Designed in 1929 by Johan Anker, Dragons, a one-design, 29-foot, three-person, fixed-keel, classic-designed sloop and is made of wood or glass fiber with a suit of sails consisting of a main, a genoa and a spinnaker, were created as an inexpensive means of cruising Norwegian fjords. These vessels quickly gained notoriety throughout Europe and, in 1948, the Dragon became Olympic Class; it was replaced in 1974. However, the yachts did not lose their luster. Dragon sailors can be found all over the world, either racing or cruising. International Dragon racing takes place every October in Alexandria in the Regatta Royale, every September in Cannes, every February, Martinique and every April in Mallorca.
Headquartered in the UK, the International Dragon Association IDA has royal connection with its President King Constantine and the Vice-President HRH Prince Henrik of Denmark. Attending any international race will almost always present an opportunity to meet some of the best sailors and personalities in the world and it is an exciting experience to be with them.
Dragon racing is very popular in Hong Kong and takes place on Saturdays and Sundays during the season, which ranges from September to May — although many also race throughout the summer. The base currently at the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club at Port Shelter “Shelter Cove.”
Northrop & Johnson was thrilled to participate in the 2016 Hong Kong event with sponsor yacht MISS HOLLAND, which is listed for sale with Northrop & Johnson Sales Broker Bart Kimman.
For more information on Northrop & Johnson’s participation in the 2016 Hong Kong Dragon Champs, please contact [email protected].; for more information on MISS HOLLAND, please contact [email protected].