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.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.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.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.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.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".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.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.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.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.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.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.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.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.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.