With two recent entries of the Dutch female top team NED 411 and team NED 360 we now can welcome 98 Dragons. Two more to go to reach our expected 100 Dragons. Teams intending to join the Dragon Gold Cup 2019 (9-14 June) can find all relevant information under "info" and the registration form under the above menus. The Bungalow Parks in Medemblik still have plenty accommodation, however the Bungalow Park Zuiderzee, which is close to the Regatta Center, is getting gradually pretty full with Dragon teams. Bungalow Park Vlietlanden is the next best about 5-7 minutes by car from the Regatta Center. The same applies for the hotels within 15 minutes from Medemblik. Hotel Medemblik at the Oosterhaven is fully booked.
Pedro Andrade with his company 8D Sailing Performance in Villamoura, Portugal, offers Dragons for rent during the DGC 2019.
The TC of the IDA has published on 28 January 2019 a more precise text about CR 2.193 ref the activation of electric bilge pumps. Chief measurer Günter Ahlers intends to check each bilge during the DGC 2019, so you better have your pump installed according to this class rule (and your floor boards secured with an anti floating line)
The town and its surrounding towns and villages will provide
- Hotels within 15 minutes
- Fully equipped bungalows to accommodate a complete crew
- B & B in town
- Campers and camping near the Regatta Center
- Yachts in the Regatta harbour and in the Municipality town harbours
We are pleased to announce that the Dutch Watersport-TV On Line channel has been contracted to produce a full coverage of the Dragon Gold Cup 2019. Both in port, on the water, the socials ashore and interviews with participants. A drone will be operated as well, subject to weather conditions. Watersport-TV On Line has a link with Sailing Channel. The photos of the Dragon Gold Cup 2019 will be covered by Eric van den Bandt, who has been working with the Dutch Dragon fleet during recent major events. Fiona Brown, editor of the annual IDA Dragon One Design Magazine, will be orchestrating the PR during the Event, together with Dutch Dragon Sailors Jeroen Burks and Jelle Dingemans.
Next to Yanmar as Principal Partner and Code| Zero as Official Supplier we are grateful for all other support from Dragon sailors and / or their companies. It shows their trust in realising a great event for many international Dragon sailors. You can find the list of companies and their form of support below.
The Royal Netherlands Yachtclub in a joint venture with Royal Maas Yacht Club (Rotterdam) has been accepted as the Sixth challenger for the 36th Americas Cup in 2021. Simeon Tienpond, who was the skipper of the AKZO NOBEL Volvo Ocean Racer during the last Volvo Ocean race will form a syndicate of experienced Dutch yachtsmen. Simeon is member of the Royal Netherlands. The Royal Netherlands Yacht Club is since 1955 the host of the Dragon Gold Cup in Holland. Since 1965 together with Royal Hollandia YC. The same applies for the DGC 2019. The Royal Netherlands YC is the leading yacht club in The Netherlands for Dragon Sailing with a home fleet of 21 Dragons. The club will also host the Dutch Open 2019 in September from their base in Muiden near Amsterdam.Commodore Michiel van Dis can tell you all about this challenge during the Dragon Gold Cup where he will compete with his NED 432 Display.
We wish all dragon sailors a happy, healthy, prosperous and peaceful 2019. That the best winds will provide the energy and spirit for a fantastic year for the whole fleet world wide. We received lovely pictures from teams training off Fremantle for the worlds in January. Among them our former IDA president Rob Campbell. Well done so far, friends 'Down Under' ! We will certainly do our utmost to provide every one the same warm welcome in Medemblik on 7 or 8 June 2019 for the 75th Dragon Gold Cup event. That is in our opinion: to enjoy what Dragon sailing is really all about. To have a few days of great sailing and to have fun together. Like it was in 1937 when the Clyde Yacht Clubs initiated this annual international get together in NW Europe. We are proud to have welcomed already 57 entries now at 31 December. There is still room (and plenty accommodation) for another 40-plus teams to achieve our target of 100 participants for this 75th Dragon Gold Cup Event.
PRESS RELEASE Amsterdam, 5 December 2018 The Dutch Dragon Class Association is proud to announce a high value partnership with YANMAR Co. Ltd. Yanmar will be the principal sponsor of the Dragon Gold Cup 2019, to be held in Medemblik, 9-14 June 2019.
Registration is well underway only 1 month after the opening of the website. It shows that the fleet loves to come to Medemblik with the races we offer and the good friendly atmosphere that will be there, fostered by a family of Corinthians. Don't wait too long with your registration and join the 75th Dragon Gold Cup event since 1937 as well. There is a limit. We are aiming at 100 Dragon teams from many countries. Registration is now close to 50 entries. It could have been more. In some cases this website seems to be inaccessible. We do not know the cause yet, but it appears that working via wifi and the internet sometimes presents the problem. Work around: try accessing the site via your cellular and 4G.