Dragon Edinburgh Cup 2007

Dragon 2007Yacht Clubs of Weymouth hosted the Dragon Class South Coast Championship and Edinburgh Cup 2007 30 June - 7 July 2007.

Despite windy conditions the class enjoyed good racing and were very complimentary of the championship organising team.  Over 80 volunteers from all the Yacht Clubs joined together to run the championships under the chairmanship of David Dunn. 

Chairman of the British Dragon Association Rob Campbell sent this message to David 'A final heartfelt thank you for all the great work done by you and your team.  It was a wonderfully organized event and enjoyed by all the Dragon sailors.   My objective now is to repay you by getting our World Championships to Weymouth in 2013”.  Chairman BDA.



For further information, daily reports, photos and results go to www.EdinburghCup07.co.uk

Dragon 2The elegant Dragons made an attractive spectacle in Weymouth Harbour.  The event was based in the Royal Dorset Yacht Club and Weymouth Sailing Club hosted a mid-week prizegiving.  The Championship Dinner was held at Weymouth and Portland Sailing Academy.  The sailors were given a tour of the building and a talk on the build up to the Olympics 2012.

The launch took place in heavy rain but the clouds cleared to provide some exciting racing in windy conditions.  Derek Abbott, Race Officer, and his on-water race support volunteers struggled to find calmer slots to complete the racing schedule.  However, the Championships were completed successfully without serious incident.