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.

International Dragon
  • Cascais Dragon World Championship 2017 - Day Two

    Episode 1

    Day Two of the Cascais Dragon Worlds with 70 entries from 19 countries, 219 competitors including 24 Corinthian and 10 Masters crews. Beadsworth in Provezza Dragon (TUR1212) takes the podium in the first race but Desert Holly (GER 1162), Stephan Link, took the second race of the day. The Russian ...

  • Cascais Dragon World Championship 2017 - Day One

    Episode 2

    Day One at the Cascais Dragon World Championship 2017 hosted by the Club Naval de Cascais. Provezza Dragon (TUR 1212) is leading the fleet after picking up the bullet with the one race. Helmed by the Brit, Andy Beadsworth, with Ali Tezdiker and Simon Fry.

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  • Cascais Dragon World Championship 2017 - Day Three

    Episode 3

    Third Day of the Cascais Dragon Worlds got two back to back races completed before the expected high winds on Thursday. Consistency is the key in this highly competitive class and Andy Beadsworth, helming Provezza Dragon (TUR 1212), is certainly proving this extending his overall lead with a 4th ...

  • Cascais Dragon World Championship 2017 - Day Five

    Episode 4

    Following the abandonment of Day Four due to lack of wind, racing started in earnest with two back to back. Desert Eagle (UAE 9), Hendrik Witzmann, picked up the honours with the podium and race two was dominated by Lawrie Smith (Alfie GBR 815) with his Portuguese crew taking the legend up to thi...

  • Cascais Dragon World Championship 2017 - Final Day

    Episode 5

    Final Day of the stunning 2017 International Dragon Worlds hosted by the Clube Naval de Cascais. Leading all of the week long regatta, Andy Beadsworth, Ali Tezdiker and Simon Fry clinch the World Championship - consistent throughout the regatta and never look back sailing Provezza Dragon (TUR1212...