Pedro Andrade, 2019 Gold Cup Champion, has over 20 years of Dragon sailing experience.

His extensive knowledge of the International Dragon and his passion for racing has been bought together in his new venture; 8D Performance Sailing.

Keen sailors will benefit from the racing and training programs along with the vast charter fleet of Petticrows V6 Dragons all ready to sail in many stunning venues.

     Come along for a ride!

We all know that the world is changing but one thing 8D Team is confident of is that we all want to go sailing again.

Life will go on. We know that many of you are longing for the day being in the Dragon and on the water again! Therefore, the 8D Sailing team is preparing a program for July in Cascais so we can remove the dust from our boats and the rust from our bodies. This is to help you prepare for the second half of the year and to meet and enjoy each other’s company again, after all.

The Gold Cup in Ireland at the beginning of September is still on track – fingers crossed - or the Grade 1 finals in Vilamoura.

This program consists of an intensive training/racing week (six days) and two clinics (three days) to practice boat handling. The program would be as follows:

  • 3-5 July- 8D Sailing Clinics (boat handling and general training) €[750]/boat-team;

  • 14-19 July- Intensive training camp Cascais €[1500]/boat-team;

  • 24-26 July- 8D Sailing Clinics (boat handling and general training) €[750]/boat-team.


Daily program:

  • Morning open training session (coaches will be organized by 8D Sailing, maximum of 4 boats per coach/rib)

  • Afternoon 14h, four practice starts;

  • TBA, the first warning signal of the practice race (2 races scheduled per day. Target 50min/race);

Charter boats 2018 V6 fully equipped are available for 450€/day.

We are monitoring the lockdowns and restrictions on movement very carefully and we will update you on a regular basis. Cascais is one of the favorites on the Dragon calendar with varied conditions.

Stay safe,

Pedro Rebelo de Andrade


Pedro Andrade

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