2015 World Dragon Boat Racing Championships

The dates for the next Dragon Boat World Championships has been confirmed as 19th – 23rd August 2015 at Welland Regatta Centre, Welland, Canada, just 20 minutes from Niagara Falls. The course is 10m deep with 13.5m wide racing lanes with a good array of facilities for the athletes.

2014 World Club Crew Championships

The IDBF Congress has confirmed that the 2014 World Club Crew Championships will run between 4th – 7th September 2014 in Ravenna, Italy at the purpose made Standiana Rowing Basin which has an even depth of 4 – 5m.

11th World Nations Dragon Boat Championships 2013

We are in for an exciting week as the 11th IDBF World Nations Championships is on in Szeged, Hungary between 24th – 28th July 2013. LIKE Irish Dragon Boat Association on facebook to keep abreast of all the action. We will try to keep you up to date with the latest happenings.

World Police & Fire Games 2013

So if the World Police & Fire Games is new to you this is what it is all about.

The World Police and Fire Games is the third largest international multi-sport event in the world and will be the largest ever sporting event to take place in Northern Ireland. The 2013 Games will have more competitors than any previous Commonwealth Games. In 2013 there will be 56 sports held at 41 venues across Northern Ireland from 1st–10th August 2013.

7,000 competitors from over 60 countries are expected to take part. Approximately 3,600 volunteers will help deliver the ‘friendliest Games ever’ and will create a diverse pool of skilled volunteers for future events in Northern Ireland. The Games will also leave a lasting legacy as a result of extensive services engagement in the community, with schools and with young people, and through our three official charities. WPFG will provide a major economic boost for Northern Ireland, generating much needed revenue for the service sector including hotels, restaurants, shops and visitor attractions.


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Dublin Dragon Boat Regatta 2013

We are officially open for entries for the Dublin Dragon Boat Regatta, 14th & 15th September 2013.

Closing date for INTERNATIONAL crews – Friday, 2nd August 2013.

Closing date for DOMESTIC crews – Friday, 30th August 2013.

All crews are accepted on a “first come, first served basis” and entries will only be accepted formally on receipt of the entry form and full payment.

For an entry form, please email info@dragonboat.ie.




World Police and Fire Games 2013

There is less than 30 days to go now until the World Police and Fire Games begin in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Dragon boating is one of the designated sports at the Games with entries received from 7 different countries. Racing will be run on the River Lagan behind the Waterfront Hall at Lanyon Place between 2nd – 4th August 2013. The following competition classes will be run on the following days.

Friday, 2nd August 2013 – Women-10’s, Senior Mixed-10’s, Senior Mixed-20’s

Saturday, 3rd August 2013 – Men-10’s, Men-20’s

Sunday, 4th August 2013 – Mixed-10’s, Mixed-20’s

If you are in town over the Bank Holiday weekend, why not drop by and cheer on the teams.