Edinburgh Cup Championships begin!

The Edinburgh Cup has been the Class Championship for the British Dragon Class of sailing vessels since 1949.For the first time since 2000, Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club will be hosting the prestigious Championships. 45 Dragon boats will contest the Championships which has attracted international competitors from Germany, Japan, Netherlands, Portugal, Australia, Denmark, Monaco, Estonia, the UK and Ireland.

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The Edinburgh Cup has been the Class Championship for the British Dragon Class of sailing vessels since 1949. For the first time since 2000, Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club is hosting the prestigious Championships and Belfast Harbour is the proud to be the principal sponsor of the event.  45 Dragon boats will contest the Championships which has attracted international competitors from Germany, Japan, Netherlands, Portugal, Australia, Denmark, Monaco, Estonia, the UK and Ireland.

Preceding the event was the Northern Area Championships which ran from Sunday 1st - Tuesday 3rd July. Congratulations to Jerboafrom Royal Corithinan Yacht Club, helmed by Gavia Wilkinson-Cox and crewed by Stavros Payne and Rui Boia which finished first. Second and third place went to Dark & Stormy and Fever.

For more information on the Edinburgh Cup Championships, please visit our Belfast Harbour Edinburgh Cup Facebook page or visit Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club's website www.rniyc.org

Click on the gallery to the right to review the images from the Parade of Sail which took place on Saturday 30th June from Belfast Harbour with competitors sailing down to Royal North's Clubhouse; images from the Northern Area Championships and images from the Edinburgh Cup Racing.