The United States Dragon Boat Federation (USDBF) is a volunteer organization dedicated to the sport of dragon boat racing. The mission of the USDBF is “to promote the growth and development of dragon boating in the U.S. for fitness, recreation, and team building at all levels of competition.”
The USDBF consists of four regional entities across the country:
- Eastern Regional Dragon Boat Association (ERDBA)
- Southeastern Regional Dragon Boat Association (SRDBA)
- American Dragon Boat Association (ADBA)
- Pacific Dragon Boat Association USA (PDBA)
The USDBF is the Governing Body for Dragon Boat Sport in the U.S.A. It is a member of the International Dragon Boat Federation (IDBF), which is the World Governing Body for Dragon Boat Sport. The IDBF is recognized by SportAccord (formerly GAISF), an International Olympic Committee (IOC) recognised organisation. SRDBA is the regional affiliate of the United States Dragon Boat Federation representing the eight great states of Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi.