The beautiful Marina of Alassio, will host part one of Italian Nationals later this month.

Over the coming 3 weekends Dragon Sailors from all over Europe have the option to race at 3 different venues… Starting this Thursday 7th – 9th, Vilamoura will host at least 15 Dragons in the crystal blue Algarve waters where Pedro Andrade is working hard to establish another prime winter location. The organisers “Vilamoura Sailing” are delighted to see numbers grow as more sailors experience the excellent not stop sunny sailing conditions. More Info :

More and more Dragons are arriving in Vilamoura here we see the 8Dimension V6’s.

Then from Feb 15th to 17th Puerto Portals Marina will host the “Copa de Meditteranea” in Palma de Mallorca. With over 20 visiting teams electing to winter their Dragons on this popular Spanish Island adding to the ever building local fleet, a 35+ fleet is anticipated for this annual regatta. For more information contact Pepe’ Vidal :

Dragons safely at rest in the beautiful Puerto Portals Marina, Palma de Mallorca, Spain.

Finally, the first part of the Italian National Championship begins in Alassio Feb 22nd to 24th.  This event works jointly with the San Remo regatta March 14th to 17th. Alassio is another popular town on the Ligurian Coast rich of traditional food, wine, history and fun. For more information contact principle organiser Tatiana Kurbatova  :

2019 Italian Championships “Alassio” Feb 22-24 Followed by “San Remo” March 14-17.

So fellow sailors, don’t sit freezing in front of the TV or look out of your window at the cold, grey landscape….  Go have some fun, get down to Portugal, Spain or Italy and join your fellow Dragon Sailors….  You have no excuses 🙂

Higher, Faster, Longer…..   Warmer……….    Stavros.