20140226_182233 (640x360) (3)I took this photo last year at the Yacht Club de Cannes, next week is the Grand Prix 2016.

We already have 51 entries confirmed for the first IDA Grade 1 event  of 2016 (in Europe) the “Cannes Dragon Grand Prix” which promises to start the season off with a bang !!

The Yacht Club de Cannes are preparing themselves for a wonderful competitive fleet with the who’s who of Dragon Racing……


We have the best of Belgium with Ben Van Cauwenbergh, top Danish Sailor and 3 times Gold Cup Winner Jorgen Schonherr, Christian Borenius from Finland and local helm Gerard Blanc leading the French challenge…

Current Gold Cup holder Lawrie Smith (GBR) will be hoping to set the pace as will former “Double” Gold Cup winner Tommy Muller from Germany. Meanwhile the battle of the Ladies will certainly be worth watching with Gavia Wilkinson-Cox (GBR) and Tanja Jacobsohn (GER) who are both well capable of winning the event…..

Top Hungarian helm Ferenec Kis-Szolgyem will be hard to beat as will Italian Champion Giuseppe Duca with local tactician Jean Sebastian Ponce calling the shots… Not to mention Anatoly Loginov and Dmitry Samokhin both fresh from winning their last regatta’s in Dubai and Cascais respectively !

With the World Championship “International Race Officer” Philippe Faure in charge, it should be a fantastic event……….

So why not come and join the best “One Design” Keel Boat Fleet in the World.

Higher, Faster, Longer………………    Stavros.     (GBR 585).