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Irish National Dragon Champions 1966–2012

18th October 2013

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 

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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

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The Dragon was designed by Johan Anker in 1929 as an entry for a competition run by the Royal Yacht Club of Gothenburg, to find a small keel-boat that could be used for simple weekend cruising among the islands and fjords of the Scandinavian seaboard. The original design had two berths and was ideally suited for cruising in his home waters of Norway. The boat quickly attracted owners and within ten years it had spread all over Europe.

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 is the most popular material, but both new and old wooden boats regularly win major competitions while looking as beautiful as any craft afloat. Exotic materials are banned throughout the boat, and strict rules are applied to all areas of construction to avoid sacrificing value for a fractional increase in speed.

The key to the Dragon's enduring appeal lies in the careful development of its rig. Its well-balanced sail plan makes boat handling easy for lightweights, while a controlled process of development has produced one of the most flexible and controllable rigs of any racing boat.

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