What’s New

  • COVID-19 Re-Entry Outline

    As of this date, June 25, 2020, the ADBA is still recommending that Dragonboat practice be put on hold. The ADBA concurs with the statement put forth by the USDBF President a couple of weeks ago 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 download the document titled “Dragonboat Teams & Clubs COVID-19 Re-Entry Outline” for a very detailed explanation of all that is involved in getting your club or team back on the water. Please be aware that this document 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.

  • 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.

  • Level 1 and 2 Coaches Courses

    Have you been looking for something to do in these days of being “stuck inside”? Have you ever thought about gaining more knowledge and learning what it takes to be a successful Dragon Boat Coach?

    Pan Am Camps and Clinics is offering two “online” training courses. The first one will be for Level 1 Coaches and will be offered on Saturday, June 20, 2020 from 9 am to 4:30 pm EDT.

    The second “online” class will be for Level 2 Coaches training and will be offered over 5 evenings from July 6th through the 10th. This class will be from 7 to 9:30 pm EDT.

    There is a fee involved for each class. To learn more, please visit Pan Am’s website. Clicking here will take you there.

  • 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.

  • 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: