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Olympic Gold Medallists Head for Dun Laoghaire Dragon Event
#dragons – No sooner was the Dunlaoghaire waterfront cleared of ISAF Youth Worlds dinghies than it began to fill up with the classic hulls of the former Olympic class – the International Dragon. And fresh from duty on the ISAF…
Simon Brien Crowned Dragon Edinburgh Cup Champion on Home Waters
#dragon – Poor visibility on Belfast lough cut short the 2012 Edinburgh Cup regatta this morning giving Irish boats first and second overall. Britain's World Dragon Champion Lawrie Smith took third in the 45-boat fleet. The last race was cancelled…
Brien Takes Nine Point Cushion into Edinburgh Cup Decider
#dragon – A third in yesterday's race on home waters gives Simon Brien a nine point lead going into the final race of the Dragon Edinburgh Cup on Belfast lough this morning. After a shocking start where an Australian competitor,…
Belfast Trio Make Good in Day Two of Dragon Edinburgh Cup
#dragon –Belfast hosts were the top performing boat of the day as Simon Brien's IRL214 KIN, crewed by Mark Brien and David Gomes took third in race three before going on to win race four in style by leading the…
Byrne's Defence of Edinburgh Cup off to a Good Start on Belfast Lough
#dragon – Dublin's defending champion Martin Byrne scored an eighth and a third at the Edinburgh Cup yesterday to lie third overall just two points in front of the World Champion, Lawrie Smith. Top British lady helm Julia Bailey Leads…
British Woman Wins Dragon Northern Champs on Belfast Lough
#dragon – After seven incredibly tough races over three days it all went down to a tie-breaker to decide the winner of the 2012 Dragon Northern Area Championship. Sponsored by Belfast Harbour and hosted by the Royal North Of Ireland…
Dubliner Faces Strong Competition in Dragon 'Edinburgh Cup' Defence
#DRAGON – Dublin's Martin Byrne is taking on a double Olympic gold medal winner and former world champion to defend his Dragon Edinburgh Cup title in the first week of July. Byrne, the Commodore of the Royal St. George Yacht…
Kinsale Visitors Win Fickle Dublin Bay Dragon Event
#DRAGON – A London Olympic Games Race Officer, a weather forecast showing winds up to 20 knots and a pumped up Irish Dragon class all sounds like a recipe for a successful one design weekend which makes it all the…
Irish Dragon Champion Finishes Fourth in Cascais Invitational
#DRAGON SAILING – Ireland's Edinburgh Cup sailing champion Martin Byrne took fourth overall at last weekend's International Dragon Match Racing event in Cascais, Portugal. The invitation only event included Dragon National Champions from across Europe. Weather conditions were ideal with…
Dragon fleet Announces New Sponsor for 'Biggest Ever' Season
#DRAGON – The Irish Dragon fleet have probably their biggest season this year in their 85 year history. Not alone are they hosting the Gold Cup in Kinsale but the Edinburgh Cup is to be held in Belfast Lough in…
Dragon Gold Cup for Kinsale in 2012
#DRAGON – Irish sailors will be vying for the prestigious Dragon Gold Cup from 8th-15th September 2012 when it is contested on Irish waters by Kinsale Yacht Club. Leading the Irish challenge will be Dun Laoghaire sailor Martin Byrne who…
Dragon Race Cancellation Leaves Byrne Fourth Overall in Cannes
The wind was not on the Dragon crews' side this Friday for the last and decisive rendez-vous. A light and flimsly air, not enough to have the boats moving, forced the Committee to calli it a day and send the…
Byrne has it all to Play for in Last Race of Regates Royales
The penultimate days racing at Regates Royales yesterday saw Irish Dargon Jaguar skppered by Martin Byrne battle it out with their nearest competitors at the top of the 59 boat Dragon fleet. A 6th for Jaguar, the one time regatta…
Russians Knock Byrne off Top Spot in Cannes
The Russians have bounced back at the Regatta Royales in Cannes today, knocking Dublin Skipper Martin Byrne off the top spot in the 58-boat Dragon fleet.  The Royal St. George Commodore sailing Jaguar had a disappointing second day but still…
Dubliner Byrne Leads Denmark's Prince Henrik at Régates Royales
Dragon Edinburgh Cup winner Martin Byrne's impressive international form continues this week at the helm of Jaguar. The Dublin sailor leads HRH Prince Henrik of Denmark for overall honours at the Régates Royales in Cannes, on the south of France.…
Weiser Wins Dragon Gold Cup

Weiser Wins Dragon Gold Cup

21st September 2011
After three days of severe winds and mighty waves, the Derbigum Dragon Gold Cup Fleet went out early yesterday morning to sail two races. No Irish boats were racing in the 62-boat fleet. After the first start, the fleet cut…

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