Monthly Archives: August 2012

Pieter Heerama leads in Medemblik……..

It was a great start to the Open Dutch National Championship yesterday with 32 Dragons racing on the famous Ijsselmeer, based at the Olympic Regatta Centre here in Medemblik. With an oscilating wind of 10-15kts, mainly from the south, the … Continue reading

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Kinsale Yacht Club Gearing Up For Dragon Gold Cup

The Dragon Gold Cup is considered the open World Cup of Dragon Sailing with a high calibre of interest from all over the world. This year, the Brewin Dolphin Dragon Gold Cup is hosted by the Kinsale Yacht Club, Co … Continue reading

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Luc Pillot FRA 386 is French Champion, in Douarnenez.

Although it was forecast, it was still disappointing for the 30 competing teams to have the final race of the French National Championships cancelled yesterday in Douarnenez. But with winds of over 35 kts and sea’s of 4m waves it was … Continue reading

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AR YOULEG II has her day in a windy Douarnenenz…..

Yesterday, Friday and day three of the French Open National Championships was not a day for the faint-hearted, as winds from a southerly direction (190-200 degree’s) peaked at times up to 30kts !! It was not just the strength of the wind … Continue reading

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It’s Fred’s Day in Douarnenez…..

FRA 207 “Q TI TOO” helmed by local Sailmaker Fred Gourlaouen had a fantastic second day of the French Open National Championships by recording a 2nd and a 1st place in light tricky winds from the west.  The 30 boat … Continue reading

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Luc Pillot makes the perfect start in a perfect Douarnenez….

30 Dragons raced yesterday in the beautiful sunny bay of Douarnenez for the Open French National Championship Title of 2012. With a 10-12kt wind from around 290 degree’s the PRO had no problems getting the fleet away for two races, as … Continue reading

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Williams “Ecstatic” with 8th Cowes Win….

Eric Williams helming his Petticrow GBR 682 “Ecstatic” crewed by Chris Dunn and Matt Walker won his 8th Cowes Week title yesterday with a race to spare…. It was a week full of changing fortunes, with race leaders getting caught out … Continue reading

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It’s Eric Williams again, but only just……..

All the White Group Racing Fleets in Cowes were cancelled on Wednesday as gusts up to 40 kts were recorded over the “Brambles Bank” by mid-afternoon…  So no Dragon racing… However, yesterday (Thursday) the wind moderated to around 24 kts and … Continue reading

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It Ain’t Over till it’s Over……..

Yesterday in Cowes, the sun shone brightly and the wind forecast of 12kts was spot on… All the fleets got away on time and a great sailing day was about to take place…  Unfortunately, although the south-westerly direction looked steady … Continue reading

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Graham Bailey takes 3rd race in Cowes….

When the tide goes out (ebbing) on the solent, it can sometimes reach a speed of around 4kts….. So as all the different classes prepared for their start’s yesterday, extreme caution had to be taken or else it would be … Continue reading

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