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The Metre Yard - Carl Whitewood
One of the last wooden Dragons built in 1971 by Borresens before they started building GRP Dragons. Carronade II has been the subject of a major rebuild by an experienced shipwright who is also a member of the Dragon class and races them.
Built from Central American Mahogany with oak and ash ribs, a new teak deck using carefully selected ¼ inch Burma Teak on a marine ply subdeck has been fitted. Carronade II has retained her original varnished topsides which have undergone a meticulous re varnish with the bottom being epoxy coated below the waterline.
This restoration wasn’t just a lick of paint, it was carefully planned out and if you are wanting to race at (IDA) International Dragon level she is fully ready to go with all the modern fittings, comes complete with a 4 wheeled trailer.
Own an important piece of Dragon history and still be competitive against the modern Dragons.
The Dragon one design keelboat was first designed in 1929 by Johan Anker of Norway. By 1948 the Dragon class had become an Olympic class and remained so until the 1972 Munich Olympics. Without question, the Dragon has elegant metre boat lines with a long keel and, for the first 43 years, they were built from a wood construction.
The class has continued to grow and in early 1973 they started building GRP Dragons, with the same beautiful line as the wooden sisterships. Dragon fleets are represented in 26 countries on 5 continents with some of the best sailors in the world taking part in world class sailing.
It was recorded that in 2004 some 1,444 Dragon boats were registered around the world, with the International Dragon Association managing class rules carefully to ensure the continued high quality of both boats and crew taking part in major events.