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12th EDBF European Nations Championships - Bulletin No. 3

27 May 2016 - Bulletin No. 3 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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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
    June 22 2016 08:28am
    Please ensure that Bulletins 1, 2 & 3 for the Roma 2016 - 12th EDBF European Dragon Boat Nations Championships are read carefully. Lots of questions are coming into the secretariat and the answers are in the Bulletins.
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  • European Dragon Boat Federation European Dragon Boat Federation
    June 19 2016 09:12pm
    12th EDBF Nations Championships 2016 16 Nations entered!
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  • European Dragon Boat Federation European Dragon Boat Federation
    June 11 2016 12:38pm
    Check out the Google Doodle!
    Google Doodle Celebrates Asia's Dragon Boat Festival

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  • European Dragon Boat Federation European Dragon Boat Federation
    June 9 2016 07:43pm
    ENC 2016 - A reminder that the closing date for the Named Entries is Sunday, 12th June 2016.
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  • European Dragon Boat Federation European Dragon Boat Federation
    June 8 2016 09:06am
    For those that like doing the capsize drill!
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  • European Dragon Boat Federation European Dragon Boat Federation
    June 5 2016 02:00pm
    Great photo by Dragon Boat Innovate.
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  • European Dragon Boat Federation European Dragon Boat Federation
    June 3 2016 10:32pm
    Another interesting article by Paddlechica.
    3 Elements of Training: Tips to Develop Your Paddling Skills - Paddlechica

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  • European Dragon Boat Federation European Dragon Boat Federation
    June 3 2016 04:28pm
    European Nations Championships - Rome 2016 We are hoping to having the electronic training session booking system up and running for early next week. Please be patient as the system is currently showing the schedule, but you cannot book the slots yet.
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  • European Dragon Boat Federation European Dragon Boat Federation
    June 1 2016 01:26pm
    Below is a little insight into where our page fans come from. Interesting to see how far and wide the sport has spread. Now come on Europe help spread the word and get out page LIKES up. Germany - 217 United Kingdom - 209 Hungary - 113 Poland - 83 Italy - 79 Netherlands - 73 Australia - 66 United States of America - 55 Spain - 50 Ukraine - 43 Canada - 39 Czech Republic - 38 Cyprus - 35 Ireland - 29 France - 28 Sweden - 27 Hong Kong - 24 Philippines - 20 Russia - 17 Switzerland - 13 Senegal - 12 Singapore - 12 Serbia - 12 Malaysia - 11 Norway - 10 United Arab Emirates - 10 India - 9 Austria - 8 Portugal - 6 Macau - 6 Slovakia - 6 Trinidad and Tobago - 6 China - 6 Iran - 5 Estonia - 5 New Zealand - 5 Romania - 5 Puerto Rico - 4 Japan - 4 French Polynesia - 4 Vietnam - 4 South Africa - 3 Israel - 3 South Korea - 3 Brazil - 3
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  • European Dragon Boat Federation European Dragon Boat Federation
    May 30 2016 04:21pm
    PADDLE FOR THE PLANET DAY - Saturday, 4th June 2016 PRESS RELEASE Paddle For the Planet gets behind novel river cleaning system Durban – Having raised R60 000 during the 2015 Paddle for the Planet programme, the innovative environmental awareness and fundraiser has teamed up with the Dusi Umgeni Conservation Trust (DUCT) and MACE Labs to introduce the ground-breaking Booms, Bins and Bags project to help clean up the Mngeni River. Dr Deborah Robertson-Andersson is the Director of MACE Labs and has been working hard at trying to implement a project that will be able to catch plastic and other debris from oceans and rivers and with the help of DUCT and Paddle for the Planet she has found support to get the project off the ground. “I did a presentation at uShaka Marine World recently about the impacts of microplastics on the environment and the word spread that I was looking into developing a bin that we could use in order to catch plastic and all other debris,” she mentioned. “We were approached by Paddle for the Planet and along with DUCT we thought that it was a perfect fit in terms of all of us moving in the same direction trying to clean up our rivers and oceans.” MACE and DUCT have been working closely with Paddle for the Planet in working out the regions in which they will set up these bins and Robertson-Andersson’s hope is that they will be able to withstand all varying weather conditions. “We have left it up to DUCT to decide where the bins are going to go along the Mngeni River however we have been dealt a bit of a blow with the weather that we received over the weekend and we are going to have to see whether the bins and the structures erected will withstand that sort of barrage. “We do not receive all-year rainfall so we are going to have to monitor the bins closely in order to make sure they perform,” she explained. Monitoring the amounts of plastic and other pollutants is key to the project for Robertson-Andersson and her team so keeping a close eye on them and taking frequent recordings will be paramount to their research. “We will probably try and monitor the bins for about a year at first with us taking readings and checking them on a monthly basis. “This is going to also be part of a greater Community engagement project because it is important that the local people understand the threat that pollution in our rivers has on the wildlife of the region. “It is great to partner up with people like DUCT and Paddle for the Planet because we are all thinking along to same lines in that we are trying to protect both our fresh water and its animal life as well as the sea and the creatures that inhabit its waters,” a concerned Robertson-Andersson stressed. The annual global Paddle For The Planet relay highlights environmental threats to oceans and waterways and actively seeks to support research and implementation of technology and interventions aimed at addressing serious environmental threats. It is hoped that the MACE and DUCT collaboration on dealing with pollution in the Mngeni River will serve as a pilot project for wider implementation of the Booms, Bins and Bags programme. More information can be found at www.paddlefortheplanet.org
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  • European Dragon Boat Federation European Dragon Boat Federation
    May 27 2016 08:17pm
    Bulletin No. 3 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: 2016-05-27 - 12th EDBF European Nations Championships - Bulletin No. 3

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    • Marek Chłopek
      Marek Chłopek Dear EDBF, Kimberly,Claudio, I would like to draw attention to the increasing every year the fee for participation in the drago boat competition. This happens at a time when there is a deflation in Eurozone and the prices of services and goods are falling, not rising. What causes this increase in fees? Seperate issue is outrageous fee for accompanying persons, eg. children of athletes at the level of EUR 30. They do not receive any benefits related to the participation in the event - only have the right to enter into the athletes zone. The cost of the production is probably less than EUR 1, may be up to 5 EUR with the time required to print it out, but certainly not 30 euros. Why EDBF wants to make money at the expense of my children? This seems to be really unfair. Really.
      May 27 2016 08:17pm
    • European Dragon Boat Federation
      European Dragon Boat Federation Marek thank you for your comments. This is one of the items on the Agenda for discussion at the next AGA which will be held on 1st August 2016 in Rome. The charge is for those supporters who wish to gain access to the athletes village and therefore have access to all the extra facilities in there e.g. toilets, tent shelter as well as the ID pass, which all have a cost associated with them at a championships. This year's chamionships was chosen by the EDBF members and as it is in a capital city it is more costly to host.
      May 27 2016 08:17pm
  • European Dragon Boat Federation European Dragon Boat Federation
    May 20 2016 06:03pm
    The Korean Dragon Boat Association is going to host The 3rd Minister of Oceans and Fisheries' Cup, ARA Waterway International Dragon Boat Festival in conjunction with the K-Water and Waterway Plus Corporation. This event will be held from 1st to 2nd of October 2016 at the beautiful canal called Gyeong-in ARA Waterway in Incheon, Korea. They would like to invite 1 x dragon boat team from your association/federation to participate in their race! Further information can be obtained from: LEE SUNG SOO Secretary General KOREAN DRAGON BOAT ASSOCIATION E-mail : dragonrok@daum.net
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  • European Dragon Boat Federation European Dragon Boat Federation
    May 5 2016 06:42pm
    The website for the 12th EDBF European Nations Championships - Rome 2016 is now open. Please visit www.romadragoneur2016.it
    European Dragon Boat Federation

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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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