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Thu Sep 28, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: IDA News
Topic: Swiss National Secretary retires after more than 20 years in office
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Swiss National Secretary retires after more than 20 years in office

IMG_7036.jpg Lotti Schmid is widely known in the Dragon world, having served as Secretary to the Swiss Dragon fleet since the early ‘90s. During that time, anyone who came across her could not fail to be impressed by her unfailing friendliness, generosity and efficiency. Nothing was ever too much t...
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Tue Aug 01, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Future Events
Topic: Marblehead Trophy 25-27 Aug 2017 Dragør, Denmark
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Views: 417

Marblehead Trophy 25-27 Aug 2017 Dragør, Denmark

unnamed.png Dragør Sejlklub and Dansk Drageklub host the Danish Herring Grade one Cup 2017 and Marblehead Thophy Regatta 25th to 27th August 2017. You will on this homepage find notice of race, information and the possibility to sign up for the event. Do you wish to sign up or have any questions pl...
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Fri Jun 02, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: IDA News
Topic: World Sailing President sends message of support
Replies: 0
Views: 608

World Sailing President sends message of support

Word Sailing.gif My fellow sailors and friends, It is a great honour and privilege to extend a warm welcome to all of you taking part and competing in the 2017 Dragon’s World Championship in beautiful Cascais, Portugal. Many of you know that I have sailed Dragons for the last 10 years, in fact some...
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Sat May 20, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: IDA News
Topic: BILGE PUMPS AND BAILING OUT
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Views: 659

BILGE PUMPS AND BAILING OUT

The Technical Committee has been asked to clarify the rules and regulations regarding the use of bilge pumps on the Dragon and would like to make the following statement in this context: The following Rules apply in this context: Class Rule 2.193 a, and RR S 51 - Movable Ballast CR 2.193 a, specifie...
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Tue Apr 11, 2017 12:22 am
Forum: Future Events
Topic: Puerto Portals Mediterranean Cup
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Views: 703

Puerto Portals Mediterranean Cup

redes_regata1.jpg Puerto Portals Mediterranean Cup will be celebrated in Puerto Portals sea waters from 14th april to 16th april 2017. The organising authority is Club de Regatas Puerto Portals, International Dragon Association, the Spanish Dragon Association and Balearic Sailing Federation. Notice...
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Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: IDA News
Topic: Dr Helmut Schmidt, German Dragon Chairman
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Views: 776

Dr Helmut Schmidt, German Dragon Chairman

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Dr Helmut Schmidt
Congratulations to IDA Vice Chairman Dr Helmut Schmidt who has been re-elected for a second term of Office from 1 January 2017 until 31 December 2018 as Commodore (Chairman) of the German Dragon Association.
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Fri Feb 17, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: IDA News
Topic: Dragon legend Aage Birch has passed away
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Views: 772

Dragon legend Aage Birch has passed away

Aage_Birch.jpg Dragon legend Aage Birch has recently passed away aged 90, his family have announced. The officers and members of the IDA send their sincere condolences. It is recorded that Aage could competently steer his own boat aged 5, and in 1940 aged 14 he was introduced to the Dragon. In 1948...
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Mon Jan 30, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: IDA News
Topic: Prototype of new Petticrow hull measured
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Views: 886

Prototype of new Petticrow hull measured

IMG_7113.JPG IDA Chief Measurer, Gunter Ahlers, with Tim Tavinor, inspects the new Petticrows prototype of their new Version 6 hull. IDA Technical Committee Chairman, Klaus Diederichs, reports that measurement under the close scrutiny of Gunter went well and the hull passed the test. The first hull...
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Thu Jan 19, 2017 12:22 am
Forum: IDA News
Topic: IDA Chairman’s Blog
Replies: 0
Views: 1075

IDA Chairman’s Blog

Dear Dragon sailors, The Dragon New Year started ‘down under’ with the Prince Philip Cup in Sydney, Australia. The many detailed and informative race reports posted online showed what a competitive fleet it was and the winner did not emerge until the final race. The win was all the more impressive w...
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Tue Jan 17, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: IDA News
Topic: 2017 Class Rules approved by World Sailing
Replies: 0
Views: 814

2017 Class Rules approved by World Sailing

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You can find the 2017 Class Rules approved by World Sailing in the IDA Class Rules page :
  • Class Rules (2017)
  • Class Rule Amendments (2017)
  • Measurement Form (2017)
Also the new Racing Rules of Sailing are available at World Sailing RRS 2017-2020 (Related links)
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Tue Jan 10, 2017 12:49 am
Forum: IDA News
Topic: Happy 60th Birthday Stavros !
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Views: 795

Happy 60th Birthday Stavros !

Stavros.jpg Our amiable Sailing Coordinator, Martin Payne, is 60 years young today (January 10th) and his many friends and colleagues in the Dragon family wish him many happy returns. Martin has been an active and successful Dragon sailor since the early 1990s and has become widely known to Dragon ...
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Sat Dec 10, 2016 10:34 am
Forum: IDA News
Topic: Paul Elvstrøm remembered
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Views: 2140

Paul Elvstrøm remembered

16_Elvstrom_1948_rdax_846x565_50.jpg IDA Vice President Poul-Richard Høj-Jensen recalls the ‘Great Dane’ who died on 7 December 2017 aged 88 I worked for Paul Elvstrøm for 11 years from 1965. To this day, I still regard this to have been a great privilege; being part of his team shaped the rest of ...
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Sat Nov 19, 2016 5:54 pm
Forum: IDA News
Topic: IDA - SURVEY
Replies: 0
Views: 3600

IDA - SURVEY

IDA-SURVEY.jpg Thank you for the high participation ! IDA Vice-Chairman Dr. Helmut Schmidt evaluated the fleet of answers and presented the results at the AGM in Cascais. The complete survey presentation is now part of our IDA website: THE IDA – RELATED LINKS - Results of IDA Survey 2016 . Cordula ...
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Mon Nov 14, 2016 12:41 am
Forum: IDA News
Topic: Kim’s election is most welcome news
Replies: 0
Views: 2725

Kim’s election is most welcome news

At the 2016 World Sailing General Assembly meeting in Barcelona on Sunday 13 November, Denmark’s Kim Andersen has defeated incumbent Carlo Croce of Italy to become the new President of World Sailing. Vasily Senatorov, Chairman IDA commented: “Kim’s election is most welcome news, especially as he is ...
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Tue Nov 01, 2016 10:29 pm
Forum: IDA News
Topic: IDA CHAIRMAN’S REPORT - AGM 2016
Replies: 0
Views: 3127

IDA CHAIRMAN’S REPORT - AGM 2016

Dear Dragonists! It is a huge honour for me to serve the Dragon class as Chairman, but it is at the same time a big responsibility. I have been conscious of this since the pre-election campaign last year and all during the first year of my chairmanship. We have the most beautiful class in the sailin...
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Tue Oct 25, 2016 3:47 pm
Forum: IDA News
Topic: Flash Minutes IDA AGM 22 October 2016 Cascais
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Views: 3389

Flash Minutes IDA AGM 22 October 2016 Cascais

ida.png Flash Minutes IDA Annual General Meeting 2016 Clube Naval de Cascais Saturday 22 October 2016 .. IDA Member Survey produced very positive feedback with almost 500 responses; it showed that the IDA is on a good track but there is scope for improvement; it showed strong support for ‘no radica...
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Mon Oct 03, 2016 1:53 pm
Forum: Reports
Topic: Irish lift the Cannonball Trophy
Replies: 0
Views: 3345

Irish lift the Cannonball Trophy

Close racing.jpg The annual Cannonball Team Racing Trophy was contested on 1 and 2 October last in Muiden on the IJsselmeer. The triangular team racing event was competed for between Dragon crews from the Royal Netherlands (Muiden), the Royal London (Cowes) and the Royal St George (Dun Laoghaire) Y...
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Thu Sep 22, 2016 8:41 am
Forum: IDA News
Topic: Gold Cup, Hornbaek
Replies: 0
Views: 3571

Gold Cup, Hornbaek

The 2016 Gold Cup recently held in Hornbaek was well prepared and organised and it was very well supported with 76 participants. An incident occurred on the Thursday which has been commented upon in social and print media. This incident raised concerns among some competitors and IDA officers about i...
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Sat Sep 10, 2016 10:57 am
Forum: Reports
Topic: Great 80th Anniversary 3 september
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Views: 3151

Great 80th Anniversary 3 september

Mary Poppins in de Draak.jpg 35 Dragon teams joined the fun races at the Ijsselmeer near Muiden. It was the best weather one could dream of. It became a unique Dragon event. Well known yacht photographer Sander van der Borch took the pictures. All pictures can be seen and ordered at sander.photoshe...
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Tue Aug 09, 2016 11:23 am
Forum: Class Rules and Regulations
Topic: Sail Numbers - a note from the IDA Technical Committee
Replies: 0
Views: 5497

Sail Numbers - a note from the IDA Technical Committee

It has been noted that several Dragons are using the same sail number for different boats. Competitors and Race Organisers are reminded that this is not in compliance with CR 1.83.2 which states: “Each country shall issue sail numbers which shall be consecutive beginning from one. The number shall b...
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Tue Aug 02, 2016 5:32 pm
Forum: Future Events
Topic: Programme 80th Anniversary Dutch Dragon Class
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Views: 3520

Programme 80th Anniversary Dutch Dragon Class

Engelse_80_jaar_poster.jpg Saturday 3 September at the Royal Netherlands Yacht Club, Muiden .. Arrival : 2 September Parking and craning at the Dragon Center Muiden ( 100 meter before the RNLYC) Registration from 16:00 u at Secretariate RNLYC Mooring of Dragons as instructed by harbour master RNLYC...
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Sun Jul 24, 2016 10:02 am
Forum: Major Championships
Topic: Gazprom Dragon European Championship 2016 - Day 5
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Views: 3844

Gazprom Dragon European Championship 2016 - Day 5

Agic0hbh1QQ Gazprom Dragon Europeans 2016: The Coupe Virginie Heriot went to Anatoliy Loginov (RUS27) The “Big Dragon week” in St.Petersburg YC started in the first ten days of June 2016 with the Silver cup practice regatta for dozen of early birds that arrived at the Europeans venue to train. The ...
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Thu Jul 21, 2016 10:47 pm
Forum: Major Championships
Topic: Gazprom Dragon European Championship 2016 - Day 3
Replies: 0
Views: 3471

Gazprom Dragon European Championship 2016 - Day 3

h4uUoxc45rw Gazprom Dragon Europeans 2016: Anatoliy Loginov strengthens his position on Day3.. Despite two more races that were sailed today in fresh northerlies in St.Petersburg YC again went to different teams, the overnight leaders are working tirelessly to maintain their positions and staying c...
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Wed Jul 13, 2016 7:56 pm
Forum: Reports
Topic: Nicola Friesen is the first woman to become International German Champion
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Views: 3910

Nicola Friesen is the first woman to become International German Champion

International_German_Championship_2016.jpg A child of the North, familiar with the Baltic Sea from her youth in the dinghy classes - Nicola Friesen (NRV) on “Smaug” is winner of the 2016 International German Championship of the Dragons. So many congratulations - first time this prestigious title go...
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Tue Jun 21, 2016 9:19 pm
Forum: Reports
Topic: SWE 375 5 i 12 Wins the Nordic Championship in Mastrand
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Views: 4091

SWE 375 5 i 12 Wins the Nordic Championship in Mastrand

DSC_6657_01.JPG During the weekend the Nordic Championship was won by SWE 375 5 I 12, Martin Pålsson, Klaes Mattsson and Gustav Gärdebäck. Three intensive days in big variation of wind conditions, 8 challenging races finished of the championship. One again the Marstrand sailing water gave the compe...
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Fri Jun 17, 2016 12:32 pm
Forum: Reports
Topic: Team Wissenraet wins Grand Prix Muiden Series
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Views: 4464

Team Wissenraet wins Grand Prix Muiden Series

muiden_2.jpg Since 1939 the Royal Netherlands Yacht Club and the Dutch Dragon Class are organizing an annual series of races with a precious silver replica of a ship sailing for the city of Enkhuizen in the 16 the century as the main prize. The name of the winner is added to the silver plates. muid...
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Mon May 30, 2016 7:17 pm
Forum: IDA News
Topic: Vasily's 2nd Blog as Chairman
Replies: 0
Views: 5359

Vasily's 2nd Blog as Chairman

Vasily_Senatorov2.jpg Chairman's Blog June 2016 The spring is over. Three out of four Grand-Prix regattas have taken place. All the sailors have been very disciplined in implementing the new rules inhibiting mast movement. Both in Cascais and Dournenez the measurers were happy with the improvements...
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Mon Apr 04, 2016 12:08 pm
Forum: IDA News
Topic: Vasily’s first blog as Chairman
Replies: 0
Views: 5838

Vasily’s first blog as Chairman

Vasily_Senatorov2.jpg Dear Dragon Sailors, The first quarter of 2016 is already behind us. The fleets in Cascais, Cannes and Dubai successfully completed the traditional Winter Series and the first Grade One event was held in the South of France. Even in the North a few regattas have been held too,...
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Fri Apr 01, 2016 8:17 pm
Forum: IDA News
Topic: Louis Urvois, creator of the Grand Prix, has passed away
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Views: 6424

Louis Urvois, creator of the Grand Prix, has passed away

Louis_Urvois_1.jpg Louis Urvois passed away tuesday afternoon aged 75, after a long battle with Motor Neurone Disease. A father of four, this polyglot and globe trotting businessman was passionate about Douarnenez, his native town. President of the Société des Régates de Douarnenez for more than 10...
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Thu Feb 11, 2016 3:41 pm
Forum: IDA News
Topic: Dragon One Design Magazine
Replies: 0
Views: 6659

Dragon One Design Magazine

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Dragon One Design Magazine 2016
The Dragon One Design Magazine 2016 is available for you to read online
You can find the previous magazines here.
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Mon Feb 08, 2016 8:36 pm
Forum: Class Rules and Regulations
Topic: Mast chock solutions deadline 1st March 2016
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Views: 7939

Mast chock solutions deadline 1st March 2016

kit.jpg Doomernik, Petticrows and Premier have produced solutions to implement the new rule 6.103 requiring chocks (or other filling pieces or bolts ) to be fixed in such a way that they cannot be removed while racing. Details are available from the builders. Petticrows have provided this pdf which...
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Thu Feb 04, 2016 3:59 pm
Forum: Class Rules and Regulations
Topic: Class Rule 6.103 Mast Movement comes into effect 1.3.16. Make sure you are legal!
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Views: 7370

Class Rule 6.103 Mast Movement comes into effect 1.3.16. Make sure you are legal!

rule_6.103_&_6.104.png The Technical Committee wish to draw attention to the new class rule 6.103 which comes into effect on March 1st, 2016. The rule which was approved at the last AGM in October 2015 in Paris limits the movement of the mast at deck level (see text and scheme below) Sailors compet...
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Thu Feb 04, 2016 3:48 pm
Forum: Major Championships
Topic: Gazprom Dragon European Championship 2016
Replies: 23
Views: 27107

Gazprom Dragon European Championship 2016

European Entries Now Open. Entries for the Gazprom Dragon European Championship in St Petersburg, 15-23 July 2016 are now open to sailors who have qualified under EC rules 5 - 12. Please notify your National Association Secretary when you complete the entry. You may either enter online on http://ww...
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Mon Feb 01, 2016 6:50 pm
Forum: IDA News
Topic: Dragon Aimee
Replies: 0
Views: 6110

Dragon Aimee

aimee.jpg Technical Committee member Graham Bailey has spread sad news that the family Dragon Aimee and the previous Aimee (The Old Bailey) were both lost to a fire earlier this week – thankfully just a few boats lost and nobody hurt. By way of a tribute to the boat and the enormous fun she gave to...
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Sun Jan 10, 2016 9:20 am
Forum: Reports
Topic: Prince Philip Cup Australian Championship
Replies: 3
Views: 4088

Nonagenarian sailor fights back in Prince Philip Cup

Nonagenarian sailor fights back in Prince Philip Cup Ingate & crews.JPG Helming a one-design class keelboat such as an International Dragon in blustery winds south-westerly winds of 25 knots plus of wind and a choppy sea can be daunting for many skippers, but not for Prince Phillip winner Nick Roge...
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Fri Jan 08, 2016 4:00 pm
Forum: Reports
Topic: Prince Philip Cup Australian Championship
Replies: 3
Views: 4088

11th Dragon Prince Phillip Cup to Nick Rogers

11th Dragon Prince Phillip Cup to Nick Rogers DSC_0016.JPG Tasmanian yachtsman Nick Rogers today eclipsed his own record in the Prince Philip Cup for the classic International Dragon class by provisionally winning the prestigious Cup for the 11th time. Karabos.jpg His win with Karabos IX will not b...
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Wed Jan 06, 2016 8:27 pm
Forum: Reports
Topic: Prince Philip Cup Australian Championship
Replies: 3
Views: 4088

Day 2, Nick Rogers’ two straight wins in Dragons

IMG_6457.jpg Nick Rogers’ two straight wins in Dragons Ten times Prince Philip Cup winner in the International Dragon class, Tasmanian Nick Rogers appears well on his way to another victory in the classic one-design keelboat class. Dragons kites.jpg Excelling on his home waters of Hobart’s River De...
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Tue Jan 05, 2016 12:57 pm
Forum: Reports
Topic: Prince Philip Cup Australian Championship
Replies: 3
Views: 4088

Prince Philip Cup Australian Championship

Day 1, at the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania, Hobart DSC_0007.JPG Champions duel in Prince Philip Cup Two of Australia’s outstanding helmsman in one-design yacht racing, Tasmania’s Nick Rogers and Gordon Ingate from Sydney are on equal points in the Prince Philip Cup for Dragon class yachts after a d...