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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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    January 19 2018 07:54am
    European Dragon Boat Federation shared a post.
    The greatest club crews world dragon boat racing championship ever is expected in Szeged, Hungary. Join us!!! https://instagram.com/p/BeFP0MulNaR/
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    January 14 2018 03:05am
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  • European Dragon Boat Federation European Dragon Boat Federation
    January 13 2018 06:38pm
    REMINDER: European Nations Championships 2018 - Provisional team entries and team deposits are due by 31/01/18. Stay tuned and follow the EDBF FB page to be always updated of the continental development of dragon boat sport! Please share! https://instagram.com/p/BdkjQEllWO1/
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  • European Dragon Boat Federation European Dragon Boat Federation
    January 13 2018 07:44am
    Good morning Vienna! We wait for you, Austrian Paddlers, at the next EDBF European Nations Championships in Brandenburg! Don’t miss it! It will be the best opportunity for the European Dragon Boat Community to meet and show up all together. https://instagram.com/p/Bd292pal5mC/
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  • European Dragon Boat Federation European Dragon Boat Federation
    January 12 2018 08:49pm
    European Dragon Boat Federation shared NU.nl's video.
    First international dragon boat races held on ice. 300 participants braved freezing temperatures and very hard water!
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  • European Dragon Boat Federation European Dragon Boat Federation
    January 12 2018 10:02am
    European Dragon Boat Federation shared International Dragon Boat Federation (IDBF)'s post.
    IDBF - Please follow this link for 2018 CCWC Szeged Bulletin 1
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  • European Dragon Boat Federation European Dragon Boat Federation
    January 12 2018 07:34am
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    Juniors... Juniors... Juniors... for new generations of dragonboaters in Europe! Here again GB training... any other European national junior team wish to send us a beautiful photo? https://instagram.com/p/Bd0OQ49gTtP/
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  • European Dragon Boat Federation European Dragon Boat Federation
    January 11 2018 10:00pm
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  • European Dragon Boat Federation European Dragon Boat Federation
    January 11 2018 08:36am
    Instagram: 110 followers in few days! Please share and invite your friends and paddlers to follow us on the EDBF Instagram new profile edbf_eurodragonboat. Thank you for sharing!
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