Annapolis Dragon Boat Club (ADBC) is part of the fastest growing water sport in the world. We follow the guidelines and safety regulations of the US Dragon Boat Federation. We compete against other dragon boat clubs up and down the East Coast, having gone as far north as Ithaca, NY, and as far south as Sarasota, Florida.

ADBC belongs to the International Breast Cancer Paddlers Commission (IBCPC). In the Summer of 2018, we will compete n Florence, Italy, joining 129 other clubs from around the globe.

ADBC Membership is open to anyone with an interest in paddling or supporting the paddlers in the boat. Our team members include breast cancer survivors and supporters, their families and friends.

FLORENCE

Every four years the world community of Dragon Boating breast cancer survivors assembles for their Olympics: The IBCPC Dragon Boat Festival. In 2018, 129 teams from 17 countries will assemble to compete, commune and enjoy.

ADBC is very excited to be sending 52 people to the IBCPC Dragon Boat Festival in Florence, Italy. On the water, we will have a full boat of 22 and 3 alternates. Louise Kirk and Barb Van De Castle will be our steerers. Carolyn Granger and Laura Kucine will strike the pace as the drummers.

The festival begins with the Opening Day Parade on Friday, July 6, 2018. Then off to the races Saturday and Sunday on the beautiful Arno River.

ADBC is proud to be the sole MD team participating in the Festival. We’re coordinating with DC pink, the dragon boat club from Washington, D.C., who are also making the trip.

With 129 teams from around globe, the IBCPC is potentially the largest gathering of athletes to compete in an event this year – including the Winter Olympics !

Tickets are bought. Bags are packed. We’re ready to go – and take on the world !

Schedule

Thursday, July 5th
Team Practice, 5:30-6:20 (location TBD)
Team Dinner at BUONERIA, 7:30

Friday, July 6th
Pink Parade
Opening Ceremony

Saturday, July 7th
Races

Sunday, July 8th
Races
Flower Ceremony
Closing ceremony

Link to Festival Site: http://www.florencebcs2018.org/it/

MEMBER STORIES

WE ARE WARRIORS

In 2017, the Club set a Guinness World Record by paddling a half marathon in under 3 hours in the Annapolis Harbor. This video celebrates that achievement and the spirit that unites our members.

Pickle Ball Tournament

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ADBC BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The ADBC is run by the Annapolis Dragon Boat Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. To contact the Club or a Board Member, please email us at info@annapolisdragonboat.org.

Louise Kirk – Chair

Chandra Jackson – Vice Chair

Liz Carlin – Secretary

Michele Morisy – Treasurer

Jennifer Jennings – Board Member

Mike Kinder – Board Member

Teri Myer – Board Member

Janet Black – Immediate Past Chair – Honorary Board Member

Peter Van de Castle – Coach – Honorary Board Member

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RESOURCES LIBRARY

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