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IDA Dragon Quiz

At the start of May everyone’s Dragon friend, Martin Payne came up with a fun idea to keep us all entertained in a time when we couldn’t go sailing.
The IDA Dragon Quiz was born!

Teams from all over the world were encouraged to enter two sailors to represent their boat/team with a chance of winning a Fritz spinnaker kindly supplied by Werner.

19 teams were split into four heats and tested on questions of general knowledge, Dragon trivia, food & drink and sports. We are now at the semi final stage where five British Dragon teams are through, aiming to get to the final and the spinnaker prize.

Watch some of the heat videos and test your own knowledge!

Heat 4 of the IDA Quiz… (The final round of heats).

4 Teams, SWE 401, TUR 43, GBR 696 & FIN 89 battle for the last 2 Semi-Final places… Despite a power cut at the end of the recording, let's see who will join TUR 1212, GBR 515, GBR 753, BEL 82, GBR 746 & GBR 833 in the last 8. Semi-Finals begin next week after Werner Fritz draws the two groups of 4 teams. One of his new Spinnaker's will go to the winning team! :-). Stavros.

Posted by International Dragon Sailing on Friday, 29 May 2020
Heat 3 of IDA Quiz….

BEL 82 & BEL 88 join NED 258, POR 84 and GBR 833 in the 3rd heat, let's see which 2 teams will make it through to the Semi-Finals… Stavros 🙂 (A Fritz Spinnaker is up for grabs for the overall winning team)!

Posted by International Dragon Sailing on Monday, 25 May 2020
HEAT 1 of the IDA QUIZ.

5 Teams battle for just 2 places in the semi-finals… TUR 1212 (Andy Beadsworth & Simon Fry), GBR 610 (Selina & Mark Dicker), POR 47 (Jose' Bello & Bernardo Torres Pego), GBR 746 (Harriet Davies & Andrew Norden), IRL 180 (Daniel Murphy & Brian Goggin). See how well you do! Stavros. 🙂

Posted by International Dragon Sailing on Monday, 18 May 2020

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The Stavros Corona Chapters

April arrived and we were told to stay in, not go to work, be safe and kept reading of our much beloved sailing events all over the world being cancelled. It has been very sad and troubling times but there was a light to look forward to for Dragon sailors globally thanks to Stavros.

From the beginning of April the new IDA Facebook page has been the place to go. Stavros has hosted over ten virtual interviews talking to World, European, National and Olympic Champion sailors.

It all started with a fun Q&A style chat with back-to-back Dragon World champions Simon (Stirfry) Fry and Andy Beadsworth. The much-watched video then led on to further interviews with the ‘Man’ Poul-Richard Hoj-Jensen, IDA Chairman Jens Rathsack, IDA Treasurer Anne Vanneste and IDA Officer Marc Castagnet. The next one featured 2017 European Champion & 2019 Gold Cup winner Pedro Andrade, the Nordic “King” Martin Palsson and Greig City Academy Head of 6th Form, Jon Holt.

The interviews continued to skip across the waters and it was an early evening drink and some banter with the Irish sailors Cameron Good, Brian Goggin and Daniel Murphy that came next. Then came the Lars double – Stavros interviewed Lars Hendriksen & Lars Stenfeldt both winners of numerous Gold Cups.

The 9th edition was Bakker to the Future with the successful family team of Jan, Dominic & Olivier and there was even one where the tables turned and Stavros was interviewed by Stirfry! A chat with the Maestro, the great Vincie Hoesch was followed by a discussion with Petticrows Tim Tavinor and how he went from sailing to boat building.

Stavros Q and A with Stir-Fry

A few questions asked by Stavros from messages sent in on FB…….

Posted by International Dragon Sailing on Monday, 6 April 2020
Stavros and Ho-Jo continued……

Dragonista's Stavros and Ho-Jo resume their chat on all things Dragon!

Posted by International Dragon Sailing on Monday, 13 April 2020
KINSALE, IRELAND. Stav talks to 2020 Gold Cup Organiser Cameron Good.

Stavros has a "vertual" drink with Kinsale Dragon Sailors, Cameron Good, Brian Goggin and Daniel Murphy… Hope you enjoy the bit of Irish Banter and the latest plans for the Gold Cup in September…. Whilst we continue in Lockdown, it does no harm to dream of Sailing again… 🙂

Posted by International Dragon Sailing on Friday, 24 April 2020
Late Change! Stir-Fry interviews Stav 1st May 2020.

A last minute change to scheduled program. We will have Vincie on as soon as he has finished tidying his Bavarian greenhouse & sorted his Wifi 🙂

Posted by International Dragon Sailing on Friday, 1 May 2020