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R45 Ocean rowing boat. The first Rannoch Adventure R45 Ocean rowing boat is now complete, this boat is due to cross the Atlantic in 2015 with an all ladies team For those unfamiliar with ocean rowing it is a real development sport. To get an insight into this sport you might like to read the blog on Angus from Rannoch Adventure and his team are taking part in a Pacific record attempt, their blog is both entertaining and informative. See more

A fine few weeks of Dragon sailing... With the sailing season now under way in Europe many fleets have recently enjoyed few great weeks of racing, reports filter back from around Europe from many of the smaller but highly competitive and social races. We would like to congratulate many Petticrows owners and their teams on their recent successes sailing in a diverse range of Petticrows boats. Read more >>>

What's hot for Summer 2014? Over the winter we have been responding to requests from sailors to produce a Dragon with no spinnaker chute. After testing and refining the original ideas we have now achieved this in a simple but effective way, and are very happy with the solution now offered. The new boats can be seen at regattas. Read more >>>

The Rannoch adventure R45 mould is now complete and being waxed in preparation to begin moulding the first boat.


This Petticrows have been very busy despatching 3 new Dragons to Denmark ready for the Nordic championship. The 3 well known dragon sailing Danes are Jens Christensen, Jorgen Schonherr and the crown prince. the 3 boats were built together as sister ships and feature many of our new 2014 developments. The most noticeable is the lack of spinnaker chute; the spinnaker being launched from a bag in the cockpit.

Congratulations to Tommy Mueller, Vincie Hoesch and Marc Pickel who won the Grade 1 Dragon Grand Prix Guyader recently hosted in Douarnenez. Racing was held in largely medium to strong wind conditions with racing on the last day cancelled due to blustery weather. Tommy and his team most certainly got it right... good boat speed, excellent boat handling and tactics. Their consistency lead them to dominate the fleet sailing in their 2013 built Petticrows boat. Third was Evgeniy Braslevets sailing Petticrows with 5th place going to Lawrie Smith sailing a new Petticrows Dragon which features the cockpit launch spinnaker system and many of the latest developments including a new easy genoa furling system. In 2nd and 4th places were Lars Hendriksen and Pieter Heerema sailing their beautiful, fast but controversial classic Pedersen Theusen boats.

Stockholm boat show (1st-9th March). The Swedish Dragon fleet are busily preparing the stand for the Stockholm boat show (1st-9th March). The stand will feature Leif Carlssens brand new 2014 boat "Miss Octane" See the images >>>

Dragons' Den Antigua Hosted by Harmony Hall Yacht Club and Antigua Yacht Club Marina sponsored by The Inn at English Harbour and United Insurance. The first ever Antigua Dragon YC Challenge comprised a week of gentlemen's racing in the tight confines of Falmouth Harbour and the exhilarating ocean swell of Antigua. Nine highly competitive races were held over five days with yachts representing world famous yacht clubs.
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Antigua Dragon Yacht Club - Challenge - 2nd-9th February 2014 Harmony Hall Yacht Club, with the support of the Antigua Yacht Club Marina and The Inn at English Harbour, is currently hosting the inaugural Antigua Dragon Yacht Club Challenge with nine races scheduled to take place over five days in idyllic Caribbean conditions on identical Petticrows Dragons. Read more >>>

Ocean Rowing Boats Petticrows are pleased to announce their association with Rannoch Adventure to build their cutting edge ocean rowing boats.
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Petticrows build International Racing One Design Yachts for the World.

The Petticrows company was established in 1896, some 200 meters from the current purpose built factory. Burnham-on-Crouch, traditional home of long established Royal Yacht Clubs, is the second largest yachting centre in the South East of England.

For over 25 years Petticrows have built and developed International Dragon class keelboats. To date over 700 Dragons have been produced in the yard. Dragon production was originally masterminded by double Olympic gold medallist Poul Richard Hoj-Jensen but now is under the guidance of expert boat builder and former Dragon world champion, Tim Tavinor

The Petticrows total performance concept means everything is built-in-house. This ensures consistent quality and attention to detail by our highly skilled and dedicated team.

It is the unique blend of craftsmanship, and cutting-edge technology in design and construction, which has kept Petticrows ahead in International competition this past Century.

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2013 Dragon World Champions
Congratulations to Klaus Diederichs, Andy Beadsworth and Jamie Lea sailing a Petticrows Dragon.

2013 Dragon World Champions

2012 World Champions
Lawrie Smith (right), Ossie Stewart (left) and Tim Tavinor (centre) Read more >>>

Lawrie Smith (right), Ossie Stewart (left) and Tim Tavinor (centre)