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Teams ready to race in Marstrand for International Dragon Gold Cup 2021 by Yanmar
14 August 2021 – Marstrand, Sweden – Seventy-three teams from across Europe and as far afield as Japan and Australia have arrived in Marstrand, Sweden to compete for the International Dragon Gold Cup by Yanmar, to be raced from 15 to 20 August. The 2020 Gold Cup had to be cancelled due to COVID-19, but thanks to a great deal of hard work, careful planning and close cooperation with the Swedish government and tourism authorities, the Marstrands Segelsällskap, Göteborgs Kungliga Segelsällskap and Swedish Dragon Association have been able to create a COVID-19 secure 2021 Gold Cup that will allow this beautiful 92-year young class to shine on the international stage once again.
Other well-known Dragon names to look out for at the top of the fleet include Denmark’s Jens Christensen crewed by World Sailing Past President Kim Andersen and Gold Cup winning crew Christian Videbaek, while the German fleet is putting forward a very strong challenge including Dirk Pramann sailing with Marcus Koy, Nicola Friesen sailing with Vincent Hoesch and the always competitive Stephan Link who has Michael Lipp with him.
Strong Winds Prevent Racing on Opening Day of Dragon Gold Cup 2021 by Yanmar
The opening day of the International Dragon Gold Cup 2021 by Yanmar in Marstrand, Sweden, brought glorious sunshine but very strong winds and big seas. The Race Committee put to …
Wind Gods Fail to Deliver Again on Day Two of International Dragon Gold Cup 2021 by Yanmar
16 August 2021 – Marstrand, Sweden – For the second day running the wind gods refused to shine on the International Dragon Gold Cup 21 by Yanmar in Marstrand. On …
Three Days Without Racing at the Dragon Gold Cup 2021 by Yanmar
It’s rare to lose three consecutive days of racing at a major sailing championship, and even rarer to lose three days of racing in the Swedish yachting capital of Marstrand, …
Marstrand to Host Dragon Gold Cup 2021 by Yanmar
IDA Press Release Issued 26 July 2021 – When Pedro Andrade and his crew lifted the historic Dragon Gold Cup on the 14 June 2019, little did they know it …