News

Can American Club Crew Championships

Dragon Boat Canada (DBC) is excited to be hosting the first ever Can American Championships at the Welland International Flatwater Centre. DBC is thrilled to be working with the USDBF to provide the most competitive, fair and exciting racing on the continent in 2024!

2024 USDBF Officer Applications Now Open

The USDBF Nominations Committee is now accepting applications for Vice President 1, Treasurer, and Membership Officer positions. Applications are available online and are due January 31.

INAUGURAL EVENT: 2024 Can AM Club Crew Championship (CACCC)

The United States Dragon Boat Federation (USDBF) and Dragon Boat Canada Bateau-Dargon are pleased to announce the creation of the Can AM Club Crew Championship (CACCC). The event will be held in Welland Ontario Canada on July 24, 2024 through July 28, 2024.

Fall 2023 and Winter 2024 Coach Courses

PAN AM /USDBF CERTIFIED Level 1 and Level 2 Coach Courses for the Fall of 2023 and Jan 2024 are now available for registration. Also, Connie Flesuras is offering Level 1 Coach Courses in October 2023 and January 2024.

CCNC 2023 Race Schedule

Detailed race day schedules for CCNC are now available. Livestream link to watch the events will also be posted soon.

CCNC 2023 Bulletin #3

Bulletin #3 is now available on the CCNC 2023 page. Every participant in CCNC must sign a waiver for Nathan Benderson Park before July 16, 2023.

USDBF PADDLES UP! Newsletter Issue 2 now available

The USDBF is very proud to be publishing the second issue of our official quarterly newsletter, PADDLES UP! This jam-packed issue covers: • Potential future Canadian-American Club Crew Championships • Updates on Club Crew National Championships • Recap of 2023 Pan-American Club Crew Championships • Recap of the IBCPC Participatory Festival • Team USA and IDBF World Championships updates • A spotlight article by Stephanie Segretto • ... and more

CCNC 2023 Bulletin #2

Bulletin #2 is now available on the CCNC 2023 page. This bulletin contains a list of all teams and divisions for the upcoming Club Crew National Championships and the race schedule. 

Coaches‘ Wisdom webinar

The ACP subcommittee is once again sponsoring an annual event to bring all cancer paddlers together with an opportunity to hear from one of our inspiring coaches.

2023 USDBF Annual General Meeting

The 2023 USDBF Annual General Meeting will take place virtually on Saturday, March 11th beginning at 10am ET. The virtual 2023 AGM is open to all.

Team USA Paradragons Kickoff 2023

Invitation to Team USA Paradragons Kickoff 2023 Date: Feb 9, 2023  Time: 9pm EST via Zoom We're recruiting for para paddlers, support paddlers, and volunteers.

PACCC Eligibility requirements

All Competitors and Coaches are required to be members of the USDBF to be eligible to compete at PACCC in March.

PADDLES UP Newsletter Inaugural Issue Launch

The USDBF is very proud to announce the inaugural issue launch of our new quarterly newsletter, PADDLES UP!—the first-ever official newsletter of the USDBF. Click here to download and view the newsletter.

Team USA Paradragon - Coach Selected!

The USDBF is very excited to announce that Lonnie Homenuk has been selected as Coach for Team USA Paradragon, which will be competing at the 16th IDBF World Dragon Boat Racing Championships in Thailand this August. Lonnie will be leading the very first Team USA Paradragon crews to ever compete at an IDBF WDBRC.