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The Derby Dragon in La Baule 20 – 23 May is cancelled

The Open de France in Cazaux at the end of April is postponed and will take place at the end of October during the Drag’s Cup


Dragon Gold Cup 2020 – Competitor Update

  Kinsale Yacht Club (KYC) and the International Dragon Association (IDA) have today confirmed that planning for the 2020 Dragon Gold Cup, to be raced off Kinsale from 5 to 11 September, is still progressing as normal at the current time. Speaking on behalf of the club and the Irish Dragon Class, Regatta Director Tony …

Message from the IDA Chairman

Dear Dragon Friends, You are all very much in our thoughts as we face unprecedented challenges from the current pandemic and a situation that changes rapidly every day. As you now know, we have been forced, in consultation with the organising committees, to cancel the Spanish and Italian Grand Prix events, and the European Championship. Although it …

Cancellation of Trofeo Princesa Sofia Iberostar 2020

The latest news from Palma: Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and following recommendations from the Spanish and Balearic Governments, we are forced to cancel the 2020 Trofeo Princesa Sofia Iberostar in all Classes (Olympic Classes, One – Design, Open Foil, ORC). We deeply regret this situation but we must follow the restrictions requested by the …

Death of Andy Johnson

The Western Australia International Dragon Association are saddened to advise of the passing of Andrew (Andy) Johnson on Tuesday 10th March after a long illness. Described by friends as “a true gent and stalwart of the class”, Andy was a long term (30 plus years) supporter and member of the class both as a sailor and technical …

Palma, Scarlino, Douarnenez, Vilamoura !

Scarlino, Italy is included in the 2020 European Grand Prix Cup. The 2020 European Grand Prix Circuit begins in the beautiful bay of Palma de Mallorca 26th to 29th March, with the Princess Sofia Trophy hosted by the Real Club Nautico Palma. Spanish Dragon Grand Prix begins at R.C.N.P. in Princess Sofia, 26-29 March. From …


NOTE to Sail Makers concerning MATERIALS in SAIL BATTENS The International Dragon Association Technical Committee received an enquiry asking if sail battens may be made of, or may contain, carbon fibres. The answer is: No! Sail battens are part of the BOAT, as defined in Class Rule 1.11 and the WS ERS. Any materials which …

Royal Yacht Bluebottle to Feature at 2020 British Open National Championship Edinburgh Cup

The British Dragon Association (BDA) is proud to announce that this year’s Edinburgh Cup fleet will include the famous International Dragon Bluebottle. Hosted by the Royal Forth Yacht Club (RFYC) from 30 June to 3 July 2020 Dragon sailors from across the country and further afield will head to Edinburgh to compete for the National …

Round 3 of the Dragon Algarve Cup, Vilamoura.

Super start for Graham Bailey and his team aboard “Aimee”. While most of Europe braced itself for more Storms bringing ferocious wind and rain, 11 lucky Dragon teams enjoy perfect sailing conditions down in Portugal’s famous Algarve. Pedro Andrade, working along side Vilamoura Sailing, told me “It was absolutely amazing, 10-15 kts from the Southwest, …

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