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End of an era

25 August 2015 - The IDBF Members Congress held in Welland, Niagara, Canada on 24 August 15, saw the end of an era when Mike MacKeddie-Haslam, the current IDBF President retired after over 20 years at the Helm of the IDBF Dragon. The Statute amendment which would have enabled him to stand for a further term of office, required a two thirds majority vote of the IDBF Full Members present at the Congress.

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Race results for the 16th EDBF European Club Crew Championship

31 July 2015 - The Race results and the Race program for the 16th EDBF European Club Crew Championship in Divonne-les-Bains, France are available through www.edbf.org/results and www.edbf.org/program. If you are on a mobile device, you may want to use m.edbf.org/results and m.edbf.org/program. Unfortunately there is no live video feed available this year.

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16th EDBF ECCC Regatta Maps

21 July 2015 - For a sneak peak at how the regatta course and facilities will be set up at the 16th European Club Crew Championships, check out the PDF from our friends at Dragon Boat Attitude.

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Supplement to Bulletin 2 for the 16th EDBF European Club Crew Championships

08 July 2015 - The Supplement to Bulletin 2 contains additional details on payments, deadlines and the boat pool. More information and the Technical Bulletin will follow.

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Development boats for Europe; 16th ECCC boat fee/development boat information

01 July 2015 - The IDBF has teamed up with Peisheng Boats to provide a matched boat pool for the ECCC in Divonne les Bains. See the attached leaflets for more information on the boat pool and boats for sale!

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Dragonboat Racing in the beautiful city of Tallinn, Estonia: The Tallinn Cup 17-19 September

29 June 2015 - The Estonian Dragon Boat Federation invites paddlers to join them at theTallinn Cup 17-19 September 2015 in the beautiful city of Tallinn. See theinvitation form and attachments for more information.

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6th June 2015 - Paddle for the Planet

26 May 2015 - 6th June 2015 - Paddle for the Planet Paddle for the Planet: Uniting paddlers around the world for a one day global relay event in an effort to raise environmental awareness and give something back to our oceans.

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Bulletin 2 for the 16th EDBF European Club Crew Championships now available

21 April 2015 - Dear Dragon Boat Racing Friends, Attached you will find Bulletin 2 for the 16th EDBF Club Crew Championships. Please note deadlines for confirmed entries and fee payments.

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Bulletin 1 for the 16th EDBF European Club Crew Championships now available

16 February 2015 - Dear Friends and Dragon Boat Colleagues, Attached you will find Bulletin 1 for the 16th EDBF European Club Crew Championships to be held in Divonne-les-Bains, France. On behalf of the EDBF Executive Committee, I apologize for the delay in sending this out. With the unexpected cancellation of Hungary´s offer to host the event shortly before Christmas, the Board has been busy finding a new host and we expect that the new venue in Divonne-les-Bains on the French-Swiss border will be a delightful location offering plenty of quality dragon boat racing as well as interesting activities outside of the event.

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11th European Club Crew Championship Bulletin 1 delayed

08 February 2015 - Bulletin 1 for the upcoming 11th European Club Crew Championship in Divonne les Bains, France, 31 July to 2 August, should be coming out shortly. Sorry for the delay.

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5th International Dublin Dragon Boat Regatta

08 February 2015 - The Irish Dragon Boat Association warmly invites your teams to the 5th International Dublin Dragon Boat Regatta in Ireland on Saturday, 12th and Sunday 13th September 2015.

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Change of venue 2015 EDBF Club Crew Championships

22 December 2014 - Dear EDBF Dragon Boat Friends, On 15 December the Hungarian Dragon Boat Federation officially withdrew from hosting the 16th EDBF European Club Crew Championships which were to be held in Budapest in 2015. Over the past week the President of the EDBF, Mike Haslam, and the Chairman of the EDBF, Alan van Caubergh have been busy trying to find an alternative location. No other bids had been received for 2015 since the Hungarian proposal was so strong and the championships the Hungarians have hosted have been well-received by the EDBF paddlers.

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  • European Dragon Boat Federation European Dragon Boat Federation
    August 28 2015 05:51pm
    Dutch dairy conglomerate highlights dragon boat paddler in Alkmaar.
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  • European Dragon Boat Federation European Dragon Boat Federation
    August 25 2015 06:08pm
    The IDBF Members Congress held in Welland, Niagara, Canada on 24 August 15, saw the end of an era when Mike MacKeddie-Haslam, the current IDBF President retired after over 20 years at the Helm of the IDBF Dragon.  The Statute amendment which would have enabled him to stand for a further term of office, required a two thirds majority vote of the IDBF Full Members present at the Congress.The vote was split 10 to 10, with 2 abstentions, so was not passed. In a straight vote between candidates Mike Thomas (Gbr) and Claudio Schermi (Ita), Mike Thomas was elected by a 31 to 6 majority vote as the next IDBF President and will take office from 1 January 2016.In other elections to the IDBF Executive and Council, Alan Van Caubergh was re-elected as IDBF Treasurer, Mel Cantwell was elected as the Chair of the Competition and Technical Commission, replacing Mike Thomas, and Rex Yi, Bob Mc Namara and Angie Ong were Media Commission, respectively.
    EDBF News Archive: 2015-08-25 - End of an era

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    • Richard Smith
      Richard Smith The entire recording of the TV broadcast of the WNDBC 2015 in Welland is available to watch at www.livestream.com/idbfchampionships
      August 25 2015 06:08pm
  • European Dragon Boat Federation European Dragon Boat Federation
    August 23 2015 07:11pm
    Beautiful day for racing in Amsterdam during the Sail Festival. A bit hairy and scary on the water with all the pleasure boat traffic sometimes nearly entering the racing lane, but a fun and safe time was had by all. Photos from Ron de Bruin.
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  • Stefan Polle Stefan Polle
    August 16 2015 12:40pm
    Dear staff team of this event! Many thanks for the nice support an the nice organisation of this event. It is alwsys nice to meet so friendly humans! THANKS......👍🏼👍🏼 Abi Bremen and other guy's
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  • European Dragon Boat Federation European Dragon Boat Federation
    August 15 2015 11:59am
    Good luck to paddlers competing in the IDBF World Championships in Welland. Safe travels and success! And to the great IDBF officials!
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  • Jacqui Eisen-Eygenraam Jacqui Eisen-Eygenraam
    August 13 2015 03:59pm
    The European Pantry & Downtown Welland BIA welcome the European dragon boat teams to our beautiful city. Enjoy our hospitality!
    Welcome Dragon Boat Racers of the World!

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  • Dragon Boat Attitude Dragon Boat Attitude
    August 8 2015 09:15pm
    Les championnats d'Europe vus par la presse: La European Dragon Boat Federation
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  • European Dragon Boat Federation European Dragon Boat Federation
    August 7 2015 09:01am
    2016 EDBF European Nations Championship to be held in Rome. Still awaiting date in July or August.
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  • European Dragon Boat Federation European Dragon Boat Federation
    August 6 2015 09:48pm
    Glad to hear that the IDBF has recognized the Estonian Dragon Boat Association as its member and that Roman Vernkhoff will be registering as an IDBF affiliate member, organizing festival racing in the region. Welcome to the EDBF family!
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  • European Dragon Boat Federation European Dragon Boat Federation
    August 6 2015 08:52am
    The 16th EDBF ECCC in Divonne les Bains took place under the towering majesty of Mont Blanc with 1000 paddlers from 36 clubs plus national representatives from 14 European nations. A great location, mostly pleasant weather and excellent on-site facilities contributed to a great weekend. Nechardrachen of Germany and 7 Hills Moscow were the top gold medal winners in a competition of mostly 912 (small) dragon boats. All the paddlers I spoke with were very enthusiastic about the event, some calling it "the best of the last 5 years." For a full overview of winners, visit https://idbfchamps.org/2015_div.php
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  • European Dragon Boat Federation European Dragon Boat Federation
    July 31 2015 03:25pm
    The Race results and the Race program for the 16th EDBF European Club Crew Championship in Divonne-les-Bains, France are available through www.edbf.org/results and www.edbf.org/program. If you are on a mobile device, you may want to use m.edbf.org/results and m.edbf.org/program. Unfortunately there is no live video feed available this year.
    EDBF News Archive: 2015-07-31 - Race results for the 16th EDBF European Club Crew Championship

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  • Adam Dobrowolski Adam Dobrowolski
    July 31 2015 09:41am
    Is it any live stream from competition in France ?
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  • European Dragon Boat Federation European Dragon Boat Federation
    July 29 2015 10:47pm
    Updated info for Divonne les Bains: Thursday Board meeting at 09:00, large bldg at regatta course Council meeting at 10:00, large building at regatta course Officials meeting Thursday 14:00, large bldg at regatta course Crew managers meeting 15:00, large bldg at regatta course Opening ceremony: crews paddling 17:30 at boat marshalling; crews marching at road behind race control Friday Crew managers & helms meet for 20th below race control More information to follow.
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  • European Dragon Boat Federation European Dragon Boat Federation
    July 21 2015 07:22pm
    Watch this space - soon the maps of the 16th EDBF ECCC race site will be posted at www.edbf.org!
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  • European Dragon Boat Federation European Dragon Boat Federation
    July 21 2015 09:09am
    Things are getting busy in Divonne les Bains!
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  • European Dragon Boat Federation European Dragon Boat Federation
    July 8 2015 12:06am
    16th ECCC news: Supplement to Bulletin 2 containing information on payments, an updated schedule and information on the boat pool will be sent to team contacts tomorrow.
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