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David Williams, Neil Hegarty and Peter Bowring are the new Irish Dragon Champions
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Royal St. George Dragon Phantom sailed by Neil Hegarty, David Williams and Peter Bowring were winners of the seven–race Irish Dragon National Championships on Dublin Bay yesterday by two clear points. The title win follows Hegarty's East Coast championship victory sailed at the same…
Martin Byrne's, Jaguar Sailing Team, are the defending Dragon champions and are seeking their fifth national title
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The Dragon National Championships start today at the Royal St George Yacht Club with teams from Dublin Bay, Glandore, Kinsale, Abersoch & Cowes making up a smaller than usual fleet. Martin Byrne's, Jaguar Sailing Team, are the defending champions and…
Howth Yacht Club's Laura Dillon negotiates a crowded mark rounding at the Dragon World Championships
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As Ireland's sole representatives, Howth Yacht Club's Laura Dillon with Jonathan Bourke, Rita Gonçalves, Antonio Gois lie just outside the top third of the Dragon World Championships after three races sailed in Cascais, Portgual. As Afloat.ie noted in its daily e–news…
70 Dragons from 19 nations, including an Irish Dragon from Dublin, are contesting the World Championships in Cascais
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Dublin sailors Laura Dillon from Howth Yacht Club and Dun Laoghaire sailor Jonathan Bourke lie 18th after the first race of the  2017 Dragon World Championship in Cascais, Portugal yesterday. The sole Irish entry 'Cloud' is also crewed by Rita Gonçalves and Antonio…
Ten Dragons contested the East Coast Championships at the Royal Irish Yacht Club
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In a repeat of last year's results, the Dragon East Coast Championships at the Royal Irish Yacht Club has been retained by by the Royal St. George Yacht Club's Neil Hegarty in Phantom crewed by David Williams and Kevin O'Boyle.…
The Irish Dragon fleet moored alongside at the Royal Irish Yacht Club after the first day of the East Coast Championships on Dublin Bay
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Kinsale Yacht Club's Cameron Good sailing with Simon Furney and Henry Kingston lead the Irish East Coast Dragon Championships at the Royal Irish Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire. Given Saturday's downpours, the ten boat Dragon fleet got the best of…
Squibs and Dragons raced at the Kinsale Keelboat regatta
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The Kinsale Keelboat Regatta for one design fleets took place in Kinsale Yacht Club this weekend and Kinsale was delighted to welcome visiting Dragons from Glandore Harbour Yacht Club writes Michele Kennelly Nine Dragons and twelve Squibs took to the…
Fun on the water at Royal Cork
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Could British sailing’s own difficulties with maintaining the ‘fun factor’ to attract more racers and fans have repercussions for the ISA’s recent efforts to rejuvenate the sport in Ireland? David Henshall writes for Yachts and Yachting about measures that can…
In 2017 the Edinburgh Cup will return to the Island Sailing Club once more, the fifth time the club has hosted the event
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Designed in 1929, the International Dragon combines classic elegance with grand prix performance, the world's greatest sailing venues and some of the best sailors on the planet. One of the Dragon fleet's most prestigious trophies is the Edinburgh Cup, which…
Dairy farmers Cyril and Kathleen Hayes, with (clockwise from the left) Clare, Peter, Kevin, Rebecca and Michele
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What’s this about the tiny Glandore Harbour Yacht Club having the largest, most active Dragon Fleet in the country? Sally Fegan-Wyles reports from West CorkOn a cold winter night fifteen years ago, a bar-side conversation turned a great idea into reality.…
160 Dragon sailors gathered at the Royal St. George Yacht Club for a 40 year reunion this month. See photo gallery below
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Upwards of 160 Dragon sailors attended a classic dragon sailors reunion this month at the Royal St George Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire. Guests from Spain, France, UK, together with a large contingent from Kinsale and Glandore matched those from…
The late Joe Fitzgerald in party mode in Youghal while Commodore of the Irish Cruising Club in 1986
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Joe Fitzgerald of Cork went from among us a month and more ago at the age of 94. That month provides us with an added perspective for a full appreciation of his well-lived life afloat and ashore. It enhances our…
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Irish National Dragon Champions Year    Boat                 Helm                            Crew                           Crew 1966    ADYAR           G.F.Crosbie                 R.D’Alton                     P.D.Crosbie 1967    MEDUSA          J.O.T.Hughes  1968 1689 1970    MAJ-BRITT      A.Holm             P.Holm             P.R.Hoj-Jensen 1971    MEDUSA          J.O.T.Hughes 1972    ALETTA           S.A.Flood                    R.Michael                     R.Rafter 1973    ALPHIDA         S.A.Flood                    H. Byrne                      J.McMenamin 1974   …
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Dragon Edinburgh Cup Winners Year Helm Yacht Location 2012 Simon Brien KIN (IRL214) Cultra 2011 Martin Byrne Jaguar (IRL201) Abersoch 2010 Klaus Diederichs Fever (NOR282) Cowes 2009 Bill Hardesty Gorgeous Worgeous (GBR723) Falmouth 2008 Don O'Donoghue Seabird (IRL204) Plymouth 2007…
Royal St George Winning team - Paul Maguire, Marcus Pearson, Martin Byrne, Tim Pearson, Peter Bowring & John O'Connor.
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The 'George Dragon Team claimed victory yesterday at the International Dragon Team Racing Event with race wins in the final against the Dutch and British teams from Royal Netherlands Yacht Club and Royal Thames YC. The Royal St. George Team with…
Adam Winkelmann, Martin Byrne and Donal Small were winners of the Irish Dragon Championships in Kinsale. Scroll down for prizegiving gallery
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A single point margin gave Jaguar sailed by Martin Byrne, Adam Winkelmann and Donal Small the Irish Dragon title in Kinsale this afternoon. The RStGYC entry best local hope Cameron Good, Henry Kingston, David Good and Simon Furney sailing 'Little…

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