
Tourist Information Centre Opp Taluk Office Culvatty Road
05th Oct 2019
10.00 am to 6.00 pm
3
Boat jetty -DTPC Office Alleppey District
Dept of Tourism, Govt of Kerala, Boat Jetty Road, Alappuzha
23rd Nov 2019
10.00 am to 6.00 pm

For years now elegant snake boats (chundan vallam) have been used for world-renowned snake boat races that are conducted annually on the backwaters of Kerala, celebrating both rituals and festivities. Now, as part of a novel venture to protect and promote the tradition of the land, Kerala Tourism presents the Champions Boat League.

The league is conducted over 12 different venues across the state, with an aim to conserve and promote of Kerala's traditional festivals, create an annual sporting event and showcase its beautiful backwaters to the world.

Spread across 12 races on intervening weekends, the Champions Boat League kicked off on August 31st with the prestigious Nehru Trophy Boat Race in Alappuzha, and will end with the President’s Trophy Boat Race in Kollam on November 23rd. This season’s winners will take home a cash prize of Rs. 25 lakhs, while those finishing 2nd and 3rd place will receive Rs. 15 lakhs and Rs. 10 lakhs, respectively.

All races are held in the afternoons between 2:00 pm and 5:00 pm. The matches are broadcasted live on Star Sports 2, Star Sports 2 HD, Star Sports 1 Tamil & Asianet Plus at 4:00 pm and are also available to view on Hotstar.

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