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
redesigned mast supports... We constantly review
our products and try to improve them, one thing that we felt
needed attention was our mast supports. We have listened to
sailors and created new masts supports which are much sturdier
and taller so they are a sensible height for working on your
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BMW European Championship. Cascais Our congratulations
go to Jose Matoso, Frederico Melo, Gustavo Lima for their
victory in the BMW European Championship. It is especially
nice to see their victory at their home club as over the last
few years Jose has been instrumental in organizing the Dragon
calendar of events that have been so popular and successful
in Cascais. read
BEAR…. for sale or charter
One boat that is consistently achieving great results is “The
Bear” it seems that sailors who charter this boat seem
to get a great result. Bear is on her way back to the UK after
a winter in Cascais. This 2011 Dragon is available to charter
for the Worlds, Edinburgh Cup and Gold Cup. Alternatively
if you wish to own this boat with a great track record she
can be purchased fully equipped for £48,000.
The Magic Dragon What started as a stunning
one off project, has taken the eye of many sailors who are
interested in the ”modern yet retro” look of our
Magic Dragon. A great looking boat for summer cruising with
your friends. Read
Rejuvenated Sydney Dragon Fleet Around our
Dragon sailing states of New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania
and West Australia, we
are coming to the end of our 2012/2013 sailing
goes East, Moscow Boat Show For the first time in
the history of the shipyard since its foundation more than
100 years ago, Petticrows went REALLY East and participated
in the International Moscow Boat Show, that has just taken
place from 12 till 17 March. Moscow Boat Show is one of the
relatively young fairs on the maritime market, celebrating
its 6th anniversary this year. Read
we all need a bit of help. We were please to notice
that our efforts do not go unnoticed and unappreciated, our
service team is doing a great job An extract from a Stavros’
recent blog..….. read
Grand Prix Grade 1 Dragon regatta..... Dragon crews keep on
sailing with the help of Denis and his team The recent
Grade 1 Dragon regatta experienced a real mix of conditions,
with some tough sailing. As always racing was close and inevitably
in these conditions there are always a few incidents and collision.
in the sun.....The cold Northern European winter
makes you think of sailing in the sunshine, we were sent this
lovely picture from a Dragon sailor who spotted the Antiguan
Dragons poised and ready for a sail. Roll on the Summer.
model yachts to the extreme... At Petticrows as well
as building Dragons we also are able to take on some specialist
one off projects. Over the summer we were commissioned to
build a boat with similar traditional lines to the Dragon,
but with a modern twist. Read
boat still available.... Cascais winter series 5
is coming up on 22nd February. The legendary "Bear"
(2011 Petticrows Dragon) is still available for charter. There
are about 50 boats now in Cascais so why not leave the winter
behind and join the fleet in the sunshine.
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years, 10 Dragons. We were delighted to have a visit
from our Dutch
dealer Andre Dupon and his crew. His 10th Petticrows Dragon
is under construction (infusion process just being completed
in the picture) and due for delivery at the end of March in
time for the Easter Dragon clinic which he is organising at
REGATTA: NEVER SEEN SO MANY ITALIAN TOP SAILORS! The
second Memorial Ernesto Quaranta regatta took place last week
end in Imperia, showing a growing interest of Italian sailors
in the Dragon class. Two sunny days with western wind from
7 to 15 knots allowed five very technical races. The winner
was CLOUD - Beppe Duca the current Italian champion with his
strong French crew: Jean Sebastien Ponce and Guillaume Berengé.
your crew happy for 2013... A comfortable crew is
a happy crew..... We cannot stop the wind and the waves making
you cold and wet but our latest model Dragon is designed to
give you a more comfortable ride. Read
Gold Cup gear roundup Massive courses, good
wind and lumpy sea conditions pushed
competitors hard at the recent Gold Cup in Kinsale.The Gold
Cup is unusual in that it is a series without discard which
focuses sailors on consistent sailing. The big courses mean
that good boat speed is essential. Petticrows were delighted
that the hard work that has gone into our new 2012 model has
paid off with new boats taking both first and second positions.
The majority of the top ten boats were also using the stiff
(i-mast) with either Fritz or North sails.
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Petticrows build International Racing One Design Yachts
for the World.
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.
Over the past 20 years Poul-Richard Hoj-Jensen, double Olympic
Gold Medallist, has masterminded the development of the International
Dragon Class construction within the yard. Today boats are
built under the expert guidance of boat builder 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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The new World Champions Lawrie Smith (right), Ossie Stewart
(left) and Tim Tavinor (centre) Read