United States Dragon Boat Federation

The USDBF is the governing body for the sport of dragon boat in the United States, and a founding member of the International Dragon Boat Federation (IDBF). The USDBF is a volunteer organization dedicated to the sport of dragon boat racing. JOIN US! The mission of the USDBF is to promote the growth and development of dragon boat in the US for fitness, recreation, and team-building at all levels of competition.


If you have an event you would like us to list on our calendar or an announcement you would like the USDBF to make on your behalf, please contact our Communications Committee.

IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR CCWC 2024 PARTICIPANTS: The Declarations Form website exceeded capacity and will not be available for several weeks.   · Read more
Applications for Team USA coaching positions now available. Other Team USA staff, such as the team manager, or any other staff deemed necessary will be selected using the same procedures and processes as the selection of coaches. · Read more
Registrations are coming in and racing is going to be awesome. We have crews from across both countries. Registration deadline is MAY 15, 2024! Don't miss this inaugural opportunity. · Read more
CCWC 2024 Participants needing to submit a T.U.E. Form should email it to Bridget Walters the Chair of the Medical Commission (chair-medical@dragonboat.sport) · Read more
CCWC 2024 will be the biggest CCWC yet. Fifty nations, 500 clubs, 7000 athletes. Information in Bulletin No.2 provides further details on the 14th IDBF Club Crew World Dragon Boat Championships and reminds participating Club Crews about the important timelines..  · Read more
Level I Dragon Boat Steering Course - Part A
Part A begins April 29, 2024. Both Parts A and B must be completed within one calendar year.
Level I Dragon Boat Steering Course - Part A: Starts April 29, 2024 Instructors: Joann Fegley and Liisa Reimann
Pan Am/USDBF Certified Level 1 Coaching
June 22, 2024 - 9am to 4:30pm ET June 23, 2024 - 9am to noon ET (half day June 23)
The popularity of this introductory dragon boat coaching course has grown considerably. This course will virtual via ZOOM. LEVEL I Coach Course -June 22-23, 2024
Baltimore Dragon Boat Festival
Sat 29 Jun 2024 07:00 — 19:00
Baltimore, MD
Gilda's Club South Jersey Dragon Boat Festival
Sun 14 Jul 2024 09:00 — 15:00
Lake Lenape Park West, Mays Landing NJ
Dragons on the Lake Dragon Boat Festival
Sat 20 Jul 2024 07:00 — 17:00
5031 Manchester Road, New Franklin, Ohio 44319
Springfield Dragon Boat Festival
Sat 20 Jul 2024 08:00 — 16:00
North Riverfront Park, Springfield MA
Can American Club Crew Championships
July 24-28, 2024
Welland Recreational Flatwater Centre
Dragon Boat Canada, working with USDBF, is excited to be hosting the first ever Can American Club Crew Championships at the Welland International Flatwater Centre.