Rules and Regulations

Competition Regulations

Edition 8 - Effective Jan 1, 2020

All the information on technical regulations (dragon boats & equipment), racing and competition classes, crews and team composition, nationality & representation, racing distances and racing course, safety, and even more. 

Rules of Racing

Edition 8.1 - Effective Jan 24, 2020

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Race Plans

Version 2.0 - Effective August, 2020

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Disciplinary Code

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For Championships & International Regattas

Water Safety Policy

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Event and Training Safety Procedures 

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For Event Organizers

IDBF General Safety Procedures for Dragon Boat Event Organizers

Rules for Paradragons Racing - Edition 1.0 

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These IDBF Rules for Paradragon Racing set out the way in which Paradragon racing is to be conducted at IDBF events. 

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