International Dragon

International Dragon

5 Seasons

The International Dragon is a one-design keelboat designed by Norwegian Johan Anker in 1929. In 1948 the Dragon became an Olympic Class, a status it retained until the Munich Olympics in 1972. The Dragon’s long keel and elegant metre-boat lines remain unchanged, but today Dragons are constructed using the latest technology to make the boat durable and easy to maintain. GRP construction was introduced in 1973 and the rigging has been regularly updated.

The International Dragon class is actively represented in over 26 countries on 5 continents. There were 1,444 boats registered in 2004 and the number of boats built has averaged 45 per year. There are many more which are used for day sailing. The World Championships are held in every odd year and the European Championships are held annually. The Gold Cup, which can only be held in certain specified European countries, is unique in that all six races count without discard. It is held annually and often attracts over 100 entries, usually starting in one fleet.

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International Dragon
  • Hong Kong Dragon Class Champs 2016

    Episode 1

    2016 was a challenging year for the Hong Kong Dragon fleet, watch the action unfold in the wrap up video from the Open Championship hosted by the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club.

    Video Producer: Merz Productions

  • Hong Kong Dragon Class Champs 2016-7 Day 2

    Episode 2

    The Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club hosted the annual Dragon Championships during November 2016. Bram van Olphen, Fleet Captain, explains that it is going to be tight and even ending in the classic jury room chats if it continues when discards come into play.

    Video Producer: Merz Productions/ VR S...

  • Hong Kong Dragon Class Champs 2016-7 Final Day

    Episode 3

    Final Day highlights show cases the champagne sailing conditions in Hong Kong on the last day of three, that saw the fleet complete all nine races in their series. Lauren Mead interviews the overall winner Tam Nguyen alongside third placed Frederic Azemard. Enjoy the on water action from both in ...

  • Hong Kong Dragon Class Champs 2016-7 Wrap Up

    Episode 4

    Fantastic highlights from the Hong Kong Dragon Class Championships 2016-7 hosted by the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club. Racing was held at Middle Island and sailed on the Lamma racetrack with close competition throughout the regatta. Enjoy the on water action from both in the air, on board and track ...

  • 46 Trofeo Princesa Sofia IBEROSTAR 2016 - Friday

    Episode 5

    Friday - Day Five of the 46th Trofeo Princesa Sofia IBEROSTAR 2015 - hosted in Palma, Menorca.

    Video Producer: Icarus Sports