Message from the president of Rowing and Canoeing Association of Thailand (RCAT)

“The Rowing and Canoeing Association of Thailand (RCAT) is honored to host the 16th IDBF World Dragon Boat Racing Championships during 7th-13th August 2023. We would like to invite you to be a part of the growth and development of dragon boat racing in this upcoming event. Below are essential details of the event. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need any further information. We look forward to sharing our joy and excitement with you in Thailand.”

Adm. Chainarong Charoenruk
The President of Rowing and Canoeing Association of Thailand


The 16th IDBF World Dragon Boat Racing Championships is held at the Royal Navy Rowing and Canoeing Association center in Rayong, Thailand. This venue has a quality as the Olympic standard which the National Olympic Committee had established. There are six lanes for racing, and the total distance is 2000 meters.

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Accommodation and Transportation

We had coordinated with local hotels and transportation companies in Rayong - Pattaya areas to provide to all participating teams. Details for a list of accommodation and transportation as well as the prices can be seen in this document. The services that will be provided include airport pickup and dropoff, hotel, full-board meal, and local transportation between venue and hotel.

You have to make a reservation directly with us by filling the hotel reservation form and submitting it to us

Schedule and Forms

Please ensure that you submit the forms before the following deadlines.

Deadline RCAT IDBF
Provisional entries close

(Note: IDBF Registration system opens from 20th January 2023)
24th February 2023 Visit the IDBF website
Confirmed Entries close 19th May 2023 Visit the IDBF website
Final team names submission – against which all fees will be charged 16th June 2023 Visit the IDBF website
Confirm booking and deposit on Accommodation, Transportation, and Meals 19th May 2023 email to
Confirmed Numerical Entries and Administration Deposit of 500 USD per team Only in exceptional circumstances will the Admin Deposit be refunded such as a visa refusal. 19th May 2023 email to
Exceptional extended deadline for Paradragon race category 1st June 2023 TBA
Certificates of Diagnosis of Paradragon paddlers received by
30th June 2023 email to
Final name Entries and Balance of Participant Registration Fee
- Name Entry form – against which all Regatta Fees (Administration and Registration) will be finalised and charged
- Participant Registration fee – 50 USD for adults, 35 USD for Juniors and U24
- Supporters Fee – 25 USD per person

Administration Fee should be transferred to the bank account below:


RCAT Bank: Krungthai Bank, Thailand

Bank Address: Sports Authority of Thailand Branch,286 Ramkhamhaeng Rd, Huamark, Bangkapi, Bangkok Thailand 10240

Beneficiary Name: The Rowing & Canoeing Association of Thailand

Account Number: 989-8-52035-3


E-Slip or any kinds of money transferring evidence should be sent to
30th June 2023 email to
IDBF Registration Fee

Full Members cost is 50 USD per person and 25 USD for Junior and U24 participants. There will be a processing fee of 50 USD per invoice issued.

The IDBF will provide an invoice for this payment, which will contain the bank details.
• Invoices sent on 30th June 2023
• Payment due 14th July 2023

IDBF Registration Fees paid after 21st July may be subject to a surcharge of $5 USD per person. IDBF will not be refunding registration fees for registered attendees who cancel after the payment of the invoice.

It is the responsibility of the participating member to ensure the full amount showing on the IDBF invoice is received by IDBF.

Any bank fees remain the responsibility of the participating member.

The registration fee is the only money payable to the IDBF.

**All other fees are payable to the Organizing Committee**
20th June 2023 Visit the IDBF website

16th IDBF WDBRC official forms

Visa Information

A list of countries for visa exemption and visa on arrival to Thailand can be found here. For any further information regarding visa application, please visit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand website .

Contact Us

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