DRAGON (INT)

DRAGON (INT) insignia DRAGON (INT) photo DRAGON (INT) drawing

Sailboat Specifications


Hull Type:
Fin Keel
Rigging Type:
Fractional Sloop
LOA:
29.17 ft / 8.89 m
LWL:
19.00 ft / 5.79 m
Beam:
6.42 ft / 1.96 m
S.A. (reported):
286.00 ft2 / 26.57 m2
Draft (max):
3.92 ft / 1.19 m
Displacement:
3,740 lb / 1,696 kg
Ballast:
2,200 lb / 998 kg
S.A./Disp.:
19.04
Bal./Disp.:
58.82
Disp./Len.:
243.42
Construction:
Wood or FG
First Built:
1928
Designer:
Johann Anker

Sailboat Calculations

S.A./Disp.:
19.04
Bal./Disp.:
58.82
Disp./Len.:
243.42
Comfort Ratio:
22.00
Capsize Screening Formula:
1.66
S#:
2.43

Rig and Sail Particulars

I:
26.30 ft / 8.02 m
J:
6.70 ft / 2.04 m
P:
33.00 ft / 10.06 m
E:
12.00 ft / 3.66 m
S.A. Fore:
88.11 ft2 / 8.19 m2
S.A. Main:
198.00 ft2 / 18.39 m2
S.A. Total (100% Fore + Main Triangles)
286.11 ft2 / 26.58 m2
S.A./Disp. (calc.):
19.05
Est. Forestay Len.:
27.14 ft / 8.27 m

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Notes

Following a competition organised by the Royal Yacht Club of Gothenburg, the Dragon was conceived as a "day boat" or small coastal cruising boat. Selected as the 3 man keelboat for the 1948 Olympic Games in London.
The designer, Johann Anker was killed in World War II. After the war, his sons waived the royalty for the design to English builders as a token of appreciation to that nations support of Norway in it's darkest hour.
Although it's Olympic class status ended in 1972, it has remained popular around the world in to the 21st century.

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