Ray recently bought USA262 and brought her home to Manitou Springs, Colorado where he plans to tidy her up and race on Dillon Reservoir. He first saw Dragons in Ottawa where there is an old woodie serving as the bar. He also plans to do a bit of traveling with her, which might see him racing in Vancouver or Cleveland. We think this is probably the only Dragon in Colorado at the moment.
There were 8 Dragons out on Saturday in lovely conditions (westerly 10-15), although one managed to forget to register. Things were a little more exciting on Sunday with westerly winds consistently in the low 20s, gusting to high 20s. Congrats to CAN148 Ayrborn2 on their first win of the season!
Robert McLean is the new owner of CAN123, a 1978 Godsil/Miller, which he has named Kai, formerly Eclipse. Robert is a member of the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club and will be racing her with the Vancouver fleet. Welcome to the Dragons, Robert!
Tudo Azul, a 1960 Pedersen & Thuesen is heading to Holland for a complete restoration by Joop Doomernik. We hope to see her on the racing circuit soon, looking like new!
Welcome to new US Dragon USA320, Blue Amaru owned by Tjerk de Ruiter. She is a 2011 Doomernik Dragon from the Netherlands via Hong Kong. She will be racing on Lake Tahoe this summer, where there is one other Dragon to play with. Sound like a good excuse to visit Tahoe.
USA312 Spitfire and owner Christopher Ball took two awards at the SDYC Opening Day in spring 2018. Spitfirre won "Best Maintained Yacht Overall" and "Best Maintained Sail". Hard to beat a well maintained for good looks!
Anne Garrett is the National Secretary for the American Dragon Association and has been sailing and racing Dragons since the early 80s.
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