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.
The Gold Cup unusually is a “non discard” series,
so consistent sailors are really rewarded, any errors in a
90 boat fleet can cause sailors to go tumbling down the overall
The Kings of consistency Markus Wieser, Sergey Pugachev and
Gerogii Leonchuk put together an outstanding series to take
the event without really being under any great pressure from
the following pack. They showed great tack ticks and speed
throughout the week sailing a Petticrows Dragon.
In fact 8 of the top 10 boats were Petticrows with the remaining
2 boats being Pieter and Lars in their Pedersen Theusen boats.