Perfect sailing conditions for the Medway Regatta

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The Medway Regatta 2021 was held over the end of May bank holiday weekend. This much-loved annual event is a firm favourite for local Dragon sailors and once again resulted in exciting, close racing.

What a great weekend we have just had….

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    July 31 - August 6
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Posted Sun Aug 1st, 2021

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Great to see Bluebottle getting a mention in today's Cowes Week report.

Today’s stand out performances include Bluebottle in the Dragon class. HRH the Duke of Edinburgh’s old boat, owned by the Edinburgh based The Royal Yacht BRITANNIA Trust, has been fully restored and updated in Cowes by David Heritage, who is racing on board this week with Graham and Julia Bailey.

ℹ️ Read the full report, here: https://bit.ly/3xdhCfj

David Heritage Racing Yachts The Royal Yacht BRITANNIADAY TWO ROUND UP REPORT ⛵️

Competitors had an easier second day at Cowes Week, with shorter courses and predominately wind with tide conditions giving a dry ride.

Tidal conditions for those starting on the Royal Yacht Squadron line provided an interesting tactical challenge, balancing the last of the ebb tide and early flood stream. The day started with a westerly breeze of 6-8 knots that increased to 14-18 knots by late morning, giving perfect racing conditions. Long sunny spells also contributed to a warmer feel than the opening day, although late finishers were caught in a heavy shower.

Today’s stand out performances include Bluebottle in the Dragon class. HRH the Duke of Edinburgh’s old boat, owned by the Edinburgh based The Royal Yacht BRITANNIA Trust, has been fully restored and updated in Cowes by David Heritage, who is racing on board this week with Graham and Julia Bailey.

ℹ️ Read the full report, here: https://bit.ly/3xdhCfj

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Posted Sun Aug 1st, 2021

British Dragon Association

Bluebottle takes another bullet on day two of Cowes Week 🏆⛵

Well done Graham, Julia and H!
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Posted Sun Aug 1st, 2021

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Graham Bailey describes racing the restored Royal Dragon, Bluebottle. It was retired in 1960, now restored by David Heritage Racing Yachts and in its first race in 60 years it has won!

https://youtu.be/AfauA-Rw8Mw

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