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DEAUVILLE Deauville Yacht Club> June 20 to 23

18e LINKERS OPEN DE FRANCE OF DRAGON
For his 18e edition, around thirty Dragon meet to battle it out for 4 days on the reputed technical body of water of Deauville.

Dragon's Linkers Open de France is now one of the major European events in the discipline and each year brings together an extremely top team, with great international champions from all over Europe to challenge the crews of the most prestigious French sailing clubs. .

This year, a first novelty in the making!
The Deauville Yacht Club wanted to expand this regatta and associate with the Dragon another class of sport keelboats: the Soling. Successor of the Dragon at the Olympic Games and also a boat with 3 crew, 15 Soling should be present on the same type of course. Thus, 40 sport keelboats will animate the Deauville lake for 4 days. The departures of the 2 series will be separated at 10 minutes intervals.

A three-team sport keelboat, the Dragon was designed in the late 1920s by the Norwegian architect and regattaist Johan Anker. The Dragon quickly established itself as an ideal boat to sail in competition and in 1948 became the official keelboat of the Olympic Games. This sailboat with clean lines and modernized over the years, has defied fashion to retain a clientele of fine coxswains, in love with the finesse of its aesthetic cut.

If Dragon fleets are present on all French coasts, the Deauville Yacht Club can be tragically the oldest Dragon fleet in France. It has existed since 1951!

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