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  • 2016 Lauderdale to Key West Race
    Final Results Race 1

    Lauderdale to Key West Race Racing, PHRF Division PHRFB

    Sail Number Yacht Name Yacht Design Owner/Skipper Rating Finish Time Elapsed Time Corrected Time Class Fleet
    2  USA 5310  Dragon Fly Plus Swan 53 Dr. Ulrich Rohde 51.0 14/Jan/16 – 09:17:15 0:20:02:15 0:17:46:15 2 2
  • MIYC Fall Regatta 2015

    Our Annual Fall Regatta that was held on Saturday, November 14 was a great success! This traditional event was initiated with another tradition: an at-sea memorial to those friends and loved-ones who have passed-away over the past year. Following a short prayer by Past Commodore Frank Rinker, a rose was placed in the Gulf of Mexico from the Committee Boat as each name was read. An additional rose was placed in the Gulf to memorialize those killed the night before in the attacks in Paris.

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  • Naples Sailing & Yacht Club Comodore’s Cup 2015

    All non- spinnaker boats. Class=Non-Spin & TC ScoreMethod=PHRF (Time on distance). Overall Results

      Sail Boat Skipper PHRF Type Total 1 2 3 4 5
    1 23 DRAGON FLY Rohde,Dr. Ulrich 138 Beneteau 47 5 1 1 1 1 1

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  • Boat of the year 2015

    This year we elected to race the Beneteau 47 in the boat of the year series. It proved to be a good decision with us winning enough of the races to be awarded the coveted boat of the year!

  • Mesmer cup – 4/25-26/15

    Pos Sail Boat Skipper PHRF Type R1 R2 R3 R4 R5
    2 23 Dragon Fly Capt. Rhode,Ulrich 138 Beneteau 47 3 4 1 2 2

    Another light air regatta. We were again racing Beneteau. We had a real good competition come down from Cape Coral and we had an exciting time racing against Vixen! We swapped victories back-and-forth but in the end we had to settle for second place for the regatta. Photos: 4/25-26 NSYC 3-5B Messmer Cup Naples

  • Bud light regatta 4/11-12/15

    Order Sail Boat Skipper PHRF Type Total R2 R3 R4 R5
    2 5310 Dragon Fly Plus Rhode,Ulrich 60 Swan53 9 2 2 2 3

    We took the Swan out to race. It was not good, complete drifting conditions. We were racing against the little arrow on 27 who was only 5000 pounds against our 62,000 pounds so as you can imagine he accelerated away in the light-year. This was our dark moment for the season. We ended up second and never once got a first during the event.  Photos: 4/11-12 SAMI 3-5B Bud Light Regatta Marco Island

  • AVOW hospice regatta

    Sail Boat Skipper PHRF Type R1 R2 R3 Total
    23 Dragon Fly Rhode,Ulrich 138 Beneteau 47 1 1 1 3

    Finally we get heavy air! It blew stink, we had to put in a reef in the main. But it was glorious! We did a total of three races over two days and we won every one of them!

  • GCSC Spring Regatta – 2/28/15

    Pos Total Sail Boat Skipper PHRF Type R1 R2 R3 R4
    1 5 23 Dragon Fly Rohde,Ulrich 138 Benetau 47 1 1 2 1

    GCSC spring regatta in line this was a very fun event. We raced the Beneteau having decided that we would go for a boat of the year on her. It was a four race event. With three of the races being decided by less than 30 seconds we were beaded one of the races by the Cabo RICO 42 H2O. In the end we got three first and a second to clinch the victory.
    Photos: 2/28 GCSC 1-D Spring Regatta Naples-Towers –Naples

  • MIYC went to regatta – 02/14/15

    Sail Boat Skipper PHRF Type R1
    5310 Dragon Fly Plus Rohde,Dr U. 60 Swan 53 2
    23 Dragon Fly Rohde,Dr U. 138 Beneteau 47 3

    This was a race from the pier in Naples down to doctors pass which is north about 7 miles. As it was on a vent put out by our club we entered both of the boats. It started as a light air beat and turned into a drifting finish. It was good but in the end we couldn’t overcome the light. We finished second and third. Photos: 2/14-15 MIYC 3-5B Winter Cup Marco Island

  • Ft Lauderdale to Key West – 01/14/15

    Pos Order Sail Boat Skipper PHRF Type R1
    2 5310 Dragon Fly Plus Rohde,Dr U. 51 Swan 53 2

    The race is a long 160 miles down the Florida keys. We started going downwind and gradually turned to a reach and finally a 7 mile beat to the finish. We raced neck and neck with Senara and the two of us shared the same rating. As the wind strength increased or decreased so did our performance with Senara. After five lead swaps she beat us in to the finish by 90 seconds. Photos: 2015-01-14-Key-West

  • GCSC New Year’s Regatta – 01/03/15

    Sail Boat Skipper PHRF
    23 Dragon Fly Rohde,Dr U. 138

    It was a new year so we decided to bring out the Beneteau 47 Dragonfly and race her. In the spirit of sailing is fun, we had a five and seven-year-old on board and it was a joy to see them running around the boat. This one was another light air race and we won it, which the kids thought was great! Photos: 1/03 GCSC 2-3B New Year’s Cup Naples

  • 2014 Naples offshore regatta – 12/13/14

    Pos Order Sail Boat Skipper Type Elapsed Corrected Scoe
    1 1 5310 Dragon Fly Plus Rohde,Dr U. Swan 53 4:14:14 3:54:14 1

    For the last race of the year we did a long coastal race. We started with the Swan in a light air sail down the coast. We jibed in and out always looking for more wind. We turned the mark in front of Marco Island and made big gains on the windward leg back to the finish. Winning by over 30 minutes. Photos: 12/13 NYC 1D Naples Offshore Naples-Boca Grande-Naples

  • MIYC Fall Regatta – 10/25/14

    Pos Total Sail Boat Skipper Type R1 R2 R3 R3
    1 5 23 Dragon Fly Rohde,Dr U. Beneteua 1 1 1 1

    Anytime you have a boat that weighs 30 tons you’re worried about your performance in light air. It was a light air regatta and she ended out doing very well.  We yet again managed to sneak by and get five firsts winning the day. Photos: 10/25 NSYC 3-5B Commodore’s Cup Naples

  • NSYC Commodores Cup –  10/25/14

    Pos Total Sail Boat Skipper PHRF R1 R2 R3 R5
    1 4 Dragon Fly Plus Rohde,Dr U. 60 1 1 1 1

    We started the year off racing the Dragonfly Plus. It was a one day regatta and the boat loved it winning all four races! Additionally we were awarded the Commodores Cup for the best boat! Photos: 10/25 NSYC 3-5B Commodore’s Cup Naples

  • June 28, 2014 Boat of the Year.

    This year and for the second year in a row Dragon Fly Plus was awarded the South West Boat of the year for her performance last year. With 13 first place finishes and four second place finishes it was a pretty convincing victory.

  • 4/12/2014 Bud Light Regatta

    Photos and results at:

    One of those regattas where reading the wind was key to victory. Sharp tactics in the constantly shifting light air got us a string of first in this event.

  • 3/29/2014 Porsche Regatta.

    Photos and results at:

    This was a brutal regatta with winds the first day hitting 20 knots. We ran three races and they cancelled the second days running because of gusts reaching 25 knots. However with three first places and the fastest time around the course we won the PORSCHE of NAPLES CUP,   OVERALL NON-SPINNAKER,  Bob Utter True Cruising Award

  • 1/17/2014 Ft Lauderdale to Key West.


    We received the trophy for first overall in the Ft Lauderdale to Key West Race it is something I have been trying to achieve for quite a few years. As well as winning the Overall trophy we also received the coveted Navigators trophy, First to Finish PHRF, First to Finish PHRF Corrected, and Best Overall Performance, along with the class win in PHRF A.

    Link to the Regatta website

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  • 11/16/2013 AVOW Hospice Regatta

    Photos and results at:

    We were the 2013 AVOW class winner as well as the Hospice overall winner. It is a cause that we have been deeply committed to since the original Dragon Fly came out. Participating in regattas on the east coast as well as the west coast.

  • Bone Island Regatta-Naples
    Gulf Coast Sailing Club | May 15-18, 2013

    Place Name Finish Time DTF (NM) DTF – rhumb (NM) Sailed (NM) Avg Speed (KTS) Max Speed (KTS) Avg VMC
    1st Dragon Fly Plus 5/17/2013 4:51:54 AM 0.0 0.0 94.6 4.74 8.40 4.74
  • The Porsche of Naples Cup & 2nd Annual Melges 20 Regatta
    Gulf Coast Sailing Club | March 16-17, 2013

    Place Sail Boat Skipper Yacht Club Results Total Points
    1st 5310 Dragon Fly Plus Dr. Ulrich L. Rohde e – Marco Island Yacht Club – USA 2-1-1-1/DNC-1-1 7
  • NYSC New Years Cup -January 5, 2013

    Place Class Boat Name Owner Boat Type
    1st Cruising Class Dragon Fly Plus Dr. Ulrich L. Rohde – Marco Island Yacht Club – USA Swan
  • Antigua Sailing Week – April/May 2012

    Place Yacht Skipper
    1st Dragon Fly Plus Swan 53 Dr. Ulrich L. Rohde – Marco Island Yacht Club – USA Skipper Dr. Ulrich L. Rohde
  • Best American Yacht – May 2012

    Place Yacht Entrant Class
    3rd Swan 53 Dr. Ulrich L. Rohde – Marco Island Yacht Club – USA Skipper Dr. Ulrich L. Rohde CSA 2
  • Naples Sailing & Yacht Club – October 30, 2011 (Division = Cruising)

    Sail Boat Skipper PHRF Type Total Bouy 1 Bouy 2
    1 5310 Dragon Fly Plus Rohde,Ulrich 84 Swan 2 1 1
  • Naples Sailing & Yacht Club – January 2, 2011 (Division = True Cruising)

    Sail Boat Skipper PHRF Type Total One Two three
    1 5310 DRAGON FLY PLUS Rohde,Ulrich 84 Swan 53 3 1 1 1
  • 2010 Sint Marteen Heineken Regatta

    Place Yacht Design CSA Score Race 1
    Race 2
    Race 3
    3rd Dragon Fly Plus 5310 – Universal Sailing, Inc. SWAN 53 0.946 jib 10 3 5 2
  • 2010 Lauderdale to Key West Race Top 5 Current Standings

    Current Place Sail Number Yacht Name Owner’s Name
    1. USA5310 Dragon Fly Plus Dr. Ulrich L. Rohde
  • 2009 Antigua Sailing Week


  • 2009 International Rolex Regatta Preliminary Cumulative Results

    Non-Spinnaker Racing
    4. 26 USA 5310 Dragon Fly Plus Ulrich Rohde Marco Island Yacht Club 0.955 (J/P) 7 3 6 1 2 19.0
  • 2nd place at the 2008 Lauderdale to Key West Race – Dragon Fly Plus, Dr. Ulrich L. Rohde, USA – 2, ; 2

  • Non-Spinnaker Racing 1 (CSA – 12 Boats) – 5th place, Dragon Fly, 23, Ulrich L. Rohde – 7, 5, 4, 7, ; 23

  • Antiqua Sailing Week 2006


    Trophies Awarded to: ARC CLASS 12 nd Dragon Fly Ulrich L. Rohde

  • Marco Island Yacht Club 2004 Fall Regata – “Best Finishing Boat”November 13 & 14 2004

  • ARC Hospice Regatta 2002

  • Green Turtle Cup Race 2002

  • Hope Town Trophy Race 2002

  • HospiceCare Regatta 2002 Recognition

  • Man-O-War Day Race 2002

  • Marsh Harbor Cup Race 2002

  • Wes Holmes Memorial Challenge Award Hospice Regatta 2002