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#54-Dragon First Team Announced in 2016 Atlantic Cup

Dragon is one of the original four boats to race in the Atlantic Cup. Mike Hennessy has skippered Dragon since 2011. With a 2nd, two 6th places in 2011-13 respectively, Dragon came extremely close in 2014. Heading into the third leg tied for first, the team hit a rock in the first race of the day that forced them to pull out of the rest of racing. A huge disappointment to Mike and the Dragon team, however you can expect them to be back and ready to reclaim a podium spot in 2016.

When asked what he has been doing to prepare for 2016, Mike said, “We know we are going to have to bring our A game to win in in the 2016 edition.  The enhancements we made to Dragon brought her speed potential to the next level and that put us on the top of the leaderboard in 2014 going into the third leg of the event.  Our unfortunate introduction to the rock off Beavertail derailed that effort, so we have something to prove in 2016.  The 6,000 ocean miles that we raced in 2015 has all been practice for the Atlantic Cup!”