Please select your home edition
Edition
P&B 2019 - Leaderboard
Boat Insurance from Noble Marine


Full racing risks
New for old cover
www.noblemarine.co.uk
Product Feature
Zhik Men's Hydrophobic Fleece Top
Zhik Men's Hydrophobic Fleece Top

71st British Dragon Nationals at South Caernarfonshire Yacht Club - Preview

by Emma York 14 May 20:24 BST 16-19 July 2019
International Dragon British National Championship © British Dragon Association

The 71st British Dragon National Championship at South Caernarfonshire Yacht Club (SCYC) is set to be four days of thrilling keelboat racing in the waters of North Wales.

The home SCYC Dragon fleet will be joined by visiting Dragons from Ireland, Turkey and all four corners of the country. Following the two-day Northern Championship, Abersoch will see local experts race together against regional champions, past national champions; Martin Payne, Julia Bailey and Martin Byrne and current reigning champion Graham Bailey in the Haulfryn Edinburgh Cup.

This National Championship is embracing the future and growth of Dragon sailing with the introduction of a brand-new trophy and special entry offers.

Earlier this year Gavia Wilkinson-Cox donated the Seagull Trophy to the British Dragon Association with the aim to promote female Dragon helms, giving an added edge to the competition of Dragon one-design racing. From this July the Seagull Trophy will be presented to the top lady Corinthian helm annually at the Edinburgh Cup.

There is also steps to encourage youth sailors to the world of Dragon sailing. SCYC, in conjunction with the British Dragon Association, are funding and supplying a Dragon to enter the Haulfryn Edinburgh Cup. There is a full package available with training, boat, mooring, sails and entry all covered.

The Edinburgh Cup has successfully been held in Abersoch at the SCYC in 1962, 69, 76, 82, 88, 2011 and 2016. Now in its 71st year the Edinburgh Cup remains a championship with a great deal of history. It has always been difficult to win and is revered by those who have won many other competitions and events.

Following in these footsteps, entry to this years Haulfryn Edinburgh Cup is free to any all-female teams bit.ly/EdCup2019

www.britishdragons.org/edinburgh-cup

Related Articles

Women Dragon Crew Tops Cowes Week
'Aimee' wins in testing conditions on the Solent Cowes Week 2019 saw a full barrage of Autumnal weather conditions batter the island. This resulted in the first two days of racing being cancelled for many of the fleets and classes. Posted on 17 Aug
Cowes Week 2019 day 8
The final day's racing is for the Cowes Town Regatta The historic and prestigious trophies available include the George Oliver Challenge Cup, Royal Cowes Town Regatta Challenge Cup, Sir Godfrey Baring Bowl and Culpan Challenge Cup. Posted on 17 Aug
Cowes Week 2019 day 7
Fridays's racing held in an increasing south-southwesterly breeze Fridays's racing in an increasing south-southwesterly breeze determined the overall class winners at Cowes Week, as well as those for Black and White groups and the whole regatta. Posted on 17 Aug
Cowes Week 2019 day 6
A breezy day on the Solent, with powerful gusts to 25 knots The Quarter Ton class is renowned for thrills and spills in stronger winds. Today Sir Keith Mills' Cote led around much of the course, challenged initially by Oscar Strugstad's Dawn Raid, before the latter broke the spinnaker pole in a broach. Posted on 15 Aug
Cowes Week 2019 day 5
Very shifty southerly winds provide testing conditions Very shifty southerly winds provided testing conditions for navigators and tacticians at Cowes Week today as a number of weather fronts passed over the race area. Posted on 14 Aug
Cowes Week 2019 day 4
Competitors enjoyed a classic day of Solent racing today For the Black Group yachts the day culminated in a classic downwind finish against the tide past the Green to the Royal Yacht Squadron, with competitors gybing frequently in a building breeze. Posted on 13 Aug
Peroni Summer Saturday Series races 7 & 8
33 boats turned out for the final day of racing It was bright but hazy when the warning signal sounded for the final two races of the Peroni Summer Saturday Series 2019, on the 10th of August 2019. Posted on 13 Aug
Cowes Week 2019 day 3
A tricky day on the Solent threw up challenges of a different kind A tricky day on the Solent threw up challenges of a different kind. As showers moved across the race area winds from every point of the compass were experienced at some point during the day, while wind speed varied from less than 5 knots to up to 15. Posted on 12 Aug
Cowes Week 2019 day 2
A fast and furious day provided close and exhilarating racing Niall Dowling's Fast 40+ Arabella and Gerd-Jan Poortman's Ker 46 Van Uden initially led the fleet away towards the western Solent, with all boats tacking offshore into the stronger ebb tide and were soon in the white water beyond Egypt Point. Posted on 11 Aug
Cowes Week 2019 day 1
Winds of up to 50 knots lead to no racing Winds of up to 50 knots meant the Solent was almost eerily empty today, devoid of the nearly 700 raceboats entered in Cowes Week, the plethora of cruising yachts normally found on an August weekend, and even the Red Jet fast ferries. Posted on 10 Aug