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TEAM NED 422 wins Grand Prix Aalsmeer. BEL 79 2nd

A total of 27 Dragons from 5 different countries participated during the first Grand Prix in Holland. A total of 21 races were sailed during three weekends under perfect spring conditions. At Easter the temperature even reached 26 C with a steady Easterly wind between 12-14 knots.

DUTCH CHAMPIONSHIP 2018 WITH 42 TEAMS

A new record of the number of participants from six nations during the 70th Dutch Open Championship since 1948.

link to DRAGON GOLD CUP 2019 website

With seven weeks to go to the start of the 75th Dragon Gold Cup Event both title sponsor Yanmar, official supplier Code | Zero and volunteers from the Dutch Dragon family are busy in organising the final details for the event. At the moment the entries are stable at 100 participating teams. Please click at ' READ MORE ' to find the link to www.dragongoldcup2019.com

Latest news

Welkom Joost Pfeiffer: het jongste NDC lid

26 April 2019
Tijdens de 'Easter serie' van de Grand Prix Aalsmeer zeilde de (bijna) 9-jarige Joost Pfeiffer mee als jongste bemanning van de NED 1. Dat vereiste dat hij lid werd van de NDC. Dat is ter plaatse geregeld. Reden waarom wij een speciaal ' jongeren tarief' hebben ingesteld voor jeugdleden tot 16 jaar. (Extra-statutair) . Joost zei ter introductie: " Ik ga de komende jaren heel erg mijn best doen in mijn Optimist zodat ik mee kan doen aan de United 4 wedstrijdseries. Daarnaast wil ik graag vaker met mijn vader, mijn oom en mijn grootvader meevaren op de NED 1. Misschien word ik ooit vaste bemanning en kan ik in 2027 ook meedoen aan grote wedstrijden in de Draak zoals het ONK en de Gold Cup". Wij hopen dat deze lange termijn doelstelling van Joost uit gaat komen, zodat de vierde generatie in de familie Pfeiffer het estafettestokje van de NED 1 kan overnemen.

BLUE SKIES and SHIFTY WINDS in AALSMEER 6-7 April

8 April 2019
The second serie of the Grand Prix Aalsmeer (of a total of three series) was sailed again under great spring time weather conditions. However, the rather light wind chose its own directions and shifted along an ENE-ly axis.

BEAUTIFUL SPRING TIME in AALSMEER

1 April 2019
The first serie of 2019 has been sailed. With perfect guidance of the Race Committee of the WZW 18 Dragons and 8 Solings were eager at the start of the season.

START of the 2019 SEASON

29 March 2019
The Dutch Dragon season will start 30 March with the traditional Grade 2 series at Westeinder Lake near Amsterdam Airport.

90th Anniversary Regatta San Remo 5 - 13 October 2019

16 February 2019
The 90th anniversary Regatta 2019 will be held in San Remo (Italy) from 5 - 13 October. Details at www.dragon90.com . We kindly remind Dragon Sailors that the 75th Dragon Gold Cup, to be held in Medemblik, Netherlands will be from 8 - 14 June 2019. See www.dragongoldcup2019.com

Edinburgh Cup and the 71st British Dragon nationals in the waters of North Wales.

14 February 2019
Wij ontvingen de volgende aankondiging voor 16 - 19 juli : 2019 Edinburgh Cup VENUE: South Caernarfonshire Yacht Club This year’s Edinburgh Cup and the 71st British Dragon nationals is set to be four days of thrilling keelboat racing in the waters of North Wales. Racing Tuesday 16th to Friday 19th July 2019.

20th Grand Prix Douarnenez 8 - 11 May

14 February 2019
De volgende uitnodiging werd ontvangen vanuit Douarnenez: Dear Dragon Sailors, We would be very happy to welcome you in order to celebrate two famous anniversaries : 90 years for the Dragon and 20 years for the Douarnenez Grand Prix. We are preparing for you a program around four racing days, Wednesday 8 to Saturday 11 of May. Register on our website, and come and join us for the legendary parties animated by volunteers always proud to welcome you. Kind regards,

Winterseries @ Royal Netherlands YC

11 February 2019
After four weekends with too much wind and even ice during the weekend of 19/20 Januari NED 432 decided to divert to Villamoura (Portugal) to train with 8 other Dragons, coached by Pedro Andrade. They certainly experienced better conditions compared to their ice breaking act on 20 Januari. See the link to the video of NED 432 as ice breaker in 'Read More'.