About The Dragon

Crew 3
LOA 8.95 m
Beam 1.96 m
Draugh 1.20 m
Displacement 1650 кг
Mainsail 16 m2
Genoa 11.7 m2
Spinnaker 23.6 m2

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 is the most popular material, but both new and old wooden boats regularly win major competitions while looking as beautiful as any craft afloat.

Exotic materials are banned throughout the boat, and strict rules are applied to all areas of construction to avoid sacrificing value for a fractional increase in speed.

The key to the Dragon’s enduring appeal lies in the careful development of its rig. Its well balanced sail plan makes boat handling easy for lightweights, while a controlled process of development has produced one of the most flexible and controllable rigs of any racing boat.

About 100 companies have built dragons throughout the long history of the class; including Borresen, Pederson & Theusen, Lallows, McGruers, Woodnutt, and Camper & Nicholson. Petticrows boat yard in Burnham-on-Crouch started building Dragons in 1988 and have since become the dominant builder worldwide.

The Dragon Class is actively represented in 29 countries in 5 Continents. There were 1650 boats registered with the National Associations in 2008 and the number of boats built has averaged 50 per year.

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