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Frequently Asked Questions

I am a paddler...
 01  I am a going abroard and want to paddle with a dragonboat club

If you are travelling somewhere, and would like to find a dragonboatclub to paddle with, the best thing you can do is to contact the local dragonboat association or federation. See the IDBF Members list for the IDBF members and contact details. 
Keep in mind that the IDBF does not register individual clubs, that is up to the local/national organizations.

 

 

 

 02  I am looking for a dragonboat club

The IDBF does not register individual clubs. That is done by the national dragonboat organizations. So if you are looking for a club, the best thing you can do is to contact the local dragonboat association or federation. See the IDBF Members list for the IDBF members and contact details.

 

 

 

 03  I am looking for information about an event

If we know about the event, it will be on our calendar. On the calendar, if you click on a particular event, you will find contact information for that event. Unless it is an official championship, you will find everything we know on the calendar, we do not have more information than that. For specific information it is always best to contact the event organizer directly.

 

 

 

 04  I am looking for information about a Championship

Information about World or Continental Championships is available in the form of Bulletins, issued by either the IDBF or the Continental Federation (such as the EDBF). The first of these Bulletins is released in January of the year of that Championship. These bulletins can always be found on the websites of the IDBF and EDBF, if you click on the calendar item for that Championship to see the details. All documents and links for that Championship can be found there, apart from the news archive. Before the bulletins are released, usually only the race location and the race dates are known.

I am a dragonboat / paddle manufacturer...
 01  I make paddles and want an IDBF license

Check the documentation on the webpage regarding the manufacturers specifications & rules.

 

 

 

 02  I make dragonboats and want an IDBF license

Check the documentation on the webpage regarding the manufacturers specifications & rules.

I am an event organizer...
 01  I want to add my event to the IDBF calendar

If you would like your event to be added to our calendar, send us an email with all the event details, including the following information: 

  • Date, or start- and end date if it's a multi-day event

  • Event description

  • A link to a website for more information, registration, etc.

  • An email address for contact

  • A location, preferably city - country

  • Optional a few short sentences as comments

Miscellaneous
 01  I need to get in touch with the IDBF board

If you need to get in touch with the board directly, please check the About Us page.