Fred Hayes sailing Imagination to win the NSW State Championships 2020

NEW SOUTH WALES                                 

Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron


IDANSW State Championships 2022 - 26 and 27 November 2022.

Visitors are invited to compete in the NSW State Championships as a prelude to the Prince Philip Cup.

Sailing Instructions and Notice of Race are available at Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron 

To assist in your decision to participate in the NSW State Championship Regatta IDA NSW will

cover the costs of storage of your Dragon and trailer for the period from the NSW State Championship

Regatta through to the PPC 2023 Regatta.

IDANSW have supplied some options for accommodation as noted below - click on names to access relevant websites.

All of these options are within reasonable walking distance from the RSYS but also are pretty well connected to transport options to the CBD.  There is also quite a number of AirBNB accommodation options not too far from the RSYS.


Meriton Suites


Glenferrie Lodge

Cremorne Point Manor   -  a little bit further away from RSYS than other options and may entail a ferry or taxi/Uber.


Prince Philip Cup - National Championships - 31 December 2022 to 8 January 2021 - Notice of Race


Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania

2022 State Championship was held on 23-24 July 2022 (results pending). TIDA also held a Sprin Regatta on 10-11 September 2022. 

Results of the 2021 State Championships - John Sward Trophy

1st: Karabos IX (KA-205) – Nick Rogers (helm), Leigh Behrens, Sam Tiedemann

2nd: Magic (KA-183) – Justin Barr (helm), Jim Reid, Andrew Burnett

3rd: Plum Crazy (KA-185) – Sandy Anderson (helm) Rob Campbell, Andy Roberts (Sat) / Charlie Zeeman (Sun)


Results of PHS : Cuthbertson Trophy

1st: Xanthos (KA-212) – Jock Young (helm), Mike Wilkinson, Roger Masters.


Results for the  Barry Calvert Memorial Trophy - First Three Races

Plum Crazy (KA-185) – Sandy Anderson (helm) Rob Campbell, Andy Roberts


Results for the Cutter Youth Trophy – First helm under 30.

Aquila (KA-159) – Sam King (helm), Tom Fader, Josh Ragg, Ryan Morton.



The Victorian International Dragon Association have confirmed the date and location of the 2023 Victorian International Dragon State Championship, the JJ Savage Trophy.  Competition for the JJ Savage will be held at Metung Yacht Club 26-29 January 2023.
Interstate competitors are encouraged to save the date and consider attending the JJ Savage at MYC on the return trip from Sydney following the NSW State Championships on the 26th and 27th of November, and the Prince Philip Cup from the 31st of December to the 8th of January, both to be held at the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron.

Royal Brighton Yacht Club

The Victorian State Championships 12 & 13 February 2022 - results to be confirmed.

Metung Yacht Club

The 2023 Victorian International Dragon State Championship, the JJ Savage Trophy, will be held at Metung Yacht Club from the 26th to the 29th of January 2023.

Gippsland Lakes Yacht Club

Gippsland Lakes Easter Regatta 2023 - is expected to go ahead and include the Australian Womens's Challenge Cup for Dragons.

Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club


West Australian State Championships - 11 to 13 March 2022

 Full Report PDF - from Tidings, March 2022




Sixteen yachts entered the 66th WA Dragon Class State Championships for the Sir Charles Gairdner Trophy.

All yachts completed all seven races. Forty-nine helm and crew took part.


First - Willy Packer, Scoundrel AUS214 Crew: Jock Packer/Julian Harding

Second - Richard Lynn, Gordon AUS222

Third - Trish Ford, Canewdon Witch AUS223 

Winner of the Tony Fitzgibbon Trophy for the event handicap series went to Ray Chatfield sailing Wizzardry AUS201 with Karen Chatfield and Greg Bell.

WAIDA Woman's Helm Regatta - 2 October 2022 

Results and Report on the 2022 Womens Helm Regatta.

The regatta was hosted by WAIDA and RFBYC on Sunday 2 October 2022. Conditions were nearly perfect on the Swan River with variable SSE winds of approx.15knots. Four races were completed with the best three to count. Ten yachts contested the championship, two more than in the previous year. 

Philippa Packer sailing Saphira (AUS221) with crew of Grant Alderson and Dean McAullay successfully defended her title taking home the Saracen Trophy for the second time. Trish Ford in Canewdon Witch (AUS223) with Graeme Fardon and Peter Cheffins as crew were second and Lucy Alderson Sailing Scoundrel (AUS214) with Willy and Robbie Packer as crew finished third. See below for Boat, Helm, Crew and Race Results.

The event served as a pre-season shakedown for owners and their boats, as well as providing the opportunity for women to helm, and in some cases crew, an International Dragon Class yacht. It is expected that this event will again lead to more women sailing regularly in the Dragon Class. 

The event could not be run without the enthusiastic contribution of WAIDA and RFBYC members. Thanks to RO Rob Hubbard and his able team of on and off-water assistants. Also to Sandy Anderson and Ray Chatfield for Helm and Yacht recruitment/allocations. 


















Links to All Clubs

 Cruising Yacht Club of Australia
 Metung Yacht Club
 Royal Brighton Yacht Club
 Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club
 Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club
 Royal Prince Edward Yacht Club
 Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron
 Royal Yacht Club Tasmania


 ISAF International Sailing Federation
 IDA International Dragon Association

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