90 yrs of Dragon will meet 50 yrs of the Dusseldorf “Boot” Jan 19th to 27th 2019.

The simultaneous Anniversaries of the International Dragon and the largest International Boat show Dusseldorf Boot, will come together early next year in January. In celebration the German and International Dragon Association will invite the coming 2019 World Champion to Dusseldorf to voice with authentic stories, how they won the World Title in Freemantle, Australia.  On display in the Sailing Centre of Hall 15 will be two new beautiful Dragons presented by Petticrows, UK and Doomernik, Holland.

A new Petticrows V6 & a beautiful teak decked Doomernik will be on view in Dusseldorf.

With the latest Petticrows V6 the new “Grand Prix” Doomernik dragon, the German Dragon Association – above all the Rheinland Fleet – will also introduce itself in Hall 15 D03. Top sailors of the class will give an insight into the scene conveying the “stable ambiance” of the “Bugatti’s” of the sea.  Showing why Dragon Sailing is today, more than ever, one of the most attractive & active one-design class – great fun during the Dragon week at the “Boot”.

Looking inside the V6 (left)

and the Doomernik (right)

Shows how the modern

boats combine space and technology with comfort….   :-)


The International Boat Show, Dusseldorf Boot, is the World’s largest and most important International Boat Show and takes place each January on the Fairgrounds of Messe Dusseldorf.  Around 1,800 exhibitors from 65 present their developments in the field of water sports to the public.

Visitors can actively participate in unique programs from sailing school to a diving tunnel and a 90 metre-long mountain waterfall… There will also be a large number of shows and competitions, such as the Stand-Up Paddling Championships.

The Sailing Centre in Hall 15 follows the motto “Sailing Legends of Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow”.  With a comprehensive program for all sailors and sailing enthusiasts there will be many magical presentations taking all visitors on an emotional roller coaster ride whilst meeting the celebrities of sailing.

So, put the dates in your diary 19th to 25th Jan & see if you can make it there next year…..

Higher, Faster, Longer……………        Merry Xmas.        Stavros.