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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, …

“RocknRolla” Win Puerto Portals Winter Series.

Dmitry Samokhin (front) with Port Capitain Álvaro, Andrey & Kasper. RUS 76 “RocknRolla” helmed by Dmitry Samokhin, crewed by Andrey Kirilyuk & Kasper Harsberg, completely dominated the Puerto Portals 3rd weekend Winter Series to win the title by a clear 46 points! A total of 11 races were completed with a total of 54 boats …

Swedish Dragon at Gothenburg Boat Show….

Loads of interest on the Dragon stand at Gothenburg Boat Show. Martin Palsson, answers questions. There was much interest around the brand new Petticrows V6.1 at the boat show in Gothenburg, as the Swedish Dragon Association and some of their members promote the 2021 Gold Cup.  Martin Palsson and friends were amongst the organisers as the [...]

A Dragon reimagined as cultural artefact

Classic boat collectors Tony Jones and Matt Dickmann from Wanneroo in Australia have created an amazing exhibit from salvaged Dragon Gustel X1 Tony describes the concept here. The boat builder Abeking Rasmussen built Gustel in Bremen Germany in 1955. She has had a distinguished history; She won a World Title in Europe before representing Germany in …

Coupe de L’ Amitie, Cannes. Jan 30- Feb 2.

21 Dragons completed 6 races in Cannes “Coupe de L’Amitie We kindly thank Stewart Reed FRA 412 for the following report…. The 3rd winter series in Cannes saw the weather God’s smiling, as conditions were near perfect allowing 6 races to be sailed over the 3 days. The Cote d’ Azur offered sunshine and blue …

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

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