Moving into the final day of the series Nick had secured the title but 2nd place was very tight between Giles, Enrico, Marek Bachtik and Chris Sallis. Giles had an excellent day with 2 second places to take 2nd overall (and Masters Champion) with Marek, who sailed consistently well throughout the week rounding out the top 3.
With well organised sailing, pasta parties upon return to the shore and a fantastic meal cooked by the club on Friday night, CNAM, supported by their partners and sponsors Frantoio Aldo Armato and Taparosso, hosted an excellent event. CNAM hero Ennio Pogliano did great work as PRO as well as looking after everyone on shore – from fixing broken trailers to serving the regatta dinner. A special mention must also go to the Italian class Secretary Tommaso Buzzi who worked hard to bring such an international fleet together and to make sure everything went smoothly.
Class developments and future events were discussed throughout the fleet and the key international events planned for the next 3 years with the Gold Cup scheduled for Wolfgangsee in Austria next Spring and the Europeans returning to Italy on the Ligurian sea in the Autumn.
2019 will see the Gold Cup in Switzerland and France, where there is a growing fleet, hosting the European championships.
We already have a very active set of open events, and intend to link each of these major championships with another event in the same region the previous weekend, so that the many international travellers can get two events in a 10-day trip around Europe. In 2018 we hope this will bring good fleets to events for our new French D-Ones and our good Czech friends.
As the D One moves towards its 10th anniversary the class continues to build at a sustainable rate with fleets established across Europe and Luca Devoti’s original concept of a high-tech, high performance single-hander enjoying close racing at great venues with a supportive community of sailors and friends has surely been realised.
All photos copyright Nikky Evans
|GBR5||Nick Craig||Frensam Burghfield||Harken/Sandiline||10||-2||1||2||1||2||2||1||1|
|GBR411||Giles Chipperfield||Lymington Town SC||Andiamo||22||6||-8||1||3||1||7||2||2|
|CZE40||Marek Bachtik||Yacht Club Cere||Jana||28||3||-6||3||6||4||4||5||3|
|ITA315||Enrico Ciferri||Yacht Club Italiano||Mocachi||32||1||10||5||4||5||3||4||-11|
|GBR410||Chris Sallis||GY Gsc||410||37||9||9||4||2||6||1||6||(dsq)|
|GBR703||Ken Ward||South Shields||43||5||3||-13||9||7||5||8||6|
|GBR405||Tyler Harmsworth||Shoreham Sailing Club||Always Entertaining||63||11||7||11||-13||9||8||13||4|
|GBR8||Nicholas Crickmore||Oulton Broad YC||Ba||70||8||13||10||-16||12||15||7||5|
|CZE302||Hosek Libor||YC Ceska||Lipa||81||15||-16||6||10||10||14||11||15|
|SUI101||Andreas Von_Arx||Zurcher Segelclub||The Wotti I||82||-18||15||9||11||14||9||10||14|
|ITA102||Tommaso Buzzi||Lni Savona||93||16||12||-18||15||13||13||14||10|
|GBR502||Steve Gray||Gy Gsc||111||17||17||17||17||18||(dns)||16||9|
|FRA29||Emmanuel Abord||Club Nautique de Voile d'Aix||l||123||(dns)||dns||19||19||17||17||17||13|
|GBR21||Vanessa Weedon-Jones||Grafham Sc||Xena||143||19||19||(dns)||dns||dns||dns||dns||dns|