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Dear friends of Dragon Boat Net, you might have realized the recent lack of updates to Dragon Boat Net. - The reason: Behind the scenes Dragon Boat Net is under renovation. It is a lot of work and still will take some time. However, it will be to your advantage! - Thanks for your understanding. Yours, Henning

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HEADLINES & UPDATES:

PHOTO-GALLERIES: See the photos from the Hong Kong Internationals and the IDBF Club Crew World Championships 2010 held in Macau. See the photos here! (August 11th, 2010)

CINEMA: Dragon Boating: Scenes of a Sport is the 2010 IDBF promotional dragon boat video. Watch it! (March 21st, 2010)

CINEMA: Watch the new dragon boat video promoting dragon boating in Hungary. Watch the film "Dragons on Danube" here! (March 21st, 2010)

NEWS: The United States Dragon Boat Federation has redesigned its website. It looks more fresh and definitely has become much more informative. Check it out at www.usdbf.org (March 20th, 2010)

CINEMA: Dragon Boat Net's sister site Dragon Boat World TeleVision presents the video "Welcome To Iran - Dragon Boat Impressions from Tehran". This dragon boat video was recorded at the venue for the 2013 World Dragon Boat Racing Championships. Watch it now, Click Here! (March 1st, 2010)

CLUB-LINKS: Added quite a number of new dragon boat club links; go to the Club Links page and find under Asia the Paddlers of Tomorrow and PDBRT-Fireblades. For Europe new entries are Arrabona Dragons, KRK Blue Eagles and Concrete Dragons. New US links are going to XtremeNY Dragon Boat Crew and The Nature Coast DB Club. Under Australia the Dragon Sports Assn. is added. (Feb. 23rd, 2010)

NEWS & REPORTS: For the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver the Olympic Torch was carried on a Dragon Boat by False Creek Dragon Boat Team. Read More ... (Feb. 23rd, 2010)

PHOTO-GALLERIES: The 2009 National Dragon Boat Champs of Iran took place on November 20th in Tehran at the same venue where the 2013 World Dragon Boat Championships are scheduled. See the dragon boat photos. (Nov. 23rd, 2009)

PHOTO-GALLERIES: See the dragon boat photos from the Dutch Nationals, held at the same venue in Amsterdam where the European Nations Championships will take place next year, Aug. 13.-15., 2010 (Oct. 12th, 2009)

NEWS & REPORTS: The Dragon Boat Festival on the fith day of the fith month of the lunar calendar becomes  World Heritage. Read More! (Oct. 9th, 2009)

PHOTO-GALLERIES: We've been to the UK National Dragon Boat Champs held in Nottingham. See the photos! (October 5th, 2009)

ANNOUNCEMENT: Our sister website DRAGON BOAT WORLD TV shows from off today its Premier Broadcast. The main feature is a film about the World Dragon Boat Racing Champs in Prague. Watch it here! (Sept. 30th, 2009)

PHOTO-GALLERIES: Just uploaded the photos from the 9th World Dragon Boat Racing Championships 2009. TAKE A LOOK! (Sept. 3rd, 2009)

WORLD DRAGON BOAT RACING CHAMPIONSHIPS IN PRAGUE: View Results posted directly from the Regattas Race Officials. Click Here! (Aug. 21st, 2009)

WORLD DRAGON BOAT RACING CHAMPIONSHIPS IN PRAGUE: Upload Videos to our new Dragon Boat World TeleVision! Learn More Here! (Aug. 21st, 2009)

NEWS & REPORTS: Flip through the new DBWI Magazine (Aug.12th, 2009)

NEWS & REPORTS: Download the latest IDBF NEWSLETTER (Aug. 12th, 2009)

RECOMMENDED SITES: Just cleaned up broken links and added two new ones. To see which other sites we recommned, Click Here! (Aug. 12th, 2009)

FORUM NEWS: Read the Press Release in our forum about the new IP-based TV "Dragon Boat World TeleVision". Go to the Forum! (Aug. 7th, 2009)

DOWNLOADS: Get the Info Bulletin No. 3 for the IDBF Dragon Boat World Championships in Prague. Click this Link (Aug. 7th, 2009)

DOWNLOADS: Are you going to paddle at the Worlds in Prague? If yes, you should read the TECHNICAL INFORMATION for the 9th Dragon Boat World Championships. Click this Link to download the 1.3 MB PDF file. (Aug. 3rd, 2009)

PHOTO-GALLERIES: Added over 400 dragon boat photos from the European Dragon Boat Championships for Club Crews in Budapest. Find them within the dragon boat album in our Photo-Galleries. (July 14th, 2009)

CINEMA: DRAGONS IN EUROPE is our video produced on behalf of the European Dragon Boat Federation (EDBF) in order to help promoting the dragon boat sport. It actually features the European Dragon Boat Championship 2008 held in Sabaudia / Italy. WATCH IT! (July 6th, 2009)

ANNOUNCEMENT: DRAGON BOAT WORLD INTERNATIONAL launches its free ONLINE MAGAZINE. Readers now have a total of three choices to read all the great news and stories: 1. You can subscripe the glossy, high quality, printed edition to be mailed to you. 2. You can download the magazine as PDF-File. 3. You simply can read this great and colorful Dragon Boat Magazine directly from its website www.dragonboatmagazine.com. (July 1st, 2009)

PHOTO GALLERIES: Just added new dragon boat photos from the dragon boat races organized by the KEL in Datteln / Germany. Take a look! (June 28th, 2009)

COMMERCIAL-LINKS: They are your Yellow Pages for Dragon Boating, your Dragon Boat Resources on Dragon Boat Net. Two new links to MERLIN PADDLES in the UK and to TALON TECHNOLOGY (MERLIN) in Australia are added. Check it out! (June 26th, 2009)

NEWS & REPORTS: IDBF NEWSLETTER - APRIL '09 is now available to download at www.dragonboatmagazine.com. It's packed with dragon boat news! (May 3rd, 2009)

NEWS & REPORTS: Take a preview on some pages of the new April Edition of the worlds leading dragon boat magazine: Dragon Boat World International. See and read here (April 21st, 2009)

CINEMA: We have produced a new dragon boat video as presentation of our sport. The title: "Dragon Boating - That's Our Sport!!!". Watch it here! (Mar. 21st, 2009)

CLUB-LINKS: Added the Links to: Dragon Boat Team Kojetin - Czech Rep., Schuygil Dragons - USA and the American Dragons and SAFRA Dragon Boat Club, both in Singapore. The Club-Links page. (Mar. 17th, 2009)

THE BRAVEHEARTS - are Canadas first All Cancer Dragon Boat Team. Their website is hosted with Dragon Boat Net. See the updates, CLICK HERE (Mar. 16th,2009)

FORUM NEWS: Everbody please read in the forum the topic "Be Aware Of Stolen Dragon Boat Parts ..."! Perhaps the one or other can be of help for our friends from the Gold Coast Dragons in Australia. (March 14th, 2009)

PHOTO GALLERIES: The Dragon Boat Indoor Cup in Minden / Germany! CLICK HERE to see the photos inside the Dragon Boat album! (Feb. 8th, 2009)

NEWS & REPORTS: Read the new IDBF Newsletter - Dragon Boat Intl. - Winter 09. GET ME THERE (Jan. 31st, 2009)

FORUM-NEWS: JON TAYLOR from Australia passed away. Show your respect by giving him "Stars" in the Forum. (Dec. 17th, 2008)

NEWS & REPORTS: World Dragon Boat Racing Championships 2009 in Prague / Czech Rep.: Official Invitation and Info Bulletin No. 1 - CLICK & READ (Dec. 4th, 2008)

NEWS & REPORTS: World Corporate & Community Dragon Boat Championships 2009 in Miami / USA: Info Bulletin No. 1 - CLICK & READ (Dec. 4th, 2008)

COMMERCIAL-LINKS: Dragon Boat Biz in the Netherlands is the latest source we just added. Check our "Yellow Page", your dragon boat resources guide. Click Here. (December 2nd, 2008)

NEWS & REPORTS: Dragon Boat International No. 17, Oct. 2008, is the latest Newsletter-Edition from the International Dragon Boat Federation ( IDBF ) READ HERE. (Nov. 30th, 2008)

CINEMA: Dragon Boat Net is proud to present a film from Abonyi Attila about the Hungarian Dragon Boat Team participating the 8th European Dragon Boat Championships held in Sabaudia / Italy. Watch it here! (Sept. 29th, 2008)

RECOMMENDED SITES: WADA stands for "World Anti-Doping Agency". Since doping issues unfortunately effect also the Dragon Boat Sport, via the WADA-Link you can find the updated list of prohibited substances. Go to our recommended links and look for WADA. (Sept. 28th, 2008)

PHOTO-GALLERIES: 8th European Dragon Boat Championships 2008 held in Sabaudia / Italy. A selection of our dragon boat photos, GO HERE. (Sept. 22nd, 2008)

FORUM-NEWS: Please read why there were no updates on Dragon Boat Net during the past 1 1/2 month. (Sept. 22nd, 2008)

NEWS & REPORTS: The IDBF Dragon Boat Club Crew World Championships (CCWC) and the Asian Dragon Boat Championships (ADBC) in Penang / Malaysia are on! CLICK HERE and download as PDF's the time tables, competing dragon boat crews and Heat Draws. (July 31st, 2008)

CLUB-LINKS: Added the "Brno Dragon Boat Club" from the Czech Republic in Europe. Go to the Link-Page. (July 30th, 2008)

CINEMA: "Deep Water Bay impressions 2008" is the latest dragon boat video on Dragon Boat Net. It's about the Hong Kong Island Paddle Club's (HKIPC) dragon boat races. WATCH IT HERE (July 21st, 2008)

NEWS & REPORTS: The July 08 IDBF Dragon Boat Intl. Newsletter. READ HERE. (July 16th, 2008)

NEWS & REPORTS: Dragon Boat World International's New Edition No. 3 is there! Take a look at some sample pages! (July 5th, 2008)

COMMERCIAL-LINKS: New links to Grey Owl Paddles, Champion Dragon Boats, Kayak Pro Ergometers for Dragon Boaters and SAVA. Look for it! (July 5th, 2008)

CLUB-LINKS: Addded Lion Art Dragon Boat Team / Hong Kong, Bei Loon Dragon Boat Club / Australia, Boogies Dragin' Butt Dragon Boat Club / Canada. Check out those links! (July 5th, 2008)

FORUM-NEWS: The IDBF 2009 World Dragon Boat Racing Championships are changed to be held in Prague / Czech Republic. READ MORE... (June 28th, 2008)

NEWS & REPORTS: Our article Dragon Boat Festival 2008 covers the dragon boat races in Macau, Aberdeen and Stanley. Two dragon boat videos are embedded! READ AND WATCH IT. (June 12th, 2008)

RECOMMENDED-SITES: Two German Links added. TAKE A LOOK (June 10th, '08)

PHOTO-GALLERIES: Dragon Boat Festival in Hong Kong - The Carnival: See the pictures from the Big Stanley Dragon Boat Fest. CLICK HERE (June 9th, 2008)

PHOTO-GALLERIES: Dragon Boat Festival in Hong Kong - The Tradition: Fishermen Dragon Boat Races in Aberdeen. CLICK HERE. (June 9th, 2008)

PHOTO-GALLERIES: A day before Dragon Boat Festival, the Macau International Dragon Boat Races started. See some dragon boat photos of the 2000m races. Some photos look blurr, well that's heavy rainfall!!! TAKE A LOOK. (June 7th, 2008)

PHOTO-GALLERIES: New album of the Chai Wan Fishermen Dragon Boat Races. Includes photos of some 50 men dragon boat. CLICK HERE (June 2nd, 2008)

CLUB-LINKS: Added two Asian Dragon Boat Clubs: Bugsay Boracay Dragon Boat and Phuket Dragon Boat. CHECK IT OUT (May 31st, 2008)

PHOTO-GALLERIES: The photos of the 9th Deep Water Bay Dragon Boat Regatta. Sorted by teams, still some more to come but TAKE A LOOK. (May 28th, 2008)

NEWS & REPORTS: Join the First Worldwide Dragon Boat Photo Competition! Great prices to win! For more details GO HERE! (May 24th, 2008)

SPECIAL-EVENT: Are you in Hong Kong for the HK International Dragon Boat Races on 14th and 15th of June? Well, then you shouldn't miss the SMUGS Pool Party. Meet some Dragon Boat party lions :-) For details GO HERE! (May 24th, 2008)

PHOTO-GALLERIES: A little late, but here they are, the photos we took from the Fishermen Dragon Boat Races in Stanley. WATCH THEM! (May 24th, 2008)

CINEMA: A little bit different dragon boat video. It is a recruiting film for a dragon boat team in Hong Kong, while the general story and message actually would apply to most dragon boat clubs any where in the world. Have fun watching our latest dragon boat video "Struggle and Paddle". CLICK HERE. (May 17th, 2008)

INSIGHTS: Dragon Boat goes Olympic? Read about the progress the IDBF makes. With the Olympic Torch carried on a dragon boat, the Dragon Boat Sport obtained some important media attention. This and more, CLICK HERE! (May 10th, 2008)

CLUB-LINKS: Added the Canadian Dragon Boat Club of Windsor & Essex County. You want your club listed too? Send me an e-mail. CLICK HERE (May 10th, 2008)

PHOTO-GALLERIES: Added Cheung Chau Fishermen Dragon Boat Race under Dragon Boat / Hong Kong 2008. This dragon boat race had to be postponed due to a Typhoon and was then held on May 1st. CLICK HERE (May 6th, 2008)

FORUM - NEWS & EVENTS: CLICK HERE and read what Walt Disney has to do with Dragon Boat Racing. (April 29th, 2008)

FORUM - NEWS & EVENTS: You are in Florida? You have no plans for the coming weekend yet? Well, now you might have! Go to the Tampa Bay Dragon Boat Races! It's their 5th anniversary! For more CLICK HERE! (April. 28th, 2008)

FORUM - NEWS & EVENTS: Three more days left for dragon boat teams to register for the Colorado Dragon Boat Festival 2008. CLICK HERE for more about one of the very big dragon boat events in the US (April 28th, 2008)

PHOTO-GALLERIES: Finally we made it to go to our first dragon boat race this season. See our dragon boat photos of the Po Toi Fishermen Dragon Boat Race, its traditional, its colorful, its one of the roots of the dragon boat sport. CLICK HERE. (April 28th, 2008)

NEWS: - HONG KONG - Cheung Chau Dragon Boat Race needed to be rescheduled and takes now place on May 1st, 2008. If you are in Hong Hong, it's absolutely worth going there, awsome atmosphere, beautiful island with great seafood and most traditional dragon boat racing. You might see the Stand Up paddling. (April 28th, 2008)

NEWS: - HONG KONG - The Cheung Chau Fishermen Race, to be held on April 20th, 2008 is canceled because of a heavy Typhoon. The race will be postponed to May. (April 19th, 2008)

PHOTO-GALLERIES: Go to the Member Albums / BUZZ and see the pictures of the ceremony for a new dragon boat going the first time to water. CLICK HERE. (April 19th, 2008)

PHOTO-GALLERIES: The Photos are back online and some new pictures added from Macau Dragon Boat Racing Venue. CLICK HERE (April 11th, 2008)

RECOMMENDED SITES: Added Dragon Boat Videos Online, the Dragon Boat You Tube from our friends of The Dragon Boat Channel. CLICK HERE (April 11th, 2008)

CLUB-LINKS: Added The Paddlers of the Fifth Moon / Canada. CLICK HERE

CINEMA: For wishing all of you a good upcoming dragon boat racing season, we have made a new video. See "Fly Your Dragons" below on this page. (April 8th, 2008)

CLUB-LINKS: New Dragon Boat Clubs added under Australia and North America. CLICK HERE to go to the page and look for: NY Wall Street DB Club, Shuswap ARP, Gorging Dragons, which also have Introduction pages. Further we installed the link to the Dragonauts (Canada) and TE WAKA Dragons ( Australia). (April 7th, 2008}

NEWS & REPORTS: DRAGON BOAT WORLD INTERNATIONAL - Issue No. 2, The World's Dragon Boat Magazine, take a glimpse at some sample pages, CLICK HERE (Mar. 27th, 2008)

NEWS & REPORTS: The IDBF-Newsletter No. 15, CLICK HERE (Mar. 27th, 2008)

FORUM: New in the Dragon Boat Net - Forum we now also host the forum for the worlds dragon boat magazine, Dragon Boat World International. CLICK HERE and check it out! (Mar. 26th, 2008)

FORUM-NEWS: This month there haven't been much updates on Dragon Boat Net. Why? - Read "Just To Inform You" in the Dragon Boat Forum. CLICK HERE and you will know there is nothing to worry. (Mar. 20th, 2008)

RACE-CALENDAR: Over 200 dragon boat events added! CLICK HERE and look for Canada, Germany, Gr. Britain, HK, Singapore and the US . (Feb. 10th, 2008)

CLUB-LINKS: New links to dragon boat teams added: Royal X Teams in Hong Kong, the World Police & Fire Games German National Team and in the US the HydroBLADES. Check them out, CLICK HERE. (Feb. 10th, 2008)

CINEMA: Outrigger at Four Peak Regatta 2008. HKIPC is both, a club for club for Dragon Boat and Outrigger. Every year they paddle against the sailing yachts competing in the Aberdeen Boat Club's annual regatta. CLICK HERE and see the short video impressions to get a taste what it is about. (Feb. 4th,2008)

PHOTO-GALLERIES: Some hot dragon boat party pictures from the annual dinner of the South Eagles Dragon Boat Team in Hong Kong. CLICK HERE (Jan. 29th, 2008)

NEWS & REPORTS: The latest IDBF-Newsletter, CLICK HERE (Jan. 28th, 2008)

PHOTO-GALLERIES: As every year HKIPC Outriggers paddled the Four Peak Sailing Regatta held in Hong Kong. This time: 120 km paddled in 20 hours. CLICK HERE to see the photos, report and video will follow later. (Jan. 27th, 2008)

NEWS & REPORTS: It's time to make plans for the upcoming dragon boat season. Why not going to the EURO DRAGON BOAT CAMP /Portugal? CLICK HERE (Jan.21.2008)

PHOTO-GALLERIES: Tons of photos of Dragon Boat "Celebrities" from the local Hong Kong dragon boat community at the annual dinner in Chai Wan. CLICK HERE (posted: Jan. 21st, 2008)

THE PADDLE SPACE is the new blogging feature of DRAGON BOAT NET, dedicated to Paddle Sport. - Now you can have your own Blog or Web Site for free. Check it out ! GO THERE. (Jan. 16th. 2008)

BRAVEHEARTS - page is updated with some local news about upcoming events and new contacts. CLICK HERE to the page hosted on Dragon Boat Net. (Jan. 9th,2008)

CLUB-LINKS: Added the Manayunk Dragon Boat Racing Team to the links for the United States. CLICK HERE for the Club-Links page. (Jan. 9th, 2008)

PHOTO-GALLERIES: New Year, New Boat, New Album. The BUZZ's new boat arrived and was greeted with a typical Welcome Ceremony. GO THERE to see the first "Hong Kong 2008" photo album. (Jan. 5th, 2008)

CINEMA: Catching up with our video production we are proudly presenting the new and great Off-Season-Movie WHEN THE DRAGONS SLEEP. Great stuff, GO THERE and watch it. (Dec. 29th, 2007)

CLUB-LINKS: Three more Clubs added: Portland Fire Dragons and Mountain Home Canoe Club, both from the US and the Team Chaos from Canada. to go to the Club-Links page, please CLICK HERE. (Dec. 29th, 2007)

DRAGON BOAT NET wishes you a MERRY CHRISTMAS and A HAPPY NEW YEAR. Read more in the Forum under "Paddle Stuff" GO THERE. (Dec. 23rd, 2007)

CLUB-LINKS: The SUN DRAGONS in Germany are the latest link added. If you want your club-link in here, send me an e-mail. GO T HERE (Dec. 6th, 2007)

FORUM-NEWS: See the announcement for the 2008 Winnipeg All-Star DB Challenge. Event organizers, please be reminded that you may use the Forum for your announcements. Also don't forget to submit your events to the RACE-CALENDAR. CLICK HERE to the Forum. (Dec. 6th, 2007)

COMMERCIAL-LINKS: Three more links added, making our "Yellow Pages" grow. Check out "Paddle Gear..." and "Tourism". GO THERE. (Dec. 6th, 2007)

FORUM-NEWS: Dear Dragon Boat Community, on Friday, November 23rd, 2007 an tragic accident happened during a race in Cambodia, leaving the Singaporian boat with 17 injured and five dead. We have placed this sad news in our Forum so that you can join us in our condolences to the families and friends who suffered such a big loss. Please CLICK HERE. (Nov. 26th, 2007)

PHOTO-GALLERIES: For the first time Hong Kong hosted a world class Surf-Ski Race with top international participation. See the pictures of the DRAGON RUN 07 in our photo gallery for "Other Paddle Sport". To the gallery CLICK HERE (Nov. 24th, 2007)

INSIGHTS: Updated the results of past dragon boat championships starting in 1999 up to 2007. You will find on the Insights-page under "General Knowledge". To go to INSIGHTS use the Main Menu or CLICK HERE (Nov. 22nd, 2007)

ANNOUNCEMENT: DRAGON BOAT WORLD INTERNATIONAL, the new and only global magazine for Dragon Boating has now its own web site where you can also subscribe. Check it out, GO THERE (Nov. 10th, 2007)

CLUB-LINKS: New links added for the BRISBANE RIVER DRAGONS (Australia) and the "WE NEED A BEER SPONSOR" (WNABS) DRAGON BOAT TEAM in Canda. The WNABS also introduce themselves on DRAGON BOAT NET. For the Club-Links page CLICK HERE and to go directly to the WNABS intro CLICK HERE. (Nov. 3rd, 2007)

BRAVEHEARTS: See the first web site we have done for a Dragon Boat Team. For teams who don't have their web site but wish to have one can contact us. Check it out, GO THERE. (Oct. 9th, 2007)

ANNOUNCEMENT: DRAGON BOAT WORLD INTERNATIONAL, the new and only worldwide, hard copy magazine for the Dragon Boat Sport can now be subscribed here on DRAGON BOAT NET. CLICK HERE - Don't miss Issue No. 1 (Oct. 6th, 2007)

FORUM NEWS: Read the early invitaton for 2008 to race in Denver. GO T HERE

NEWS & REPORTS: In Sydney the IDBF Council meet and decided about the further development of dragon boating and others. GO THERE. (Oct. 1st, 2007)

NEWS & REPORTS: Report on the World Dragon Boat Racing Championships 2007 in Sydney including Medals Table. GO THERE. (Sept. 29th, 2007)

FORUM NEWS: BREAKING NEWS: The new dragon boat magazine is coming!!! DRAGON BOAT WORLD INTERNATIONAL ... Read the official News Release in the Forum under News & Events, CLICK HERE. (Sept. 27th, 2007)

NEWS & REPORTS: The Dragon Boat World Championships in Sydney are over and have been, what we heard, on a very high sportive level. See the results that we have taken from the IDBFweb site: CLICK HERE. (Sept. 26th, 2007)

NEWS & REPORTS: The August issue of the official IDBF Newsletter Dragon Boat International is there !!! Just in time for the Worlds in Sydney, read all you want to know about it. CLICK HERE. (Sept. 17th, 2007)

PHOTO-GALLERIES: Share your photos on Dragon Boat Net. To get you started I have set up a simple Help-Documentation. GO THERE (Sept. 13th, 2007)

CINEMA: GERMAN DRAGONS features the German dragon boat maker BuK and the very nice and great organized race of the KEL-DATTELN. It's a must-see, GO THERE. (Sept. 12th, 2007)

FORUM NEWS: Boats stolen in England trigger race in Cyprus to be cancelled and postponed by one year. Read more, CLICK HERE (Sept. 5th, 2007)

CINEMA: New movie: THE BUZZ - I'm proud to introduce to all of you the team that got me into the whole Dragon Boat stuff. They made me taking photos, writing my book and all this finally was leading me to run Dragon Boat Net. Watch the film, CLICK HERE. (Sept 5th, 2007)

RACE-CALENDAR: It is up and running again. Please be reminded that you can submit your events directly from this site into the Calendar. It's easy and fast to do! To get your race in, CLICK HERE. (Sept. 5th, 2007)

FORUM: I had to install again a new Forum, the old entries are lost by the site's crash. From now on you will find short News posted in there too. If you have any News by yourselves or want to promote your event, go ahead and put in. As additional protection against automated spam you will need to register, which is free and instantly approved. Getting your feedback about Dragon Boat Net would be nice. So check it out in a all new design, CLICK HERE. (Sept. 5th, 2007)

PHOTO-GALLERIES: After the site's crash all the thousands of photos needed to be uploaded again. Not only that, you will find now also albums from Hong Kong races of the years 2005 and 2006. As a new feature, you now can register with the Gallery and create your very own albums by uploading your photos directly from your computer. For any questions, contact me via the also new Forum. To see the perhaps largest Photo-Stock for Paddle Sports on the Internet, CLICK HERE. and enjoy browsing (Sept. 5th, 2007)

ANNOUNCEMENT: Dragon Boat Net was offline due to a failure of our web host, who in fact simply deleted this site. We changed to another host and we are back on line. However, we haven't uploaded all files yet and also still need to work on the forum, photo gallery and race calendar. We expect that on Sept. 3rd, 2007 everything is up and running again. We apologize for any disturbence by missing files until then. Thank you all for your support so far. Your Henning Aug. 30th, 07

NEWS & REPORTS: Read about HKIPC's 2007 Outrigger expedition to Macau. To get there CLICK HERE. (Aug. 20th, 2007)

PHOTO-GALLERIES: Every year HKIPC undertakes its Outrigger expedition from Hong Kong to Macau and back. This year Dragon Boat Net attended to take a few photos. To see the pictures CLICK HERE. (Aug. 20th, 2007)

NEWS & REPORTS: Calling for the third SAVA Sprints International in Singapore on 15th and 16th of September 2007. For those travelling to the WORLDS in Sydney this might be a good stop over. Get the details, CLICK HERE. ( Aug. 16th, 2007)

NEWS & REPORTS: Read about the brand new paddle shirt coming from Germany. It's especially designed for dragon boaters. CLICK HERE. ( Aug. 15th, 2007)

CLUB-LINKS: Two more teams from Australia, Lindisfarne Dragon Boat Racing Club and Drake Ice Dragons, are added. The Ice Dragons also have have now an introduction on Dragon Boat Net. CLICK HERE. ( Aug. 15th, 2007)

NEW ON DRAGON BOAT NET: With our Google Map you easily can find locations world wide and look at race venues by zooming in with the satellite mode. Access the map from the RACE CALENDAR page, or simply CLICK HERE. (Aug. 13th, 2007)

PHOTO-GALLERIES: We are back from a trip to Germany where we visited the fith Canoe Fun Days of the KEL Datteln. It was a two days event with the second day being only dedicated for dragon boat racing. To see our photos of this extremely nice event CLICK HERE. (Aug. 12th, 2007)

Announcement: Due to holiday season, updates are running a little bit slow at the moment. However there is much to come and by Mid-August we will be up to normal speed again, with a lot of news. To kill the time we have a new product for you in the DBN-Shop. CLICK HERE. (July 23rd, 2007)

DBN-SHOP: See what Bonus you get when buying our famous book CLICK HERE

NEW on DRAGON BOAT NET - YouTube DB & OC Playlist - GO THERE

NEWS: DB Championships in Brandenburg / Germany are cancelled. Go to the Forum under "Dragon Boaters Forum". CLICK HERE (July 13th, 2007)

CINEMA: See the movie: 40th Stanley International Dragon Boat Races, brought to you by ING-Logo CLICK HERE. (July 12th, 2007)

PHOTO-GALLERIES: On Lamma, one of Hong Kong's Islands, a very nice Fishermen race was held with small dragon boats. GO THERE. (July 9th, 2007)

PHOTO-GALLERIES: HKIPC started their Outrigger Season with an Open Day and an OC 1 & OC 2 Time Trial. To see the combined photos CLICK HERE. (July 4th, 2007)

PHOTO-GALLERIES: Stanley Reunification Short Course Races - we didn't stay until the end but still have taken a lot of photos. Check it out, CLICK HERE. (July 4th, 2007)

CINEMA: Watch and listen what the Hong Kong Sea School is about and why it needs your support. CLICK HERE. Other videos about races and events will follow soon, stay tuned. (July 3rd, 2007)

PHOTO-GALLERIES: The Hong Kong Internationals have just finished and the photos are uploaded already. CLICK HERE. (June 24th, 2007)

NEWS & REPORTS: Dragon Boat Festival in Hong Kong. We have been to Stanley, the worlds biggest Dragon Boat event. CLICK HERE. (June 22nd, 2007)

PHOTO-GALLERIES: And here it is, our album of the worlds biggest Dragon Boat Event: AIA Stanley International Dragon Boat Championships. If you don't find a picture of your team contact us. We took in total 2.212 photos but only 260 are in the album. To browse the photos CLICK HERE. (June 20th, 2007)

PHOTO-GALLERIES: In Hong Kong the Dragon Festival was yesterday on June 19th. Dragon Boat Net attended the AIA Stanley Internationals and is currently preparing all the coverage. To bridge the time until this is finished we have posted the earlier announced photo album "Head and Tails - Part 2". To see the photos CLICK HERE. (June 20th, 2007)

FOR CHARITY: 50% of every book "Hong Kong - Mother of Dragons" sold at the AIA Stanley Int, Races will go to the Hong Kong Sea School. The price: 160.--HKD. Same for every book sold online via Drgon Boat Net with a shipping address in Hong Kong. Do Good, Buy Now !!! CLICK HERE. (June 18th, 2007)

PHOTO GALLERIES: See some Fishermen action in Chai Wan (Hong Kong). Includes pictures of some 50 men boats racing. CLICK HERE. (June 17th, 2007)

NEWS & REPORTS: As the AIA Stanley Internationals are only a few days ahead, read the history of the event. CLICK HERE. (June 15th, 2007)

NEWS & REPORTS: The Stanley Short Course Races have a new name and are still open for entries until June 22nd. No entry fee for overseas teams. Read the full story, CLICK HERE. (June 13th, 2007)

CINEMA: Watch our video coverage on the new race in Hong Kong, the first Heliads Lamma International Dragon Boat Festival, which took place on June 10th. The Dubai Flying Dragons paddled the first time in Hong Kong. Watch it, CLICK HERE. (June 12th, 2007)

NEWS & REPORTS: The biggest North American Dragon Boat Festival is only 11 days ahead. To read more details and the schedule for OTTAWA please CLICK HERE. (June 12th, 2007)

NEWS & REPORTS: The Dragon Boat Festival approaches in Hong Kong with the AIA Stanley Int. becoming 40 years and breaking new records on participation: 200 teams in an one day event !!! CLICK HERE to read the story. (June 8th, 2007)

NEWS & REPORTS: The new European Dragon Boat League is launched by the EDBF and going into the race. To read about CLICK HERE. (June 7th, 2007)

DRAGON BOATERS FORUM: Speak Up, what do we expect from our Federations to do for us - the paddlers? Let's hit the drums and give critics in a constructive manner! Your feedback is wanted - CLICK HERE !!! (June 2nd, 2007)

RECOMMENDED SITES: Updated some new links for both DB and OC. To get there CLICK HERE. (June 1st, 2007)

NEWS & REPORTS: The May - Issue of the IDBF-Newsletter is now available for your reading. It contains a lot of interesting news. To read it CLICK HERE. (May 29th, 2007)

CALL FOR RACE in GERMANY: On June 23rd, 2007 the second Dragon Boat Race in Goerlitz takes place. Registration is still open. Contact: www.bluewater-events.de if you want to participate. (May 28th, 2007)

PHOTO-GALLERIES: Uploaded pictures from the Stanley Fishermen Dragon Boat Races in Hong Kong. To go to the Album "Hong Kong Races 2007" please CLICK HERE. It's easy to upload photos, however more coverage about the races will follow as video and as reports. Stay tuned!!! (May 26th, 2007)

DRAGON BOAT NET - Announcement: From the sales amount of every book: Hong Kong - Mother of Dragons, that is ordered online, starting from today, with a shipping address in Hong Kong, 50% will be donated to the Hong Kong Sea School in Stanley. If you want to support that, GO THERE and buy a book for 163.-- HKD only (May 24th, 2007)

PHOTO-GALLERIES: Just back back from the SMUGS Pool Party in Hong Kong the pictures are uploaded to the new main album "Social Events". Great party, nice pictures, - to watch them please CLICK HERE. ( May 24th, 2007)

NEWS & REPORTS: See the schedule of Dragon Boat Championships and International Regattas from now until 2011. GO THERE (May 19th, 2007)

CINEMA: The HKIPC's Deep Water Bay Dragon Boat Race 2007 was held on May 13th, '07 To see all the action CLICK HERE (May 18th, 2007)

SPECIAL EVENT - You are in Hong Kong on May 23rd ? If yes, great !!! -You are invited to a Dragon Boaters Pool Party. To read more, CLICK HERE

PHOTO-GALLERIES: Three dragon boat races added to the album "Hong Kong Races 2007" Cheung Chau, Po Toi and Deep Water Bay GO THERE (May 14th, 2007)

CINEMA: Watch our interview with Mike Haslam and Mason Hung, the two driving people for developing Dragon Boating across the world. How did it start? How did it happen? What are the small stoties in between? To take a look behind the scene CLICK HERE (May 12th, 2007)

NEWS & REPORTS: The ICF challenges the IDBF. Read the article: "ICF plays Political Gamble despite GAISF decision" - Let's hope this will come to an end soon and the Federations can start to focus on developing the sport. GO THERE

Are you sick about these politics? Why can't the Federations just concentrate on developing the sport? - Speak out your opinion in our Dragon Boaters Forum! (May 11th, 2007)

NEWS & REPORTS: Read the official IDBF Press Release regarding GAISF. You will find it in the Scroll-Text-Box. GO THERE (May 7th, 2007)

CINEMA: Enjoy IDBF's moment of success when becoming a member of GAISF, CLICK HERE. (April 29th, 2007)

NEWS & REPORTS: IDBF now member of GAISF !!! CLICK HERE (April 27th) Watch the video presenting Dragon Boating, which was produced by us on behalf of the IDBF while preparing for the GAISF-Meeting.

PHOTO-GALLERIES: The Race Season 2007 in Hong Kong has started. We opened the photo album "Hong Kong Races 2007" and posted some pictures of the first race in Shatin, Small Dragons, 200m. To take a look CLICK HERE (April 22nd, 2007)

MESSAGES = FORUM: After heavy automated spam attacks on the Message and Guestbook we have changed to a full scale FORUM with better spam-protection features. To check it out CLICK HERE or in the Main Menu on Messages. Use the Forum for whatever you want to say, ask or share with other paddlers. (April 20th, 2007)

INSIGHTS: Read how the Eye Dotting Ceremony is done in Hong Kong. It also includes Giving Name to a boat. GO THERE It is nested in the selection menu "General Knowledge" (April 20th, 2007)

PHOTO-GALLERIES: "Head and Tails - Part 1" shows you some varieties in shape and decoration. You may be suspicious what Part 2 will be showing? To see Part 1, CLICK HERE. (April 20th, 2007)

CLUB-LINKS: Two more teams from Canada posted with introductions. The Aquaholics have some cool videos on. The Bravehearts are the first ALL CANCER Team we have heard from. Read about that spirit, care for people and attitude, which goes far beyond their own team!!! To get there CLICK HERE for the Club-Links and then click on the team names in the selection menu "Club Introductions North America". Both teams can hopefully forgive me for the late posting of their links. (April 17th, 2007)

CINEMA: Creative Dragon Works, the owner of DBN, has produced a Film on behalf of the IDBF in order to present Dragon Boating to the GAISF for membership application. To become an IOC-recognized sport, there must be a world governing Federation for it, which is a member of the GAISF. To read more about this topic please go to the IDBF-Forum. To see what we produced on Film to support the IDBF and to present our sport, please CLICK HERE and have fun with watching it. (April 16th, 2007}

PHOTO-GALLERIES: "Selection Vol 2" shows you some Paddle Action. To have fun with it CLICK HERE (March 22nd, 2007)

INSIGHTS: Paul Kamen, a Naval Architect from California / US, gives guidelines how to turn a small canoe into a great dragon boat training device for assessing single paddlers performance and for fresh helms to gather first on water experiences. CLICK HERE. Further he suggests how to make a simple Bottom Brush for cleaning the hull while the boat is in the water. To go to the Bottom Brush GO THERE (March 21st, 2007)

IDBF-FORUM now open: Here you get the direct contact with the IDBF and can immediately give your opinion to the topics posted. The first topic is on: YOUR SPORT, YOUR CALL - by Mike Haslam. Read it! - Post your reply! GO THERE (March 20th, 2007)

CLUB-LINKS: New links and introductions from all over the world are posted. Always check it out again. GO THERE (March 20th, 2007)

PHOTO-GALLERIES: "Selection Vol 1" - some pre-seasonal pictures added to the Dragon Boat Album on March 17th, 2007. GO THERE

NEWS from Downunder: The Countdown for the World Championships in Sydney is on. The Organizer spends every effort to a very good host and provides information about Australia ahead of the event. Read it, it's nice stuff. To get there GO THERE (March 16th, 2007)

Insights: New articels posted under General Knowledge (Mar. 5th, 2007)

2007 IDBF Dragon Boat Participants Survey: The IDBF needs your honest feedback! So please fill in the blanks. GO THERE

Our "CLUB-LINKS"-Page starts becoming alive with the first club introductions from the US and Hong Kong. GO THERE

New Outrigger-Video-Clip is added to the CINEMA. It plays directly after the Book-Clip. Check it out and have fun!!! GO THERE

Outrigger racing on 4 Peak Regatta in Hong Kong: GO THERE

The latest IDBF - NEWSLETTER, published on Jan. 12th, 2007: GO THERE

The Hong Kong Island Paddle Club (HKIPC) holds since seven years its Dragon Boat Race in Deep Water Bay. Meanwhile the event belongs to the very competitive races in Hong Kong and is for sure one of the best organized ones, if not the best. The man in charge within HKIPC is Des Mabbott. Please read in our INSIGHTS what hints he has for you if you are planning to hold a Dragon Boat Race. GO THERE to get there.

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