In 2017, the Edinburgh Cup will make its twelfth visit to Cowes. More than 40 teams from at least 13 nations will compete from 8 to 14 July in a twin regatta event, opening with the Dragon South Coast Championship from 8 to 10 July, and culminating in the Edinburgh Cup from 11 to 14 July.
Designed in 1929, the International Dragon combines classic elegance with grand prix performance, the world's greatest sailing venues and some of the best sailors on the planet.
One of the Dragon fleet's most prestigious trophies is the Edinburgh Cup, which was presented to the class in 1949 by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh and is awarded annually to the winner of the International Dragon British Open Championship. That first Edinburgh Cup in 1949 was raced on the Solent and hosted by the Island Sailing Club, with the inaugural winners being Frank Woodroffe and Clare Lallow.
Getting there is really easy!
Red Funnel's Red Jet service from Southampton to West Cowes operates every 30 minutes from Terminal 2 on Saturdays and every hour on Sundays. The crossing takes just 23-25 minutes. See timetable for details.
For spectators - the Dragon fleet will be based at Shepards Wharf Marina, Medina Road, in Cowes (PO31 7HT) - please see the 'What's on' tab for the sailing programme.
For competitors - we have a special ferry travel offer to transport the boats and teams to and from the Island, please see the event website for further details.