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We are moving location ... Petticrows relocate to new Burnham-on-Crouch premises. Expansion forces world-class Dragon builders to relocate. To meet the demands of expansion, Petticrows Ltd - builders of world class one-design racing yachts and Olympic Finn dinghies - is relocating to new premises. Read more >>>

British Petticrows Dragons take top four places at Dragon Gold Cup
Petticrows Ltd – builder of world class one-design racing yachts – added another Dragon Gold Cup win to its already impressive haul of 13 previous wins, and also took the next three places overall. Read more >>>

1st Major victory for the new Petticrows Finn
The Gold medal at the ISAF sailing World Cup Weymouth 2015 went to Giles Scott sailing his Petticrows Finn in a world class fleet. Read more >>>

2015 World Championship The final race is now completed in the 2015 Dragon World championship, our congratulations go to Yevgeni Braslavets, Aleksander Mirchuk and Sergiy Timokhov sailing their PETTICROWS Dragon UAE8. Very worthy winners sailing a consistent series. Also congratulations to Dimitri Samokhin and his crew as runners up. A special cheer to Willy Packer and his team from down-under who had a fantastic regatta taking both the Corinthian and Masters trophies.

2015 Greek Championship :: Leg 1
Recently the Turkish fleet has been undergoing some regeneration with some new boats being added to their fleet. This has generated the enthusiasm for a group of the Turkish sailors to head off to Greece for the first leg of the Greek championship. They report that a good time was had by all and they hope to rekindle the friendship between the two Dragon sailing nations. Read more >>>

In the early 70s (1972?)the Turkish fleet participated to the Kings Trophy in Athens, these fantastic pictures show the event. This year 3 Turkish boats are planning to visit again in May for the Greek Nationals See more >>>

Petticrows are now in full production of Finn dinghies with many boats already on order.
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The legendary Douarnenez lottery Great news, the legendary Douarnenez lottery is back for 2015 with a chance to win a new Petticrows Dragon. You have to be “in it to win it” so make your entry via the regatta website

Dragon Sailing in Turkey Pegasus Airlines and Turkish Airlines has everyday flights from Major English airports as London Gatwick, Heathrow to Bodrum with one transfer from Istanbul
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Visitors 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 summer. Read more >>>

Finn 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 the photos

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 to place your order which will need to be accompanied by a deposit. See the story so far!

Turkish 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.

Rannoch 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.
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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.




Petticrows build International Racing One Design Yachts for the World.

The Petticrows company was established in 1896, in Burnham-on-Crouch, the traditional home of long established Royal Yacht Clubs, and is the second largest yachting centre in the South East of England. 
In January 2016 Petticrows move to new premises, about 2km from the river Crouch, which enables the more efficient production of our high quality boats.

For over 25 years Petticrows have built and developed International Dragon class keelboats. To date over 720 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 and Gold Cup winner, 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 at the front of the fleet.
As well as our world beating Dragon, Petticrows also produces fantastic Finn dinghies, and constructs Ocean rowing boats for our neighbouring company Rannoch Adventure.

We are also able to build beautiful bespoke boats, a stunning example is the “Magic Dragon”

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2015 Dragon World Champions
Congratulations to Yevgeny BRASLAVETS, Aleksander MIRCHUK and Sergiy TIMOKHOV sailing their Petticrows Dragon UAE8

2015 Dragon World Champions

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

2013 Dragon World Champions

2011/12 World Champions
Lawrie Smith (right), Ossie Stewart (left) and Tim Tavinor (centre) Read more >>>

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