Hamlet Dragon Gold Cup 2016

Hornbæk, Denmark August 26 - September 2 - 2016

The Hamlet Dragon Gold Cup will be taking place in Hornbæk, Denmark

August 26 – September 2, 2016

The Notice of Race has been approved by the International Dragon Association and the Clyde Yacht Clubs’ Association and is now posted on the website.

The preliminary programme can be found under the ‘Programme’ heading of the menu tab. Registration can take place using the link in the Registration section of the main Menu. If you prefer, you may also use the easier registration form on the right hand side of the registration page instead.

Accommodation information can be found under Travel Information

The Organising Committee can be contacted at:  hdgc2016@gmail.com


Ilse Jacobsen Hornbæk, the main sponsor of Hamlet Dragon Gold Cup 2016, has designed a limited edition Dragon Gold Cup Collection.


Hornbæk Boat Club, the Royal Danish Yacht Club and Hellerup Sailing Club have the pleasure of hosting theᅠ2016 Dragon Gold Cup in Hornbæk, Denmark from August 25 – September 2, 2016.


Hornbæk Marina, which is the venue for the event, is perched at the north-facing top of the capital island of Zealand, at the southern end of the Kattegat. Famed for its sandy beaches and ideal sailing conditions, the Hornbæk area is often dubbed Scandinavia’s Riviera.


Prevailing north and northwesterlies, interesting currents and few windless days have made the area a favoured sailing location for Dragons in particular.ᅠThe venue has previously hosted the Dragon Worlds and both Danish and open Dragon championships, asᅠwell as national championships for several other classes.

A highly experienced team of race officers, affiliated staff and general event managers, willᅠmake the 2016 Dragon Gold Cup the sporting event of the year in the region, with both sporting and social events gearedᅠto the large number of international competitors who will be taking part in the event.


The Notice of Race and other information will be published on this website shortly, giving participants theᅠopportunity to register for the event.

About the organisers:


Hornbæk Boat Club (HBK is based at Hornbæk Marina with its clubhouse overlooking the harbour and across the waterway to Sweden. The club celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2014 and has over 300 members, many of whom are avid and experienced sailors and offer their services when the club organises regattas and championships. The club is known for its organisational abilities and in particular for creating a good sporting and social atmosphere for participants.


The Royal Danish Yacht Club (KDY) was founded in 1866 and is Denmark’s oldest sailing club. With some 2,000 members it is Denmarks only nationwide club, and the country’s largest. Until 1965, the club was theᅠNational Sailing Authority in Denmark. 2016 is the club’s 150th anniversary and it will be hosting some 20ᅠregattas, both independently and in cooperation with other clubs.

The KDY has activities in three harbours –ᅠTuborg Harbour, Skovshoved Harbour and Rungsted Harbour.ᅠIt runs two youth centres, sailing academies and a match race centre.


Hellerup Sailing Club (HS) celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2015 and is one of Denmark’s major sailingᅠclubs with over 900 members. The club is an active regatta organiser and famed for itsᅠ junior and seniorᅠsailing academies. The club is also the club in Denmark, if not the world, that has won the most Olympicᅠmedals, including the four gold medals won by its member Paul Elvstrøm.

HS, KDY, Skovshoved Sailing Club and the Danish Saiing Union also run the Olympic Sailing Centre East.