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About the BDA

The Dragon is one of the most beautiful and prestigious keelboat classes in the world and with more than 1400 boats racing worldwide it is also one of the largest. 

Designed in 1929 the Dragon quickly became a leading international class and remains a world leader today. 

Although an historic class the boats now being built are constructed using the very latest high technology materials and methods.

Careful class rule management has ensure that a well maintained older boat can still race competitively against the latest models and there are also special competitions for the vintage Classic Dragons, many of which are still racing today. 


Belgian Dragon Association was established in1947. In 1995 it became a VZW. The BDA is the official Belgian Organisation supporting it's Belgian Dragon Sailors / promoting Dragon Sailing in Belgium / Organising Dragon Regattas.
The BDA is a member of the IDA.

If you would like to test sail a Dragon or need further information about any aspect of Dragon sailing in the Belgian please don't hesitate to contact a member of the Board (Via our contact page)

The Board members:
President: Ben Van Cauwenbergh
Secretary: Hendrik Paneel
Treasurer: Casper De Wolf

Vice-President : Tim Vanroelen
Fleet Captain: Xavier Vanneste

"Commissarissen": Eric Cnops / Thomas De Schrijver

Commission Classics: Jan Windels / Patrick Delahaye

Alex Helsen

Steven Vermeire
Peter Degryse

Karl Odent
Patrick Delahaye

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