NEW SOUTH WALES                                 

Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron

2021 NSW State Championships were held on 27 & 28 November 2021.

Winner and placegetters were:

  First -  Richard Franklin, RSYS, Liquidity AUS216. Crew were Clive Jones and Geoff Findlay.
  Second - Nick Howe, RSYS,  Ascalon AUS209
  Third - Fred Haes, MYC, Wicked 11 AUS226


The IDANSW State Championships 2022 are expected to be held on 26 and 27 November 2022.

(These dates are  still to be confirmed - stay in touch IDANSW for updates).


Prince Phillip Cup January 2022 - Cancelled due to Covid-19 Pandemic affecting interstate travel.

The next PPC will be held in Sydney in January 2023.


Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania

2022 State Championship has been rescheduled to 23-24 July 2022.

It has been confirmed that the Tas States will be held as a winter series on 23 and 24 July 2022.


The Notice of Race for the State Championships has been posted. Entries close on 8 July with a $30 late entry fee applying after that date. Plenty of time for interstate entries to consider entry too.


TIDA is also considering a second 2022 championship in September. Keep an eye out for updates.

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.


Royal Brighton Yacht Club

The Victorian State Championships will be held on 12 & 13 February 2022.

The Bliss Regatta will be held in March 2022

Metung Yacht Club

The Labour Day Regatta will be held in Metung 14 March 2022


Gippsland Lakes Yacht Club

Gippsland Lakes Easter Regatta 2022 - 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.

Next Event - WAIDA Woman's Helm Regatta - October 2022

Results and Report on the 2021 Womens Helm Regatta.

The regatta was hosted by WAIDA and RFBYC on Sunday 3 October 2021. Conditions were excellent on the Swan River with variable SSE winds of 5-15knots. Four races were completed with the best three to count. Eight yachts contested the championship. 

Philippa Packer sailing Saphira (AUS221) with crew of Grant Alderson and Dean McAullay won the Saracen Plate on a countback from Lucy Alderson Sailing Scoundrel (AUS214) with Willy and Jock Packer as crew. Trish Ford in Canewdon Witch (AUS223) with Graeme Fardon and Peter Cheffins as crew was 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

Imagination Fred Hayes NSW State Champ 2

Fred Hayes sailing Imagination to win the NSW State Championships 2020

L-R Winning Helm and Crew: Dean McAullay, Grant Alderson, PHILIPPA PACKER,

Saracen Plate Donor: Susie Parker

Rob Parker (RFBYC Commodore)

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