EDBF Congress 31st July 2017 - Headlines

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

EDBF President/EDBF Treasurer

The new EDBF President is Claudio Schermi from Italy.
The new EDBF Treasurer is Maura Dezi from Italy.

Both will formerly take over their positions as of 1st January 2018. In the 5 month transition period Alan and Claudio will be working closely together to close out any outstanding issues and ensure that there is a smooth changeover.
On behalf of the EDBF Council may I take this opportunity to thank Alan van Caubergh and Nataliia Kravtsova for all their work for the Federation over the last number of years. Both have worked tirelessly for the EDBF in a purely voluntary basis.


13th EDBF European Nations Championships will be held in Brandenberg an der Havel, Germany between 23rd - 26th August 2016. Bulletin no. 1 will be issued before Christmas 2017.

EDBF Convention

The Congress agreed that they would like to hold an EDBF Convention in Belgrade, Serbia over the weekend of 24th - 26th November 2017. Friday, 24th November will be reserved for the Executive Committee Meeting with the Convention formally starting on Saturday morning. The main aim of the Convention is for us all to discuss and analyse our sport. Further details on the event will be issued in the coming weeks, but in the meantime if there are any items you would like included on the agenda, please let us know.

Future EDBF Championships

The EDBF is looking for future bids for Championships to be held from 2020 onwards. The 18th EDBF ECCC has already been awarded to Cuevas De Almanzora, Almeria, Spain for 2019. We are therefore looking for a host for the14th EDBF ENC 2020. We would very much like to try and agree the location of the Championships for 2020 and 2021 at the Convention in November, so if you would like to bid please can you contact the Secretary General.

EDBF Commissions

We are looking for volunteers to serve on the following EDBF Commissions. If you know of anyone with an interest or the right skill set please can you contact the Secretary General.

  • Marketing and Media Commission
  • Junior Commission
  • Women´s Commission
  • Sports Medicine, Psychology and Science Commission

Federation Contact Information

If the main contact details for your federation have changed, please contact the Secretary General.

Julie Doyle
Secretary General


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  • September 24 2017 07:01am

  • 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.