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.

Dragon Boat Canada (DBC) is excited to be hosting the first ever Can American Championships at the Welland International Flatwater Centre. DBC is thrilled to be working with the USDBF to provide the most competitive, fair and exciting racing on the continent in 2024! · Read more
The USDBF Nominations Committee is now accepting applications for Vice President 1, Treasurer, and Membership Officer positions. Applications are available online and are due January 31. · Read more
Bulletin 1 is now available with Key Dates. · Read more
Official Invitation letter from the International Dragon Boat Federation (IDBF) and USDBF Berth Awards · Read more
The United States Dragon Boat Federation (USDBF) and Dragon Boat Canada Bateau-Dargon are pleased to announce the creation of the Can AM Club Crew Championship (CACCC). The event will be held in Welland Ontario Canada on July 24, 2024 through July 28, 2024. · Read more
Fundamentals of Dragon Boat Coaching/USDBF Certified Level 1
Apr 13, 2024 8am-5pm PT Apr 14, 2024 8am-4pm PT
Fundamentals of Dragon Boat Coaching/USDBF Level 1 with Connie Flesuras of Dragon Boat Training
Pan Am/USDBF Certified Level 1 Coaching
Apr 19, 2024 - 9am to 4:30pm ET Apr 20, 2024 - 9am to 4:30pm ET
Chase Suite Hotel
The popularity of this introductory dragon boat coaching course has grown considerably. This course will take place in person at Chase Suites, Tampa FL LEVEL I Coach Course -April 19-20, 2024
Pan Am Advanced Coaching/USDBF Certification Level 2
April 19-20, 2024 9:00-4:30pm Eastern
Chase Suite Hotel
The Pan Am Level II Coach Course is an advanced course for coaches wanting to coach at a competitive level.
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