Dragon

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Description 3 person keelboat
Class status International
Length 8.7 m
Displacement 1650 kg
Sail area mainsail 16 m²
Sail area jib 11.7 m²
Sail area spinnaker 23.6 m²
Aldeburgh handicap 1018
Number of boats in fleet 11
Fleet captain Rufus Gilday
Class association website www.britishdragons.org

Dragons at Aldeburgh
There has been a Dragon fleet at Aldeburgh for over 50 years. There is currently a fleet of around 11 Dragons.

The standard is high – among them are Rory Bowman (4 times winner of the National Championship), Richard Gillingham (twice second in the National Championship) and Patrick Gifford (placed in the Gold Cup and winner of the East Coast Championship). This enables all competitors to sharpen their skills, and ensures that there is a great deal of expertise available.

We also have within the fleet Peter Wilson, who has built many Dragons and Mike Hayles, a member of the IDA Technical Committee. Both are well placed to advise on technical issues.

There is club racing every weekend from April through to early December.

The Aldeburgh Regatta takes place in mid-August and provides class racing in the mornings and handicap racing in the afternoons. Visitors are extremely welcome.