Monthly Archives: May 2011

Little Fella is the “Big Fella” in Dublin…..

Cameron Good, Simon Furney and Henry Kingston pictured here receiving the Irish East Coast Championship Trophy sailing their nearly new Petticrow Dragon IRL 211 “Little Fella”, after a very fresh and lively weekend sailing in the famous Dublin Bay…..  Although only … Continue reading

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Schmid throws down the Swiss challenge……

Starting at 08.30 on a Sunday morning was never in any International Dragon Handbook that I ever read, but on Lake Geneva anything is possible…..  And so it was that the 20 boats taking part in the Swiss Tune-Up regatta … Continue reading

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Stavros on Lake Geneva…

What a day we have had here in Morges, as 20 boats tune their skills in preparation for the 50 boat entry for the Swiss Nationals..   The Swiss President Dieter Schmid is currently showing us the way around the lake closely … Continue reading

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Abersoch is ready for the 2011 Edinburgh Cup….

I have just returned home from a very exciting weekend of racing in North Wales. Rob Riddell, the Dragon Fleet Captain of Abersoch has already motivated and cajoled many club sailors into our wonderful Dragon Class. So far they have … Continue reading

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Two Standing Ovations for Louis in Douarnenez……….

Now that the dust has settled after the 12th fantastic Douarnenez event, I would like to share some of the magic moments with you all. After the warm-up regatta I printed that “Hendriksen was the Man to beat”.  Indeed this … Continue reading

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Stav’s Final Douarnenez Report With Guus de Groot and Evgeniy Braslavets

It was a tricky final day in Douarnenez with plenty of drama on the race course and a final race showdown for the overall title. After racing Stav spoke to winner Evgeniy Braslavets and race five winner and leading Corinthian … Continue reading

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Official Final Press Release From Guyader Grand Prix Douarnenez

7 May 2011 – Douarnenez, Brittany, France – Translation of official press release issued in French by the press office of the Guyader Grand Prix. The Dragons draw their reverence It was the last dance for the Dragons at the … Continue reading

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Evgeny Braslavets Wins Guyader Grand Prix

Hot off the press and before any protests the provisional final results of the Guyader Grand Prix in Douarnenez reveal that after six races the Ukraine’s Evgeniy Braslavets is the overall victor with 23 points, Lawrie Smith is second on … Continue reading

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All Change After Race Five – Final Race (Six) Now Underway In Douarnenez

After an early start of thunderstorms and heavy rain the final day of the Guyader Grand Prix in Douarnenez is actually delivering a fantastic final showdown.  The wind has filled in nicely and race five brought some exciting changes on … Continue reading

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Racing Abandoned On Day Three of Guyader Grand Prix In Douarnenez

Sadly the wind refused to cooperate on day three of the Guyader Grand Prix in Douarnenez.  When the Race Committee and boats first arrived in the race area there was sub-one knot and there was a lengthy postponement.  Eventually the … Continue reading

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