The International Dragon Boat Federation holds a World Nations Championships every other year in odd years. Each country member of IDBF can enter one crew in each class. IDBF regulations apply for international competitions. Crews and clubs that compete internationally are encouraged to familiarize themselves with these regulations.
Dragon Boat Canada is the official governing body for the sport of dragon boat racing in Canada, and is recognized as such, internationally, by the International Dragon Boat Federation (IDBF). DBC provides support and services designed to foster the orderly development of the sport in Canada. Dragon Boat Canada is a federally incorporated not-for-profit corporation, governed by an elected Board of Directors.The board is comprised of members representing three regions of Canada. East: Maritime Provinces and Quebec, Central Ontario, Manitoba and Nunavut and West: Western provinces, Northwest Territories and Yukon. The board is chaired by an elected President and the day-to-day operations are supported by an Executive Director.