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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
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 CRAZY IV T.N.Goodbody A.Smyth S.Dyke
1975 TRITON C.Good J.Fleurie F.O’Keefe
1976 GALAX A.O’Gorman G.O’Driscoll T.Ender
1977 PANCHO J.Kidney H.D.Boyd D.G.Nolan
1978 GALAX A.O’Gorman G.O’Driscoll T.Ender
1979 GALAX A.O’Gorman G.O’Driscoll T.Ender
1980 GALAX A.O’Gorman G.O’Driscoll T.Ender
1981 HIKARI J.Kidney L.Kidney D.G.Nolan
1982 WARLORD II P.Tolhurst J.McWilliams C.Melville
1983 TITAN G.Owens B.O’Connor R.Rafter/T.Fitzpatrick
1984 GALAX A.O’Gorman G.O’Driscoll T.Ender
1985 ALPHIDA C.Doyle G.O’Gorman K.Jolley
1986 HIKARI J.Kidney L.Kidney D.G.Nolan
1987 SABBATICAL R.D.Browne P.V.Maguire B.Pollett
1988 INFINITY A.O’Gorman G.O’Driscoll J.Mulcahy
1989 ELSA C.Doyle G.O’Gorman B.Lynch
1990 INFINITY A.O’Gorman W.O’Connor D.Mathews
1991 YANKEE-DOODLE G.Foster M.Covell G.Bailey
1992 IF G.A.Crosbie R.Jacob P.F.Crosbie
1993 DANISH BLUE P.R.Hoj-Jensen A.Shires C.Brittan
1994 DANISH BLUE P.R.Hoj-Jensen S.Brien C.Brittan
1995 KIN S.Brien M.Shanahan D.Caskey
1996 KIN S.Brien M.Brien D.Caskey
1997 DAS BOOT J.Lavery P.V.Maguire M.Covell
1998 WHISPER M.Cotter D.O’Dowd P.R.Hoj-Jensen
1999 DANISH BLUE P.R.Hoj-Jensen M.Payne W.Rappel Jnr
2000 WHISPER M.Cotter D.O’Dowd P.R.Hoj-Jensen
2001 CHIMERA A.Craig A.Shanks G.Elmes
2002 DANISH BLUE P.R.Hoj-Jensen W.Rappel Jnr J.Jordan
2003 PHANTOM N.Hegarty P.Bowring D.Williams
2004 KIN S.Brien P.R.Hoj-Jensen A.O’Connell
2005 STAMPEDE M.Payne J.Mortimer D.Grindley
2006 SINEWAVE T.Müller V.Hoesch M.Scheibmayr
2007 PHANTOM N.Hegarty P.Bowring D.Williams
2008 JAGUAR M.Byrne P.deAndrade A.Winkleman
2009 PHANTOM N.Hegarty P.Bowring D.Williams
2010 JAGUAR M.Byrne A.Winkleman P.deAndrade
2011 JAGUAR M.Byrne A.Winkleman P.deAndrade
2012 DANISH BLUE P.R.Hoj-Jensen A.Norden D.Ordenburg
Dragon Edinburgh Cup Winners
|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||David Palmer||Princess Jalina (GBR 700)||Weymouth|
|2006||P R Hoj-Jensen||Danish Blue (GBR705)||Cowes|
|2005||P R Hoj-Jensen||Danish Blue (GBR705)||Lowestoft|
|2004||R Bowman||Yeah Baby (GBR662)||Torbay|
|2003||R Bowman||Yeah Baby (GBR662)||Clyde|
|2002||P R Hoj-Jensen||Danish Blue (GBR685)||Cowes|
|2001||R Bowman||Yeah Baby (GBR662)||Falmouth|
|2000||S Brien||Kin (IRL157)||Cultra, NI|
|1999||M Payne/D Hall||Flame Again (GBR617 )||Lowestoft|
|1998||P Dann||Tyr (GBR591)||Torbay|
|1997||R Bowman||Ygraine (GBR626)||Edinburgh|
|1996||P R Hoj-Jensen||Danish Blue (GBR612)||Cowes|
|1995||R Bowman||Loki (GBR503)||Falmouth|
|1994||R D Brown||Sabbatical (GBR591)||Bangor|
|1993||P R Hoj-Jensen||Danish Blue (GBR585)||Forth|
|1992||I Ratnage||Water Rat (DK552)||Lowestoft|
|1991||G Foster||Yankee Doodle (US299)||Clyde|
|1990||G Foster||Yankee Doodle (US294)||Cowes|
|1989||C J Thornton||Warrior (DK557)||Torquay|
|1988||S Fulford||Wisp (DK507)||Abersoch|
|1987||R Bowman||Loki (DK503)||Lowestoft|
|1986 - tie||R Bowman||Loki (DK503)||Strangford Lough (unofficial as only 4 races )|
|1986 - tie||T G Wade||Avalanche IV (DK497)||Strangford Lough (unofficial as only 4 races )|
|1985||B Borresen||BB XXIII (DD245)||Edinburgh|
|1984||T O'Gorman||Galax (IR4)||Cowes|
|1983||T G Wade||Avalanche IV (DK497)||Torbay|
|1982||T O'Gorman||Galax (IR4)||Abersoch|
|1981||N Truman||Tertius (DK415)||Lowestoft|
|1980||T O'Gorman||Galax (IR4)||Cultra, NI|
|1979||P Stuelken||Red Dot (G545)||Edinburgh|
|1978||A O'Gorman||Galax (IR4)||Cowes|
|1977||Brig.P.Henson & NJ Streeter||Fanfare (K480)||Torbay|
|1976||C. Doyle||Alphida (IR7)||Abersoch|
|1975||C. Doyle||Alphida (IR7)||Edinburgh|
|1974||J. Gilmour Manuel||Tarka (K448)||Lowestoft|
|1972||S. Tait||Royalist (K455)||Cowes|
|1971||J. McMenamin/R. Hennessy||Alphida (IR7)||Cultra, NI|
|1970||D & A Young||Jane (GBR374)||Torbay|
|1969||KL Gumley||Rogue (K445)||Absersoch|
|1968||P. Dyas||Jerboa II (K432)||Edinburgh|
|1967||RD Judah||Salamander (K370)||Clyde|
|1966||S. Tait||Nerus (K398)||Lowestoft|
|1965||Ros Miller & J Leask||Blue Haze (K375)||Cowes|
|1964||LD & KL Gumley||Karen II (K377)||Belfast|
|1963||M Parry||Andromeda (K381)||Torbay|
|1962||NG Booth||Adios (KA71)||Abersoch|
|1961||CO Svae||Spaghetti (N228)||Clyde|
|1960||Mr.MrS JA Caulcutt, JMF Orean||Venture (K313)||Lowestoft|
|1959||Bruce Banks & WC Lucas||Apollyon (K201)||Cowes|
|1958||AF Buckley/DR. AJ Mooney||Nirvana II (K254)||Cultra, NI|
|1957||P. Dyas||Viking (K276)||Torbay|
|1956||Marchese Paolo Pallacicino||Aretusa (I18)||Clyde|
|1955||KH Preston & J Raymond||Tania (K278)||Lowestoft|
|1954||W. Godon Smith||Vana (K272)||Bembridge|
|1953||AF Buckley||Ashaka (K92)||Cultra, NI|
|1952||JA Day||Taiseer (K83)||Torbay|
|1950||FR Woodroffe & CW Wallow||Blue Skies (K214)||Lowestoft|
|1949||FR Woodroffe & CW Wallow||Blue Skies (K214)||Cowes|
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 Martin Byrne, Tim Pearson & Peter Bowring (helms) and John O'Connor, Marcus Pearson and Paul Maguire (crew) were tied with the Dutch and British teams going into the finals. However a last minute "photo finish" on the line gave the Irish a 1,3,6 winning score against the Royal Thames Team. The 'George Team won all their races today.
The annual event was hosted this year by the Royal Netherlands Yacht Club in Amsterdam, Holland.
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 Fella' in a seven race series.
Royal St. George boats took three of the top four places in the 12–boat fleet. Cloud sailed by Clare Hogan, Neil Hogan, Bill Nolan and Graeme Grant took third overall beating defending champions Phantom David Williams, Arthur Meighan, Hilary Murray and Ed Butler in fourth overall.Despite the relatively small turnout, it was a very hard fought contest. Going into the final race both Good and Byrne were on equal points but to win Good had to beat Byrne and finish in the top six. It was not to be and the first five overall were only separated by a point each (22–26 points)
Royal St. George's Jaguar sailed by Martin Byrne, Adam Winkelmann and Donal Small lead the Cantor Fitzgerald Dragon National Championships at Kinsale Yacht Club after three races sailed writes Bob Bateman. The Dun Laoghaire crew lead by four points from Kinsale locals Cameron Good Henry Kingston/ David Good Simon Furney who were winners of the Glandore based South coast championshps held a fortnight ago. Third is Byrne's club mate Clare Hogan skippering Cloud on equal points with Good's Little Fella. Racing continues tomorrow. Full results sheet downloadable below.
After a one hour postponement at the Dragon National Championships the decision was taken to abandon today's first day of racing due to fog and light winds writes Bob Bateman in Kinsale. The first gun tomorrow is scheduled for 11.55.
Proving sailing really is 'a sport for life' are four generations of the Maguire family from Dun Laoghaire, afloat on Dublin Bay recently in a Dragon keelboat. The Royal St. George Yacht Club clan were out for a day sail aboard Garry Treacy’s Dragon 'Dublin Bay'. Pictured from left is Great–grandad Noel (92), Grandad Paul (66), grandson Rory (38) and great grandson Evan (2). All four are eldest sons.
Is it another record for the international class that races for national championship honours in Kinsale, West Cork this weekend?
Racing began on Friday in a fresh 15–knot breeze when International Race Officer, Alan Crosbie, added a third race to the schedule because of expected gales on Saturday.
Defending champion, Cameron Good sailing "Little Fella" from Kinsale, started well with two race wins and a third. David Williams in "Phantom" from the Royal St George YC was consistent ending their day with a 2,3,2.
Martin Byrne's "Jaguar Sailing Team" recovered well to finish 5th in race one but only after returning to the start line to pick up Adam Winkelmann who fell overboard after their first tack and got separated from the boat. The Royal St George YC sailors followed that drama with a 2nd and 1st to lie a close third overall at the end of day one.
On Friday evening Glandore Harbour Yacht Club, who now have the largest Dragon Fleet in Ireland, hosted an excellent reception for the competitors in their Clubhouse by the harbour.
Saturday morning brought the expected gales and huge waves so Alan Crosbie made an early decision to cancel racing for the day. This allowed the competitors to enjoy the delights of West Cork in various locations from Skibereen to Schull and Baltimore before the championship dinner in Glandore village later that evening.
The expected forecast of 10 to 12 knots did not materialise on Sunday and the fleet of 17 Dragons had to wait until 1230hrs before race 4 started in a very light breeze. This turned out to be the only race of the day ahead of a deadline of 1400hrs. It turned out to be a competitive race with regular place changes in the shifting breeze.
With no discard coming into play the podium positions were all up for grabs and "Little Fella", "Jaguar" and "Phantom" finished 1st, 2nd & 3rd overall after keeping a close covering eye on each other in very a tactical race.
However it was Patrick Gifford, sailing "Basilisk" GBR 515, from Aldeburgh Yacht Club who won this race easily after leading at the top mark to move up and take 4th overall. Anthony O'Neill sailing "Tenacious" and Adrian Bendon in "Mar J", both from Kinsale were 5th & 6th overall.
The Dragon fleet remain on the South Coast for their National Championships which take place in Kinsale in two weeks time.
Joining the local Kinsale Dragon fleet for the event will be boats from the UK, Dublin and Glandore.
Expected to be in contention for the title will be local boat "Little Fella" skippered by Cameron Good along with Dublin boats Jaguar (Martin Byrne)and defending champions Phantom"(Neil Hegarty) both of which finished in the top five of the recent British Nationals (Edinburgh Cup) in Abersoch, Wales.
Kinsale Dragon Class Captain Eoghan O'Neill commented "It's always a privilege to host a Dragon event in KYC and in particular the National Championship as it is the highlight of our racing calendar. September is always a good month for racing in the waters off Kinsale so it should be a great event. We are very grateful to Cantor Fitzgerald who are our title sponsor for the event; they are a global name in stockbroking and investment services"
The event runs from Thursday 15th to Sunday 18th September inclusive and consists of seven races on windward–leeward courses.
The Dragon Edinburgh Cup 2016 came to a spectacular conclusion off Abersoch as the 35 strong fleet enjoyed one finalrace in glorious sunshine, big waves and a brisk west-south-westerly of 18-22 knots. Going into the day the only way that second placed Grant Gordon, Kasper Harsberg and Ruihrihd Scott sailing GBR780 Louise could overtake leader Lawrie Smith sailing GBR801 Alfie with Joost Houweling and Adam Bowers was to finish first and hope that Smith finished seventh or worse. Meanwhile Mike Budd, Jeremy Entwistle and Mark Greeves in GBR793 Harry needed to win the race and have Gordon finish seventh or worse to enable them to move up into second.
Two Royal St. George boats were in the top five, Martin Byrne, a previous winner, finished fourth and Neil Hegarty was fifth.
Smith, Houweling and Bowers are three of the most skilled and experienced sailors you could hope to see in a Dragon and if you ever wanted a lesson in how to win a championship this was the day to be spectating. As soon as Race Officer Malcolm Blackburn had the fleet under starters orders is was clear that Smith had no intention of letting his rival out of his sights. "We knew what we had to do and that's what we focused on. Starting in the right place or going the right way up the first beat weren't important, just that we kept Grant under control." Explained Joost Houweling after racing. And keep him under control they did with masterful poise through the prestart and up the first beat. At the first mark Neil Hegarty sailing IRL176 Phantom with David Williams and Peter Bowring led Mike Budd off down the run, whilst Smith and Gordon were buried well down into the pack.
Smith kept Gordon right where he wanted him on the first run and having ensured he had neutralised the threat Smith let loose and began to make places up through the fleet, leaving Gordon trailing in his wake. It's a sheer joy to watch a great sailors put Dragons through their paces upwind and as the breeze built on the final leg the spectators got to enjoy some textbook big wave sailing. Smith continued to pick off boats all the way up the leg, while Budd, conscious that Gordon was well down the fleet, put all his energies into getting past Hegarty to win the race. On the line Hegarty just managed to hold off Budd for line honours, James Peters, David Cummings and James Dawson aboard GBR662 Yeah Baby took third and Smith snuck in for fourth, a gnat's whisker ahead of Mark Dicker, Selina Dicker and James Campbell in GBR610 Rackham and Gavia Wilkinson-Cox, Mark Hart and Tim Tavinor in GBR761 Jerboa.
With the final points calculated Lawrie Smith, Joost Houweling and Adam Bowers were declared the Edinburgh Cup 2016 Champions by an eight-point margin - the second time that Lawrie has won this historic trophy. The fight for second went to countback with Gordon and Budd counting 17 points apiece and Gordon just pipping Budd for the second step on the podium.
Whilst Mike Budd, Jeremy Entwistle and Mark Greeves were disappointed not to have taken second overall, they were none the less delighted to have won the Corinthian Dragon Edinburgh Cup Trophy by five points from Mark Dicker. Third place in the Corinthians came down to another tie breaker with Neil Hegarty and Rob Campbell both on 16 points, a single point behind Dicker, and Hegarty taking third on countback.
As well as second Corinthian, Mark Dicker, sister Selina Dicker and cousin James Campbell also won the Vintage Division Trophy for boats built at least 20 years ago. The Dragons have always had a reputation for outstanding build quality and this can be clearly seen in the number of older boats that have performed well this week. Second place in the Vintage Division went to GBR746 Beauty & The Beast, helmed by Peter Marchant with Katie Cole and Andy Biddle, while GBR655 Phormerly Phantom helmed by Chris Thomas and crewed by Selina Thomas and George Bird-Jones came third.
Despite the occasional lack of sunshine, the Dragons have enjoyed both outstanding racing and truly exceptional hospitality this week in Abersoch. Special thanks must go to Race Officer Malcolm Blackburn and his team who did an excellent job of completing all six championship races in what were often very tricky conditions. The Abersoch Dragon Fleet and the team at South Caernarvonshire Yacht Club have pulled out all the stops to make the fleet welcome and to organise an outstanding championship. At the Prize Giving Gala Dinner British Dragon Association Chairman Tim Wilkes paid tribute to the dozens of volunteers who have given up so much of their time to make this event possible and particularly thanked Abersoch Dragon Fleet Captain Rob Riddell for his work not only on this regatta, but in creating a 21 strong club fleet at Abersoch from scratch in less than 10 years. He also thanked the club's administrative and hospitality staff for keeping the fleet organised, fed and watered in incomparable style.
In his Edinburgh Cup acceptance speech Lawrie Smith, a man not normally known for his verbosity at prize givings, not only thanked the organisers, but confirmed that the support and assistance extended to the competitors at this event and the standard of race management he had seen during the week were some of the best he has ever seen and that he would be delighted to compete in any regatta organised by the club. He also thanked his crew and his fellow competitors, particularly Grant Gordon and the Louise team, for the outstanding racing.
Full results here
The 2017 Dragon Edinburgh Cup will be raced from Cowes and will run concurrently with Panerai British Classic Week from 8 to 15 July 2017.