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Post by Webmaster » Mon Apr 12, 2010 9:35 pm

The Dragon World Championship will be held between 09 - 15 January 2011 in Melbourne, Australia.

The event is hosted by Royal Brighton Yacht Club.

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Fiona Brown talks to Richard Lynn, Wolf Breit and Robert Alp of the Australian Dragon Association about what competitors can expect at the 2011 Dragon World Championship in Melbourne, Australia..

Promotional video about the 2011 Dragon Worlds available now on the IDA YouTube Channel.

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Post by Webmaster » Wed Aug 25, 2010 3:40 pm

Come on down !

To Melbourne to sail in the 2011 Dragon World Championships being hosted by Royal Brighton Yacht Club in January 2011. On behalf of the Australian International Dragonclass Association I am proud to invite all competitors to come and do battle on the clean, clear waters of Port Phillip, Melbourne for the 2011 International Dragonclass Open World Championship.

An Open Championship

The IDA has granted the 2011 World Championship Open status. This will allow all competitors to plan well ahead confident that their entry will be accepted without prior qualification.
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An Easy Championship to Attend

DB Schenkersportsevents will offer to take delivery of your Dragon at specific major European and UK ports and deliver it to Melbourne, Australia’s largest container port. The Royal Brighton Yacht Club team will assist you in then delivering your boat to the Marina. The negotiated cost structure will be most competitive.

Flying to Melbourne from Europe is also easy. Jump on an airliner, enjoy the day and a good night’s sleep and you can be at Melbourne airport, thirty-five minutes drive from the Race Venue.

Great Championship Weather

Our weather is famous for its variability. Typical summer sailing conditions are air temperature 27°C, water temperature 20°C and a 15 knot sea breeze driving waves of one metre. Perfect !

An Ideal Venue

Port Phillip includes 1900 square kilometres of clean, protected water. The race course is one kilometre from the Yacht Club. The courses are clear of marine traffic, tidal influence and “geographic obstacles”.

Royal Brighton Yacht Club, with 135 years of yacht racing experience, enjoys a new floating marina and a totally rebuilt clubhouse overlooking the race course. Supporters can watch the racing from the Club Bar or follow the racing from the spectator fleet.

A World Class Race Management Team

Our on water race management team has conducted two recent Olympic Games Regattas and multiple world championships including the highly successful 2009 World Etchells Class Championships at Royal Brighton Yacht Club.

A Wonderful Championship City

Melbourne is Australia’s sporting capital city. A clean and safe city, it has been voted the world’s most livable. An exciting social program has been developed by our event management professionals to make this a great holiday for both competitors and their families.

Come and join us in Melbourne in January 2011 !

Andrew Merrett

Chairman
2011 World Championship Committee
President AIDA

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Post by Webmaster » Mon Oct 11, 2010 5:14 pm

Important Notice for Shipping !

Important Notice to International Competitors.

There has been some concern about the costs involved in shipping your boat to Australia and that there is no alternative to DBSchenker to handle the freight. Our comments are :

There is no monopoly with DBSchenker. However, we do want to make sure that your boat does not risk being held up in the Port of Melbourne and miss the Worlds event.

You have the following choices :

1. DBSchenker is our preferred freight and Logistics company as they act as “freight forwarder” in your home country and will help you to fill in the necessary paperwork, principally a “carnet” which is a form provided by your local Chamber of Commerce. The “carnet” method is strongly recommended if you are re-exporting your boat. DBSchenker, will transport your boat and when it arrives in Australia they will and clear your boat through Customs and Quarantine – to enable it to be collected by the RBYC team. In other words DBSchenker are a “one-stop shop” with representatives in your home country to guide you and representatives in Australia to clear your boat through quarantine and customs i.e. DBSchenker is the Freight Forwarder, and the Customs Clearance Agent all in one. This is why their charges appear to be higher than perhaps other shippers. For further details of DBSchenker services please see http://www.dragonworlds2011.com.au.

2. If you wish to use your own “Freight Forwarder or Shipping Company you will have to arrange your own “carnet” from your local Chamber of Commerce and other paperwork e.g. Packing List, Packing Declaration etc. Your shipping agent should be able to advise on these procedures.DBSchenker will still be prepared to act as the Customs Clearance Agent in Melbourne and handle the Melbourne port procedures should they be your choice.In both cases, your Shipper will need to nominate the Customs Clearance Agent as the “Notifying Party “on the Bill of Lading. The carnet, import documentation and original Bill of Lading will have to be sent to the Customs Clearance Agent you have chosen.

You can see that this approach is more complicated and will have you doing more work at your end and spreads the responsibility – where things could fall between stools.

The Australian Petticrows agent brings Dragons to Australia using this method .If you wish to engage the services of an alternative Logistics and Shipping Company I recommend that you contact the Australian Petticrows agent Wolf Breit at wb@asindustries.com.au who will be able to direct you to an Australian Customs Clearance Agent they have used successfully on multiple occasions.

3. You choose your Freight Forwarder or Shipping Company and another Customs Clearance Agent, who has not been recommended as in 2 above. We advise against this option unless your chosen shipping organisation provides a complete package similar to that of DBSchenker.

Our volunteers will not be able to act as freight forwarding agents or customs clearance agents however will be happy to collect your Dragon on its road trailer at the port once all procedures are complete and tow it to the Royal Brighton Yacht Club. Whichever method you choose please send details to the regatta secretariat at don@assocmanagement.com.au to assist with our planning.

Andrew Merrett

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Post by Webmaster » Mon Oct 11, 2010 5:19 pm

Charter dragons available down under.

Two competitive Dragons have just become available for charter for the World Championship and the Prince Philip Cup.

2003 Petticrows, adjustable diamonds AUS 209 please contact Wolf Breit wb[at]asindustries.com.au

1999 Petticrows,AUS 198, please contact Gordon Ingate skipgretel12[at]hotmail.com

NB As charter boats are in great demand these will go quickly.

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Post by Webmaster » Mon Oct 18, 2010 10:06 pm

Corinthian Trophy Announced !

A beautiful perpetual trophy has been presented to the IDA by the David Atkinson Trust to be awarded to the first amateur helmsman in the World Championship. A Corinthian Trophy will be presented in addition to the World Championship for the best placed all amateur crew.

"International Dragon Class World Championship Corinthian Trophy"
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Deed of Gift - August 2010

1. This trophy has been presented by the David Atkinson Trust, in honour of the late David Atkinson, a skilful sailor, gentleman and long time supporter of the Dragons in Melbourne, Australia, for competition at International Dragon World Championships.

2. The Atkinson Corinthian Trophy is the property of the International Dragon Association [IDA].

3. The Trophy will be competed for bi-annually within the Dragon World Championship, or as often as the Dragon World Championship is raced for if other than bi-annually.

The winner of the Trophy on each occasion is entitled to hold it for display at their regular sailing club until the next Dragon World Championship. In the event that the Dragon World Championship is not awarded in any IDA approved cycle, the holder shall return The Trophy to the IDA. [Note this also covers the eventuality where the Dragon World Championship is not presented because an inadequate number of races have been sailed].

4. In order to qualify as a competitor for the Trophy, the boat shall be crewed totally by amateur, Corinthian, sailors as defined by ISAF. Each sailor must hold a current ISAF Sailor Code Classification 1.

5. The winner will be the helmsman of the winning boat in the Corinthian series of the Dragon World Championship. The scoring will the low point system as used in the World Championship except that in each race the first Corinthian boat will score a win, the second Corinthian boat will score a second and so on.


Jill Atkinson
David Atkinson Trust Executor
Melbourne, Australia - August 1st, 2010.

World Championship Corinthian Trophy Procedures:-

1. Competitors wishing to compete for the Corinthian World Champion Trophy should indicate their intention to enter on a separate entry form provided at registration. The entry form will require the ISAF ID, ISAF Classification and expiry date for all members of their crew.

2. For the Corinthian Trophy the ISAF Sailor Classification Code, Regulation 22 shall apply and all crew shall hold a valid Group 1 classification with an expiry date later than the final day of the regatta.

3. Details of the ISAF Sailor Classification Code and information on how to apply can be found on the ISAF website: www.sailing.org/classification.

4. A boat entered for the Corinthian Trophy shall also be eligible for all other trophies.

5. An entrant wishing to use a competitor not included in the initial Crew

List shall submit to the Organizing Authority a revised Crew List at Registration.

6. The Organizing Authority will display the latest Crew Lists on the Official Notice Board as soon as possible after Registration.

7. A change of crew is permitted during the regatta upon application to and the written approval of the Regatta Jury. The new crew person shall be ISAF Classification 1 and shall provide to the Jury and the regatta desk their ISAF ID and the expiry date of their Classification. The name of the new crew person shall be displayed on the Regatta notice board

8. Protest Grounds and Procedure:

After the Crew Deadline or a change of crew, a boat may be protested to the jury on the grounds that a Classification is incorrect. The time limit for a boat to protest is 24 hours after the posting of a Crew List or crew change

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Post by Webmaster » Wed Oct 27, 2010 9:41 pm

Critical Dates for Shipping to Australia.

Dragons should arrive in Melbourne early to avoid the risk of missing the Worlds regatta 9-15 January 2011.

The World Championship Committee have become concerned that some boats are planning to arrive in Melbourne later than the recommended date of December 10th. In Australia Customs and Quarantine requirements are very strict and may take several days to complete. The Christmas period in Australia is generally a holiday time with most services including customs and quarantine closing or reducing to minimal staff. Furthermore these procedures require an expert freight forwarding agent to complete the process. Our fear is that a late arriving dragon may be held in the port restricted area and miss the start of the regatta.

Our strong recommendation is that:-

1.Boats plan to arrive early in December and

2. An expert freight forwarding agent be engaged as soon as possible.

Andrew Merrett

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Post by Webmaster » Mon Dec 13, 2010 10:08 pm

From the Regatta Chairman.

As the Australian summer approaches seventy-five Dragons and some of the best sailors in the World are heading for Melbourne.

We are honoured to have many sailing champions on the entry list. The lineup includes former World Champions Tommy Mueller, Nick Rogers, and Jorgen Schönherr; the current Gold Cup Champion, Anatoly Loginov; and the current European Champion, Markus Wieser.

There are rumours of several more competitors and we are prepared to take late entries.

For the true amateur sailor a perpetual Corinthian Trophy has been donated to the IDA by the David Atkinson Trust. ISAF Classification 1 sailors should have their ISAF Sailor ID and Classification papers in hand to present at registration to enter in the competition for this beautiful trophy.

The Organising Committee continues to put in long hours of work putting together what we hope will be the best Dragon Class Regatta ever held in Australia.

The Race Officers have refined their procedures and will introduce the new IDA Rules to the racing. These are included in the Amendment to the Notice of Race and the Sailing Instructions for both the Prince Philip Cup and the World Championship.

We are particularly proud to be inviting the Dragons back to the Royal Brighton Yacht Club, the host of the only Olympics in Australia to include our great class.

The Social Program Team has created a wonderful selection of events to complement the racing competition. It is most important to register early for these for planning and catering purposes. To register, click on the Social Program menu and follow the prompts.

Whilst all the events are great I particularly recommend the Lay Day Wine Tour and Luncheon on the Mornington Peninsula whilst golfers must not miss out on a round at the National Golf Club course designed by Greg Norman and Peter Thompson.

The history of jewellery lunch at the Langham Hotel on Monday 10th of January will interest especially the ladies whilst the social highlights of the Regatta will be the Parliament House Reception on Friday the 7th of January and the Gala Presentation Dinner on the 15th of January.

We are looking forward to welcoming all competitors and supporters to this great regatta.

Andrew Merrett
Chairman, WDC2011 Committee
President, AIDA

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Post by Webmaster » Mon Dec 13, 2010 10:21 pm

People Attending Functions.

We are being asked to advise caterers of the number of people attending functions as food needs to be ordered in due to the demand over the holiday season, so please register on the website on the Social Programme tab and then enter the Event Registration it will allow you to enter for these activities.

Please enter individually for each person so that we can arrange for name tags and security passes for Parliament house, without these you will be unable to attend. Also where it asks for organisation please enter the Boats Name, ignore the regatta entry and accommodation if already booked and continue down.

I again confirm that people will not be admitted to the Parliament House Welcome Function unless we have all details for security purposes. Remember the site advises that each person needs to be entered individually, so when all else fails read the instructions.

Dress codes apply for the function at Parliament House (Jacket and tie), and the golf requirements will be sent separately.
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If you have any queries please contact me on the email below.

Regards

Donald Blanksby
Dragon Worlds Regatta Secretariat
PO Box 6328 St Kilda Road Central
Melbourne Vic 8008 Australia
Ph +61 3 9536 3110
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Post by Webmaster » Sat Jan 01, 2011 6:03 pm

The night before the Nationals, with apologies to Clement Clarke Moore.

'Twas the night before the Nationals, when all through the house
Not a soul was stirring, not a skipper, crew or spouse
The boats on the hardstand, stowed with such great care
In hopes that the crews, soon would be there
With many sailors nestled, in planes of all kinds
Heading for Brighton with racing on their minds
New sails have been paid for, insurance (what a pain)
We've lost those last few kilos, or all would be in vain;
So now it's time to clear the head, and see the start flag flutter
And hope that in the next few days we never have to utter,
The little phrase that causes, skippers such distress:
"Honest Mr Jury, I wasn't OCS"
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The boats have arrived and all is in readiness for the start of the Prince Philip Cup (Australian National Championship) and the 2011 Dragon World Championships. Summer has also finally arrived, and along with it the sea breeze that makes Port Phillip Bay such a fantastic place to sail.

Some recent additions to the website:

* Sailing Instructions posted (see under Race Documents)
* Final dates/times for registration, measurement and weigh-in
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Post by Webmaster » Tue Jan 04, 2011 8:27 pm

International Dragons begin racing in Melbourne.

Racing for the International Dragons began on Port Phillip in Melbourne today, Tuesday, January 4, 2011. The Prince Philip Cup is the Australasian Championship and it is taking place immediately before the 2011 International Dragon Class Worlds, which are from January 9 to 15. The International Dragons are a majestic, classic metre design vessel that ensures close racing amongst the fleet. The Royal Brighton Yacht Club is hosting both events, so there will be plenty of land-based viewing opportunities from the Middle Brighton Pier.

74 vessels are going to compete in the Worlds, with 40 of these representing 12 overseas countries. These include Germany, which has the biggest Dragon fleet on the globe, the Ukraine, Sweden, the Netherlands, Belgium and Sweden. This is a marvellous and unique achievement, not matched by any other class previously. Inside the fleet is a vast array of yachting talent from many different arenas, including the International Dragons. There are simply way too many names to feature them all, but included in the golden pool of yachting’s greatest, are names like former Dragon World Champion, Tommy Müller, renowned UK Olympic Medallist, Lawrie Smith and Russia’s Olga White.
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Just some of the Australian names of note are Nick Rogers and Richard Lynn. Lynn, a West Australian, is the current holder of the Prince Philip Cup and this is what he had to say about the events and the sailors coming to Melbourne to compete. “It is a very exciting time for Australian Dragon Sailing. Never before has there been an assembly of such great yachtsmen from around the World. The calibre of sailor is of the highest standard, with present and past World, Olympic, European, Gold Cup and Australian Champions all competing in the one place.”

“From a personal point of view, I’m very excited to be representing Australia, Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club and the Australian Dragon Association. I’m sure the Australian sailors will be able to match the European’s on any given day and make it a contest, as we certainly don’t want a one sided affair. It promises to be a great the contest on the water”, Richard then added.

“We should acknowledge and sincerely thank our European friends for making the journey to Melbourne, as it’s a long and expensive exercise. Hopefully for their efforts, Melbourne will turn on the weather and give us a Championship that will make them want to come back.”

Looking towards his own campaign, Richard said, “My team includes Ian Olson and Ron Rosenberg and we have worked diligently over the last two years. We believe we are ready to defend the Prince Philip Cup and keep it in Australian waters. Although, saying that, our focus is on the World Championships and gaining a real indication of where we are placed.”

Valdemar Bandolowski is another significant name on the entries list. His crew have sent DEN392, Flawless, to Melbourne late last year, as have most of the other entries, given that there are not enough Dragons in Australia to supply all the competitors with chartered boats.

Valdemar raced in the Soling Worlds at Brighton some years ago and he is the 1976 and 1980 Soling Olympic Gold Medallist. On another occasion, he borrowed an Etchells from Royal Brighton Yacht Club Patron, John Bertrand, to do a local regatta. Valdemar won the Dragon Worlds back in 1987, which were held in Geelong and is a previous winner of the Dragon Gold Cup in 1984 and 1986. Valdemar was also the skipper of the Danish America’s Cup Challenges from 1987 to 1991.

Petticrows are one of the world’s premier builders of these types of craft and the owner of that business, Tim Tavinor, is sailing with the UK Olympic Medallist, Lawrie Smith, who just recently bought an International Dragon, in time to ship it to Melbourne.
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Finally then, Australian hopeful, Nick Rogers, sails a Ridgeway built vessel called, Karabos IX. He will be joined on the course by the newest Ridgeway, which was completed in Tasmania last month. It has undergone significant testing on on-water trials before being shipped to Melbourne. One of those tests is for buoyancy. This is a type test, done on one boat per model line. The boat has to be laid over 90 degrees for one minute and then come upright and float for 30 minutes without the decks awash. Zane Ridgeway, builder of the vessel and 2011 International Dragon World Championship sponsor said, “This is the last photo that I managed to take before she laid over to 90 degrees and the last thing I was thinking about was photos.” Needless to say, Ridgeway AUS 215, passed and they are looking forward to competing in the new vessel.

John Curnow, Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Prince Philip Cup 2011 Top 10 after Day 1

1. Thomas Müller, Vincent Hoesch, Michael Lipp GER996 Sinewave 2 + 2 = 4
2. Anatoly Loginov, Andrey Kirilyuk, Alexander Shalagin RUS 27 Annapurna 1 + 4 = 5
3. Lawrie Smith, Timothy Tavinor, Ossie Stewart GBR751 Alfie 4 + 5 = 9
4. Joergen Schoenherr, Axel Waltersdorph, Teis Palm DEN401 African Queen 12 + 1 = 13
5. Anthony Lynn, Mark Lynn, Lauchlan Simpson AUS191 Puff 3 + 10 = 13
6. Lars Hendriksen, Igor Sidorov, George Leonchuk UKR8 Transbunker Sailing Team 6 + 8 = 14
7. Richard Lynn, Ian Olson, Ron Rosenberg AUS208 Puff-eu 5 + 12 = 17
8. Jens Christensen, Kim Andersen, Anders Bagger DEN399 Out of Bounds 21 + 6 = 27
9. Apukhtin Mikhail, Alexander Mironov, Leonid Klepikov RUS81 Juli 14 + 16 = 30
10. Mikhail Mouratov, Vladimir Krutskikh, Valentin Uvarkin RUS98 Murka 24 + 9 = 33

Full Results of Prince Philip Cup 2011 after Day 1

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