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2nd Winter Series in Puerto Portals… Jan 17-19. 2020.

45 Boats contested in the Puerto Portals 2nd Winter Series. Despite another tremendous turnout for a winter series, it was with great disappointment that the weather did not play its part last weekend, as only two races were sailed.  After a beautiful week of sunshine and light afternoon breezes the first race day (Friday 17th) …

Entry now open for Spanish Grand Prix

The NOR for the Trofeo Sofia Iberostar Spanish Dragon Grand Prix has been published and entries are now open at

Puerto Portals Winter Series…. Dec 2019

40 Dragons participated in the December Puerto Portals Winter Series. It was a fantastic turnout in the beautiful bay of Palma de Mallorca overlooked by the massive Santa Maria Cathedral for the first Puerto Portals Winter Series, 13th to 15th December. Following the successful recent Grade 1 Spanish Grand Prix and Finals 50 boats have …

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IDA AGM 2019 San Remo – Flash Minutes

* Jens Rathsack elected IDA Chairman to succeed Vasily Senatorov * Justus Kniffka elected as a Vice Chairman to succeed Helmut Schmidt * They join current Vice Chairmen Marc Castagnet and Gérard Blanc, and Treasurer Anne Vanneste to form new IDA board * New entity IDA Events Association is successfully used as funding vehicle for …

Puerto Portals Grand Prix & Finals…

Dragons are arriving in Puerto Portals for the Grade 1 and Finals 11th to 16th November.  With nearly 50 boats already entered for the last Grade 1 of 2019 the beautiful Puerto Portals on the west side of Mallorca is ready to host what will be an enthralling ending to a wonderful International Dragon season… …

Monique Hayles

Patrick Gifford writes: It is with great sadness that I am writing about of the recent death of Monique Hayles. I first met Monique in Hong Kong in 1972. By that time, as this photograph shows, she was already an accomplished Dragon crew. This photo shows her crewing on the foredeck of her father’s Dragon …

Dragon Grand Prix European Cup Series – Day 2

Hugo Stenbeck’s Sophie Racing, helmed by Bernardo Freitas and crewed by Martin Westerdahl and Lars Linger, has won the Dragon Grand Prix European Cup Finals after a day of intense competition on the Bay of Palma. The opening day’s four qualifying fleet races had seen ten teams move forward into the final day of competition. …

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