Dragonfly

Length: 4.27m (14ft)
Width: 1.52m (5ft)
Weight:
Country: United Kingdom
Keel Type:
Centreboard
Rig Type:
Bermuda Sloop Fractional (with jib)
Crew: 2-3
Trapeze: none
Sail Area: 11.61 sq. m
Spinnaker Type:
Symmetric spinnaker
Spinnaker Area:
13 sq.m
Designer(s):
Design Year: 1947
Builder:
Boats Built: 46
At Date: 2011
No handicap data found
Alternate Names and Variations
Waldringfield DragonflyUK

The clinker built Dragonfly was based on the Irish Dinghy Racing Association 14 Footer and is by the same designer, G O’Brien Kennedy. Some 40 Dragonflies were built by Nunn Bros near Felixstowe on the River Deben, for the Waldringfield Sailing Club. They are partially decked and can be left on sheltered moorings. The Dragonflies, apart from allowing metal masts are still very original in layout and fittings. They still have the 25 lbs of lead in their centreboards and have aluminium rudder blades.
The Christchurch Dragonfly is a similar class with slightly less sail area as is the Hardway Seabird.

 

 
Class Association website:
https://www.waldringfieldsc.com/dragonfly_site/index.html

 

 

Handicap Rating History
YearRatingMastSail
RYA 2 Digit Handicaps
1962 98Cotton
 PY Type Secondary;
1963 98Cotton
 PY Type Secondary;
1964 98Cotton
 PY Type Secondary;
RYA 3 Digit Handicaps
1981 122
 PY Type R; PY Group Centreboard;
1982 122
 PY Type R; PY Group Centreboard;
1983 122
 PY Type R; PY Group Centreboard;