Belgian Dragon Association

Welcome to the website of the Belgian Dragon Association!
On this website you can find all the information about the BDA, its activities and the latest news.


17 Jan 2014

New Sponsor - La Casa Del Habano Knokke-Gent

We are very pleased to announce a new BDA & 5 Nation Cup sponsor, La Casa Del Habana Knokke - Gent.
La Casa Del Habana Knokke-Gent will be our main sponsor for the 2014 Dragon 5 Nations Cup!
La Casa Del Habano Knokke-Gent is a store especially dedicated to the selling of famous Cuban tobaccos and they delivering all over the world!!
Today, this store not only sells tobaccos, but it also offers numerous other services & accesories (Dupon, Elie Blue, ...) . The store provides attention to experts in the art of smoking cigars as well as to beginners interested in learning about these products, its culture and its history.
The 2 exclusive Flag-ship stores - La Casa Del Habano Knokke & Gent are dynamically lead by Dominique Gyselinck (nominated as Habanos business women of the year).

08 Jan 2014

2014: 85th Anniversary of the Dragon Class

2014 is the 85th Anniversary of the Dragon Class. Few International Classes can claim to have such a long and successful history and so it is worthwhile celebrating this anniversary. In 2014 serveral high quality events / activities will be presented to the BDA members to celebrate this.

06 Jan 2014

2014 Calender available

An overview of the races organised in Belgium in 2014 is available on our website.The 5 Nations Cup Calender together with its new sponsor will be made available before 15 of Jan!!

07 Sep 2013

BDA 5 Nations Cup 2013 - Results after 14 (ODC) of 18 races

The first 10 places in the 5 Nations Cup 2013 - Best Team
1 BEL79 325pts
2 BEL78 289pts
3 BEL80 272pts
4 BEL82 205pts 
...Click for more...

04 Sep 2013

The Bel80 - 1th Place @ the Essener Segelwoche auf dem Baldeneysee on TV (WDR)

One of our BDA dragons - Blackout - BEL80 was sailing last weekend in Essen.
You can watch it this on TV if you can receive WDR (Westdeutscher Rundfunk).
Please tune into WDR on Saturday @ 16.50h - Sport im Westen 55

24 Aug 2013

BDA 5 Nations Cup 2013 - Results after 13 (of 18) races

As predicted the teams sailed in Douarnenez (Gold Cup) rocketed forward. 
The first 10 places in the 5 Nations Cup 2013 - Best Team
1 BEL79 325pts
2 BEL80 272pts
3 BEL78 253pts
4 BEL82 205pts

24 Aug 2013

2013 Gold Cup - Douarnenez - Part of the 5 Nations Cup 2013

News of our Belgian teams....
The Backout team had a 45place in race 6 and lost a lot of places overall ... from top10 -> 18th place
Team Princess Sofie had a great day with a 18th place in Race 6 and move 2 place upwards -> 22th place!!!
In the Corinthian rankings the BEL79 finished as 4th
Well done to all Belgian teams Ben, Manu, Dominik, Alex, Floris & Willy!!
More news ....

24 Aug 2013

The Belgian Dragon Association and Facebook statistics

In 2013 we have up till now:
89 photo's update (can contain multiple photo's)
53 status updates
43 messages with links
22 shared messages from other people or organisations
3 video's were posted
=> 211 in total already - thus more than one per day

13 Aug 2013

Blog by Wim Saeys - "Rookie 2013" on BEL 82 - Denk! Race

Mijn verhaal begint op de Belgian Boat Show te Gent. De Draak klasse deelde daar een stand samen met Optiteam en SailON van het Antwerpse Galgenweel. Steven deed zijn werk als voorzitter schitterend en liet me al snel een formulier invullen om Dragon Rookie of the year te kunnen worden. De winnaar van deze prijsvraag won een gratis deelname aan een Draakwedstrijd. Uiteindelijk kwam het heuglijke nieuws, ik was de Rookie van het jaar. Wegens mijn drukke schema met SailON en de Snipe wedstrijden koos ik voor de DENK-race te Nieuwpoort op 15-16juni..... klik voor het volledig verhaal

13 Aug 2013

Results - 5 Nations Cup 2013 (12/18) - Best Dragon

Results of the 5 Nations Cup - Best Dragon (after 12/18 races): the first places
1 BEL79 255pts
2 BEL78 253pts
3 BEL82 205pts
More ....

13 Aug 2013

Result - BOC 2013 - BEL80 did it again

A Blackout in Belgium:
Click here to see the final results of the 2013 Dragon BOC
The Winner of a international rostrum is theeeee BEL80 - Big Bens Dream Team.
"BEL 80 “Blackout” has won the Belgium Open Championship for the second year running, helmed by Ben Van Cauwenbergh, crewed by Manu Hens and Thibaud Den Hartigh.

25 Jul 2013

Brugse Zot 2013 Invitation

Check the invitation.
If you need crew and/or want to join the Paella party on Saturday please send our secretary an e-mail.

24 Mar 2013

New BDA Committee

The BDA has, during yesterdays general meeting, elected a new committee:
Chairman: Steven Vermeire
Honorary Secretary: Anne Vanneste
Honorary Treasurer: Benoit Quatannens
Fleet Captain: Steven Boeynaems
The new committee wants to thank the previous team for all their efforts in making the dragon class the most dynamic sailing class in Belgium!