The Pan American Dragon Boat Federation(PADBF) is the official governing body for the sport of dragon boat racing in the Pan American region.
The purpose of the PADBF is to be the international organization for the general conduct of the Sport of Dragon Boat Racing and the development of Dragon Boat Racing as a recognized sport within the region of The Americas and to represent the interests of its member Governing Dragon Boat Associations and Groups with other organizations and entities within the Americas.
The PADBF is comprised of 4 zones:
- Zone I - South America
- Zone II - Mexico, Central America, The Antilles and Bermuda
- Zone III - United States of America
- Zone IV - Canada