Combined 2022 National and South West Dragon Championships to be held in Falmouth Bay
The 2022 British Open National Championships for Dragon Class boats will take place in Cornwall.
A new partnership between the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club and Falmouth Harbour Commissioners will see the fleet berthed in the town centre, with the race area on waters overlooked by spectacular Cornish scenery. Crews will compete for the Edinburgh Cup and the South West Championship in Falmouth Bay and Carrick Roads. It will be the fourth time the event has been staged by the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club – the event was last in Falmouth in 2009.
There is a full week of competitive racing on the event schedule, which runs from Saturday July 2 – July 9. Teams will arrive in Falmouth for registration and craning in, followed by an opening ceremony at the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club. The South West Championships will take place in the first 48 hours, with the British Open National Championships held over the next four days. There’ll be daily prize-giving, with the Edinburgh Cup presented to the winning skipper on Friday July 8. A gala event on the last day will close the competition.
Onshore, the Dragons will be craned in, and berthed in Falmouth Haven in the middle of the town. Offshore, sailors can expect to race over windward/leeward courses in the race areas. The action will be overlooked by the ramparts and guns of the historic 16th Century Pendennis Castle. Read more here >>>