This page has been transferred to the Classic Boat section of the IDA Forum.
This will enable interested parties to submit their own articles and enter into discussions with like-minded people.
The IDA Classic Boat Co-ordinator is Patrick Gifford.
Patrick has been a Dragon sailor, as crew and helmsman for 43 years and has owned and raced 10 Dragons since he started sailing with Aida (K77) at Aldeburgh, England in 1963.
He has owned 5 wooden Dragons in his time, built by four different builders, but currently races a Borresen GRP Dragon on the International Circuit and in the UK.
He has won many local events, British regional Championships and finished 3rd on one occasion in the Gold Cup. He is also a past Chairman of the Technical Committee.
Patrick is interested in the restoration of Classics and the challenges that provides, as well as advising the Section about forthcoming events and Regattas.
E-mail: Patrick @ Gifford97.fsnet.co.uk
Phone: +44 20 7625 3090
Mobile: +44 79 3055 8737