October Edition Longzhou News




October 2020 Issue 5, Volume 3

In this edition
・Message from our President Mike Thomas.

・IDBF 39th Council Meeting
Although this year has been a season of cancellations with many dragon boat events and training sessions around the world severely impacted, the IDBF Executive Committee and Council have used their time wisely and have been very productive behind the scenes.

・New Rulebook on Paradragon Racing
Nigel Bedford, Chair of the IDBF Para Athletes Commission discusses the new rulebook on Paradragon Racing and answers some commonly asked questions from teams.

・Paradragon webinar success
The IDBF broke new ground on 19 October by holding its first ever webinar, two in fact! Nigel Bedford delivered two very inspirational webinars on the new rules and philosophy behind paradragon racing, catering for our worldwide audience.

・Sport for All
PADs founder John Paul 'JP' Ecarma Maunes recounts how the discovery of dragon boating became a game changer for the Philippine disability sports and how it led to the formation of PADs Adaptive Dragon Boat Racing Programme.

・International Race Official Profiles
We asked some of our IDBF Race Officials from around the world to tell us how they got into dragon boating and what motivated them to become officials.

Athletes Survey closes at the end of October - don't forget to have your say!
UTS International Virtual Youth Festival - registrations close today!