Category: Latest News

Team USA Coaches Application Now Available

Interested in becoming a Team USA coach? The USDBF High Performance committee is now accepting applications for the 2025 cycle, which will take Team USA to the IDBF World Championship Competition in Germany. For more information, go to the USDBF website at usdbf.org/team-usa.

Level 1 Coaches Course offered

A USDBF certified Level 1 Coaches Course is being offered via Zoom on June 22 – 23, 2024. This popular course will fill up quickly. Please click here to view the flyer that describes more information about this popular course.

Cancer Survivor Dragon Boat Festival and Leadership Camp

The inaugural event “Unleash the Dragons” is open to all cancer survivor paddlers of all skill levels. This event will be held at Nathan Benderson Park, Florida from January 22nd through the 25th of 2025. The organizers have an amazing program planned full of excitement, entertainment, and experienced coaching instructors. For more information you can…

Planning on attending CCWC? You need to read this!

ATTENTION CCWC 2024 team managers who are sending crews and support personnel to the CCWC 2024 in Ravenna. In continuing the expansion on the important education of our athletes and support personnel the IDBF has made it a mandatory requirement for CCWC athletes and all coaches to complete or have completed an Anti-Doping course before being…

USDBF Announces 1st Can American Championships

The USDBF has announced that it is working with Dragon Boat Canada to host the first ever CanAmerican Championships at the Welland International Flatwater Center in Welland, Ontario, Canada. This event is billed to be the most competitive, fair and exciting racing on the continent in 2024! At this event the US teams will race…

Link to 13th IDBF CCWC event videos, 2022

The IDBF Club Crew World Championships were held beginning on Tuesday, July 19th, 2022. This is the 13th year that the International Dragon Boat Federation has held the Club Crew World Championships and in 2022 they were held in Sarasota, Florida. You can view a YouTube archive of each day’s racing by going to this…

IBCPC Founding President passes

It is with sadness we must report that Jane Frost, International Breast Cancer Paddlers’ Commission (IBCPC) Founding President died in hospital in Vancouver BC Canada on June 12, 2022.    Jane was a visionary and activist for the past twenty seven years as an original member of Abreast In A Boat the world’s first breast…

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, August 18, 2018. 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…