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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, 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.

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)