The first Dragon to arrive in Britain was ‘Anita’ which arrived on the Clyde, from Norway, in 1935. There was an immediate surge in interest and in 1936 ten Dragons were built at the McGruer  yard on the Clyde. There have been Dragons continually based on Scottish waters but the active fleet is currently based at the Royal Forth Yacht Club, Granton Harbour, Edinburgh, with quick access to wonderful sailing waters.

We have racing from April until the end of October, with racing on most Saturdays, some Sundays and two weekday evenings each fortnight. The club has its own pillar crane, a storage yard and also all tide access with use of our shared pontoon.

Our home fleet taking part in regular club racing is a mix of classic and vintage Dragons which
live on swinging moorings in the harbour. Some fleet members race worldwide and have
campaign Dragons.
We would welcome new members, prospective Dragon crews or any owners
who want to be come and join our competitive racing on our fantastic sailing waters. Along with
our extensive racing calendar we have an active and fun social side as well and the Dragon
crews are usually in the thick of it!

Key dates for your diary:

17 – 18 September 2022 Scottish Dragon Championships, as part of a One Design event

For more information please contact the club on or the Scottish fleet captain Cathy Ogden at

four Dragon keelboat sailing trophies