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The Dragons racing upwind

The Dragons racing upwind

ACcording to ClassicBoat the Dragon was originally designed as a cruiser. The Göteborg Yacht Club in Sweden, held a design competition in 1929 to find a boat that young people could afford for weekend cruising on the Scandinavian lakes and fjords. The competition was won by Johan Anker, a champion 12-Metre helmsman, designer and partner in the Anker & Jensen yard in Norway, who drew a small, bermudan sloop-rigged keelboat which had long overhangs, a short coachroof and small accommodation for two. The class quickly became established in Norway and across Scandinavia, and in 1935 the first Dragon, Anita, was brought to the Clyde. Here they are at Cowes.

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