The LINKERS OPEN in DEAUVILLE once again provides the venue for the French Dragon Championship, as it did in 2018 when it was won by the European champion Pedro Rebella, with double Olympic champion Pol Ricard Hoj-Jensen in second place. They were followed by Gery Trentesaux, the leading French contender and therefore new French champion, and Philippe Presti, double world champion and double winner of the America’s Cup!
This just goes to show the quality of the contenders competing each June in this regatta for the recreational keelboats known as Dragon!

This year, Peter Gilmour will defend his title won in Douarnenez in 2023, after winning the Match-Racing world championships at four occasions and having taken part in several America’s Cup races either as helmsman or coach (Alinghi sailing team, winner in 2007).

The event will also have a historical dimension with the presence of “Bluebottle“, the legendary Dragon presented by the Island Sailing Club to Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip on their wedding in 1947! This boat, now entirely restored, has returned 70 years after taking part in regattas in Deauville in the 1950.

For a better navigator Please rotate your device