Victory for “1 Quick 1” in Riva del Garda….

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SUI 318 Champions of Riva del Garda, Charles Nankin, Joao Vidinha & Wolf Waschkuhn The Italian Grand Prix (our 1st European Grade 1 regatta of 2024) took place on beautiful Lake Garda, hosted by the Fraglia Vela Riva Yacht Club from May 1st to 4th. It was fantastic turn out of 36 boats which included 12 Corinthian teams, […]

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Our President Wins in Antigua….

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Poul Richard (Centre) with Harriet and Noddy in Antigua. Great to know our President is honing his Dragon skills in Antigua, as he prepares to re-join the International Dragon Circuit this season. So far Poul-Richard has committed to participate in La Baule, Deauville and Kinsale. We also hope he can join us in Abersoch and […]

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Commodore’s Cup in Cannes…..

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  The final Winter Series in Cannes saw 25 Dragons compete for the prestigious Commodore’s Cup, this was the 2nd largest winter regatta following on from the 33 boats in San Remo at the Paul & Shark Trophy, proving once again the popularity of the Dragon Class. 25 teams based at Port Canto for the Commodore’s […]

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ITA 79 “Transbunker” Win in San Remo.

      Paul & Shark Winners, ITA 79 Yvgeni Brazlavets celebrates victory in San Remo with Family. Yacht Club San Remo delivered yet another amazing regatta for the 33 lucky International Dragon Teams who took the opportunity to sail in the beautiful clear Mediterranean waters March 20th-23rd. This was the largest Dragon Fleet to […]

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Cannes “Extra Cup” Sailed in Perfect Conditions….

21 International Teams completed 6 excellent races at the YCC “Extra Cup” March 1st to 3rd. There was a great turnout at the weekend for the Yacht Club de Cannes penultimate Winter Series, the “Extra Cup”. With an exciting renovation nearly completed at the club, the 21 teams continued to enjoy the freedom and extra […]

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Coupe De L’amitie….The Friendship Cup. Cannes.

The Podium Teams Winners ITA 79 (Left) Vittorio Zaoli, Andrea Zaoli & Yevgeni Braslavets.  Middle IDA Chairman Gerard Blanc (Presenting). 2nd ITA 50 Marco Andrea Gerbaudo, Davide Ortelli. Andrea Totis & Camila Michelini. (Right).  Missing were 3rd overall GER 11 Christoph Toepfer, Markus Koy & Michael Koch. 19 teams had 3 fun sailing days racing […]

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The Sun Shines in San Remo and Puerto Portals….

15 Teams took part in the 3rd Puerto Portals Winter Series in which 6 races were completed from 15th-17th December. Meanwhile, 13 teams enjoyed sunny weather and light wind conditions in San Remo over the same weekend proving that the Dragon Class is very much “alive & kicking” during these winter months. With 22 boats […]

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Belgium Ben Wins Nationals in Ostend….

17 teams attended the Belgium Nationals last week in Ostend, hosted by the Royal North Sea Yacht Club.  The winning boat was BEL 80 with it’s famous team of Ben van Cauwenbergh, Manu Hens and Thibaud den Hartigh back together again after 8 years! In 2nd place was NED 438 sailed by Jan Bakker and […]

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Team “Yanmar” JPN 56 Win in Douarnenez….

Peter Gilmour receives the Louis Urvois Trophy & French National Trophy from Rene’ Bideau. Winning Podium (from top left) Gerard Mitchell, Richard Sydenham & helm Jan Secher 2nd overall SWE 800. Joao Matos Rosa, helm Michael Zankel & Diogo Silva Pereira 3rd overall POR 90. (Front row) Winners Sam Gilmour, Yaji Yasuhiro & helm Peter Gilmour JPN 56. […]

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“1 Quick 1” SUI 318 Wins Grade 1 in Bodrum…

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  SUI 318 “1 Quick 1”  Wins in Bodrum.  Wolf Waschkuhn, Charles Nankin & Joao Vidinha. Following on from my half-way report of the opening IDA Grade 1 of the 2023 season, only one more race was completed in Bodrum due to too much wind (25+ kts) on the penultimate day. However, on the final day […]

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