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2024 New Year Message – Claudio Schermi

2024 New Year Message – Claudio Schermi

Dear IDBF Colleagues, Members, Coaches, Race Officials and Paddlers, What a year it was! It started in New Zealand with the IBCPC World Festival for the Breast Cancer Paddlers. For me a breath of positive energy and incredible emotions. For the 3rd...

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2023 President’s Report – Mike Thomas

2023 President’s Report – Mike Thomas

As 2023 draws to a close then it is time for me as President of the International Dragon Boat Federation to say farewell. It has been a long journey since I first paddled in a dragon boat in the early 80s. Helping to establish the British Dragon...

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Updated IDBF Statutes and Bye Laws

Updated IDBF Statutes and Bye Laws

The IDBF Statutes and Bye-Laws have undergone a big transformation and refresh. Originally written 32 years ago, the Statutes and Bye-Laws have evolved over time with incremental adjustments which meant there were a number of contradictory...

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Longzhou Newsletter December 2021 (Issue 5 Volume 4)

Seasons Greetings Read the December 2021 Issue of Longzhou News. Message from Mike How the IDBF began IDBF30 Celebrations 2021 Hall of Fame Inductees 18th Ordinary Congress - part 1 CCWC2022 Bulletin 1 Help support paradragons PADs team rebuild Got...

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Longzhou Newsletter August 2021 (Issue 4 Volume 4)

Longzhou Newsletter August 2021 (Issue 4 Volume 4). Olympic Edition Read the August 2021 Issue of Longzhou News.. Message from Mike Dragon Boat and the Olympics Road to IOC Recognition Tokyo 2020 Statement Anti-Doping Education Got news and updates...

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Longzhou Newsletter June 2021

Issue 3 Volume 4 Read the June 2021 issue 30th Anniversary Edition Happy 30th Birthday to the IDBF, from our President, Mike Thomas Message of Congratulations from CDBA and HKCDBA A Brief History of IDBF HKCDBA Celebrates 30 years and 1st HK Dragon...

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Longzhou Newsletter April 2021

Issue 2 Volume 4 Read the April 2021 issue In this edition Spring message from our President, Mike Thomas New Zealand Nationals Flatwater Sport in Hong Kong Dragon Boating in Egypt About the Medical Commission Anti-Doping Update IDBF30 Updates: new...

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Longzhou Newsletter December 2020

Longzhou Newsletter December 2020

Read the December 20 issue >> In this edition 2020 Wrap Up - Message from our President Mike ThomasNew IDBF Anti-Doping Rules 2021Update on the World Nations Championships in Hong KongUTS Virtual Youth Festival ParticipantsIDBF...

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Longzhou Newsletter October 2020

Longzhou Newsletter October 2020

Read the October 20 issue >> In this edition Message from our President Mike ThomasRace Rule Updates - Race Plans v2.0 and Paradragons Rules of Racing v1.0IDBF 39th Council Meeting summarySummary of Paradragon Rules of Racingandcommonly asked...

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Longzhou Newsletter August 2020

Longzhou Newsletter August 2020

In this edition Message from our President Mike Thomas. The Macau International Dragon Boat Race was live streamed on IDBF's Facebook page, bringing the spirit of dragon boat racing to paddlers. The IDBF Youth Commission recently reconvened under...

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Longzhou Newsletter June 2020 (Issue 3 Vol 3)

Longzhou Newsletter June 2020 (Issue 3 Vol 3)

Celebrating 25 years - 1st IDBF World Dragon Boat Championships, Yueyang, China 慶 祝 2 5 年 來 ⾸ 屆 國 際 ⿓ ⾈ 錦 標 賽 中 國 岳 陽 Welcome to a very special edition of Longzhou News. We celebrate the 25th anniversary of the 1st IDBF World Dragon Boat...

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