Yanmar Dragon Gold Cup attracts over 100 entries

by Fiona Brown 9 May 2019 02:20 PDT

8-14 June 2019

Yanmar Dragon Gold Cup © Fiona Brown

Entries for the 2019 Yanmar Dragon Gold Cup, to be held at Medemblik on the Ijsselmeer, Netherlands, from 8 to 14 June, have now exceeded 100 boats with teams from sixteen countries and four continents participating.

First presented in 1936, the Dragon Gold Cup is one of the most prestigious trophies in yacht racing and is also widely regarded as one of the most challenging to win.

Racing takes place on a 12 nautical mile long windward leeward course and the rules state that there shall be no discarded races, so consistency, superb planning and preparation are essential to success. There will be a practice race on Saturday 8 June and championship racing will take place between Sunday 9 and Friday 14 June, with up to six races scheduled.

The Race Committee will be led by John Borsboom, ably supported by International Race Officer Rob Hoogstra and the highly experienced Royal Hollandia Yacht Club race management team. This group bring immense experience of both the local waters and top-level international competition, so race management of the highest quality is anticipated.

The fleet will be moored in the Oosterharbour at the heart of Medemblik and alongside outstanding racing, the organisers have planned a superb social programme to entertain both the sailors and their accompanying friends and family. The Gold Cup is not only one of the Dragon's mos....

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