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12th EDBF European Nations Championships - Bulletin No. 2 published

31 March 2016 - Bulletin No. 2 for the 12th EDBF European Nations Championships in Eur Rome, Italy 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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IDBF is Seeking Nominations for the Competition and Technical Commission

26 January 2016 - With the retirement of several long serving members from the Competition and Technical Commission C&TC), IDBF is now seeking expressions of Interest (EOI) from members who are willing to contribute to the development of dragon boating throughout the world.

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12th EDBF European Nations Championships - Bulletin No. 1 published

24 December 2015 - Bulletin No. 1 for the 12th EDBF European Nations Championships in Eur Rome, Italy 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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AIMS gets IOC Recognition

17 December 2015 - The IOC (International Olympic Committee) Executive Board has approved IOC recognition of AIMS (Alliance of Independent recognised Members of Sport) subject to the signing of an MoU and some minor amendments to the AIMS Constitution. After the above mentioned requirements are satisfied, AIMS will receive provisional recognition and become an "IOC Recognised Organisation". This is very good news for dragon boating and the IDBF as they are one of the member federations of AIMS.

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EDBF 12th European Nations Championships

13 November 2015 - Confirmation the EDBF 12th European Nations Championships 2016 will be held at Laghetto dell´EUR, Rome, Italy between 29th – 31st July 2016.

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EDBF Extraordinary General Assembly report

13 November 2015 - The EDBF members met at an Extraordinary General Assembly in Berlin on the weekend of 7th and 8th November 2015 to approve a major revision to the EDBF Statutes to bring them in line with the IDBF Statutes and to elect new officers and representatives to the EDBF Council.

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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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  • European Dragon Boat Federation European Dragon Boat Federation
    April 29 2016 04:50pm
    It certainly highlighted our sport to the world!
    William and Kate's P.E.I. boat race makes top 10 list

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  • European Dragon Boat Federation European Dragon Boat Federation
    April 20 2016 04:07pm
    The logo for the 12th EDBF European Nations Championships - Rome 2016
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  • European Dragon Boat Federation European Dragon Boat Federation
    April 19 2016 05:34pm
    Dragon Boating is coming to Port Hercules in Monaco. Do you fancy entering a team in their regatta which is to be held on 26th November 2016, see the details below.
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  • Jennifer Henderson Jennifer Henderson
    April 5 2016 05:24pm
    Delighted to announce the launch today of Purple Warriors - a club solely for serving and retired members of HM Forces who, as a result of their service to this country, are suffering from some form of impairment. Purple Warriors is there to serve the vision-impaired, the hearing-impaired, the wheelchair-bound, those suffering from post traumatic stress disorder, those who have lost limbs; indeed, any impairment – that’s the only qualification! This is a world first. This is a club intended to smash society’s preconceptions about impairments by creating a team that will compete against crews that have no paddlers with impairments …. and win. Please can you like and share the page to raise awareness of the club and the 3 sessions we are running in May. https://www.facebook.com/Purple-Warriors-1679936558923113/
    Purple Warriors

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  • European Dragon Boat Federation European Dragon Boat Federation
    April 5 2016 12:50pm
    Just announced by the IDBF Executive President Mike Thomas that the next IDBF Club Crew World Championships will be held in Szeged, Hungary in July 2018.
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  • Helas Kolas Helas Kolas
    April 1 2016 04:52am
    WATCH Dragon Boating 2016 LIVE FREE mychanneltv.org/dragonboat/Dragon%20Boating.shtml
    Dragon Boating 2016

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  • Helas Kolas Helas Kolas
    April 1 2016 04:52am
    WATCH Dragon Boating 2016 LIVE FREE mychanneltv.org/dragonboat/Dragon%20Boating.shtml
    Dragon Boating 2016

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  • European Dragon Boat Federation European Dragon Boat Federation
    March 31 2016 09:58pm
    Bulletin No. 2 for the 12th EDBF European Nations Championships in Eur Rome, Italy 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.
    EDBF News Archive: 2016-03-31 - 12th EDBF European Nations Championships - Bulletin No. 2 published

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    • Helas Kolas
      Helas Kolas WATCH Dragon Boating 2016 LIVE FREE mychanneltv.org/dragonboat/Dragon%20Boating.shtml
      March 31 2016 09:58pm
  • European Dragon Boat Federation European Dragon Boat Federation
    March 30 2016 01:11pm
    ALL CREWS - EUROPEAN NATIONS CHAMPIONSHIPS 2016 Please be aware of the new 2016 IDBF rule amendments. CR 2.1.3 Mixed Class Crews must contain a minimum of eight (8) and a maximum of ten (10) of each gender. There are no restrictions on age, except for the 12 years old rule shown in Reg 2.1.1. For Small Boat Races this shall be 4 to 6 of either gender.
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    • Robin Magnusson
      Robin Magnusson A step in right direction
      March 30 2016 01:11pm
    • Klemens Schiffner
      Klemens Schiffner So there are only 10 men allowed in a standard boat?
      March 30 2016 01:11pm
    • Marek Chłopek
      Marek Chłopek If 10 is maximum in std boat than there is one option only 10/10. The minimum of 8 doesn't work as it requires 20-8=12 of the other gender. More than max allowed.
      March 30 2016 01:11pm
    • Marek Chłopek
      Marek Chłopek This is not funny! Prima Aprilis (April Fools' Day) is tomorrow. Please do not play jokes today :-(
      March 30 2016 01:11pm
    • Martin Gathmann
      Martin Gathmann if you only have 8 Women, your team will have 8+10.
      March 30 2016 01:11pm
    • Martin Gathmann
      Martin Gathmann European Dragon Boat Federation: I understand that this rule is valid from August 2016, i.e. not at the ENC Rome, as indicated at the end of the paragraph. Can you confirm?
      March 30 2016 01:11pm
    • European Dragon Boat Federation
      European Dragon Boat Federation Martin exact wording from page 43 of the Competition Regulations: "The 7th Edition was approved by the IDBF Council and ratified by the Congress in 2015 is effective from 1st January 2016, apart from CR 1.5.2 which is effective from 1st May 2016, after the 10th Club Crew World Championship. The Changes will remain in force for a minimum period of four (4) years, as laid down in Article 29 of the IDBF Statutes." Sorry I am not sure where you have got August 2016 from, please advise?
      March 30 2016 01:11pm
    • European Dragon Boat Federation
      European Dragon Boat Federation I will see clarification from the IDBF C&TC and will revert.
      March 30 2016 01:11pm
    • European Dragon Boat Federation
      European Dragon Boat Federation [KB, EDBF Vice President] I have sent around a mail to the EDBF board members asking for their views on this issue and whether to implement this IDBF rule change for the upcoming ENC or delay implementation until 2017 (when it can be discussed and voted on within the EDBF Council & AGA).
      March 30 2016 01:11pm
    • Neale Johnson
      Neale Johnson Surely a maximum of 10 can only be 10 men & 10 women, no other choice adds up!!!!
      March 30 2016 01:11pm
  • European Dragon Boat Federation European Dragon Boat Federation
    March 29 2016 03:19pm
    Reminder: 12th EDBF European Nations Championships - Rome 2016 Closing date for Numerative Team Entries is 31st March 2016.
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  • European Dragon Boat Federation European Dragon Boat Federation
    March 28 2016 05:35pm
    Just a reminder the 10th IDBF Club Crew World Championships, known as "DRAGONS DOWN UNDER ADELAIDE 2016" will run between 1st – 7th April 2016 at West Lakes Regatta Course, 100 Military Road West Lakes, Adelaide, South Australia. We wish all the European Club Crews who are entered the best of luck.
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  • European Dragon Boat Federation European Dragon Boat Federation
    March 22 2016 02:12pm
    Follow the Australian, Asian and the IDBF Club Crew World Championships in Adelaide, Australia on the Livestream link below.
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  • European Dragon Boat Federation European Dragon Boat Federation
    March 17 2016 07:57pm
    Happy St. Patrick's Day! We could not resist this one.
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  • European Dragon Boat Federation European Dragon Boat Federation
    March 17 2016 07:55pm
    The IDBF Competition and Technical Commission (C&TC) has just released the 2016 Edition of the following documents. - IDBF Competition Regulations 2016 - IDBF Racing Rules 2016 - IDBF Doping Policy 2016 Copies of these have been forwarded to all European Nation Championships Team Managers and country representatives. We hope to have these uploaded to the IDBF and EDBF websites in the next few days.
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    • Marek Chłopek
      Marek Chłopek are they already uploaded? coundn't find
      March 17 2016 07:55pm
  • European Dragon Boat Federation European Dragon Boat Federation
    March 17 2016 07:43pm
    12th EDBF European Nations Championships 2016 - Rome Information Bulletin no. 2 has now been forwarded to all Team Managers. We hope to have it uploaded to our website in the next few days.
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    • Marek Chłopek
      Marek Chłopek Claudio, not uploaded yet. please share bulletin no 2!!! thx
      March 17 2016 07:43pm
    • Marek Chłopek
      Marek Chłopek and new racing rules!!! it seems to be rather important for participants
      March 17 2016 07:43pm