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March 26, 2020

NEWS RELEASE (#2020-03) | PDF version (68KB)

After extensive consultation, the IDBF with the Fédération de Dragon Boat for France (FDB) and the Organising Committee have agreed that this year’s CCWC will not be held in 2020.

The main reason behind this decision is for th...

March 16, 2020

NEWS RELEASE (#2020-02) | PDF version (127KB)

Since our last statement on the COVID-19 virus, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared the virus a pandemic and has now stated that the epicentre of the virus, outside of China, is now in Europe.

The World Club Crew...

February 29, 2020

NEWS RELEASE (#2020-01) | PDF version (89KB)

The IDBF is continuing to monitor news and developments of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).

With a number of international sporting events being cancelled or under review, teams have been seeking information on whether the Cl...

February 18, 2020

In this Edition...

Vale Dave Cogswell. We pay tribute to Dave who was an integral part of the global sport for almost 40 years. 

AIMS was recently voted into becoming a member of the IOC. Find out what it means for our dreams of dragon boating in the Olympics.

Sydney's Lu...

January 25, 2020

The information in this Bulletin supplements that previously provided by Information Bulletin No. 1 regarding Paradragon events at the 12th IDBF Club Crew World Dragon Boat Championships.

The IDBF encourages all member nations to actively promote Paradragon participat...

January 5, 2020

Additional information from the Organizing Committee for Bulletin 1:

  • Administration fee and bank account details

  • Expression of interest from clubs regarding a campsite at the race venue

Download Bulletin #1 - Organizing Committee Additional Information (PDF)

January 3, 2020

The IDBF Competition Regulation & Rules of Racing, as now published in this Eighth Edition, Issue 1 have been revised and updated, following the 17th IDBF Members Congress on 26 August 2019. This edition is effective from 1 January 2020.

The amendments can be found in t...

December 12, 2019

In this Edition...

Mike Thomas shares some of his memories of the major events from this year.

IDBF has established an Athletes' Commission to serve as a link between athletes and the federation to ensure athletes remain at the heart of dragon boat sport. 

Read the story...

November 25, 2019

A number of requests have been made to add additional racing classes or distances.

The IDBF Executive Committee have therefore agreed to add in the small category the 2000m race to all racing classes.

The All Cancer Paddlers (ADP) will also be added as an additional open...

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