Last weekend the Swedish Nationals were sailed on the east coast of Sweden, at Mönsterås. This is a small local very active yacht club with a big Dragon class commitment. There are 9 active dragons sailing weekly in local competitions every Thursday. This atmosphere that is valued by Dragon sailors the World over came through during the whole National Championship event. The whole set up was run by volunteers from the local club who provided perfect race and shoreside management.
28 Dragons from England, Denmark and Sweden competed on the waters outside Mönsterås. 8 races were completed in everything from 2 knots to 28 knots.
Strong competition and tight racing meant it came down to the last race to find the winner. This was Martin Pålsson, Gustav Gärdebäck, and Göran Alm (pictured here).
Full results here: https://www.sailwave.com/results/SMNMDrake2019.htm
The Swedish fleet is well advanced in its planning for Gold Cup 2021.