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European Club Crew Championship 2013 Bulletin 2 available
23 May 2013 - Attached you will find Bulletin Nr. 2 for the EDBF European Club Crew Championships in Hamburg, Germany. There is still some room in the program for late entries, so if you have a club crew that has registered interest after the preliminary deadline date, it may be that they can still enter providing there is enough room in their category.
Further, you will find more information, the numerative registration form and detailed hotel information on the championship website at www.eccc2013.com.
On behalf of the EDBF Board and the Organizing Committee, we look forward to seeing you all in Hamburg this summer!
Dragonboat festival in Murcia, Spain
13 May 2013 - From our dragonboat friends in Spain we received a message that they are organizing their first Dragon Boat Festival in Spain.
Dear DB Friends,
I would like to inform you, that on first June , we´ll hold a Dragonboat Festival in Murcia, our first Dragonboat Festival.
We´re working hard to develop the Dragonboating here in Spain, and prepare a nice festival, we´ve almost everything clear, now, we need foreign crews, so I would like to invite all your crews to our regatta, if anyone is interested, please, let us know. Write us an email (dragonboathotmail.es) or visit our website, or you can also contact us through our Facebook page.
Hope see you in Murcia
EDBF European Club Crew Championships website has gone live
20 March 2013 - The EDBF European Club Crew Championships website has now gone live at eccc2013.com. If your team hasn´t sent its preliminary registration yet, there are still some spots open to compete! Bulletin nr. 2 will be ready shortly and the named registrations link will be live soon.
Remember that all links and documents can also be accessed through the calendar.
10th European Club Crew Championships Bulletin No 1
19 February 2013 - Bulletin number 1, the Invitation letter and the Provisional entry form for the 10th European Club Crew Championship in Hamburg, Germany are now available for download.
Please note that all documents for a championship are also available on the calendar, to make it easier to find everything in one place.
IDBF News Magazine DBI
24 January 2013 - The IDBF News Magazine, Dragon Boat International (DBI) issue 28 is now available for download.
11th World Championships Bulletin 1 available
24 January 2013 - Dear Colleagues,
Please find attached the Invitation to IDBF Members and Information Bulletin No1. for the 11th WDBRC to be held in Szeged, Hungary during the period 23-28 July 2013.
Note that the closing date for Provisional Entries is 14 February 13 and I would appreciate receiving them before that date, in order that we can get Information Bulletin No.2 out to the competing Teams in good time.
Also note that the IDBF and the Szeged 2013 Org Com will only deal with one Team Manger per Team and not with individual Crew Managers within your representative Teams.
Please ensure therefore, that the person who completes and sends in your Team entry, is the person who will be your Team Manger at the WDBRC in Szeged.
With best wishes,
IDBF Executive President.
IDBF website re-launched!
04 January 2013 - Did you know that the IDBF website (www.idbf.org) was re-launched 1 January with up to date documents, information and event information? Some improvements and additions still have to be made, and content added, but now you can find the most essential information all in one place again.
Visit www.idbf.org and share the link with your friends! (The EDBF website, www.edbf.org will be getting a facelift by 1 March.)
Pink Meeting and Volalonga: May 2013
13 November 2012 -
Lucia from the Florence Dragon Ladies would like to invite all BCS paddlers to attend the third edition of the Florence Dragon Boat Pink meeting and competition to be held in Florence 25 & 26 May. All teams will have the chance to take part not only in the event in Florence, but also in the Venetian Vogalonga on May 18-19. This will be a great opportunity to share international sport moments and to make a gorgeous journey along Italy visiting two of the most beautiful and charming Italian cities.
Manfred Russ receives Honorary VP award from IDBF
12 November 2012 -
Manfred Russ receives the Honorary VP
certificate during the EDBF Special
Congress 2012 in Hamburg
As a tribute to Manfred Russ´ many significant contributions to the development of the modern sport of dragon boat racing, he was honored during this weekend´s EDBF Special Congress held in Hamburg, Germany. Mike Haslam, Executive President of the IDBF, presented Russ with a lifetime Honorary Vice President certificate.
EDBF Special Congress 10 and 11 November, Hamburg Germany
12 September 2012 - The EDBF Board is preparing a Special Congress meeting for 10 and 11 November to discuss ways to further stimulate dragon boat racing in Europe. This will also allow country reps to get a feel for the host city, Hamburg, and the facilities on offer. Plus watch for a special workshop on Sunday. More details will be sent to country representatives as the Board finalizes the program. If you are a paddler and not a country representative, please contact your national dragon boat federation to make sure your ideas and input is heard.
Dragon Boating: Wild excitement or quiet tranquility?
02 July 2012 - Whichever you prefer, it is something for everyone, from pure terrible determination to placid enjoyment. Priceless photos from our dragon boat friends in Switzerland:
Image copyright by Yves Maurer
Image copyright by dragonboatevents.ch
Please note that these images are copyrighted by their respective owners.