Bulletin #1 Released for USDBF Club Crew Nationals

Is your crew ready to compete with some of the best clubs in the US?  If so, you will want to attend the United States Dragon Boat Federation’s “Club Crew National Championships” (CCNC) in August of 2019.

The USDBF has released the first Bulletin, giving many of the particulars regarding registration for this event.  This Bulletin can be found by going to the USDBF website for the Club Crew Nationals, or by clicking here.

The USDBF holds a CCNC every two years.  The winning crew in each division will not only have “bragging rights” to call themselves the “best team in the US”, but will be given the opportunity to represent the United States at the IDBF Club Crew World Championships (CCWC). The next CCWC will be held in France in 2020.

Since this year’s Club Crew Nationals is being held in the ADBA Region, we are looking for a good showing by the Midwest teams!  Take advantage of the early registration discount being offered in Bulletin #1 and register your crew soon.

Why are the dates of the CCNC overlapping with the dates for IDBF World Nations Championships?

The USDBF announced in the summer of 2017 that the 2019 USDBF Club Crew National Championships will be held from August 23 to 25th, 2019 in conjunction with the Colorado Springs Dragon Boat Festival. Club Crews from all across the US will participate in the USDBF CCNCs to race for the title of National Champion in their division.

In late July of 2018 the IDBF announced the dates of August 20 to the 25th, 2019 for the next World Nations Championships, to be held in Pattaya, Thailand.

It was immediately apparent that the dates of the 2019 USDBF CCNC would conflict with any paddlers who would be racing for Team USA, making them unable to race with their home clubs at the USDBF Club Crew National Championships.

After hearing the issues raised by crews, and attempting to broker a date change with Great White North, it was ultimately decided by the CCNC Committee to honor the contracted race date with the Colorado Springs Dragon Boat Festival and Great White North.

The full statement on behalf of the CCNC Committee can be viewed here.