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Dragon Gold
Cup 2024

Dragon Gold Cup 2024

Kinsale Yacht Club looks forward to welcoming you to the 2024 Dragon Gold Cup which will take place from the 6th September to 13th September.

Kinsale Yacht Club looks forward to welcoming you to the 2024 Dragon Gold Cup which will take place from the 6th September to 13th September.




Early Bird entries are available until 30th June 2024.

Notice of Race

This Notice of Race is now available.


We have partnered with the “Trident” & “Actons” hotels for the Gold Cup 2024.

Getting here

Ireland is exceptionally well serviced by ferries from both the UK and France.

2024 Brochure

Get the latest version of the Dragon Gold Cup 2024 Brochure today.

About Kinsale

Located at the start of the Wild Atlantic Way, visit Kinsale.

Entry List

The event entry list is now available.

Primary Sponsor

Our Great Sponsors


Being the Official Timing Partner for the Dragon Gold Cup is a great honor and a testament to TNG’s expertise in the field of sports timing. TNG’s limited edition Dragon Gold Cup collection of watches is a great way for fans of sailing and the regatta to commemorate the event and show their support for the sport. These timepieces are not only accurate and reliable but also stylish and sophisticated, making them a great accessory for any occasion.

We have a special discount of €100 for competitors / visitors to the event. DISCOUNT CODE = TNG-DGC100 which can be used for the Limited edition Dragon Gold Cup 2024 ( 3 different versions as they can choose 3 different colours TPU strap ) The Sailmaster – TNG10121A-DGC24 – TPU

Click here to view the watches. 

About Us


  • The Dragon Gold Cup is one of the main pillar events of the International Sailing Season.
  • It has been sailed annually since 1937, with the original intention of bringing together as many different international competitors as possible in a friendly and competitive spirit.

  • The host Country is selected by the International Dragon Association. The boat is a former Olympic class and traditionally sailed by members of European royalty, high net worth individuals, professional and Corinthian sailor’s. It regularly attracts entrants from over 20 countries worldwide.

  • Kinsale Yacht Club hosted the Dragon Gold Cup on two previous occasions both in 1977 and 2012. Kinsale Yacht Club has been requested by the International Dragon Class Association to again host the 2024 event following requests by sailors wishing to return to Kinsale, Ireland.

  • The attraction of Kinsale is due to the world renowned organisation of Kinsale Yacht Club, the excellent sailing waters off Kinsale as well as the attraction of the towns renowned gourmet restaurants and many bars

  • The Dragon Gold Cup is a very high profile event within the world sailing calendar and generally held outside the main peak summer season.
  • International journalists regularly attend the Dragon Gold Cup venue to report on their individual countries sailors performance, attracting extensive worldwide media coverage.
  • Members of European Royal families (such as the Crown Prince of Denmark) sail in the Dragon Class and often attend the Gold Cup regatta. This brings a lot of media publicity to the host venue.
  • The regatta has a seven day racing programme, with three days measurement prior to the event.
  • It attracts some of the highest profile sailor’s worldwide including professionals/ Olympians/ round the world sailor’s. This in turn attracts an audience and worldwide media coverage.
  • The club will also host an extensive social programme including opening and closing ceremonies.

Latest News


Dragon Gold Cup 2024

By |December 7th, 2023|Categories: Dragon Gold Cup, Uncategorised|

KINSALE YACHT CLUB GEARS UP TO HOST 80TH INTERNATIONAL DRAGON GOLD CUP SPONSORED BY ASTRA CONSTRUCTION IN 2024 30 November 2023 - Kinsale, Ireland - Preparations are underway in Kinsale, Ireland’s yachting and gourmet capital, for celebrations to mark the 80th anniversary of one of international sailing’s most prestigious events. From 6 to 13 September 2024, Kinsale will welcome Dragon sailors from across the globe to compete for the Kinsale Yacht Club Dragon Gold Cup, which has been raced annually since 1937 and this year will be sponsored by [...]

6th-13th of September 2024.

International Dragon Gold Cup 2024,
Kinsale Yacht Club, Kinsale,
Co Cork, Ireland.

Tel: +353 (0)21 477 3433
Email: goldcup24@kyc.ie
Website: www.dragongoldcup2024.com