Origine of the Name

Origin of the Name

Gunter Ahlers writes: In the beginning boats were built by the designer's yard, Anker and Jensen, as a "cheap" skerry cruiser for young people.

When the design was submitted to the then IYRU (now World Sailing) he or someone else translated his name "Anker" into Norwegian language "Draggen" and the English, being reluctant to speak other languages, made out of "Draggen", "Dragon", probably thinking that this Norwegian did not even know how to spell Dragon.

This is how this Class came to its name, so I was told years ago. If it is not quite true, it comes close to being true and is a good story anyhow.... See also "Early Dragon History", an informal posting on the IDA Forum.