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Lawrie Smith has claimed his fourth Edinburgh Cup win surpassing Graham Bailey's three titles and, placing him within the prestigious
Day two of the 76th Edinburgh Cup greeted the Dragon fleet in Abersoch with Autumnal conditions with a medium South
The 76th Edinburgh Cup hosted by the South Caernarvonshire Yacht Club (SCYC) in Abersoch, sponsored by The Warren Resort &
In 1949 Bluebottle sailed across the Channel to Deauville and won the Virginie Heriot Cup. 75 years later, in a
Seven Dragons took part in the Aldeburgh Dragon Open meeting over the weekend of 22 - 23 June 2024. There
The picturesque coastal village of Abersoch is set to host a momentous event in the world of keelboat racing: the
Close racing in Cowes at the BDA Southern Championship Five BDA Championship events are scheduled for the 2024 season. The
Inevitably at this stage in the season, there hasn’t yet been much activity among the British Classic Dragons. Many of
Across two days, 10 teams completed 30 races in barely 10 degrees on the River Crouch for the 2024 Keelboat
The 76th Edinburgh Cup, the annual British Dragon nationals and Northern championship will be hosted by the South Caernarvonshire Yacht
The Royal Corinthian Yacht Club in Burnham-on-Crouch once again played host to the much-loved Burnham Dragon Easter Regatta, a highlight in the
Regattas: Classics can of course sail in any Dragon event. There are some which are restricted to them and others
2023 YJA Awards Winners Revealed at BoatLife, NEC Birmingham, February 2024 The winners of the UK’s most prestigious awards in
Friday 19 January 2024 saw members of the British Dragon Association (BDA) and their guests come together at the Royal
Born Feb 13th 1942, Peter sadly passed away at 5.15 am on the 14th January 2024 with his beloved Wife
The 2023 British Dragon Association AGM and Dinner will take place on Friday 19th January 2024 at the Royal Thames Yacht
In late October we heard of a Dragon that needed rescuing. A Borrenson Dragon that has no spars, sails or
Well, what a great season we've had, despite the terrible weather during July and August! Several of the Abersoch Dragons
Lawrie Smith, Ruaridh Scott, Goncalo Ribeiro and Richard Parslow are Yanmar Dragon Gold Cup Champions 2023 The fleet went into
A commanding lead and a Cinderella story A jubilant team onboard DEN423 Denmark’s Bo Johansen Déjà Vu Ver 2.0 crossed
Lawrie Smith’s Alfie from Glandore YC, crewed by Richard Parslow, Goncalo Ribeiro and Ruairidh Scott, is 75th Edinburgh Cup and UK
Registration complete and teams ready to race for the 75th Edinburgh Cup and UK Dragon Grand Prix sponsored by Clear
Final plans are being put in place for the 75th Edinburgh Cup and International Dragon UK Grand Prix sponsored by Clear
Eleven Dragons entered Cowes Week 2023, ready to battle it out round the cans in the Solent. It looked to
Largest Edinburgh Cup entry in over a decade with 42 boats from 12 nations and 4 continents competing.The Royal Yacht
27 July 2023 - Torquay, UK - The Royal Torbay Yacht Club, the International Dragon Association and the Clyde Yacht Clubs
When Clear Solutions International Ltd confirmed that they were stepping up as Principal Sponsor of the 75th Edinburgh Cup and
The 125 Cowes Classics Week competitors were treated to Cowes Classics Day, a celebration of classic forms of transport, with
The 2023 BDA East Coast Dragon championships returned to the Royal Corinthian Yacht Club, Burnham. Would reigning East Coast Dragon
Aldeburgh Dragon Open Meeting, 24th to 25th June The second Aldeburgh Dragon Open Meeting took place in idyllic conditions. Force
America’s Cup skipper and four-time World Match Racing Champion Peter Gilmour confirms his entry with his YRED JPN56 team –
It truly is a case of Poacher turned Game Keeper for our 75th Edinburgh Cup Race Officer Rob Brown. Rob
As a precursor to the sailing season at Abersoch, on Monday 15th May three Abersoch Dragons headed off to glorious
The Abersoch Dragon fleet was delighted to welcome Crispin Blyth, his crew, and their beautifully restored 1966 Pedersen & Thuesen
David Dale 4th September 1943 – 15th May 2023 David and brother John were brought up in the Medway towns,
National keelboat winners battle in Burnham for the Champion of Champions title The Keelboat Endeavour event consists of a series
Six boats including two visitors competed in an eight-race series over Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the Easter Weekend. Racing
The organising committee of the 75th Edinburgh Cup incorporating the International Dragon UK Grand Prix is delighted to announce that North Sails will be
Robbe & Berking Sterling Cup 12mRRobbe & Berking Sterling Cup 5.5mR & Classic Dragonfrom June 7th – 11th 2023 The
Entry is now open for the Dragon Gold Cup 2023 in Torquay. Along with live entry, you can now access
Société des Régates de Douarnenez welcomes the French Open Championship in 2023. This year will be also the first round
As the days start to get longer and a little warmer, we can all start looking forward to a season
Aldeburgh Dragon Open Meeting 2023Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th JuneSponsored by Brooks Architects & Demon Yachts Entry and Notice of
International Dragon Gold Cup returns to Royal Torbay Yacht Club from 7 to 16 September 2023. Teams from across Europe,
3 February 2023 - Cowes, UK - The organisers of the Dragon 75th Edinburgh Cup Regatta, incorporating the British Dragon Grand Prix,
It has been an impressive year on the water for the 2022 winners of the Citron Trophy, with the renowned
The Citron Trophy is traditionally presented each year by the BDA to the Dragon and owner with the best cumulative performance
For Sale – Tschuss GBR 457 POA open to offers Tschuss GBR 457 is one of the last wooden International
2022 has seen a very successful Edinburgh Cup, Vintage & Classic Championships and the usual Area Championships for British Dragons whilst
A fitting farewell by the Royal Dragon Bluebottle Over the weekend of 24th and 25th September Dragons met at the
Royal Forth Yacht Club, Queen Elizabeth Regatta (One Design), 17th September 2022 Out of respect for our late Queen, a
We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Her Majesty the Queen, who took a great interest in
The Aldeburgh Regatta took place this year between 21st and 26th August with six days racing, rather than the usual
Edinburgh Cup 2022 Day Three Going into the final two races of the 2022 Edinburgh Cup in Falmouth it was
Edinburgh Cup 2022 Day Two The day started with lighter-than-forecast conditions in Falmouth Harbour, and it was a casual downwind
Edinburgh Cup 2022 Day One Sunny skies and a northwest breeze greeted the Dragon fleet in Falmouth Harbour on day
Gripping Dragon racing in Aldeburgh Aldeburgh Yacht Club played host on the weekend of 18th-19th June for its first ever Dragon Open
Dubbed as the most famous Dragon in the World, Bluebottle GBR 192 is among the 53 teams from 13 nations
The 20th edition of the infamous La Baule Dragon Derby and 2022 French National Championships took place last week with
Coming up this month All Dragons are welcome at the Aldeburgh Spring Regatta this May 28th and 29th 2022. Join
July 2022, Falmouth This year's Edinburgh Cup and South West Championships is being hosted by the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club
Friday 15th – Sunday 17th April 2022 ‘We couldn’t have wished for better’, was the prevailing sentiment following a wonderful
Last month we were finally able to hold our AGM and member dinner in London at the new venue, The
We are really pleased to share that we have a new date and venue for the postponed 2021 British Dragon
Six home and five visiting teams took part in the 2021 Dragon East Coast Championship out of the Royal Corinthian
Seasoned Dragon racer Martin 'Stavros' Payne caught up with 2021 Edinburgh Cup race officer and previous Dragon sailor Rob Brown
A gloomy day greeted the Dragon sailors and event team in Granton Harbour on the final day of the Edinburgh
While the skies over Edinburgh were grey spirits were bright and lifted in the Royal Forth Yacht Club with the
A beautifully sunny day greeted the Dragon fleet on day two of the Edinburgh Cup in Edinburgh. After a short
Granton Harbour greeted the Dragon sailors with a gentle Easterly breeze on day one of the Edinburgh Cup 2021. Racing
Two days, five races, 16 Dragons and some very close racing decided the 2021 Dragon Scottish Championship in Edinburgh. The
With just days till the start of the BDA Scottish Championship and Edinburgh Cup Nationals there are several pieces of
On several occasions, in varying craft, Graham Bailey has won individual races and entire classes at Cowes Week. But racing
Bluebottle, previously owned and sailed by HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, has made a stunning return to Dragon
BDA Chairman and keen Dragon racer Simon Barter is looking forward to the upcoming British Dragon Nationals in Edinburgh. We
Ahead of the 2021 Scottish Championships and Edinburgh Cup in Edinburgh we chat to passionate local Dragon sailor and BDA
The Royal Yacht Britannia Trust is proud to support the most recent addition to its historic fleet, former Royal sailing
The Royal London Yacht Club hosted the UK Dragon South Coast, Classic & Vintage Championship over three perfect sailing days
The Medway Regatta 2021 was held over the end of May bank holiday weekend. This much-loved annual event is a
The Royal Forth Yacht Club (RFYC) invites you to enter the Edinburgh Cup 2021. Royal Forth sailors won the Edinburgh
The British Dragon Association have put plans for an East Coast Championship at Ramsgate run by the Royal Temple Yacht
The beloved keelboat of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh Bluebottle has undergone a momentous restoration and a
Race one had action from start to finish. Pageboy XI (Paul, Clive, Graeme) held the line into the committee boat
Five dragons entered the second race of the Proton Cup. Unfortunately Gandalf’s main halyard broke at the metal ball on
16.04.21 Clare Hogan who sadly died on 10th April 2021, taken from us so prematurely, will be sorely missed by
For anyone looking to travel overseas this summer then how about a trip across the Solent? An active season is
The Royal Forth Yacht Club (RFYC) looks forward to hosting the Edinburgh Cup 2021, postponed from last year.
The Medway Dragon Fleet and Medway Yacht Club are very pleased to announce that they are holding a Dragon one
After a year when everything changed, the International Dragon Association (IDA) made the choice to change their annual IDA Yearbook.
Bluebottle DK192 Built by Camper and Nicholson in 1948, Bluebottle was presented to HM the Queen and HRH Prince Philip
The Annual General Meeting of the British Dragon Association will be held at 18.30 on Friday 15th January 2021 via
At the start of May everyone's Dragon friend, Martin Payne came up with a fun idea to keep us all
April arrived and we were told to stay in, not go to work, be safe and kept reading of our
In the light of the latest Government announcement the British Dragon Association (BDA) along with the Royal Forth Yacht Club
The British Dragon Association (BDA) is proud to announce that this year’s Edinburgh Cup fleet will include the famous International
Dragon racing is truly for everyone, at any age. Will Heritage started sailing with the Bailey's at 8 years old
Wet and wild conditions were on day three of the 76th Edinburgh Cup in Abersoch. A short postponement in racing
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