Kinsale Yacht Club will host the prestigious Dragon Gold Cup from 8th-15th September 2012.
The Dragon attracts competitors from all over Europe, along with Royal participation, ex Olympian Pol Ricard Hoj-Jensen, many current professionals, world champion, Lawrie Smith and very accomplished Corinthians. The Gold Cup is a very special event as participants aren’t required to qualify, unlike the Worlds and Europeans, therefore it attracts a superb atmosphere with a mix of serious sailors and those interested in the sailing and social programme.
The Dragon Gold Cup 2012 will attract approximately 80 Boats and the participants will be from all over the world, including Australia, Scandinavia, Russia, Ukraine, Ireland, UK and other European countries.
The notice of race has just been finalised and may be viewed on the Dragon Gold Cup Kinsale website: www.dragongoldcup2012.com
Kinsale last held a major Dragon event in 2003 for the European Championships. Many of the famous sailors who attended that event will be expected to return for the Gold Cup in 2012, including current world champion Lawrie Smith, ex world champions Poul Ricard Hoj-Jensen and Tomas Muller and a number of former world champions and Olympians from other classes who now compete in the Dragon class internationally as well as the strong Irish Dragon fleet.