Edinburgh Cup Dragon Championships 2021 on the Forth

Scottish Dragon Championship 2021 Sunday 29th & Monday 30th August

Edinburgh Cup 2021 Tuesday 31st August – Friday 3rd September

The Royal Forth Yacht Club (RFYC) looks forward to hosting the Edinburgh Cup 2021, postponed from last year.

Our base in Granton Harbour, Edinburgh, provides pontoon berthing and easy access to the magnificent open waters of the mid Firth, which is uninterrupted by large islands or commercial traffic, against the iconic backdrop of Edinburgh Castle and Arthur’s Seat. The starting area is within approximately 1.5M of the harbour mouth.

RFYC is proud to have the only Dragon fleet remaining in Scotland, including the redoubtable but now retired Solan K65 built in 1938, and Royal Forth sailors won the Edinburgh Cup seven times between 1964 and 1994. In keeping with return of the competition to its eponymous home it is anticipated that Bluebottle K192, built in 1948 as a wedding present to their (then) Royal Highnesses Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip the Duke of Edinburgh, and now restored, will be on the water. She may even compete.

royal forth yacht club penant

The Covid 19 situation continues to evolve but we anticipate that this will have minimal, if any, effects on the racing itself but the nature of social events remains to be confirmed. Nonetheless we hope they will be broadly similar to those publicised for the event last year, including an evening reception aboard the former Royal Yacht Britannia.

Those wanting somewhere memorable to stay can enjoy a special rate for accommodation aboard Fingal , the former Northern Lighthouse Board vessel now converted into a luxury floating hotel near Britannia.

Royal Forth Yacht Club
Patron: HRH The Princess Royal
Middle Pier, Granton Harbour, Edinburgh EH5 1HF

Cathy Ogden BDA Scottish Rep | Michael Tasker Commodore RFYC | Charles Morton Chairman, Organising Committee


Start the season with some Dragon racing at the Medway Regatta

 Let’s Go Racing Again!     

The Medway Dragon Fleet and Medway Yacht Club are very pleased to announce that they are holding a Dragon one design two-and-a-half-day series of racing during the Medway Regatta over the forthcoming late May Bank Holiday.  

British Dragon keelboats racing in Kent

Event Dates

Friday 28th May                  Launching (before 2pm or previous day)

Saturday 29th May             4 Windward / Leeward Races

Sunday 30th May                4 Windward / Leeward Races

Monday 31st May               1 Round the Cans Race and Lift-out

On The Water

  • Committee Boat starts with our experienced race team + RIB safety boat team
  • Race Officer – Richard Stone (MYC Commodore)
  • The River Medway can provide one mile beats in any direction

Off The Water

  • Launch and recovery with MYC travel lift and RIB support to and from your mooring
  • Ideal tides for lifting out after racing on Bank Holiday Monday afternoon
  • Shore team to store and recover your trailer when launching and lift out
  • Shore side Social & Accommodation:
  • MYC bar and galley plan to be open – Covid Regulations and risk assessment covering inside catering and outside (in covered marquee).
  • Bar and Galley open during the whole event from Friday evening to Monday evening.
  • Local hotels are open for business at very competitive prices


Regatta entry fee £40
Lift in/out and mooring £50

Great value at £90 total for one of the first events after lockdown!  


Contact Trevor Cox, Medway Dragon Fleet Captain

For more Dragon and Classic racing events coming up this year visit our Dragon Racing Calendar.