International Dragon - SINGOALLA
The International Dragon was designed by Johan Anker in 1929 as a small cruising boat, complete with two births, to be sailed off the coast of Norway. The design quickly gained popularity and in 1948 it was selected as an Olympic Class boat, an honor it retained until the Munich Games of 1972. In 1973 the first fiberglass Dragon was certified and a cold molded version was soon added. There are over 1400 Dragons registered around the world, evidence that the Dragon is the only one design class that has maintained their popularity after leaving the Olympics. Today classic wooden Dragons can be seen racing competitively with the modern Dragons. SINGOALLA was built in 1947 in Grimstad Norway and with the sail number of D US2 is the second boat to be registered in the United States. She is planked with Douglas Fir over White Oak frames. Her keel is also White Oak. Her deck is Larch with Mahogany covering boards on Douglas Fir deck beams.
SINGOALLA came to EPB in 2006 after being stored in a field in Long Island for the previous 20 years. Her restoration was all encompassing, including the replacement of the centerline timers, underwater planking, floors, frames and deck structure. The original full length topside planks were reused.