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9th - 14th JUNE 2019 - Yanmar - DRAGON GOLD CUP 2019 - REGISTRATION OPENS ON 5th JUNE 2019, 12:00 AM

News

Menken Maritiem : sponsor of the support fleet

Bernard Menken, keen yachtsman and entrepreneur, will sponsor the support boats for the ferry service and for spectators. He provided the same service during the Dragon Gold Cup 2014 in Medemblik. This was very much appreciated by the fleet, since the walking distance from the free parking to the Dragons was reduced substantially. After a […]

Press Release 9 May

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 2019 Yanmar Dragon Gold Cup Attracts Over 100 Entries –      Yanmar Dragon Gold Cup 2019 entries pass 100 –      Regatta attracts strong sponsorship support –      Extensive social programme announced Medemblik, Netherlands, 9 May 2019 – Entries for the 2019 Yanmar Dragon Gold Cup, to be held at Medemblik on the Ijsselmeer, Netherlands, from 8 to […]

Van Omme - De Groot sponsors the 'Dutch Night' on 13 June

Guus de Groot : The Dragon Gold Cup event is a week of good racing and pleasure with the Dragon family. His real estate project development and construction company Van Omme-De Groot will sponsor the Dutch Night on Thursday 13 June.

More entries prior to the final registration

With a few ‘early birds’ who cancelled their registration due to lack of crew, the number of participants dropped to 99. However, we are back again at 101 teams since we received two more entries. SUI 311 (Sophie Racing) and HUN 57 (Johanna) are the latest entries. It is great to meet both teams among the crowd of some 320 sailors and some 50 volunteers in Medemblik.And with the first Hungarian team on board our logistic support team is already adding the Hungarian nation flag to the pile of now 17 different nation flags.

INLOOPHUIS Medemblik at Oosterhaven adopted by Dutch Dragon Association and Yanmar

When we will enjoy our Dragon Gold Cup racing and Happy Hours, we easily forget that other people struggle with medical or mental issues. To share the joy of the Dragon Gold Cup event with less favourable people at Oosterhaven, both Yanmar and the Dutch Dragon Association will adopt the regular visitors/ guests of ' INLOOPHUIS ' at Oosterhaven 11 in Medemblik during the Event. INLOOPHUIS offers coaching and a warm welcome for cancer patients and people with mental issues like burn out or anorexia. Their close family can also find support, someone who will listen to their concerns or someone who will give them a hug when times are difficult for them. During several Happy Hours with 'life music' the guests of Inloophuis will be invited to join us for a drink and a chat. We also invite the participants of the Dragon Gold Cup 2019 to follow the example of the Dutch Dragon Association and Yanmar in sponsoring the modest budget of this social initiative of an ex cancer patient and his wife. The INLOOPHUIS foundation has a board of trustees and is an ANBI Foundation (registered with fiscal advantage) . Details at their website www.inloophuismedemblik.nl or donate at IBAN NL83 RABO 0387530924 for Inloophuis Medemblik. And....you can alway walk in at No. 11 for a coffee and a chat when we have to wait in port for a delay.

Jacob J. Roosjen : SPONSOR of the SILVER CUP and DONATOR DGC 2019

Jacob J. Roosjen: Expert of antique European silver and keen Dragon sailor. Sponsor of the Silver Cup and donator for the Dragon Gold Cup 2019. Jacob is a man with passions. Passion for silver and passion for Dragons. When he and his wife Annelize are not presenting their beautiful pieces of antique silver at important art and antiques fairs like PAN Amsterdam, he does research on antique silver objects, their hallmarks and origins. And he can be found at a lake or in Muiden sailing one of his two Dragons.

WARMING UP FOR THE Yanmar DRAGON GOLD CUP 2019

During the Easter weekend the Grand Prix Aalsmeer 2019 was concluded in The Netherlands under summer conditions with temperatures around 25 C. A total of 27 Dragons from 5 different countries participated during the three series. (link below to www.dragonclass.nl for blog and photos). The fleet will sail in May three series at the IJsselmeer from Muiden ( 4-5 ; 18 -19 ; 25 - 26 May) The races will be a good 'warming up' for the Dragon Gold Cup starting on 8 June with a Tune Up race in Medemblik. Several non-Dutch teams will participate during the Muiden series. In case other non-Dutch teams would like to join the races in Muiden to train for the Gold Cup and leave the Dragon in Holland after the Muiden series, please contact the organisation of the Yanmar Dragon Gold Cup 2019 event at info@dragongoldcup2019.com

STABLE ENTRY LIST AROUND 100. STILL FEES TO BE PAYED

The entry list seems to have reached a stable number of around 100 entries. That will be perfect for the organisation. The harbour will not be overcrowded, the waiting line at the bar not too long and one starting line will be quite manageable with one or two marker flags halfway or at 1/3 of the length of the line. In case we have to welcome a few more teams....that will be no problem.

WELCOME TO MEDEMBLIK

Next to registration and administration of the many participants, the organisers and staff of title sponsor Yanmar spend a day preparing the event in Medemblik

WITH 2 MONTHS TO GO CODE | ZERO IS PREPARING THE DGC 2019 SHIRTS and CAPS

Official supplier Dragon Gold Cup 2019  With 8 weeks to go to the start of the 75th Dragon Gold Cup event and a stabilising number of around 100 entries, the organisation team is shifting gears to prepare the final details. The same applies for our sponsors. Reason why we will publish several articles about companies and people […]