World Championships

The International Dragon Boat Federation (IDBF) World Championships is the premier event in the dragon boat world calendar. The IDBF holds World Championships for Representative Teams from Countries and Territories recognised by the IDBF. These are held on odd numbered years and the IDBF Club Crew World Championships (for crews representing their own Clubs and not their Countries or Territories) are held on even years. 

The Asian Dragon Boat Federation (ADBF) hold Continental Championships for National and Territorial Teams, on the alternate years to the IDBF World Championships. The Asian Dragon Boat Championships are contested by member nations of the ADBF.