The Dragon is one of the most beautiful and prestigious keelboat classes in the world and with more than 1400 boats racing worldwide it is also one of the largest. Designed in 1929 the Dragon quickly became a leading international class and remains a world leader today.

Although an historic class the boats now being built are constructed using the very latest high technology materials and methods. Careful class rule management has ensure that a well maintained older boat can still race competitively against the latest models and there are also special competitions for the vintage Classic Dragons, many of which are still racing today.

The British Dragon Association (BDA) was established in the 1930s and currently over 100 boats regularly compete in UK regattas and the BDA has a membership of over 300.

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Dragon events


Cowes Keelboat Solent Series

04 May 29 Sep, 2019

The Cowes Keelboat Solent Series comprises 12 weekends of round-the-cans races from April to...


Cowes Keelboat Championship

11 May 22 Sep, 2019

The Cowes Keelboat Championship runs over six weekends from May to September and uses committee...


East Coast Championship 2019

14 Sep 15 Sep, 2019

The Dragon East Coast Championship 2019 sees a return to the River Medway.