Classic Dragons - New Appointment

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Classic Dragons - New Appointment

Post by IDA » Mon Jan 08, 2007 3:49 pm

Classic Dragons

New Appointment

The Officers are delighted that well-known UK Dragon sailor Patrick Gifford has agreed to take overall responsibility for our flourishing Classics Section.

Patrick (61) 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.
Contact details:
Telephone Number: +44-20-7625-3090 or +44-7930558737

Mickey Lake
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Welcome, Patrick!

Post by Mickey Lake » Tue Jan 09, 2007 1:08 pm

Welcome to this new position, and thank you for taking on the responsibility as the coordinator for classic Dragon sailing.

In North America I consider the classic Dragons to have a vital role in the development and growth of a healthy and active fleet, and look forward to the participation and guidance of the IDA in that growth.

Once again, thank you for being there for us.

Mickey Lake USA149
A disciple of the Norse God of aesthetically pleasing boats, Johan Anker.

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