Dragonfly One Class Design
The Dragonfly is a classic 14’
wooden clinker racing dinghy, first built and sailed on the River Deben in
1949. Some 40 boats were built over a period of 15 years, 10 of which are
still sailed on the water today, with a number currently undergoing
In 2009 the
Dragonfly celebrated 60 years, the first boats taking to the water
in the summer of 1949. 10 boats took part with visitors from
Ireland making a special visit to join in the fun.
The class offers a full racing
and social calendar, which includes Wednesday and Saturday racing throughout
the season, and a range of social events, from the ever popular Launching
Supper to BBQ’s and Pub Walks.
In June 2004 the Class is held
its first 2 day Open Meeting, which is planned to run as a bi-annual event
The Dragonfly is a two person
racing dinghy, and the class welcomes sailors of every level from beginner
to expert. The class is made up of sailors in all shapes, sizes, ages and
abilities and openly encourages beginners to join in the class activities.