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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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EDBF Convention in November

27 August 2017 - The EDBF will convene in Belgrade, Serbia from 24-26 November. Up to three representatives from each member country are welcome to attend together with Council members and commission members. More information on the meeting location, lodgings and the meeting agenda will be forthcoming in late-September. Mark the dates on your calendar now!

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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 ECCC Bulletin No. 3 published

22 June 2017 - Bulletin No. 3 for the 17th EDBF European Club Crew Championships in Divonne les Bains, France has been published. It can be downloaded from here, or you can check the calendar, all documents about the championship will be downloadable from the calendar as well.

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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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17th EDBF ECCC and IDBF Junior and U24 WNC Bulletin No. 2 published

12 May 2017 - Bulletin No. 2 for the 17th EDBF European Club Crew Championships and the IDBF Junior and U24 World Nations Championship in Divonne les Bains, France have been published. Volunteer information and Meals Reservation Form have also been published. It can be downloaded from here, or you can check the calendar, all documents about the championship will be downloadable from the calendar as well.

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EDBF Executive Committee Nominations

10 May 2017 - In accordance with Article 9.4 of the European Dragon Boat Federation's Statutes and Bye-Laws, we hereby request your nominations for the following positions on the EDBF Executive Committee. The period of office for both positions will be for a four year period:

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  • European Dragon Boat Federation European Dragon Boat Federation
    December 13 2017 01:51pm
    Fun fact: The EDBF was founded by five countries (Netherlands, Sweden, Italy, United Kingdom and Germany). The traditional dragon boat festival takes place on the 5th day of the 5th month. Coincidence or not? ☺
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  • European Dragon Boat Federation European Dragon Boat Federation
    December 12 2017 04:21pm
    European Dragon Boat Federation shared BBC Earth's video.
    Let's all try and save our precious rivers, lakes and oceans.
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  • European Dragon Boat Federation European Dragon Boat Federation
    December 9 2017 04:11pm
    Looking for a festive dragon boat picture if anyone has one we can use for the Facebook page header photo. Please send to secretary@edbf.org.
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  • European Dragon Boat Federation European Dragon Boat Federation
    December 7 2017 07:49pm
    As Christmas is fast approaching we want to know that one dragon boating accessory you could not do without? Please share your ideas below.
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  • European Dragon Boat Federation European Dragon Boat Federation
    December 5 2017 08:51am
    European Dragon Boat Federation added 5 new photos.
    At the EDBF Convention in Belgrade we decided to run a competition to design a new logo for the EDBF. We would be most grateful if you would share this message with your dragon boat family as we may have some budding designers out there. Alternatively go to our Facebook page "European Dragon Boat Association" and share our message. All logos are to be submitted to secretary@edbf.org by 31/12/17.
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    • Olga Chelesheva
      Olga Chelesheva As for me, I like the old one. It looks great on the medals :)
      December 5 2017 08:51am
    • European Dragon Boat Federation
      European Dragon Boat Federation Times keep changing and innovation is a regular feaure of our mission. We love the old EDBF logo. It was designed by our friend Fabio Masi in 1990. Today we should have new ideas, all togheter with the Dragon Boat Community of Europe, starting from a new Logo to represent our wish to achieve progress and promote innovation for a rejuvenation of our sport and for a susteinable long term growth. Claudio Schermi EDBF President Elect
      December 5 2017 08:51am
    • Roel Dev
      Roel Dev Hello sir/Madam. This is my entry to the European Dragon Boat Fedreration Logo Design Contest, I want t to join the contest, I hope you like. I ask permission to join. it,thank you very much.. I am from asia a,filipino.....
      December 5 2017 08:51am