The Dragon


The Dragon was the result of a competition held by the Royal Gothenburg Yacht Club (RGYC) in 1927.

The RGYC wanted to find a boat that young people could afford and which could be used as a weekend cruiser on the lakes and fjords in Scandanavia. Johan Anker’s design was a Bermudian rigged keelboat with long overhangs and a short coach roof. The boat had two berths and it was possible for the crew to live onboard for several days. This winning boat was the original Dragon and was first built in 1928.

When the design was submitted to the then IYRU (now ISAF) he or someone else translated his name “Anker” into Norwegian language “Draggen” and the English, being reluctant to speak other languages, made out of “Draggen”, “Dragon”, probably thinking that this Norwegian did not even know how to spell Dragon.

About The Dragon
The Olympic Dragon

Next Regattas:

  • 4th Stavros Dragon Match Race (by invitation only)
    3-5 Mar, Cascais, Portugal
  • H.M. King Juan Carlos I Trophy
    6-9 Mar, Cascais, Portugal
  • Phyloong Series
    15 Mar-12 Apr, Hong Kong
  • Italian Open Championship
    20-22 Mar, San Remo, Italy
  • European Championship
    25-29 Mar, San Remo, Italy
  • Tasmanian State Championship
    30 Mar Sandy Bay, Australia
  • RVYC Spring Series
    04-05 Apr, Vancouver, Canada
  • Grand Prix of Aalsmeer
    05-06 Apr, Aalsmeer, Netherlands
  • Coupe des Pyramides
    11-13 Apr, La Grande Motte, France
  • Drachentraining
    12-13 Apr, Thun, Switzerland
  • Osterregatta
    18-19 Apr, Thun, Switzerland
  • Easter Regatta
    18-21 Apr, Burnham, UK
  • Grand Prix of Aalsmeer
    19-21 Apr, Aalsmeer, Netherlands

Fixtures 2012

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