Dragon Class Captain in Glandore is Cormac O'Carroll
Tel: 087 6439425
If anybody is interested in buying a Dragon or interested in crewing on a Dragon. Please feel free to contact the Class Captain who will help you with any questions you may have in regard to sailing, or they will pass your questions onto other class members who can help. GHYC would like to help in any way possible to grow the Dragon fleet members.
A Message from Don Street
Don Street proved last season that despite his age 82, and Gypsy's age 74 that if Gypsyg got a good start, if he did not make any mistakes, and the crew work was good, Gypsy was very competitive. At the end of the season it all came together and Gypsy was very competitive.
He hopes to get Gypsy in the water late April, early May and get crew training going as soon as Gypsy is in the water.
The dragon schedule is 50 races. He realizes that no crew will be able to sail in all 50 races. He wants to recruit seven or eight crew in the hope that three of the seven or eight crew he hopes to train will be available every race.
He is looking for interest sailors who will be able and willing to sail in some of the races in May, two races every Saturday, and do some crew training late Friday and Sunday afternoon.
He is particularly interested in crew who will be willing and able to help him work on the 18' pulling boat, and Gypsy on weekends or during vacation time March and April.
Contact Don directly by email if you are interested.
What is a Dragon (keelboat)
The International Dragon is a one-design keelboat. The Dragon was designed by Norwegian Johan Anker in 1929. In 1948 the Dragon became an Olympic Class, a status it retained until the Munich Olympics in 1972. The Dragon's long keel and elegant metre-boat lines remain unchanged, but today Dragons are constructed using the latest technology to make the boat durable and easy to maintain. GRP construction was introduced in 1973 and the rigging has been regularly updated. The Dragon Class is actively represented in over 26 countries in 5 Continents. There were 1444 boats registered in 2004 and the number of boats built has averaged 45 per year. There are many more which are used for day sailing or cruising. The World Championships are held in every odd year and the European Championships are held annually. The Gold Cup, which can only be held in certain specified European countries, is unique in that all six races count without discard. It is held annually and often attracts over 100 entries, usually starting in one fleet. A strong Class Association manages the class rules carefully to ensure safety, high quality and uniformity. Spars and sails have a wide range of adjustment during racing, allowing a skillful crew to optimize the boat for any conditions. Crew weight limits, and restrictions on hiking out allow the Dragon to be raced successfully by a range of ages and genders. It is possible to trail the Dragon behind many four-wheel drive vehicles. It is often dry-sailed. Since 2008 the Dragon is one of the Vintage Yachting Classes at the Vintage Yachting Games.
To view the detailed racing results for each of the leagues select the league name below (will only be populated when the racing season starts).
Here you will find the detailed racing results for previous years
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