About the EDBF website

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We are continually trying to improve the EDBF website. Our main concern is that everybody should be able to access the information we deliver here, regardless of any way, shape or form that they access the Internet. If you have any comments or suggestions concerning the EDBF website, please contact the webmaster.

Accessibility Statement

The list of things that have been done to make this website as accessible as possible:

  • Standards compliance: this website uses valid XHTML 1.0 and valid CSS 2.01 according to W3C standards.
  • All news articles can be read aloud without installing anything.
  • Semantic markup is used as much as possible.
  • The website layout is screenreaderfriendly.
  • Different layouts are used for display on Screen, display on Handheld devices and for Printing.
  • Descriptive alternatives for images and links.
  • Metadata to identify language.
  • We are trying to write meaningful page-, link- and image-titles.
  • The website provides additional navigational links as well as keyboard navigation.
  • Trying to use a good, contrast-rich colour-scheme.
  • This website is still usable without Javascript.
  • This website is still usable without CSS.
  • This site uses only relative font sizes, compatible with the user-specified "text size" option in visual browsers.
  • Label (Contact-)Form elements. Main two contact forms are now labeled
  • Different page for Handhelddevices

Access keys

Most browsers support jumping to specific links by typing keys defined on the web site. On Windows, you can press ALT + an access key; on Macintosh, you can press Control + an access key. All pages on this site define the following access keys:

  • Access key 1 - Home page
  • Access key 2 - Calendar
  • Access key 3 - News Archive
  • Access key 4 - Championship Results
  • Access key 5 - Search
  • Access key 9 - Contact Form
  • Access key 0 - Accessibility statement

Standards compliance

This website complies with the following standards: Valid HTML 4.01 Strict

Valid CSS!

EDBF RSS News is a valid RSS feed.

Testing of accessibility

This website is continually tested for accessibility using the Validators from the W3C, HiSoftware´s Web Content Accessibility validator, Vischeck´s Color Blindness tester, Access Keys Automated Accessibility tester, and the Functional Accessibility Evaluator from the University of Illinois.


If you are a person who uses special techniques to access this website, and you experience issues (for example: you can not access all information quickly and easily), please contact the technical webmaster immediately via email: stefan.jageratxs4all.nl.

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  • September 18 2017 01:30pm
    This is a photo of the regatta course in Brandenburg an der Havel where the EDBF European Nations Championships will be held in August 2018. Our current President and new incoming President are visiting the venue today and running through the final details with the German Dragon Boat Federation in preparation for next year.

  • September 15 2017 04:12pm
    Remember if you have any stories or photos of events in Europe which there are many happening in September, then please send them into the EDBF secretary so we can let everyone know how big our sport is in Europe. Email: secretary@edbf.org or we can share your page if you let us know.

  • September 15 2017 11:00am
    Hot off the Press! The 11th IDBF Club Crew World Championships is to be held in Szeged, Hungary from 17th to 22nd July 2018.

  • September 7 2017 04:32pm
    This looks like fun! But hang on if you are in the back seat!!

  • September 7 2017 12:08pm
    The 2nd River Nile Dragon Boat Festival October 27-29, 2017 Main Organizer: Asian African American European Australian – Egyptian Friendship Association in Hong Kong Take your team to the longest river in the world! Take your team to the oldest Ancient Egyptian civilization – Pyramids! Take your team to meet the first Egyptian pharaoh dragon boat team! Register your team now! Festival date: October 28, 2017 (Saturday) Time: 8 am – 6pm Venue: Giza Yacht Club, Cairo Race distance - 300 M Deadline for Registration is October 6, 2017. Racing Class and Division DB22 Men Standard Women Standard Mixed Standard DB12 Men Small Women Small Mixed Small ONLY US185 per person for 3 days 2 nights! For more information: dragonboategypt@gmail.com Whatsapp: +20 1223422935 Facebook/Dragon Boat Egypt

  • September 4 2017 07:11pm
    IRELAND’S BIGGEST PROPERTY COMPANIES RAISE OVER €200,000 IN DRAGON BOAT FUNDRAISER FOR DUBLIN SIMON COMMUNITY & LOCAL CHARITIES Six of the biggest property companies in Ireland joined forces on 31st August for the inaugural Dragons at the Docks, which saw them raise a staggering €200,000 for Dublin Simon Community and local charities. The races, saw over 60 companies from Ireland's leading Property, Financial, & Legal sectors, all battle it out to become the 2017 winners of Dragons at the Docks. Winners of each of the categories: DRAGONS AT THE DOCK CHALLENGE (GRAND FINAL) – SISK PROPERTY COMPANIES CHALLENGE – GREEN REIT PROPERTY AGENTS CHALLENGE – HOOKE & MCDONALD BUILDING CONTRACTORS CHALLENGE - SISK BUILT ENVIRONMENT CHALLENGE – RKD ARCHITECTS LEGAL CHALLENGE – LEMAN SOLICITORS FINANCIAL/ADVISORS CHALLENGE – GOODBODY FASTEST TIME – GOODBODY

  • September 1 2017 10:58pm
    It is here!

  • August 14 2017 02:40pm
    Great photo taken of a snake boat in Kerala.

  • August 3 2017 02:04pm

  • August 3 2017 09:30am
    Thank you

  • July 31 2017 12:08pm
    European Dragon Boat Federation European Nations Championship will be held 23-26 August 2018 in Brandenburg a d Havel, Germany.