Turkish Dragon Nationals in Bodrum.
Back in November I had the great pleasure of an invitation
to the Turkish Dragon Nationals in Bodrum. It was a lovely
event with a small but enthusiastically competitive fleet.
The venue was spectacular, the weather fantastic and the hospitality
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from overseas... At Petticrows we regularly get visitors
from overseas popping in to have a look around. Recently we
have had quite a bit of contact with our friends in Vancouver,
who report that the west coast Dragon fleet have had a great
Update 24/10/14 ... The Petticrows Finn hull mould
is now complete. Now working hard to finish the deck mould
and get Finns on the water by the end of the year.
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Josephine... almost complete. Over the last
3 years we have been slowly renovation a beautiful 1957 Pedersen
and Theusen Dragon. Built in 1957 she has a great racing history.
It has been a long process which is now approaching completion,
she is currently being fitted out to a completely modern specification
and will come complete with Harbeck trailer, covers and sails
if required. All she needs now is a new owner! See
Petticrows Finns Following numerious requests
Petticrows is now in the process of starting the production
of Finns. Currently we are adding people to our waiting list,
if you wish to reserve a place please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
to place your order which will need to be accompanied by a
deposit. See the story
National Championships Tim Tavinor is delighted to
have been invited to race in the Turkish Nationals and looks
forward to racing in Bodrum at the end of November. There
are number of Dragons in Turkey and they are keen to increase
and upgrade their fleet and invite foreign sailors to join
them in their beautiful location.
range Looking out the office window is a great photo
opportunity for the Rannoch Ocean rowing boats that we are
involved in producing.
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The Gold Cup in Medemblik rounded off the 2014 Grade
1 Dragon regattas in style. A mix of conditions provided
great racing, and good facilities at both the sailing centre
and the town of Medemblik created a nice atmosphere.
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 http://www.yorkshirerows.com/
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 http://www.fastrowwest.com/
Angus from Rannoch Adventure and his team are taking part
in a Pacific record attempt, their blog is both entertaining
and informative. See
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
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
Rannoch adventure R45 mould is now complete and being
waxed in preparation to begin moulding the first boat.
Petticrows build International Racing One Design Yachts
for the World.
Petticrows company was established in 1896, some 300 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.
2012 World Champions
Lawrie Smith (right), Ossie Stewart (left) and Tim Tavinor