What’s New

  • ADBA VP2 Update

    This document has two pages. Scroll down to the bottom and click on the “Next Page” arrow to go to the second page.

    ADBA-VP2-update-5-20-20

  • IDBF issues FAQ on cancellation of CCWC

    The IDBF has issued a “Frequently Asked Questions” document to help answer questions that are being asked regarding the cancellation of the Club Crew World Championships that were to be held in Aix-les-Bains, France this August.

    You can view the document by opening up this link.

  • IDBF 2020 CCWC in France is officially cancelled

    The IDBF has announced that the 2020 Club Crew World Championships that were to have been held in Aix les Bains France in 2020 will not be rescheduled.

    You can read the full statement from the IDBF by clicking here.

    For additional information you can visit the IDBF website at:
    www.dragonboat.sport

  • USDBF Latest Update on IDBF Cancellation of CCWC

    The USDBF has released an announcement regarding the IDBF decision to officially cancel the Club Crew World Championships that were to have been held this August in Aix Les Bains, France.

    Please read the USDBF statement here.

  • USDBF needs Competition & Technical Committee applicants

    The USDBF Competition & Technical Committee is currently seeking experienced International and USDBF Race Officials as well as  Coaches and Paddlers with experience at IDBF World Championship events to be considered for committee membership.

    The Competition & Technical Committee is charged with reviewing and  updating the Competition Regulations & Rules of Racing for US National Championships, ensuring the US National Championships are run to the highest possible standard, assuring equipment used at US National Championships conforms to IDBF regulations, conduct USDBF Race Officials training and in collaboration with the IDBF conduct training programs and certification of IDBF Race Officials.

    Committee members term of appointment shall be four years (two US Nationals cycles). 

    Interested individuals  should complete and submit the Competition & Technical Committee Interest Indicator (find the form here) to committee chair Barb Michaels at bjmichaels@frontiernet.net no later than May 30, 2020.  Selection priority will be given to those individuals meeting the criteria listed above.

  • USDBF and IDBF release statements on COVID-19

    The United Stated Dragon Boat Federation has released the following statement regarding COVID-19:

    Like every sport, we are closely monitoring information about the Corona virus, to include guidelines, precautions and procedures that teams and individuals should be aware of and already following. As recommended, we must each assess our own risk and follow guidelines accordingly, wash your hands, cover your cough, avoid crowds, maintain adequate distance from others (6 feet recommended), follow federal, state and local requirements for event size restrictions, and please stay home if you are displaying any symptoms such as fever, shortness of breath or persistent cough (a best practice even if you are negative for the virus).
    Individual teams should stay in contact with their race organizers for any changes in local competitions.
    USDBF will stay in contact with the IDBF for any changes in international competition and will forward information as it becomes available.

    The IDBF has also released a statement regarding the impact of COVID-19 on plans for the upcoming championships. They have indicated that a decision on whether to proceed with CCWC will be made by mid-May at the latest. You can read their full statement by clicking on this link.

    UPDATE 3/27/20
    The IDBF has announced that the Club Crew World Championships will not be held in 2020. Read their full news release by clicking on this link.

  • ADBA 2019 Regional Championships

    The Board of Directors of the American Dragon Boat Association is happy to announce that the 2019 ADBA Regional Championships that were held July 13, 2019 at Lake Andrea, Kenosha, Wisconsin were a huge success.  The winners have been awarded berths to the IDBF Club Crew World Championships which will be held in Aix-Les Bains, France in 2020.

    More information can be found by clicking here.

  • Midwest Paddlers Attend PanAm Camp

    Paddlers from around the Midwest recently attended a paddling camp held in Florida.

  • IDBF moves to new website

    The International Dragon Boat Federation (IDBF) has announced that it has moved it’s website to a new domain name. See the Media Release below:

    IDBF-media-release-2019-01-change-to-domain-name

  • USDBF Announces New Scholarship

    The United States Dragon Boat Federation and its communities have lost a prominent member of our dragon boat community, Dr. Hype Mattingly-Jordan on Saturday, 18 August. Dr. Mattingly served the USDBF as the Premier Women’s coach in 2015, and paddled many years as a Team USA member. Hype’s passion for the sport at all levels, and more importantly her commitment to any paddler she came into contact with, will continue to be carried forward by all those she had touched over the years.

    The USDBF officers and directors offer our sincerest condolences to her wife Sara Jordan, and to Hype’s family.

    The United States Dragon Boat Federation will be creating a scholarship in honor of Hype Mattingly, to be awarded each year to a paddler to attend the Bow Wave Training Camp.  Anyone who was coached by Hype at this camp soon learned about her desire to make each paddler into much more than they ever thought possible, with her fierce energy, attention to detail, and endless perseverance and persistence.

    It is the hope that athletes awarded the Hype Mattingly Scholarship will take advantage of the opportunity to learn, grow, and excel in the sport of Dragon Boat with that same fierce desire shown by Hype throughout her coaching career.