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29th to 31st OCTOBER 2020

Dear Dragon sailors,


As you are aware, in 2019 the Marblehead Trophy was won by Dmitry Samokhin, representing Port Hercules Marina & St Petersburg Yacht Club.

Unfortunately, due to rescheduled construction works in the Marina of Port Hercules in St. Petersburg  it will not be possible to host such an important event on these premises in 2020. We have looked into other opportunities in St.Petersburg, but unfortunately they do not let us to organize a top level event.

In order to continue the momentum, preserve high level of interest and also keep it maximum convenient for Dragon sailors, we asked Marblehead historical commission (USA) for a permission to move the Marblehead 2020 event to the Capable Planet Club Nautico of Vilamoura, Portugal, where it would be co-hosted by Hercules Marina and Capable Planet Club Nautico of Vilamoura.

The permission was granted by a letter from Mr. Chris Johnston, Chairman

Of Marblehead Historical Commission, for the event to take place ‪on the 29th-31st of October. This allows for one rest day before the popular Grade 1 Portuguese Grand Prix, in Vilamoura, which in turn ‪begins on November 2nd.

‪We are very happy and grateful for the Donators of the Cup understanding and would make all efforts needed to have a great MH Cup 2020.

‪We believe this relocation would let us keep sailing Marblehead annually without missing a year, otherwise it would be very sad and damaging for the Cup’s development.

‪Also this option might make it easier and cheaper for sailors to participate, because many boats will be already traveling to Vilamoura for Grade 1 Finals.

‪We are very sorry for any possible inconvenience caused by this change of plans, but we trust that proposed measures would let us all have a great stand alone event and keep level of Marblehead at a desired height.


All following news and official information will be published on Capable Planets Club website:

You can send your entry applications as well as any questions you have about future event to:


Yours respectfully,

‪Vladimir Ikonnikov,

‪President of Hercules Marina, St. Petersburg,

‪Dmitry Samokhin, cup defender,

‪Nuno Reis,

‪President of Capable Planets Club, Vilamoura

Town of Marblehead 

To the participants of the

Marblehead Trophy 2020

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