Even though we are named the Red Dragon "Canoe" Club, sailing has been an integral part of our identity since the 1940s.
The boating focus turned from canoes to sailboats when George Rhawn, a young man who lived on the Beverly waterfront, and a bunch of his friends brought their Comet sailboats to the Red Dragon. As you walk through our clubhouse, please note pictures on the wall of Comet, Lightning, Duster and Thistle regattas. At times, nearly 100 boats would race on the river. There have been many national and world champions produced by Red Dragon racing.
Notable examples are: Jim Merrill (two time Comet National Champion) and Phil Somervell (four time Comet National Champion)