Welsh Dragon Racing Series 2024

This series is organised by the RYA Cymru Wales South Wales Regional Committee and Clubs

The objective is to have 4 racing days designed to build on South Wales Winter Training. Whilst quality racing is the intention of the series, courses maybe adapted and training may be provided to suit the age and ability of competitors. The series will cater for experienced racers (wanting to practice against their squad mates!) through to novice sailors travelling to their first competition.

It is the ethos of the Dragon Series to welcome and help less experienced sailors. Experienced sailors and parents are asked to always assist less experienced sailors at these competitions e.g. check rigging, advice on how to replace unsuitable kit, where to go, launching etc.

Club boats may be available to be hired on the day of the event.

Dates are currently being decided on and will be updated here along with booking information, as soon as we have conformation from RYA Cymru Wales, 

Dates So far: 

Sat 27th April - Tata Steel SC

Sat 11th May - Llandegfedd SC

Sat 17th August - Cardiff Bay YC

 

Llandegfedd Lake Sailing Club Dragon Race, 13 May 2023

Llandegfedd Sailing Club were proud to host the RYA Cymru Dragon Race on 13th May. It was a day of two halfs for the weather, with spectators dressed in their shorts, huddling behind the OD hut to try to get out of the wind and stay warm during the morning, followed by sunning themselves in the weather they were dressed for in the afternoon!

The 37 sailors who took part (34 boats including 3 double handers) took advantage of the stronger wind during the morning with the General Handicap, Topper and Oppie fleets seeing some very competitive racing. Protests were raised and dropped, positions were gained and lost and a lot of fun was had.

We also welcomed 8 boats ( a mix of Oppies and Toppers) to our Onboard fleet. These are new sailors who have very little experience of racing - for some it was their first ever race. They were coached around the courses to ensure they knew where they needed to be and what they should be doing. There was lots of chatting and laughing amongst this group of our areas youngest sailors. Well done all, we hope to see you at many more races in the future. 

The prize giving saw the new RYA wooden medals awarded to the winners along with extra prizes of sailing gloves, water bottles and the all important duct tape! Spot prizes were also given to sailors who went above and beyond to help others on the day and also to a very brave sailor for overcoming her fears.

Thank you to everyone who helped with organising, running and supporting the event. We look forward to seeing you all at the rest of the Dragons races throughout the year. 

Results

Results Llandegfedd Dragons 2023

Photos

Dragons Llandegfedd 2023 Photos

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