What’s New

  • USDBF CCNC Merchandise is now available

    The USDBF Competition & Technical Committee is pleased to announce the 2021 merchandise line produced in partnership with RegattaSport. The product line includes technical and casual gear featuring both the USDBF and 2021Club Crew Championship logo. Visit the USDBF store on the USDBF website, or shop the RegattaSport site.

    We also wanted to remind you that the first CCNC Bulletin, as well as a helpful Q&A document are available on the USDBF website. Just click on the links above. 

    As the pandemic recovery continues, the USDBF wants to let you know that you can register crews now and delay payment until June 30. The ADBA encourages all crews to register as soon as possible to assist with planning. Note that all crew members will need to be paid USDBF members by July 15.

    Let’s have a large turnout of clubs from the ADBA Region for this years’ first truly National Competition!

    If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the USDBF’s Competition and Technical Committee.

  • USDBF announces that CCNC registration is now open

    The Competition & Technical Committee of the USDBF is pleased to announce that registration for the 2021 Club Crew National Championships to be held October 1-3, 2021 at Nathan Benderson Park, Sarasota, Florida, is now open.

    Bulletin One is now available on the USDBF website or by clicking here. You can also view the Frequently Asked Questions document for the event on the USDBF website or by clicking here.

    To register for the event please visit the USDBF website at https://www.usdbf.org/club-crew/2021-ccnc/ . Please note the club representative registering the crew must be a member of the USDBF. Bulletin One includes a link for crews to secure hotel rooms through our Housing Bureau http://groups.reservetravel.com/group.aspx?id=46648.

    Questions regarding the 2021 Club Crew National Championships can be directed to the Competition and Technical Committee at competition@usdbf.org.
    We look forward to seeing you in Sarasota!

    Barbara Michaels
    Competition & Technical Committee


    DO YOU HAVE what it takes to make the USDBF’s US National Team? We have OC-1 time trials scheduled around the country in the upcoming months leading up to the November IDBF Hong Kong World Championships. We also have a Florida Camp week in July for paddlers, drummers and steerer candidates. 

    USDBF TEAM USA Senior A Open/Women and Senior B Women programs started their time trials. We are a bit early in the selection cycle as some of the other programs plan to start testing in July. We are offering this a opportunity to give our candidates an early start on the process. All time trial attendees must be paid USDBF members. 

    • Time Trials – OC-1 500m
      • March 27 – Sugarland, Texas
      • March 27-28 – Santa Fe Dam, Irwindale, California
      • May 8 – Kent, Washington
      • May 15-16 – San Diego, California
      • May 16 – Sarasota, Florida
      • May 22-23 – Des Plaines, Illinois
      • June 5 – Vancouver, Washington
      • July 4 – Sarasota, Florida
    • Camp
      • July 5-9 – Sarasota Florida – 
        • paddlers, steerers, drummers


  • COVID-19 Re-Entry Outline

    The ADBA is still recommending that Dragonboat practice be put on hold. The ADBA concurs with the statement put forth by the USDBF President which can be found here.

    With that being said, we realize that every part of the country is in a different situation. We want to make sure that you have all of the information that is available in order for you to make the best decision for your club or team.

    Please visit the USDBF website for updated information regarding a “re-entry” plan for getting back out there on the water, and practicing safely together. You can find the USDBF information by clicking here. Please be aware that this information is a recommendation only and you should always consult your State and Local Health authorities, along with reviewing guidelines put forth by the CDC and the WHO.

  • Pan American Dragon Boat Federation announces postponement

    The Pan American Dragon Boat Federation has announced that the PACCC scheduled for March of 2021 has been postponed to March 16th to 20th, 2022.

    You can read their Media Release by clicking here.

  • Para Dragon USA Recruting

    Do you know people with impairments 16 years of age or older that have athletic interest and a competitive nature?

    Para Dragon paddlers are now being recruited!

    Contact Liz Bradley at lizeeb@live.com for more information.

    Download the flyer that will tell you more!

  • USDBF Releases COVID-19 update

    The USDBF has released an updated statement regarding the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the paddling community.

    You can read the full statement here.

  • 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:

  • 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.