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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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Ski Voile 2014 One of the first tests for the International Dragon fleet this year was held at Juan les Pins, February 23rd to 26th. The annual Ski Voile. The Ski part was cancelled due to recent excess rain had caused a landslide on the road to the resort. So that left everyone to concentrate on the sailing. Read more >>>

Thinking of joining the Dragon class? We currently have 2 excellent 2003 boats at our workshop which would be ideal for newcomers to the class. Both boats are to be fully serviced and in great condition. One boat has the hull antifouled the other does not. For more details contact or view the used boats page >>>

Please note that this offer applies to the 2014 North Sails Models.

5* winter treatment for Dragons in Sweden Leif Carlssen from Sweden just sent a picture of his new winter storage facilities in the Stockholm area. Many of the Swedish fleet head south for the Dragon regattas in France and Portugal, but those who remain in Sweden will be tucked up warm and dry in this great storage unit.

Winter 2013 discount list on Fritz dragon sails
10% off orders done before October 31st, 2013
8% off orders done before November 30st, 2013
6% of orders done before December 31st, 2013
Fritz sails can be ordered by contacting Further information >>>

Where in the world is this?......Most Dragon sailors are used to the view of shore from their favourite regatta venues. But I wonder whether you can spot where this is......... Find out >>>



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)