S/L/A/S/H Professional Rope Skipping Team Performing Live!

With the support of our sponsor, the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, we are pleased to announce that S/L/A/S/H a brand new Professional Rope Skipping Team from Hong Kong will be flying into Dublin especially to perform live at the Dublin Hong Kong Dragon Boat Regatta 2017.
This highly skilled group of skippers, many of which have competed at Asian and World Skipping Championships will be performing twice daily over the weekend in Grand Canal Square. Their performance routine will include a combination of skipping, gymnastics and dance. I can ensure you it is not to be missed! Profile.pdf

Dublin Hong Kong Dragon Boat Regatta 2017

PRESS RELEASE:
 
We are pleased to announce our partnership again with the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office who will be the title sponsor of this year’s Dublin regatta. The event will be officially known for 2017 as the ‘Dublin Hong Kong Dragon Boat Regatta’. The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office is based in Brussels and it is the official representation of the Hong Kong Government to the European Union (EU) and EU Member States, including Ireland. Its mission is to promote bilateral ties between Hong Kong and Europe in particular on economic, trade, investment and cultural matters. This year is particularly poignant as it is the 20th Anniversary of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
 
We are delighted that this is our second year of collaboration between the Irish Dragon Boat Association and the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office and hope we can maintain an excellent relationship for many years to come. It is exciting for us to be associated with such a strong brand for our sport and being able to raise the profile of dragon boating and Hong Kong at the regatta.
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EDBF European Club Crew Championships 2017 – Ireland on a Roll!

We are delighted to announce that at the recent 17th EDBF European Club Crew Championships held in Divonne-les-Bains, France two of our clubs achieved fantastic results:

Carlow Dragon Boat Club competed in the Standard Boat Premier Women’s Division
2000m – Gold
200m – Bronze
500m – Silver

Plurabelle Paddlers competed in the Standard Boat Senior A Women’s Division
2000m – Silver
200m – Bronze
500m – Bronze

 

Barrow Dragon Boat Regatta 2017 – Results

With blustery strong winds and a fast flowing river the Barrow Dragon Boat Regatta tested the helms this year. Fortunately the rain that was forecast did not materialise so the crews had a dryer event that forecast. Please find following the full results of the Barrow Dragon Boat Regatta 2017. Barrow DBR – Results 2017

Barrow Dragon Boat Regatta – Sunday, 11th June 2017 – Race Programme

Timings for Sunday:

Crew Managers Meeting – 10.00 hrs (sharp)

Crew Briefings Commence – 10.30 hrs

First Race – 11.00 hrs

Last Race – 15.00 hrs

Prize Giving – 15.20 hrs

The Race Programme can be found here. Barrow DBR – Race Programme 2017

Dublin Hong Kong Dragon Boat Regatta 2017 – OPEN FOR ENTRIES

The Dublin Hong Kong Dragon Boat Regatta will be held on the weekend of 9th & 10th September 2017 in Grand Canal Dock, Dublin in conjunction with Plurabelle Paddlers. We are now open for entries. The entry form can be downloaded here. Entry Form DHKDBR 2017 Don’t leave the entry until the last minute as this is a very popular event and fills up very quickly.

Paddle for the Planet – Saturday, 3rd June 2017

The Irish Dragon Boat Association is delighted to lend its support to Paddle for the Planet which is designed to unite paddlers around the world for a one day global relay event in an effort to raise environmental awareness and give something back to our oceans.

If you would like to donate, please go to the Paddle for the Planet website – www.paddlefortheplanet.org.

Athy Dragon Boat Regatta 2017 – Results

Despite a rather wet day 15 crews took to the water at the Athy Dragon Boat Regatta 2017. We were delighted to say we had 6 under 18 crews competing, ranging in age from 8 to 18. The full days results can be found here. Athy DBR 2017 – Results

Athy Dragon Boat Regatta – 30/04/17 – Race Programme

Timings for Sunday:

Crew Managers Meeting – 10.00 hrs (sharp)

Crew Briefings Commence – 10.30 hrs

First Race – 11.00 hrs

Last Race – 16.30 hrs

Prize Giving – 16.45 hrs

The Race Programme can be found here. Athy Race Programme

Notification of 3rd Annual General Meeting of IDBA Ltd

Please be advised that the 3rd Annual General Meeting of the Irish Dragon Boat Association Limited will be held on Saturday, 13th May 2017 at 11.00hrs in Waterways Ireland Visitor’s Centre, Grand Canal Quay, Dublin. 1003 – AGM Notification