has been built in 1930's but still very famous until today.
embodies all the qualities that have made day-racing
keelboats the preferred form of competition for many of the
best helmsmen from dinghy sailors to America's Cup
The crew of three makes for a tightly knit unit without the
need for hired heavyweights, One Design rules ensure level
racing and the ease of trailing makes international
competition attractive to all budgets. Yet the Dragon's
greatest strength is its depth of support and the strength
of its international following.
The Dragon's philosophy of gradual evolution within
one-design principles has produced a boat with state of the
art rig and boat handling controls, reducing the learning
curve for sailors transferring from other classes and making
the boat flexible enough to cater for every level of
ability. It remains one of the few top level racing classes
where sailing skills still predominate over crew weight and
These are just some of the reasons why yachtsmen of every
age and every standard are attracted to the Dragon. One sail
is enough to make Dragon ownership the goal of many sailors'
racing careers, while for others the class provides a
lifetime of challenges. The International Dragon is a truly
thoroughbred racing yacht.