Images from 2011 Dragon Worlds: Day 1 on Port Philip Bay

Lawrie Smith and crew won the first race. - Dragon World Championships
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John Curnow was on the water for the first day of racing in the 2011 International Dragon Worlds on Port Philip Bay, Melbourne and presents this image galleries of the day.

Markus Wieser's Bunker Queen surfs into the bottom mark - Dragon World Championships
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On a grey day, the Dragons go in front of Melbourne's CBD/ - Dragon World Championships
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Russia's Olga White and Igor Goihberg race downhill. - Dragon World Championships
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Crew work at the top mark, in the waves. - Dragon World Championships
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Mark Woodland from Melbourne goes around the top mark ahead of Russia's Olga White. - Dragon World Championships
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First around the top mark was the Danish crew aboard Flawless. - Dragon World Championships
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Galejan II from Sweden is one of the classics out competing in the races. - Dragon World Championships
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From the pin end of the start of the first race. - Dragon World Championships
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The Dragons go in front of Brighton's iconic bathing boxes - Dragon World Championships
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