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START of the 2019 SEASON

29 March 2019 om 08:08

With hardly any snow and ice during the Dutch 2018 / 2019 winter and a first try out of a Winterserie for the ‘die hards’ sailing from Muiden, the name of the first serie of the year ‘Sneeuwruimen’ (Clearing the decks) is hardly applicable. Some of the teams even had a good training in Muiden, coached by Stavros and sponsored by one of the new members of the Muiden fleet who owns a shining bright restored wooden Dragon. Thank you Christian and Susanna !

The renovated wooden Dragon owned by Christian & Susanna Hentchel

The presence of a ‘High’ over the North Sea will promise light airs at Westeinder Lake, however the polar air flow will be a bit fresh.

Inky Lampe and Rob Dekeukeleire in the NED 398 during the Winterserie

18 Dragons will join the first serie on 30 and 31 March. Among them our German friends Axel Engstfeldt, Hans Bähr and Gerd Muller von Isem, the Belgian Dragon president Alex Helsen and our Estonian friend Dmitri Bodarenko.

The Aalsmeer Grade 2 Event will continue during the following weekends:
6 – 7 April WVA Aalsmeer
20 – 21 – 22 April WVA Aalsmeer

followed by

4 – 5 May GP Stad Enkhuizen from the RNLYC Muiden
18 – 19 May second serie GP Stad Enkhuizen from Muiden (combi Regenbogen)
25 – 26 May final serie GP Stad Enkhuizen from Muiden (combi Solings)
Muiden dinner Saturday 25 May


The next stop for the Dutch fleet will be Medemblik where the Tune Up race for the Dragon Gold Cup 2019 will start on 8 June 14:00 hrs with the first race of the DGC 2019 on Sunday 9 June 12:00 hrs.

For registration and details of NoR / SI see under menu “RACING”