Brewin Dolphin Dragon Gold Cup 2012

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Jackie Dawson
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Brewin Dolphin Dragon Gold Cup 2012

Post by Jackie Dawson » Fri Mar 09, 2012 7:23 pm

Dragon sailors from over 10 countries have already entered this year’s Brewin Dolphin Dragon Gold Cup, to be held at Kinsale Yacht Club, Co. Cork Ireland from 8th-14th September 2012.

Already, entries from Russia, Ukraine, Germany, Scandinavia, Portugal, France and the UK have entered as entries are expected from Hungary, Estonia, and further afield - from the USA and Australia - making this a truly international competition.'

Participants are encouraged to register early and to book their and accommodation in this busy seaside town on the south coast of Ireland.

Entries are welcome through the specially designated website: http://www.dragongoldcup2012.com.

Kinsale Yacht Club is well positioned to host this major Dragon event as it is renowned for great racing, top class facilities on and off the water as well as great accommodation and restaurants that bring sailors back to Kinsale.

The event is Sponsored by Private Client Investment Managers, Brewin Dolphin, who recently entered the Irish market with their acquisition of Tilman Asset Management. Brewin Dolphin is also sponsoring the Grand Slam Series of Dragon events in Ireland this year.

According to Regatta Director, Julie Silfverberg . “To host this famous regatta is an honour that is highly sought after by many Dragon-sailing nations. We are no strangers to running international sailing events in Kinsale, but the Gold Cup is something special. It will be a tremendous spectacle to see so many Dragons in Kinsale.

“We are looking forward to extending a real Irish welcome to all sailors, families and friends and will have an extensive social programme throughout the week,” she added.

Kinsale last held a major Dragon event in 2003 for the European Championships. Many of the famous sailors who attended that event will be expected to return for the Gold Cup including ex world champions Poul Ricard Hoj-Jensen and Tomas Muller. Also expected to compete are current world champion Lawrie Smith and a number of former world champions and Olympians from other classes who now compete in the Dragon class internationally, as well as the strong Irish Dragon fleet.

The Dragon Gold Cup was last held in Ireland in 1997, when the Royal Irish Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire hosted the event.

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For further information please contact:
info@dragongoldcup2012.com
or Kinsale Yacht Club +353 21 4772196

Jackie Dawson
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Sponsors Confirmed for Brewin Dolphin Dragon Gold Cup 2012

Post by Jackie Dawson » Mon Mar 19, 2012 7:37 pm

Private Client Investment Managers, Brewin Dolphin, are continuing their recent history of sport sponsorship by backing one of sailing’s most prestigious championships – The Dragon Gold Cup – to be held in Kinsale, Ireland from 8th-14th September. Additional sponsors include Dubarry, official clothing and footwear partners and Failte Ireland.

The Irish Dragon fleet has probably its biggest season this year in its 85 year history, hosting both the Gold Cup and the Edinburgh Cup, to be held in Belfast Lough in July. With these two famous competitions anchoring a series which includes the British Northerns, the Irish Nationals and the South Coasts, a GRAND SLAM series has been established.

Jamie Matheson, Brewin Dolphin Executive Chairman commented: “We are very proud to add such a great event as the Dragon Gold Cup to our portfolio. We are not newcomers to the world of sailing, having successfully sponsored the Scottish Series for the past 11 years and more recently the Commodores’ Cup. Sailing has provided us with an excellent platform to increase awareness of our brand to a wider audience and we are confident that the Grand Slam will develop this.”

Already Dragon sailors from over 12 countries have entered this year’s Brewin Dolphin Dragon Gold Cup at Kinsale Yacht Club. Participants are encouraged to register online through the specially designated website: http://www.dragongoldcup2012.com and are advised to book accommodation in this busy seaside town on the south coast of Ireland through the website or on http://www.discoverireland.ie

Kinsale Yacht Club is well positioned to host this major Dragon event as it is renowned for great racing, top class facilities on and off the water as well as great accommodation and restaurants that bring sailors back to Kinsale. A full social programme is currently being developed for participants and supporters.

Kinsale last held a major Dragon event in 2003 for the European Championships. Many world champions and Olympians from other classes who now compete in the Dragon class internationally are expected to attend the Brewin Dolphin Dragon Gold Cup, as well as the strong Irish Dragon fleet. The Dragon Gold Cup was last held in Ireland in 1997, when the Royal Irish Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire hosted the event.

For further information please contact: info@dragongoldcup2012.com or call Kinsale Yacht Club + 353 21 4772196.

Follow us on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/DragonGoldCupKinsale2012 or on twitter @dragongoldcup1


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Jackie Dawson
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Strong Interest in Dragon Gold Cup 8-14 September 2012

Post by Jackie Dawson » Wed Jun 20, 2012 4:56 pm

With less than three months until the 2012 Brewin Dolphin Dragon Gold Cup in Kinsale, Co Cork, Ireland, there has been a huge calibre of interest and steady number of entries from all over the world.

This year, the Brewin Dolphin Dragon Gold Cup takes place in Kinsale Yacht Club from 8th-14th September. Already several world champions and ex-olympians have entered from 15 countries with over 70 boats expected to compete in the open waters off the Old Head of Kinsale.

The race management team will be headed up by Alan Crosbie and the International Jury and measuring officer have been appointed.

The Irish Dragon South Coast Championships are taking place at Kinsale Yacht Club on 1st and 2nd September, to serve as a ‘warm up’ event for the Gold Cup.

There is a full racing and social programme for both events, as well as special discounts on ferries from the UK and France to Dun Laoghaire, Rosslare and Cork. The Brittany Ferries discount from Roscoff to Cork has been extended until end June 2012 so booking advisable over the next two weeks.

All details available and updated regularly on www.kyc.ie and www.dragongoldcup2012.com.

“We are delighted to host the prestigious Dragon Gold Cup at Kinsale Yacht Club this season and look forward to welcoming a world-class fleet to Kinsale in September,” said Cameron Good, Commodore, Kinsale Yacht Club.

“We are grateful to private investment managers, Brewin Dolphin, title sponsors of the Dragon Gold Cup, official product partner Dubarry and the support of the Irish Sailing Association and Failte Ireland,” he added.


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Jackie Dawson
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Dragons get ready for Gold in September

Post by Jackie Dawson » Thu Jul 26, 2012 10:09 am

BREWIN DOLPHIN IRISH DRAGON NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
Royal St George Yacht Club 26 – 29 July 2012


No sooner was the Dun Laoghaire waterfront cleared of ISAF Youth Worlds dinghies than it began to fill up with the classic hulls of the International Dragon.

And fresh from duty on the ISAF Youth Worlds race course, International Race Officer, David Lovegrove, was out again on the testing waters of Dublin Bay, controlling this fleet of high ranking international and local sailors as the Brewin Dolphin-sponsored Irish National Championship gets underway.

While this premier event on the Irish calendar will be hotly contested it is of course another opportunity for domestic and overseas sailors to attune their boats and crews to Irish conditions as they prepare for the main event of the Dragon season, the justly famous Dragon Gold Cup, which is the open World Championship for Dragons, and takes place in Kinsale Yacht Club from 8th-14th September.

Investment Managers Brewin Dolphin are not only sponsoring the Nationals and Gold Cup, but have put their support behind an innovative Grand Slam series comprising the Northerns, the Edinburgh Cup, the Nationals, the South Coasts and the Gold Cup. Brewin Dolphin are not newcomers to the world of sailing, having successfully sponsored the Scottish Series for the past 11 years and more recently the Commodores’ Cup.

Ray Tilson, Managing Director Tilman Brewin Dolphin in Ireland said, “We are delighted to be marking our 250th Anniversary by sponsoring the Dragon Grand Slam and we look forward to a great event. Brewin Dolphin is notoriously passionate about sailing and we have an established history of supporting the sport and we look forward to working closely with the Irish Dragon fleet. Sailing has provided us with an excellent platform to increase awareness of our brand to a wider audience and we are confident that the Grand Slam will develop this.”

While international participants will include Olympic gold medallist Poul Ricard Hoj Jensen, former International Dragon Association Chairman Rob Campbell, and the on form Jens Rathsack from Monaco, the Irish Dragon Fleet will be well represented by current Irish National Champion Martin Byrne, recent winner of the Edinburgh Cup Simon Brien as well as established successful campaigners Don O’Donoghue, Neil Hegarty and Cameron Good.

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