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d1 dag2The D-One fleet descended on Lymington Regatta, hosted by the Royal Lymington Yacht Club and shared with Lymington Town SC.

Saturday dawned with a slightly overcast weather and light winds. The Sea Breeze was to be delayed until much later in the day, which gave some interesting results in the first two races.

Race 1, local lad Giles Chipperfield showed the fleet the way round the course closely followed by Tim Garvin and Terry Brooks. Places were changing regularly and the racing was extremely close, as appears to be the norm for this class.

Race 2, saw the fleet set off in a dwindling wind as the sea breeze was trying hard to come through. Chipperfield  was clear ahead closely followed by Paul Birbeck. Garvin managed to overtake Birbeck on the second lap and got close to Chipperfield when the breeze completely died off and the race was cancelled. Results being taken from the previous lap.

Race 3, was sailed in a building sea breeze and was best race of the day. Chipperfield got off to a great start but he didn’t have it all his way as Garvin and Brooks were permanently challenging throughout the whole race. As the breeze built to a considerable speed Chipperfield managed a capsize at the final leeward mark to let Garvin in for the win, closely followed by Brooks, and Dave Gorringe, showing his turn of speed in the windy stuff.

After a long day on the water, tea and doughnuts were waiting, and afterwards the fleet adjourned to the bar where the food and drink was most welcome.....as was an early bed!

torbay 2016 yandy150671The final day's racing brought full on conditions with a strong south westerly gusting into the mid 20's. The RO and his team set a good sized windward leeward and the fleet got away into a proper heavy-weather beat. A tight group rounded the top mark with Martin Browne and Al Hall featuring, everybody was fully lit up on the downwinds and as speeding D One's approached the port lay line it was becoming a case of 'who gybes wins'!

It wasn't long before normal service was resumed and Nick found his way to the front to take his 6th bullet – 1 to go for 7 straight. Al Hall had his best result of the week with Giles grabbing 3rd on the line as Martin Browne and Humphrey Carter dealt with various management issues!

The wind increased for the final race and conditions were now at the upper limit with virtually nobody else left on the bay. Nick clearly had a mainsheet problem but was still cruising upwind alarmingly quickly! Chris Sallis rounded first and set his kite for a blistering run out to the lay-line followed by Nick, Dave Gorringe and Giles.

As the race went on Dave and Giles pulled through and Nick had an uncharacteristic capsize whilst gybing in a massive gust. By the finish Dave had won taking the 'Lymington honour' with Giles second and Chris third.

The first Austrian D-One event in 2016 took place on lake Wolfgangsee this weekend (2.-3.7.2016).  A fleet of 10 boats, eight Austrian and two from Czech Republic took part in the regatta. Four of the Austrian sailors already competed in the 2016 D-One Europeans at Lipno CZE and were highly motivated to show their skills on home waters.

On the first day nice weather and strong winds with 4-6bft allowed two beautiful races to be completed before a storm with lots of rain forced the race committee to finish the day. On Sunday the weather unfortunately did not allow any more races and therefore the result from Saturday became the final result.

IMG 20160704 WA0003Marek Bachtik (CZE) was able to win the series with a start to finish win in the first race and a very close second place in the second race. Second place goes to Matthias Böckl (UYCWg) with a win in the second race, and third place with a second place in race 1 to Felix Hofinger (UYCAs).

Many thanks to the event authority and race committee from UYCWg and especially to our friends Marek Bachtik and Libor Hosek from Praha - Czech Republic for joining us here in Austria!  

DSC 1886The next Austrian event the D-One Attersee Trophy takes place on lake Attersee from 09.09.-11.09.2016, the weekend before the Goldcup at Garda, so perfect for training. We already received entries from Germany, Czech Republic and Great Britain and would be very pleased to welcome many more international guests from Hungary, Italy, Switzerland or any other country! If you have any questions related to the Attersee event, please contact national representative Felix Hofinger or have a look at our detailed event description at D-One Attersee Trophy.

IMG 7645The D-One fleet enjoyed a fantastic European Championship at Camp Jestrabi, Lake Lipno in the Czech Republic.  11 Czech boats were joined by good numbers of Hungarian, Austrian and British boats to make a strong 25-boat fleet.

Congratulations to Tomai Balazs (HUN119) on the win, closely followed by Petr Fiala (CZE203) and Tamas Szamody (HUN10).

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The last day started with a tie-break for 2nd, 3rd and 4th, so commiserations to Humphrey Carter (GBR309) who just missed the podium.

An entirely appropriate image of the results shown right, but the full results are also at D-One European Championships Results . Camp Jestrabi took some excellent photos which have been posted on Facebook and are now on this website as well at http://www.d-oneassociation.org/gallery/photo-galleries

There is also now a video from Camp Jestrabi available at: D-One Europeans 2016

 MG 0015The ITA D-One fleet made visitors from GBR and HUN very welcome indeed to beautiful Alassio in mid-May. 

Tommaso Buzzi, our new ITA class secretary has posted a gallery of fantastic photographs available on this website at ITA National Championships 2016

Full report to follow, but congratulations to Mario Rabbo (ITA 135) on a dominant performance and championship win. Second place was Tamas Szamody (HUN 10), third Alesssandro Novi (ITA 101) and fourth Giles Chipperfield (GBR411).  MG 0164

Alassio lived up to all its reputations: practice day was gloriously sunny with 25kts from the South West and huge rolling waves. 16.0kts achieved on the D-One GPS! Then we had rain and 5kts from the North East, followed by a day of overcast light Easterlies. But then we finished with the most perfect of all sailing days : baking sun, force 3, tight racing. Sailing simply does not get better than this day.

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Many thanks to an excellent race team from CNAM Alassio and to all our friends in the class who made the journey. We will all be back.

 

 

The D-One fleet turned out at Farmoor Reservoir over the 2nd and 3rd of April for their first regatta of the 2016 Travellers Series.  Racing started on Saturday into a gusty force-4 with huge shifts across the reservoir.  Terry Brooks, Simon Hawkes and Tyler Harmsworth made the early running with Simon pulling clear on a fortuitous downwind gust unfelt by the others.  Rust was being washed off by a few of the fleet as the gusty conditions took a toll. 

2016 is building up to be a fantastic year of D-One sailing.  We have some great regattas lined up for you in some of the D-One's favourite locations and also some exciting new events.

IMG 0009This year the European Championships will once again be hosted by the Czechs on Lake Lipno at Yacht Club Jestrabi.  It really is a fantastic base for sailng event.  The club has a relaxed atmosphere with camping or motorhome facitilities right next to the launching beach with parking for cars and trailers also.  The site has cabins available to hire with a small cafe and pub or there is a very reasonably priced hotel across the road.  The race course is not far from the launch which means only a short time after you cross the finish line you can be relaxing with a beer and forget about that terrible start or vica versa you can be relaxing with a nice beer with only short distance to get out to the race course to make that terrible start (I think that is the normal Czech tradition)!  A full social will be organised at the club with often a local brewary donating a keg of beer in the evening.  The  event will take place from 16th June to 19th June with training races organised on the thursday.  NOR and registration is available here: http://www.camplipno.com/d-one-european-championship-2016 

Third race for the “Tour de Australis” series was held in conjunction with ACT Dinghy Championships held on 14/15th November at the Canberra Yacht Club..

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