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Update: EDBF Extraordinary General Assembly in Tallinn

25 November 2014 - The EDBF held an Extraordinary General Assembly in Tallinn, Estonia over the weekend of 21-23 November. The aims of this meeting were threefold: 1. to elect new officers to the Board, 2. to vote in proposals raised by members in the Annual General Assembly meeting held in conjunction with the European Nations Championship in Racice this past summer, and 3. to discuss issues related to championships.

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Dutch Dragon Boat racing is still alive!

21 November 2014 - On October 4 the Dutch National Championships were held on the new "Willem Alexander Rowing course" in Zevenhuizen, near Rotterdam. After years of racing the Nationals on the Bosbaan course in Amsterdam, the Dutch Dragon Boat Federation chose a brand-new venue which was built in 2013. Twelve Dutch teams were competing for titles for the 200, 500 and 2000 meter distances.

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Florence Dragon Boat Pink Meeting 30-31 May 2015

19 November 2014 - The Florence Dragon Lady are happy to announce the dates of the 4th edition of the Florence Dragon Boat Pink Meeting, on 30-31 May 2015. It is the weekend immediately following the Vogalonga in Venice (24 May 2015) to allow teams who come from overseas to combine the two events and make a wonderful trip to Italy between dragonboat and tourism.

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Dragon Boat Racing in New York

12 August 2014 - The Daily Beast, a well-known and well-read news and opinion website based in New York, USA, ran a newsstory about dragon boat racing in New York. Read the full article on the Daily Beast website.

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German Dragon Boat Mens Racy Racing Fundraiser

12 August 2014 - Mattias Vanell from Germany brought a sample of the 2015 Drachenbootmaenner fundraising calendar to the recent EDBF European Championships in Racice. According to Mattias: "During the preparations for the European Championship 2012 in Nottingham we came on the idea for this calendar and therefore the "Drachenbootmänner" was born. Along with trying to find sponsors for the team, we have started to sell the calendar produced by ourselves. After our sporting success in Nottingham and the coronation with the world championship title in 1000 m in Szeged 2013, we have thought we try it once more with a calendar".

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EDBF Annual General Assembly will be held 21-23 November 2014

30 July 2014 - The EDBF Annual General Assembly (AGA) will be held 21-23 November 2014. Meetings will take place from Friday afternoon through Monday morning. We are very lucky in that a number of our members are interested in hosting the meeting: Spain (Murcia), Hungary (Budapest) and Estonia (Talinn). Once the EDBF Board has detailed proposals back from potential hosts we will decide on the location (considering ease of access from throughout Europe, value for money and scouting future championship locations). Please hold the dates free for this important meeting. If your official National representative cannot attend this meeting, please send someone who can represent your country at the meeting.

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11th EDBF European Nations Championships - Revised Race Program for Sunday!

26 July 2014 - The Race Program for the 500m races on Sunday 27 July for the 11th EDBF European Nations Championship has been revised. The new program can be downloaded below.

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Watch the 11th EDBF European Nations Championships Live!

24 July 2014 - Want to watch the 11th EDBF European Nations Championships Live? Check www.edbf.org/live for live video, chat, and race results.

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11th EDBF European Nations Championships - Technical Bulletin published

22 July 2014 - The Technical Bulletin for the 11th EDBF European Nations Championships in Racice, Czech Republic has been published. It can be downloaded below, or you can check the calendar, all documents will be downloadable from the calendar as well.

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Small Boat Club Crew Cup Entries Being Accepted

18 May 2014 - Always wanted to combine a visit to beautiful Prague with some top-level dragon boat racing? In order to accommodate inquiries (and new entries) from European club crews who would like to take part in the EDBF Championship races in Racice, Czech Republic 25-27 July, the EDBF Board and championship host have opened a new category for the races: the European Club Crew Small Boat Cup race.

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Russian Dragonboats carry Olympic Flame for the Winter Olympics 2014

08 February 2014 - The Russian Dragon Boat Federation as a member of the Russian National Olympic Committee carried the Olympic flame of the Winter Games in Sochi 2014 in the traditional relay, as the flame was on its way to light the Olympic Fire. See all photos on the IDBF website, a few are placed below.

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11th EDBF European Nations Championships - Notice to all teams intending to participate!

31 January 2014 - Notice to all national teams intending to participate in the 11th EDBF European Nations Championship: Your entries should go through your national dragon boat federation for approval and not directly to the Organizing Committee of the 11th EDBF ENC. The Organizing Committee will deal with only one National Team Manager per attending nation.

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11th EDBF European Nations Championships - Bulletin No. 1 published

27 January 2014 - Bulletin No. 1 for the 11th EDBF European Nations Championships in Racice, Czech Republic has been published. It can be downloaded from here, or you can check the calendar, all documents will be downloadable from the calendar as well.

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Dates changed for the 1st IDBF World Cup

08 January 2014 - The inauguaral IDBF WORLD CUP will now take place in Fuzhou, China, on the 11th and 12th June 2014. It was originally intended to hold the World Cup on the Double Fifth starting the 2 June 2014 but because the ADBF Championships in Macau are scheduled for 30 May-1 June 201414 the World Cup could not be moved back by a couple of days, to allow Asian Teams to travel to the World Cup for a practice day on 1 June 2014, the World Cup dates have been changed.

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  • European Dragon Boat Federation European Dragon Boat Federation
    November 27 2014 01:32pm
    Congratulations to Saed Abdalla who joined the EDBF'S Competition Committee, aka ComSpec. I'm sure Bridget will be happy with your support and hands-on experience gained as a coach, athlete and IDBF race official!
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  • Christopher Camilleri Christopher Camilleri
    November 24 2014 03:02pm
    We would like to invite dragon boat clubs around northern Europe to organise a training camp in Malta. Yesterday air temp was 22 degrees and sea temp 19 degrees :) https://www.facebook.com/groups/707227992700845/?fref=ts
    Dragon Boat Malta

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  • European Dragon Boat Federation European Dragon Boat Federation
    November 23 2014 11:04pm
    Thanks for a hard-working meeting friends: Alan, Claudio, Natalia, Bridget, Saed, Einar, Robin, Vitaly, Victoria, Eduard, Oleksandr, Jose, Roman, Tara, Marco, Marina. I hope you all make it home quickly & safely.
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  • European Dragon Boat Federation European Dragon Boat Federation
    November 23 2014 01:22pm
    Meeting over. Proposals for voting and meeting report coming out in a couple of weeks. First need to do my paying job...
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  • European Dragon Boat Federation European Dragon Boat Federation
    November 23 2014 08:56am
    2016 championship bid locations: Italy (Genoa, Ravenna), Tallinn. 2017 bid notification: Tallinn, Ukraine interested but unstable polite situation. 2018 bid notification: France, others being accepted. We'd like to hear from Poland, Netherlands, Spain, Germany will scout locations (Bremen?), etc. Where would paddlers like to go? Why?
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    • Anna Podmaskina
      Anna Podmaskina All good- (Italia,France)=beautiful, fun, delicious and romantic :)
      November 23 2014 08:56am
    • Klemens Schiffner
      Klemens Schiffner Tallinn, France and Germany would be cool. :-)
      November 23 2014 08:56am
    • Martin Keller
      Martin Keller WHat about northern countries? Sweden, Denmark, Norway?
      November 23 2014 08:56am
    • Friedrich Rixen
      Friedrich Rixen We ve just been in Ravenna for IDBF club world champs....
      November 23 2014 08:56am
    • European Dragon Boat Federation
      European Dragon Boat Federation Does this mean you'd like to return there, where we know a big race can be run, or that you'd rather go elsewhere?
      November 23 2014 08:56am
    • European Dragon Boat Federation
      European Dragon Boat Federation Thanks for that feedback. I'll pass it on when the EDBF is considering championship bids. Unfortunately, we don't have a lot of location choices but will try to make organizers understand they must do better.
      November 23 2014 08:56am
  • European Dragon Boat Federation European Dragon Boat Federation
    November 23 2014 08:21am
    Back to work this morning. Chair's report, financial report & workshop reports.
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  • European Dragon Boat Federation European Dragon Boat Federation
    November 22 2014 03:04pm
    Busy day for EDBF members. After morning sessions, a walk to possible race location along the sea in Tallinn.
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  • European Dragon Boat Federation European Dragon Boat Federation
    November 22 2014 12:20pm
    EDBF European Club Crew Championships WILL take place in Budapest. Still waiting for the official date.
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    • Marek Chłopek
      Marek Chłopek Great!
      November 22 2014 12:20pm
    • Mik E Wyb
      Mik E Wyb noch kein Termin für Ungarn?
      November 22 2014 12:20pm
    • Mik E Wyb
      Mik E Wyb Still waiting for the date...
      November 22 2014 12:20pm
  • European Dragon Boat Federation European Dragon Boat Federation
    November 22 2014 10:34am
    Technical working group discussing quality of Champs, age categories, continental rule modifications, small/standard boat issues; financial working group discussing number of attendees at championships, income generation, regatta & EDBF fees. Chairman hard at work gathering input from members not present so their input is not lost in working groups. Secretary general is invisible, behind the camera writing this post...
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  • European Dragon Boat Federation European Dragon Boat Federation
    November 22 2014 08:08am
    For Europeans who find travelling to Florida too far and too expensive, Patrick Bradley, will be coming to Spain for three weeks in March & April to run training camps in Murcia. Write to jose.carillo@dragonboatpinatar.com
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    • Pat Bradley
      Pat Bradley I had the pleasure of meeting with the Pinatar Training Camp organizers last week. The facilities are top notch..one of the best I've seen.
      November 22 2014 08:08am
    • Pat Bradley
      Pat Bradley If you're looking for an opportunity to enhance your technical skills and paddling conditioning before the dragon boat racing season commences, join us in Pinatar in March 2015. Looking forward to working with you all!
      November 22 2014 08:08am
  • European Dragon Boat Federation European Dragon Boat Federation
    November 22 2014 07:57am
    EDBF Extraordinary Assembly - plenary sessions yesterday to set up for today's working groups; presentation this morning on training camps in Spain. The facilities and weather look great!
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  • European Dragon Boat Federation European Dragon Boat Federation
    November 21 2014 09:34am
    On October 4 the Dutch National Championships were held on the new "Willem Alexander Rowing course" in Zevenhuizen, near Rotterdam. After years of racing the Nationals on the Bosbaan course in Amsterdam, the Dutch Dragon Boat Federation chose a brand-new venue which was built in 2013. Twelve Dutch teams were competing for titles for the 200, 500 and 2000 meter distances.
    EDBF News Archive: 2014-11-21 - Dutch Dragon Boat racing is still alive!

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  • Cyprus Dragon Boat Association Cyprus Dragon Boat Association
    September 26 2014 12:29pm
    Extend your Summer !!! Race in Cyprus ! :) https://www.facebook.com/events/232206920236975/


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  • Cyprus Dragon Boat Association Cyprus Dragon Boat Association
    September 10 2014 07:47am
    Extend your summer !!! https://www.facebook.com/events/232206920236975/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcomingupcoming


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  • Richard Smith Richard Smith
    August 5 2014 05:28pm
    Congratulations to Julie Doyle and her team for a very well run 2014 European Nations Championships in Racice. Succinct, focused Team Managers & Officials meetings, no inflated egos & inclusive communications. Superb. Looking forward to the next professional Championship you organise :)
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