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.

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
If you completed the ADEL Anti-doping course in 2022 or 2023, your certificate must be valid until September 2024 or later in order to participate in CCWC 2024. · Read more
ATTENTION CCWC 2024 team managers who are sending crews and support personnel to the CCWC 2024 in Ravenna. Please visit our CCWC 2024 page to find important information regarding required Anti-doping accreditation requirements that must be completed soon. · 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
Boston Dragon Boat Festival
Sat 08 Jun 2024 08:00 — Sun 09 Jun 2024 17:00
Riverbend Park, near the John W. Weeks Bridge and Harvard Square
Pocono Dragon Boat Race
Sat 22 Jun 2024 07:00 — 17:00
115 S Anderson St, Lake Orion, MI 48362
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