Yes fellow Sailors, it’s true there will be Dragons in Venice very soon…. A number of Dragon Teams were invited by former World Champion Klaus Diederichs and 4 times Italian Champion Guiseppe Duca to take up a “team Race” challenge this October….
The event is called “Metropole-Glenfiddich Dragon Team Racing” in Venice. The organising clubs are Vento di Venezia and Compagnia della Vela. Chief Umpire will be Team Race Guru Bruce Hebbert who will organise the excitingly new “2K” format of 2 v 2 with the last boat of any team losing….
There will also be two 6 boat fleet races to allow the interested Public the opportunity to see our wonderful boats sailing close to the picturesque shores of the most romantic City in the World.
Follow the day by day happenings here on the IDA Home Page and who knows.. maybe next year you could bring your own team down to Venice to join in the fun. The 12 competing teams this year are: Anatoly Loginov, Klaus Diederichs, Julia Bailey, Jens Rathsack, Giuseppe Duca, Javier Scherk, Gavia Wilkinson-Cox, Marcus Blackmore, Grant Gordon, Quentin Strauss, Dmitry Samokhin and Igor Goikhberg…..
Watch this space for up to date info & results….
Higher, Faster, Longer………… Stavros (racing with Julia Bailey).