Monthly Archives: June 2011

Historic Film Of Dragons Sailing At Burnham In 1946

In a recent report from the British Dragon East Coast Championship it was noted that Dragons had been sailing on the River Crouch since the early 1950s. This brought an exciting response from IDA Vice Chairman Richard Blickman who got … Continue reading

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“Danish Blue” is the Open Dutch Champion……

Poul-Richard Hoj-Jensen, Peter Bowering and Joost Hou weling sailing GBR 745 the brand new Petticrow “Danish Blue” won here in Medemblik after a nerve racking last race sailed in very light winds on the final day…………. Yes indeed it required all of “The … Continue reading

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Poul-Richard takes control in Medemblik…

Two years ago here on the Islemere in Medemblik, the Double Olympic Gold Medalist Poul-Richard Hoj-Jensen won the Dragon World Championship. Now he leads the 34 boat fleet by 4pts with just one race remaining, in second place is his … Continue reading

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Wouter has his Day in Medemblik……

                          NED 372 “Wolly” in full flow…….. Wouter Ten Wolde, helming his beautiful wooden decked Doomernik Dragon, sailed two fantastic races yesterday here at the Open Dutch Championships and recorded the best overall score of the day with two 2nd … Continue reading

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Fantastic Start to the Dutch Open!

The Iselemere was at it’s best today as 34 boats set sail from Medemblik to compete in the Open Dutch National Championship.   Two races were scheduled for today, so Theo Smits (Race Officer) got the fleet away first time in a … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Cup Set For Outstanding Entry In Abersoch

This year’s British Dragon Association Edinburgh Cup, for the Open British Championship, and Northern Area Championship, to be held in Abersoch from 9-16 July, are looking all set for one the biggest entries in recent years. Already 39 teams have … Continue reading

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The “MAN” wins La Baule……. Just !

Poul-Richard Hoj-Jensen sailing his brand new “Danish Blue” Petticrow, returned to La Baule from his paradise home in Antigua, to win the 2011 Dragon Derby by the most narrowest of margins.   Superbly crewed by Irish Grandfathers Peter Bowering and Paul Maguire, the … Continue reading

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The “Man” shines again in La Baule…..

Just over 11 years ago I & Jeremy Jordan crewed for Poul-Richard in La Baule’s first Dragon Derby…  And we won!!! Since then so many Dragon sailors have had the opportunity to experience the superb flat water sailing area. Sample many of … Continue reading

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Hoesch wins Swiss Title as wind dies away….

Vicent Hoesch, crewed by Peter Liebner and Thomas Mayer can add the Swiss National Championship Title to his endless number of victories, after two final days of no wind in Morges…….  Despite the fantastic on-shore efforts of an excellent set … Continue reading

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Hoesch leads but Yury has 3 Wins……..

It was a most fascinating day (morning!) here in Morges, on Lake Geneva, as the 08.30 warning signal either helped to wake up weary competitors or made self inflicted headache’s worse for other’s !!!!! Whatever, it certainly got the attention of this well … Continue reading

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