sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Video Gallery Photo Gallery

 

Sail-World.com : Dragon Edinburgh Cup and Northern Area Championship 2011

Dragon Edinburgh Cup and Northern Area Championship 2011

'Fleet running- 2010 Dragon Edinburgh Cup'    Fiona Brown ©

Dragon Northern Area Championship and Edinburgh Cup 2011 (for the British Open Championship) is supported by Aberdeen Asset Management and will be hosted by the South Caernarvonshire Yacht Club. The Northern Area Championship will be raced from Sunday 10 July to Tuesday 12 July. The Edinburgh Cup will be raced from Wednesday 13 July to Saturday 16 July.

The events are looking all set for one the biggest and most competitive entries in recent years. A final entry of over 40 boats is anticipated and the quality of competition will be extremely high with teams coming from across the UK and Ireland and from as far afield as Russia, Japan and Australia.

Last year's Edinburgh Cup winner, Klaus Diederichs, returns to defend his title, and with Olympic and America's Cup stars Andy Beadsworth and Simon Fry crewing once again he has every chance of achieving a double.

Dragon Edinburgh Cup 2010 -  Fiona Brown ©?nid=85001  

Klaus will face strong competition from the Irish Dragon fleet, which will be crossing the Irish Sea in force. Reigning Irish Dragon Champion Martin Byrne and his team aboard Jaguar head up this very strong group of at least nine boats which also includes Neil Hegarty in Phantom, Mick Cotter in his brand new Whisper and 2010 Edinburgh Cup Corinthian (all amateur) Champion Simon Brien in Kin.

The two-boat Russian Murka team with husband and wife helms Mikhail Muratov and Olga White will once again be joining the Edinburgh Cup fleet fresh from the international circuit. Olga will be hoping to improve on her 2010 third place finish and we can expect plenty of inter-team competition as Mikhail does he best to even the scores this year by beating his extremely talented wife.

Coming all the way from Australia will be the legendary Gordon Ingate. At 84 years young Gordon has represented Australia in the Admiral's Cup, the America's Cup, the Olympics and numerous World and Continental Championships. His most recent major victory in the Dragon Class was winning the 2008 Prince Philip Cup for the Australian Open Championship. With over half a century of experience in the Dragon Gordon is still more than capable of putting in a championship winning performance.

Japan's Bocci Aoyama is taking delivery of a brand new Petticrows Dragon to be called Yevis II just in time for the regatta and the British fleet is delighted to welcome Bocci and his crew to the Edinburgh Cup for the second year running.

The home fleet will be headed by British Dragon Association (BDA) Chairman Patrick Gifford and amongst the big UK names racing are Gavia Wilkinson-Cox sailing Jerboa crewed by Martin 'Stavros' Payne and Lars Wegener; Julia and Graham Bailey, crewed by David Heritage in Aimee; Tim Tavinor, Thomas Wilton and Ollie Moser sailing Biff; Len Jones aboard Rumours with Jamie Lea and Mark Hart; and that ever cunning silver fox Rob Campbell aboard Ganador with Matt Walker and John Torrance.

The growing Abersoch fleet will be out in force and provides a solid backbone for the entry list. Led by Fleet Captain Rob Riddell the Abersoch Dragon fleet has gone from strength to strength in recent years and the BDA is delighted that it has now gained sufficient momentum to host this prestigious event. The sailing on Abersoch Bay is second to none and the hospitality of the South Caernarvonshire Yacht Club , with additional support from GJW Insurance and Gwynned Council, is also a force to be reckoned with so we can expect an outstanding event.

Late entries are still being accepted for the regatta and the Notice of Race, Entry Form and full details are available here.

Registration for the regattas opens on Saturday 9 July.

Edinburgh Cup website
British Dragon Boat Association website

We would like to thank sponsors Aberdeen Asset Management, GJW Direct and Gwynedd Council for their most generous support of this event.




by Fiona Brown

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=85001

10:03 AM Tue 21 Jun 2011 GMT






Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.


News - USA and the World

America's Cup: Expected de Ridder penalty should be reduced *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, Auckland, NZ


HUD Vision: An interview with Afterguard Marine’s Alex Moret by David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor, Seattle




























Congressional Cup - Victory for Taylor Canfield and crew by Rich Roberts (As Amended by ISAF),




2014 Halifax – Saint-Pierre Ocean Race by Patricia Nelder, Nova Scotia














Image Gallery: Stratis SL33 flies on the Waitemata by Richard Gladwell,Sail-world.com/nz,


Audi Melges 20- Sperry Topsider Charleston Race Week - Light final day by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,
















America's Cup: Gino Morrelli outlines the new AC62 design
Doyle Sails New Zealand signs Andrew Brown as One Design Manager
America's Cup: Dean Barker's Blog - A sail with the Duke and Duchess *Feature
29er World Youth Sailing Week Easter regatta - Day 1 and 2 overall
C Thomas Clagett Jr Memorial Clinic/Regatta - Entries start to roll in
50th Congressional Cup: See the delayed coverage and media conferences
Clipper Race 10 Day 27: Closing stages - Qingdao to San Francisco
Canfield, Williams, Bruni, Swinton in Congressional Cup final four
Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week - Day 2
Audi Melges 20 Charleston Race Week - Perfect conditions in Charleston
Oyster Regatta Antigua - Full on ocean conditions for day 3
PWA World Tour - A taste of things to come at La Torche + Video
Women's International Match Racing Series kicks off in June
Melges 32 Audi Tron Sailing Series - Action shots by Max Ranchi
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Frustrating conditions
Man rescued after falling overboard in Pacific taken to hospital
Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week 2014 - Youth leading Melges 20
Congressional Cup - Canfield leads toward Congressional Cup sailoffs
Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week 2014 - Perfection for Day 1
America's Cup: Coutts claims ISAF Jury on a crusade, backs Kiwi report *Feature
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Will light winds hamper progress?   
Les Voiles de St. Barth - Preparing to rock Saint Barthélemy waters   
Clipper Round the World Race - OneDLL and Qingdao now in San Francisco   
America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ up against funding hurdle for year *Feature   
Melges 32 Sailing Series Napoli - Day 1 images by Stefano Gattini   
50th Congressional Cup: View the Live racing here   
Melges 32 Sailing Series - Napoli action shots by Max Ranchi   
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Alvimedica launch new boat   
Emirates Team NZ: Royals duke it out on the Waitemata   
2014 Charleston Race Week - Thousands of sailors descend on Charleston   
The Congressional Cup 2014 - Williams hangs on with a classy crowd   
50th Congressional Cup: View the Live racing here   
RORC Transatlantic Race - Notice of Race now available   
Oyster Regatta Antigua - Sunshine and smiles on day 2   
Rolex China Sea Race on the horizon   
What can a boat name tell you about the person behind the helm?   
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Race 10 rumbles on   
SAP 5O5 World Championship - Kiel action starts August 13th   
Volvo Ocean Race - It's a family Affair   
Clipper Round the World Race - Great Britain claims line honours   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW US