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

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.


2022 State Championship is currently scheduled 19-20 March and is subject to a fleet minimum of five. The scheduled dates may change if there is interest from interstate for alternate dates with options of June (Queens Birthday Weelend) or July, if there is sufficient interest.  Stay tuned to the local TIDA network for updates. 


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


PROPOSED  - Expressions of interest are sought for the Dragon Fleet participation at Geograph Bay Race Week starting 5th  February 2022. Contact State Representatives for more information.

West Australian State Championships - 11 to 13 March 2022

WAIDA Woman's Helm Regatta - October 2022  


Results of the 2021 WA State Championships

Fifteen yachts competed in the State Championships with eight races held under near perfect conditions. 

First - Willy Packer, Soundrel AUS214, Crew: Jock Packer / Randall Harding

Second - Andrew Foulkes, Tatsu AUS203

Third - Rob Campbell, Penny Farthing GBR600

Winner of the State Championships Consistency Prize was Ian Malley, Saphira AUS221 Crew: Paul Christofis / Leonne Rochford / Jenny Willis

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. 


















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

Boat Helm & Crew.JPG
Results 2021.JPG

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

Saracen Plate Donor: Susie Parker

Rob Parker (RFBYC Commodore)