What’s New

  • ADBA Annual General Membership Meeting 3/24/18

    Please save the date for the Annual General Membership meeting of the ADBA (Midwest Region) to be held on Saturday, March 24th at 1 p.m.  This will be a teleconference.  All are welcome and encouraged to attend.  Only Festival, Club and Vendor members in good standing will be allowed to vote.

    Nominations being accepted

    The ADBA is seeking nominations for three officer positions and three “At Large” Director positions that are up for election.

    Officers up for election include President, 2nd Vice President (this is a new position) and Secretary.  Additionally, there will be election of three at large Directors to fill out the Board.  Nominations for these positions will be taken through March 17th.  Nominations will require a biography (no more than 250 words) of the person being nominated and a letter of recommendation from their club.  According to ADBA bylaws requirements for board membership states that they “be a member of the ADBA, live and/or work in the ADBA region and be a resident of the United States”.  Nomination paperwork should be sent to the secretary via e-mail at: dboatsue2@aol.com.

    Click here for a short description of the responsibilities of the three officer positions that are up for election.

  • Paddlers Camp dates announced

    Do you think you are a good paddler?  Do you want to get better?

    Join Team USA Coaches Jeffrey Kuhn and Paolo Ameglio as they hold an intensive week of paddling instruction.  This event will be held in Miami, Florida from April 7th to the 13th, 2018.

    Click here for more information and an application to join them at this paddling camp.

  • USDBF Official’s training

    The ADBA is looking for people that are interested in expanding their knowledge of the rules and regulations regarding Dragon Boat racing. We would like to offer a USDBF Official’s training course here in the Midwest. This class would be offered here in the Midwest if there is enough interest to cover the cost to bring in the instructor. Please let us know if you are interested by sending an email to: secretary@americandragonboat.com.

  • International Breast Cancer Paddlers’ Commission (IBCPC) News

    The 2018 International Breast Cancer Paddlers’ Commission (IBCPC) Festival will be held in Florence, Italy at Cascine Park.  The announced dates are July 6 – 8, 2018. Click here to visit their website for additional information.

    Click here to view drone footage of the IBCPC Festival that was held in Sarasota, Florida during October 2014.

  • IDBF 2019 World Championships location announced

    The 2019 World Championships will be held in Pattaya, Thailand. The dates for the 14th World Nations Championships have not yet been announced.

  • IDBF Club Crew World Championships

    The 2018 Club Crew World Championships will be held in Szeged, Hungary. The dates of this event are July 17 – 22, 2018. There are several clubs from the ADBA that have earned their berth and will participate in this World Championship event. Paddlin’ for MB and Windy City Dragons have both earned their spots and will be competing in Hungary next summer.

  • 2017 ADBA Regional Championship Race results from Lake Arlington

    The American Dragon Boat Association is pleased to announce the winners of the ADBA Regional Championship Race that was held in conjunction with the Chicago International Dragon Boat Festival at Lake Arlington, Illinois (near Chicago) on July 29, 2017. The winners were awarded berths to the IDBF Club Crew World Championships which will be held in Szeged, Hungary in 2018.

    In the Premier Mixed division, the winner of the ADBA berth to the IDBF CCWC in Szeged is:
    Paddlin’ for MB

    In the Senior A division there were several berths awarded:
    Sr A Mixed: Windy City Dragons
    Sr A Open: Windy City Dragons
    Sr A Women: Windy City Dragons

    Please congratulate all four of these teams for their accomplishment at winning their respective division races at the ADBA Regional Championships!

  • USDBF Club Crew National Championships

    The USDBF Club Crew National Championships were held recently at Mercer County Park in West Windsor, New Jersey. The ADBA had several crews that competed in this National event.

    For complete results of the USDBF CCNC, click here.

    The ADBA sends congratulations out to the following crews for their outstanding performance in this National competition:
    Senior A Mixed
    Windy City Dragons – First Place Gold Medal
    Premier Open
    Windy City Dragons – Second Place Silver Medal
    Premier Mixed
    Paddlin’ for MB powered by GWN – Second Place Silver Medal

    These crews were up against some of the best competition in the country at the US Nationals. The top three winners in each division were awarded berths at the World Club Crew Championships to be held in Szeged, Hungary in 2018.