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Ciao Bryan, we will never forget you!

08 January 2018

Deepest condolences for the loss of Bryan Hartley.

text included below is a quotation of an official information published by Kirsty Hartley

Bryan, our beloved husband, father and Benny, passed away peacefully at home on Friday 5th January, after a year of struggling with kidney and other related conditions.

We managed to have a good Christmas all together and get out for a walk on Boxing Day, as you can see.

We are planning a celebration of Bryan's life to be held Cardiff in a couple of weeks, and will post the details later. To friends who might just not be able to make it that far: if you drink, please raise a glass to Bryan's memory, and wear your sandals if it snows.

We're missing him greatly already.

Kirsty, Debs, Katy, Arjan, Matt, Alec

EDBF President Claudio Schermi inaugural address - 1st January 2018

05 January 2018 - My fellow Friends of the Dragon Boat Community of Europe, Happy new year from Kenia, where I’m in holiday with my family and friends. Today after long 5 months transition I’m fully in charge as the new President of the European Dragon Boat Federation. I deeply feel the emotion of this moment. I fully understand the importance and the responsibility of the task which I embrace today.

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1st Hong Kong Barcelona Dragon Boat Festival

27 December 2017 - Information Bulletin

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13th EDBF European Nations Championships - Bulletin No. 1 published

15 December 2017 - Bulletin No. 1 for the 13th EDBF European Nations Championships in Brandenburg an der Havel, Germany has been published. It can be downloaded from here, or you can check the calendar, all documents will be downloadable from the calendar as well.

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EDBF Commissions are seeking new members and chairholders

04 December 2017 - The EDBF Commissions are seeking new members and chairholders for Marketing & Media, Youth Development and Women Athletes. See the reports in the EDBF Library, section EDBF Commission Documents and contact the commission chairholders directly (find contact information here) if you are interested in serving on one of the commissions. A new subsection has been added to Sports Medicine and Psychology which will focus on developing the sport for disabled paddlers as there is growing interest in paddling among these athletes.

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Competition Time! Your chance to win a personalised carbon paddle

04 December 2017 -  The EDBF logo is now 27 years old and is in need for an update. We are therefore asking you the paddler to come up with a new design that will show that our traditional sport is changing into the modern era along with the world of sport itself.

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A message from Claudio Schermi, President Elect of the EDBF

26 November 2017 - 

Principles for the Governance of Dragon Boating in Europe

Dear EDBF Members, dear Colleagues, We have just held the EDBF and IDBF Congresses. I have been elected President of the European Dragon Boat Federation and I will be fully in charge as from 1st January 2018. Maura Dezi has been elected EDBF Treasurer, the EDBF Secretary General Julie Doyle and the EDBF Vice President Peter Jarosi have been elected IDBF Vice Presidents. Our past President Mike Haslam received the honorary title of IDBF Founder, Honorary President.

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Commission Chairs and Members Needed

27 August 2017 - Are you interested in sharing your knowledge with others? Or in gaining new skills through volunteering that you can convert to real work experience? Or are you simply public-service minded and a lover of our sport and want to join a group of motivated volunteers to work on various issues in dragon boat sport?

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EDBF Congress 31st July 2017 - Headlines

07 August 2017 - Below are the headlines from the EDBF Congress, held on the 31st of July 2017.

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17th EDBF European Club Crew Championships - Mixed Crews Rules Clarification

23 May 2017 - We are being asked to clarify the Mixed Crews rules a lot at present, so here follow the rules. IDBF Competition Regulations 2016 (Edition 7, Issue 1 effective from 1st January 2016), which will be used in the forthcoming ECCC in France, state the following:

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