European Dragon Championship 2022

2nd place for a Petticrows Dragon fully built in Portugal

ūü•ąPedro¬†Rebelo de¬†Andrade,¬†Jorge Pinheiro de Melo¬†and¬†Adam Winkelman
Vice –¬†European Dragon Champions¬†
The Dragon European Championship  took place in Sanremo from the 4th to the 8th of April 2022.
At the end of five days of racing, in challenging conditions, Pedro Rebelo de Andrade and Jorge Pinheiro de Melo, who teamed up with the Irish sailor Adam Winkelman, became Vice European champions, just two points behind the winners! 
The team raced aboard a boat fully built in Portugal, produced by Petticrows, a Portuguese company based in Cascais.

Photos © Elena Razina


The Petticrows company was established in 1896, in Burnham-on-Crouch, the traditional home of long established Royal Yacht Clubs.

For over 30 years Petticrows have built and developed International Dragon class keelboats. To date over 800 Dragons have been produced in the yard. Petticrows Dragon production was originally masterminded by double Olympic gold medallist Poul Richard Hoj-Jensen but since 2005 it has been under the guidance of expert boat builder and former Dragon World Champion and Gold Cup winner, Tim Tavinor.

It is the unique blend of craftsmanship, and cutting-edge technology in design and construction, which has kept Petticrows at the front of the fleet.