Welsh Dragons Racing Series 2024

LLSC Dragons Saturday 11th May 2024

Dragons Series Llandegfedd Booking

This series is organised by the RYA Cymru Wales South Wales Regional Committee and Clubs

The objective is to have 4 racing days designed to build on South Wales Winter Training. Whilst quality racing is the intention of the series, courses may be adapted and training may be provided to suit the age and ability of competitors. The series will cater for experienced racers (wanting to practice against their squad mates!) through to novice sailors travelling to their first competition.

It is the ethos of the Dragon Series to welcome and help less experienced sailors. Experienced sailors and parents are asked to always assist less experienced sailors at these competitions e.g. check rigging, advice on how to replace unsuitable kit, where to go, launching etc.

2024 will see several fleets to ensure all youth sailors are racing against sailors of equivelant ability. Changing fleets during the series is possible but results in different fleets will not be able to be taken into acount for the overall series results. The fleets are:

General HandicapAny class of boat as long as the sailor is under 19 years on 31/12/2024.
Topper 5.3 GoldTopper 5.3 sailors who are in or have been in the Welsh squad for this class.
Topper 5.3 SilverTopper 5.3 sailors who have been racing for over a year but are not in the Welsh squad.
Topper 4.2All Topper 4.2 sailors who have been racing for over a year.
Topper TrainingTopper sailors who are in their first year of racing.
Optimist GoldOptimist sailors who are or have been in the Welsh squad for this class.
Optimist SilverOptimist sailors who have been racing for over a year but are not in the Welsh squad.
Optimist TrainingOptimist sailors who are in their first year of racing.

Dates for the 2024 Dragons Series: 

Sat 11th May - Llandegfedd SC

Sat 1st June - Mumbles YC

Sat 17th August - Cardiff Bay YC

TBC - Tata Steel SC

Club boats may be available to be hired on the day of the event. Please speak to your own or the hosting club.

The cost of entering this years races are (per race day): £20 single handed or £25 double handed.

Medals will be awarded on each race day. 
Attend a minimum of 2 Dragon Series and OnBoard Festival events and get a FREE T-shirt!


Last Years Roundup

Llandegfedd Lake Sailing Club Dragon Race, 13 May 2023

Llandegfedd Sailing Club were proud to host the RYA Cymru Dragon Race on 13th May. It was a day of two halfs for the weather, with spectators dressed in their shorts, huddling behind the OD hut to try to get out of the wind and stay warm during the morning, followed by sunning themselves in the weather they were dressed for in the afternoon!

The 37 sailors who took part (34 boats including 3 double handers) took advantage of the stronger wind during the morning with the General Handicap, Topper and Oppie fleets seeing some very competitive racing. Protests were raised and dropped, positions were gained and lost and a lot of fun was had.

We also welcomed 8 boats ( a mix of Oppies and Toppers) to our Onboard fleet. These are new sailors who have very little experience of racing - for some it was their first ever race. They were coached around the courses to ensure they knew where they needed to be and what they should be doing. There was lots of chatting and laughing amongst this group of our areas youngest sailors. Well done all, we hope to see you at many more races in the future. 

The prize giving saw the new RYA wooden medals awarded to the winners along with extra prizes of sailing gloves, water bottles and the all important duct tape! Spot prizes were also given to sailors who went above and beyond to help others on the day and also to a very brave sailor for overcoming her fears.

Thank you to everyone who helped with organising, running and supporting the event. We look forward to seeing you all at the rest of the Dragons races throughout the year. 


Results Llandegfedd Dragons 2023


Dragons Llandegfedd 2023 Photos

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