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.


30 Jan 2015

BDA - Belgian Boat Show 20/02/2015 - Nocture - Kick-off / Prize Giving 5 Nations Cup

We are extremely proud and honored of the acceptance of our invitaion by the Fleet Captain of the Royal Corinthian Yacht Club (Burnham-on-Crouch) - René Nel - as guest of honour during the 2015 BDA - Belgian Boat Show Nocture Kick-Off Party / 5 Nations Cup Prize Giving event.
The BDA will be show one of the most succesfull and a very beautifull dragon sailing yachts of the last 5 years - the Black-out - ex-BEL80. This time, for the first time, we'll be able to show you a full rigged Dragon.
Location: Belgian Boat Show - Hall 8 - Booth 8319
more information about the boat Show can be found on

28 Jan 2015

BDA - 2015

The BDA wishes you a Happy New Year and a lot of sailing pleasure

12 Aug 2014

Brugse Zot Race - Latest info - Christening Party

* Invitation to the the christening of Herbie - BEL 83
* Sailing Instructions & NOR are online
* Social Program:
Friday - 15/08/2014:
* Craning and registration
* First start: 13h, 2 races scheduled...
* Pontoon drinks and the christening of Herbie - BEL 83 after arrival in the harbour of all
Click here to see more ....

13 Jun 2014

BDA & BMW committed to the Dragon Class

BDA - BMW - both are committed to the premier league of competitive sailing .... more news will follow before the end of the month .....

12 Jun 2014

Results - 5 Nations Cup 2014 (8/18) - Best Dragon Team

The Results after 8 of the 18 races:
1: BEL 78 - 202pts
2: NED 402 - 182pts
3: NED 22 - 145 pts
4: BEL 69 - 132pts

13 May 2014

EDEN 2014

In het weekend van 28 en 29 juni 2014 kan je aan boord stappen van deze icoon van de zeilsport - de Bugatti van de zee - de Draak!!
Ervaren eigenaars en hun bemanningen maken plaats voor iedereen die met dit sierlijke en heel sportieve jacht wil proefvaren.
Dit proefvaren is gratis, je moet je wel aanmelden via e-mail naar
Vermeld zeker met hoeveel personen je wilt deelnemen, welke dag je kan (zat of zon) alsook een korte beschrijving van je zeilervaring.
Iedereen die zich zo aanmeldt krijgt een gedetailleerd programma teruggemaild. Noteer alvast deze afspraak in je agenda!!
Deze activiteit gaat door in samenwerking met het VVW Nieuwpoort en de BDA met de steun van de Vlaamse Overheid.
Mis deze unieke kans niet en zeil met een Draak!

Voor meer info / Plus d'infos (NL/FR)

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!



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