Dragon Class Information
The Dragon was designed by Johan Anker from Norway in 1929.
First public printings of the Dragon or at that time called
the "Anker's suggestion " from Seglarbladet, 25
It is one of the Worlds most popular keelboats; there are
Dragon Fleets the World over.
Between 1948 and 1972 the Dragon class was raced in the Olympic
The early boats were constructed of wood but during the early
1970s glass fibre boats were developed. The controlled development
of the class has lead to a classic yet modern keelboat.
In October 2004, the Class celebrated its 75th Anniversary;
Dragon sailors from 36 Nations took part in the event. Including
the Class President, HM King Constantine of Greece, the Class
Vice-President, HRH The Prince Consort of Denmark, Crown Prince
Frederik of Denmark, HM King Carl Gustav of Sweden, HRH Prince
Albert of Monaco, Dr. Jaques Rogge, International Olympic
Committee President and three time America's Cup winner Russell
Coutts and many other Olympic medal winners.
Dragon racing takes place all over Europe throughout the year,
and in the USA, Australia, Hong Kong and Japan.
Plenty of information regarding the class, its various regattas
and championships is available via the International Dragon
Class Association website www.intdragon.org