Dragon (keelboat)

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International Dragon
Dragon insigna.svg
Class symbol
Dragon (keelboat).svg
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Development
Designer Johan Anker
LocationNorway
Year1929
Design One-Design
Boat
Crew2–4
Maximum crew weight: 285 kg (628 lb)
Draft 1.20 m (3 ft 11 in)
Hull
Type Monohull
Construction Carvel
GRP
Cold moulded plywood
Composite
Hull weight1,700 kg (3,700 lb)
LOA 8.90 m (29.2 ft)
LWL 5.66 m (18.6 ft)
Beam 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)
Hull appendages
Keel/board typeFixed
Rig
Rig type Bermuda rig
Sails
Mainsail area16.0 m2 (172 sq ft)
Jib/genoa area11.7 m2 (126 sq ft)
Spinnaker area23.6 m2 (254 sq ft)
Upwind sail area27.7 m2 (298 sq ft)
Racing
D-PN 89.5
RYA PN 986
Former Olympic class
Dragon racing in 2008. VYG 1 Dragon 2008.JPG
Dragon racing in 2008.
Wooden dragon, built by Abeking & Rasmussen (1954) on the Grosser Brombachsee Holzdrachen.jpg
Wooden dragon, built by Abeking & Rasmussen (1954) on the Großer Brombachsee
Magic Dragon used as a bar in Britannia Yacht Club's Dragon pub Britannia yacht club pub in Ottawa, Ontario.jpg
Magic Dragon used as a bar in Britannia Yacht Club's Dragon pub
A wooden Dragon on its trailer, showing the keel shape and rudder arrangement Dragon wooden sailboat 1709.jpg
A wooden Dragon on its trailer, showing the keel shape and rudder arrangement

The Dragon is a one-design keelboat 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. [1]

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The Dragon class is actively represented in over 26 countries on 5 continents. There were 1,444 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. 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 both genders. It is possible to tow the Dragon behind many vehicles. It is often dry-sailed. It may be raced against boats of other classes, employing a Portsmouth Yardstick handicap of 986 [2] or a D-PN of 89.5. [3]

History

The Dragon class was initiated by the Royal Gothenburg Yacht Club, who gave Norwegian yacht designer Johan Anker a brief for a cheap cruising/racing boat with about 20 square metres (220 sq ft) of sail area. [4] After the Second World War, the boat was considered slow, and genoa and spinnaker were introduced. [4]

The Dragon was one of the Vintage Yachting Classes in the Vintage Yachting Games in 2008 and 2012.

Events

Olympic Games [5]

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Flag of Norway.svg  Norway  (NOR)2002
2Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark  (DEN)1214
3Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden  (SWE)1203
4Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)1023
5Flag of Australia.svg  Australia  (AUS)1001
Flag of Greece.svg  Greece  (GRE)1001
7Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany  (GDR)0112
8Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina  (ARG)0101
9Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain  (GBR)0011
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy  (ITA)0011
Flag of the German Olympic Team (1960-1968).svg  United Team of Germany  (EUA)0011
Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany  (FRG)0011
Totals (12 nations)76821
YearGoldSilverBronze
1948 London
details
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway  (NOR)
Thor Thorvaldsen
Haakon Barfod
Sigve Lie
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden  (SWE)
Folke Bohlin
Gösta Brodin
Hugo Johnson
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark  (DEN)
William Berntsen
Klaus Baess
Ole Berntsen
1952 Helsinki
details
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway  (NOR)
Thor Thorvaldsen
Haakon Barfod
Sigve Lie
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden  (SWE)
Per Gedda
Erland Almqvist
Sidney Boldt-Christmas
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany  (GER)
Theodor Thomsen
Erich Natusch
Georg Nowka
1956 Melbourne
details
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden  (SWE)
Folke Bohlin
Bengt Palmquist
Leif Wikström
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark  (DEN)
Ole Berntsen
Cyril Andresen
Christian von Bülow
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain  (GBR)
Graham Mann
Ronald Backus
Jonathan Janson
1960 Rome
details
Flag of Greece (1828-1978).svg  Greece  (GRE)
HRH Crown Prince Constantine
Odysseus Eskidioglou
Georgios Zaimis
Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina  (ARG)
Jorge Salas Chávez
Héctor Calegaris
Jorge del Río Sálas
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy  (ITA)
Antonio Cosentino
Antonio Ciciliano
Giulio De Stefano
1964 Tokyo
details
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark  (DEN)
Ole Berntsen
Christian von Bulow
Ole Poulsen
Flag of German Olympic Team 1960-1968.svg  Germany  (EUA)
Peter Ahrendt
Wilfried Lorenz
Ulrich Mense
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Lowell North
Richard Deaver
Charles Rogers
1968 Mexico City
details
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
George Friedrichs
Barton Jahncke
Gerald Schreck
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark  (DEN)
Aage Birch
Poul Richard Høj Jensen
Niels Markussen
Flag of German Olympic Team 1960-1968.svg  East Germany  (GDR)
Paul Borowski
Karl-Heinz Thun
Konrad Weichert
1972 Munich
details
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia  (AUS)
John Cuneo
Thomas Anderson
John Shaw
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany  (GDR)
Paul Borowski
Karl-Heinz Thun
Konrad Weichert
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Donald Cohan
Charles Horter
John Marshall

World Championships [6]

Year
GoldSilverBronze
1965 SandhamnFlag of Denmark.svg White Lady (DEN)
Ole Berntsen
Ole Poulsen
Jan Berntsen
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark
Aage Birch
 
 
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
Jörgen Sundelin
 
 
1967 TorontoFlag of the United States.svg Williwaw (USA)
George Friedrichs
Gerald Schreck
Barton Jahncke
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Robert Mosbacher
 
 
Flag of France.svg  France
Sence
 
 
1969 Palma de MallorcaFlag of the United States.svg Aphrodite (USA)
Robert Mosbacher
George Francisco III
David Saville
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
Cueno
Bradbary
Shaw
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany
Schwarz
Pfeiffer
Köpsel
1971 HobartFlag of Sweden.svg Debutante (SWE)
Jörgen Sundelin
Peter Sundelin
Ulf Sundelin
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
Booth
 
 
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark
Holm
 
 
1973 AthensFlag of Sweden.svg Crux (SWE)
Roger Eliasson
Johan Palmquist
Jerry Burman
Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany
Oldenburg
May
Meyer
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark
Börresen
 
 
1975 RochesterFlag of Sweden.svg Galejan 2 (SWE)
Bengt Palmquist
Johan Palmquist
Björn Palmquist
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
Burgess
 
 
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Craig
 
 
1977 ThunFlag of Austria.svg U-2 (AUT)
Harry Ferreberger
Franz Eisl
Herbert Spitzbart
Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany
Ulrich
Hofmann
Hösch
Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland
Wittwer
Wittwer
Wittwer
1979 GeelongFlag of Australia (converted).svg Kirribilli (AUS)
Robert Porter
Ian Porter
Robbie Antill
Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany
Glas
 
 
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
Barry Calvert
Tim Watts
Ted Laing
1981 TrawemündeFlag of Germany.svg Sandokan (FRG)
Marcus Glas
Mucki Binder
Heiner Henwig
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark
Børge Børresen
Ole Børresen
Goodall
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
Clander
Hansson
Nordin
1983 VancouverFlag of Canada (Pantone).svg Mistral (CAN)
Bob Burgess
Nigel Brown
Shane Korman
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
Stiffe
 
 
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
Wilmot
 
 
1985 DouarnenezFlag of Germany.svg Cato (FRG)
Wolf Rappel
Michael Lipp
Michael Obermeier
1987 GeelongFlag of Denmark.svg Nordjyllong (DEN)
Valdemar Bandolowski
Soren Hvalso
Erik Hansen
Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany
Andreas Lohmann
Jorg Mossnang
Paul Vestner
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
Stephen Boyes
 
 
1989 TorbayFlag of Denmark.svg Danish Blue (DEN)
Poul Richard Høj Jensen
Erik Hansen
Jan Persson
1991Flag of Australia (converted).svg Krystle (AUS)
Stephen Boyes
Stephen Jackson
Stephen Peel
1993 TrawemündeFlag of Denmark.svg Senior BB (DEN)
Jesper Bank
Ole Børresen
Børge Børresen
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark
Poul Richard Høj Jensen
Claus Høj Jensen
Sebastian Ziegelmayer
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
Andreas van Eicken
Rolf Schöppler
Johan van Eicken
1995 PerthFlag of Australia (converted).svg Karabos VIII (AUS)
Nick Rogers
Leigh Behrens
Andrew Burnett
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark
Poul Richard Høj Jensen
Klaus Jensen
Richard Goldsmith
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
Willy Packer
Peter Hay
Geoff Wedgwood
Grantham Kitto
1997Flag of Denmark.svg Sanne (DEN)
Jesper Bank
Claus Olsen
Ole Børresen
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark
Poul Richard Høj Jensen
 
 
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
Markus Glas
 
 
1999 Fort-de-FranceFlag of Denmark.svg Maria (DEN)
Claus Høj Jensen
Bo Reker Andersen
Jes Hovgaard
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
Fred Imhoff
Richard van Ry
Sven Machielsen
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark
Peter Holm
Maria Holm
Søren Kæstel
2001 HornbækFlag of Germany.svg  Germany
Malte Philipp
Torsten Imbeck
Enver Adakan
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
Werner Fritz
Dieter Schoen
Andreas Huber
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark
Frank Eriksen
 
 
2003 HobartFlag of Germany.svg Chrisco (GER)
Dieter Schön
Vincent Hoesch
Andreas Huber
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
Nick Rogers
Leigh Behrens
Peter Lilley
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Kirribilli II (AUS)
David Graney
Martin Graney
Murray Jones
2005 NeustadtFlag of Denmark.svg African Queen (DEN)
Jørgen Schönherr
Anders Kaempe
Axel Waltersdorph
Flag of Germany.svg Occasion (GER)
Harm Müller-Spreer
Markus Wieser
Thomas Auracher
Flag of Germany.svg HLL-Ariston (GER)
Vincent Hoesch
Harro Kniffka
Max Scheibmair
2007 Dun LaoghaireFlag of Germany.svg Sinewave (GER)
Tommy Müller
Vincent Hoesch
Max Sheibmayr
Flag of Switzerland.svg Gaudium (SUI)
Ulli Libor
Stephan Hellriegel
Frank Butzmann
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Rumours (GBR)
Len Jones
Claus Høj Jensen
Jamie Lea
2009 MedemblikFlag of Denmark.svg  Denmark
Poul Richard Høj Jensen
Theis Palm
Lars Jensen
Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine
Lars Hendriksen
Michael Hestbæk
Sergei Pugachev
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark
Jørgen Schönherr
Axel Waltersdorph
Christian Videbæk
2011 Melbourne
details
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Alfie (GBR)
Lawrie Smith
Timothy Tavinor
Ossie Stewart
Flag of Ukraine.svg Bunker Queen (UKR)
Markus Wieser
Sergey Pugachev
Matti Paschen
Flag of Denmark.svg My-Way (DEN)
Frank Berg
Søren Holm
Søren Kæstel
2013 WeymouthFlag of the United Kingdom.svg Fever (GBR)
Klaus Diederichs
Andy Beadsworth
Jamie Lea
Flag of Russia.svg Strange Little Girl (RUS)
Andrey Kirilyuk
Aleksey Bushuev
Alina Dotsenko
Flag of Ukraine.svg Bunker Queen (UKR)
Markus Wieser
Sergey Pugachev
Matti Paschen
2015 La RochelleFlag of the United Arab Emirates.svg Bunker Boys (UAE)
Yevhen Braslavets
Aleksander Mirchuk
Serhiy Timokhov
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Strange Little Girl (GBR)
Dimitri Samokhin
Andrey Kirilyuk
Aleksey Bushuev
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg Bunker Queen (UAE)
Markus Wieser
Sergey Pugachev
George Leonchuk
2017 Cascais [7] Flag of Turkey.svg Provezza Dragon (TUR)
Andy Beadsworth
Ali Tezdiker
Simon Fry
Flag of Russia.svg Annapurna (RUS)
Anatoly Lognov
Vadim Statsenko
Alexander Shalagin
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Alfie (GBR)
Lawrie Smith
Hugo Rocha
Gonçalo Ribeiro
João Matos Rosa
2019 Fremantle [8] Flag of Turkey.svg Provezza Dragon (TUR)
Andy Beadsworth
Ali Tezdiker
Simon Fry
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Louise Racing (GBR)
Grant Gordon
Ruairidh Scott
Sophia Weguelin
James Williamson
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Fever (GBR)
Klaus Diederichs
Jamie Lea
Diego Negri

Vintage Yachting Games [9]

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands  (NED)1102
2Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine  (UKR)1001
3Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain  (GBR)0101
4Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia  (AUS)0011
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia  (RUS)0011
Totals (5 nations)2226
EventGoldSilverBronze
2008 Medemblik Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands (NED)
Reinier Wissenraet
Gijs Evers
Marc Reijnhoudt
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom (GBR)
Miss Gavia Wilkimson-Cox
Ron Rosenberg
Jon Mortimer
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia (GER)
Gordon Ingate
David Giles
Keith Musto
2012 Lake Como Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine (UKR)
Yevgen Braslavetz
Georgii Leonchuk
Sergey Timokhov
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands (NED)
Reinier Wissenraet
Pim ten Harmsen van der Beek
Marc Reijnhoudt
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia (RUS)
Vasiliy Senatorov
Igor Ivashintsov
Aleksandr Muzychenko
2016 Weymouth Bay

European Championships [10]

Coupe Virginie Heriot Coupe Virginie HERIOT.png
Coupe Virginie Hériot

In memory of Madame Virginie Hériot and in accordance with her often expressed wish to encourage yachting, the Committee of the Yacht Club de France decided at a meeting on 21 May 1946 to initiate an International Cup and name it the "Coupe Virginie Hériot". The Cup is assigned to the International Dragon Class, but remains the property of the Yacht Club de France. In agreement with the Committee of the International Dragon Association the "Coupe Virginie Hériot" is the main trophy of the European Dragon Championship. The event is now held annually.

Year
GoldSilverBronze
1978 Ostend Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
Ed Frech
Jan Bakker
Steven Vis
1979
1980Flag of Austria.svg  Austria
C. Scheineker
1982Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany
Markus Glas
1984Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark
Börge Börresen
1986Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany
Markus Glas
1987Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany
Markus Glas
1988Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark
Poul Richard Høj Jensen
1990Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark
Lars Hendriksen
1992Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark
Poul Richard Høj Jensen
1994Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
M. Erhard
1995Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
H. Erich
1996Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark
Poul Richard Høj Jensen
1998Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
Fred Imhoff
2000Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark
Poul Richard Høj Jensen
2002 Thun Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
M. Erhard
2003 Kinsale Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
Fred Imhoff
Richard van Rij
Rudy den Outer
Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland
Vincent Hoesch
Horro Kniffka
Bernd Faber
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark
Frank Berg
Soren Kaestel
Mads Christensen
2004 Tallinn Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
Harm Muller-Spreer
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark
Frank Berg
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
Werner Fritz
2005 La Trinité-sur-Mer Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark
Claus Hoj Jensen
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Poul Richard Høj Jensen
Flag of France.svg  France
J. Pasturaud
2006 Cowes Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark
Lars Hendriksen
2007 Hanko Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
Markus Wieser
Sergei Pughchev
Thomas Auracher
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
Wolfgang Rappel
Hans Jürgen Benze
Michael Lipp
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland
Henrik Dahlman
Lars Henriksen
Oscar Dannström
2008 Oslo Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
Maxim Logutenko
Mikhail Sanalorov
Vladimir Krutskih
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
Dmitry Berezkin
Igor Goihberg
Alexei Bushhuev
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
Thomas Müller
Vincent Hoesch
Maximilian Scheibmeyr
2009 St. Tropez Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine
Markus Wieser
Sergey Pughchev
Matti Paschen
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
Markus Glas
Max Glas
Andreas Lohmann
Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine
Eugen Braslavets
Sergey Timokov
Michael Hestbek
2010 Balatonkenese Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine
Markus Wieser
Sergey Pughchev
Matti Paschen
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
Dmitry Berezkin
Anatoly Kudritskiy
Aleksey Bushuev
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
Anatoly Logonov
Andrey Kirilyuk
Alexander Shalagin
2011 Boltenhagen Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark
Jens Christensen
Kim Andersen
Anders Bagger
Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine
Markus Wieser
Sergey Pughchev
Matti Paschen
Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine
Evgeny Braslavetz
Sergey Timokhov
Olexandr Myrchuk
2012 Attersee Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine
Markus Wieser
Sergey Pughchev
Matti Paschen
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
Marcus Brennecke
Vincent Hoesch
Michael Lipp
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
Victor Fogelson
Oleg Khoperskiy  [ ru ]
Vicheslav Kaptyukhin
2013 Cascais Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal
Jose Matoso
Gustavo Lima
Frederico Melo
Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine
Markus Wieser
Sergey Pughchev
Georgii Leonchuk
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark
Jens Christensen
Kim Andersen
Anders Bagger
2014 San Remo Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark
Lars Hendriksen
Kleen Frithjof
Anders Bagger
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg  United Arab Emirates
Markus Wieser
Sergey Pughchev
Georgii Leonchuk
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg  United Arab Emirates
Evgeny Braslavetz
Sergey Timokhov
Igor Sodorov
2015 Båstad Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg  United Arab Emirates
Evgeny Braslavetz
Sergey Pughchev
Georgii Leonchuk
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg  United Arab Emirates
Hendrik Witzmann
Theis Palm
Markus Koy
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
Anatoly Logonov
Alexander Shalagin
Vadim Statsenko
2016 St. Petersburg Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
Anatoly Logonov
Alexander Shalagin
Vadim Statsenko
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
Stephan Link
Frank Butzmann
Michael Lipp
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
Markus Brennecke
Jochen Schümann
Theis Palm
2017 Thun [11] Flag of Portugal.svg Pow Wow (POR)
Pedro Andrade
Bernardo Torres Pego
Charles Nankin
Flag of Russia.svg Rocknrolla (RUS)
Dimitry Samokhin
Andrey Korolyuk
Alexey Bushuev
Flag of Russia.svg Bunker Prince (RUS)
Yevhen Braslavets
Sergey Pugachev
Sergey Timokhof

Gold Cup [12]

The Winners of the 2011 Dragon Gold Cup: Markus Wieser, Sergey Pughchev and Matti Paschen with the Gold Cup. Dragon Gold Cup Victors 2011.jpg
The Winners of the 2011 Dragon Gold Cup: Markus Wieser, Sergey Pughchev and Matti Paschen with the Gold Cup.

The International Dragon Cup was presented in 1937 by members of the Clyde Yacht's Conference with the intention of bringing together as many competitors of different nationalities as possible for yacht racing in Europe in a friendly spirit, in order to perpetuate the good feeling which existed at the first International Clyde Fortnight. The Clyde Yacht Clubs' Conference has been reconstituted as the Clyde Yacht Clubs' Association and the International Dragon Cup has become known as, and is now renamed, the 'Dragon Gold Cup'.

Members of the Clyde Yacht Clubs' Association created specific rules for this competition and donated a perpetual trophy made of pure gold for an annual international race. From the beginning, the Gold Cup was considered a family event for the Dragon Sailors and could be raced by yachts of the International Dragon Class belonging to any country, and for this reason was a very well attended event.

Until 1965, the year of the first Official World Championship, the Gold Cup was considered the unofficial World Cup. The first rules created by the Clyde Yacht Clubs' Association established that the Cup should be sailed annually and that the Cup should be retained by the winner for one year only. It also established that the event should take place in rotation in the following countries: Scotland, France, Sweden, Germany, Holland and Denmark.

With the revision of the rules in 1997, the number of hosting countries was enlarged to eleven: Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

The hosting country and the Organising Authority continue to be selected by the Clyde Yacht Clubs' Association in conjunction with the International Dragon Association and the number of participants was limited to 120.

Class association [13]

The International Dragon Association (IDA) was founded on 31 October 1961 with London as its headquarters. The principal objects of the IDA are:

Class officers

President

H.M. King Constantine

Vice-Presidents

Chairman

PeriodCountryChairmanMajor achievement
1961–1965Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Sir Gordon Smith
1966Flag of France.svg  France F Thierry-Mieg
1967–1969Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Sir Gordon Smith
1970–1972Flag of France.svg  France F Thierry-Mieg
1973–1975Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom P Dyas
1976–1978Flag of France.svg  France P Manset
1979–1981Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom P Dyas
1982–1984Flag of France.svg  France P Manset
1985–1988Flag of Ireland.svg  Ireland C Doyle
1989–1992Flag of Germany.svg  Germany N Geissler
1993–1994Flag of Finland.svg  Finland T Nurmilaukas
1995–1996Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Chris Dicker
1997–2000Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal C. R. Ferreira
2001–2004Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden Thomas Olrog
2005–2006Flag of Germany.svg  Germany Rupert Fischer
2007–2010Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Rob Campbell
2011–2015Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands Richard Blickman
2015–2019Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Vasily Senatorov
2019–Flag of Monaco.svg  Monaco Jens Rathsack

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6 Metre

The International Six Metre class is a class of classic racing yachts. Sixes are a construction class, meaning that the boats are not identical but are all designed to meet specific measurement formula, in this case International rule. At their heyday, Sixes were the most important international yacht racing class, and they are still raced around the world. "Six metre" in class name does not, somewhat confusingly, refer to length of the boat, but product of the formula; 6mR boats are, on average, 10–11 metres long.

Virginie Hériot French sailor

Virginie Claire Désirée Marie Hériot was a French yachtswoman who won in the 1928 Summer Olympics in the 8 Metre Aile VI.

Poul Richard Høj Jensen Danish sailor

Poul Richard Høj Jensen "PRHJ" is a Danish sailor, boatbuilder, sailmaker and Olympic champion. PRHJ lives with his wife Sophia alternating in Burnham on Crouch and Freetown, Antigua and Barbuda.

The Splash Dinghy is 3.5 m in length and all boats are identical, thus, as is typical in One-Design classes, the sailor's ability rather than equipment is emphasised fleet racing. The boats employ an un-stayed mono rig with a sail area of 6.3 m2, which makes the class easy to handle by sailors ranging from 45 to 80 kg. This, combined with the low hull weight of 55 kg, allow the class to serve as a stepping stone between the Optimist Dinghy and boats such as the Laser Radial, suiting sailors in the age range from 13 to 21 years.

Vintage Yachting Games

The Vintage Yachting Games are an international Quadrennial multi class sailing event for former Olympic classes and the former Classes of the Paralympic Games. The Vintage Games is held every four years.

12 foot dinghy

The Twelve Foot Dinghy was designed by George Cockshott, an amateur boat designer from Southport, England in response to a 1912 design contest. It became the first one-design racing dinghy to achieve international recognition. The class was granted the 'International' status by the IYRU in 1919 and remained this status until 1964 when it was revoked by the same authority. The class was selected as the dinghy class for the Olympics in 1920 & 1928. In 1924 the French wanted to use an alternate French design.

2012 Vintage Yachting Games Place in Lombardy, Italy

The 2012 Vintage Yachting Games was the second post-Olympic multi-class sailing event for discontinued Olympic classes. The event was held on 7–14 July 2012 on Lake Como in Italy. The organization of this event was in the hands of the Multilario, a joint venture of local yacht clubs at Lake Como. The Vintage Yachting Games Organization (VYGO) was the governing organization. A total of 225 sailors in 113 boats from 17 countries competed in seven Vintage Yachting Classes

Rudy den Outer Dutch sailor

Rudy den Outer is a sailor from the Netherlands, who represented his country at the 2008 Vintage Yachting Games in Medemblik, as helmsman in the Dutch Soling Sophie’s Choice. Den Outer with crew members Leo Determan and Ronald den Arend took the Gold. In the 2012 Vintage Yachting Games, this time with crew members Gavin Lidlow and Ramzi Souli the team took the Silver medal in Bellano, Italy. In 2003 with helmsman Fred Imhoff and Richard van Rij he became European Champion in the Dragon at Kinsale, Ireland. Den Outer is also very active in the organization of major International Sailing events for Olympic and former Olympic classes.

Dragon Gold Cup

The Dragon Gold Cup is an annual sailing race for the Dragon class since 1937, organized by the International Dragon Association and the Clyde Yacht Clubs' Association.

Handicap forms for sailing vessels in sailing races have varied throughout history, and they also vary by country, and by sailing organisation. Sailing handicap standards exist internationally, nationally, and within individual sailing clubs.

References

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  6. World champions at sports123.com Archived 25 June 2009 at the Wayback Machine
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  12. Gold Cup winners listed at International Dragon Class Association
  13. International Dragon Class Association Homepage