- 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to seeing you in Sarasota!
Competition & Technical Committee
- TEAM USA DRAGON BOAT WANTS YOU!!! – OPEN TRY OUTS!!!
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.
- TEAM USA Head Coaches
- 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
- July 5-9 – Sarasota Florida –
- paddlers, steerers, drummers
- July 5-9 – Sarasota Florida –
- USDBF offers Level 1 Officials Course
If you have ever had a thought about being a race official for a Dragon Boat competition, now is your opportunity to begin the process!
The USDBF is offering a Level 1 Officials Course to be held from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. CDT on Saturday, April 17th. This course will be administered virtually via “ZOOM Meetings”, so you will need a computer in order to participate.
More information is available on the registration form available here.
- 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 email@example.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
- 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.