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.

Eight teams from the United States will be competing in the first ever Can American Club Crew Championships at the Welland International Flatwater Centre July 24-28. Live steaming will be available on the DBC YouTube channel. · Read more
CCWC 2024 BULLETIN 3 now available. · Read more
IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR CCWC 2024 PARTICIPANTS: The Declarations Form is now available. · 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
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
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.
Chicago International Dragon Boat Festival
Sat 27 Jul 2024 07:00 — 20:00
Busse Woods (Ned Brown Preserve
Cooper River Dragon Boat Festival
Sat 27 Jul 2024 08:30 — 16:00
Park Blvd & E. Cuthbert Blvd, Cherry Hill, Camden County, NJ
Lake Bemidji Dragon Boat Festival
Sat 03 Aug 2024 07:00 — 20:00
Lake Bemidji
Richmond International Dragon Boat Festival
Sat 03 Aug 2024 07:00 — 20:00
Rocketts Landing
Pan Am/USDBF Certified Level 1 Coaching
Aug 3, 2024 - 9am to 4:30pm ET Aug 4, 2024 - 9am to noon ET
The popularity of this introductory dragon boat coaching course has grown considerably. This course will take place via ZOOM LEVEL I Coach Course -Aug 3-4, 2024