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Documentary: Dragon Grand Prix Cannes 2019

by Fiona Brown 21 Apr 23:08 NZST 2-5 April 2019
Dragon Grand Prix Cannes 2019 day 3 © Elena Razina

The 2019 Dragon Grand Prix Cannes concluded in style at the Yacht Club de Cannes with one final race in superb conditions to decide the winner. Going into the day just ten points separated the top six teams so the scene was set for a nail-biting showdown and the fleet did not disappoint.

With the final points calculated Dragon European Champion Pedro Andrade and his team of top dinghy sailors Goncalo Ribeiro and Joao Vidinha da Costa plus youngster Kacey Marfo claimed the Dragon Grand Prix Cannes and first blood in the 2019 Dragon European Cup series by three points from Thomas Müller. Grant Gordon's second place was enough to secure him third overall, a single point behind Müller.

At the final prizegiving, the competitors came together to honour their champions and the prizes, which included gifts from event sponsor Marinepool, were awarded. Delicious seafood and cocktails sponsored by Yanmar were served and International Dragon Association Chairman Vasily Senatorov praised the organisers and volunteers of the Yacht Club de Cannes on another superb event. He also invited all the competitors to join him at the remaining events of the Dragon European Cup which will take place as follows:

  • May 1-4 - HM King Juan Carlos Trophy, Cascais, Portugal
  • July 3-6 - Dragon Grand Prix Germany, Kuhlungsborn, Germany
  • November 11-14 - Dragon Grand Prix Spain, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
  • November 15-16 - Dragon European Cup Grand Final, Palma de Mallorca, Spain

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