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European Dragon Boat Federation

The European Dragon Boat Federation (EDBF) was formally constituted at a meeting of its Founder Members held, at the Hazewinkle Watersports Centre, Mechelen, Belgium, on Saturday 5th May 1990.

Representatives from the following European Nations were present at the meeting, the Netherlands, Italy, Sweden, the United Kingdom and Germany, the Founder Members, with written support for the proposed EDBF Constitution coming from Denmark, Finland, Norway and Switzerland. Messages of support were received from Belgium, Hungary, Ireland, Poland and Portugal.

The role of the EDBF is to develop the sport of Dragon Boat Racing, in its modern era, and to ensure that festival based Dragon Boating retains its traditions and remains a sport and recreation to be enjoyed at all levels, by as many people as possible. This the EDBF seeks to achieve without too many unnecessary rules and regulations or too much officialdom.

The philosophy of the EDBF is that Dragon Boating is great fun and a very social sport. At basic level the EDBF believes that Dragon Boat Racing should be organised with this in mind, thus keeping it well within the capabilities of the average able-bodied or disabled person.

The formal Articles laid down in the EDBF Statutes, together with the Bye-Laws, Competition Regulations and Rules of Racing are designed to create an organisation, within which, the cultural background and traditions and the social aspects of Dragon Boating are preserved; the competitive aspects of Dragon Boat Racing enhanced; and the ideals on which the EDBF is founded maintained.

The purpose of the EDBF, therefore is to provide an international organisation for the general conduct of Dragon Boating and the development of Dragon Boat Racing, as a recognised sport within Europe and to represent the interests of its member Governing Dragon Boat Associations and Groups with other organisations.

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  • European Dragon Boat Federation European Dragon Boat Federation
    June 19 2018 01:39pm
    Reminder - ENC 2018: Please ensure you have uploaded a photograph for all of your athletes by 30th June 2018.
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  • European Dragon Boat Federation European Dragon Boat Federation
    June 16 2018 09:20pm
    European Dragon Boat Federation added 3 new photos.
    The Italian sport legend Antonio Rossi, 3 times gold medalist at Olympic Games, today in Milano had his first dragon boat experience... Welcome Antonio in the dragon boat community of Europe... here it is his best performance in Atlanta 1996 https://youtu.be/1b6VNAt8rUg
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  • European Dragon Boat Federation European Dragon Boat Federation
    June 16 2018 07:57pm
    In Germany the national championships are currently taking place in Munich on the Olympiaregattastrecke. You can follow all races in a livestream. Just follow this link. https://youtu.be/0PZozWReLGM Have fun. Morning on sunday it's 8:30 am with the 500m on.
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  • European Dragon Boat Federation European Dragon Boat Federation
    June 13 2018 04:15pm
    European Dragon Boat Federation updated their cover photo.
    2 months, 1 week, 3 days and 7 hours to the European Nations Championships 2018 in Brandenburg... Join us!!!
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  • European Dragon Boat Federation European Dragon Boat Federation
    June 13 2018 02:02pm
    Here the link to the ENC 2018 website. Please share it http://www.dragonboat.news/
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  • European Dragon Boat Federation European Dragon Boat Federation
    June 13 2018 11:02am
    Decathlon the sports accessory shop have been in touch and are doing some research into potential products for dragon boaters. We would be most grateful if you could take 2 minutes to complete the attached questionnaire. Here is the survey : https://goo.gl/forms/kiOciLJafEHOc7j63
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  • European Dragon Boat Federation European Dragon Boat Federation
    June 7 2018 10:49am
    REMINDER: The ENC-Brandenburg deadline of 30th June 2018 is fast approaching. Make sure all information & payments have been made.
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  • European Dragon Boat Federation European Dragon Boat Federation
    June 6 2018 09:27am
    European Dragon Boat Federation shared Discover Hong Kong's video.
    Just in case you loose your paddle!
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