Lymington’s up & coming Dinghy Regatta was held 18/19th July with a 100-boat entry – a truly premier event with sun, wind, steep waves and doughnuts. With the sun & wind and one-sided tactics of head for the beach it was just like Lake Garda, but much nearer.
The Lymington Town D-One fleet, recently augmented by John Fitzsimmonds (GBR 501), were joined by visitors from Queen Mary, Castle Cove and Lyme Regis making a tight D-One class sharing a coure with RS400, Merlin Rocket and fast handicap fleets - and some very big waves.
This Years Suntouched D-one National championship took the class to Highcliffe Sailing club. 18 contestants rolled up to the first start on Friday 19th June.
The conditions couldn’t have been more perfect for the first race with full south coast sunshine and a 15 + kt sea breeze building from the southwest having fought off a gusty northwest gradient. With the pre race nerves pumping adrenalin to maximum levels all helms were eager to test each other’s finely honed fitness and intelligent boat handling skills as the starting gun went.
12 D Ones gathered at Grafham over the weekend of 13th and 14th of June for a pre-nationals warm-up regatta. Saturday served up a light breeze for race one and Simon Hawkes read the shifts well to take the race. The race officer attempted to get the second race away but the breeze died completely and the fleet headed for the bar and an excellent evening meal serveed up by the sailing club.
The weather forecasters predicted 'Dogs off chains' at the start of the week running up to the 2015 POSH event (Paignton Open for Single Handers) but as the week went on, the predictions eased and on the day Torbay served up another weekend of fabulous sailing. The D-One fleet returned to this ever popular event for the 3rd time and their first open of the year sponsored in 2015 by Spinlock, supplying their new “Wing“ buoyancy aid as prizes.
Hull Identification Numbers (HIN on the stern of your D-One) and Sailnumbers are related. I have spoken to Devoti Sailing & Suntouched Sailboats, they both confirm a mistake was made in recent deliveries. See below for the full exlpanation.
I’m awaiting the full production list from Devoti Sailing so that I can compile a comprehensive sail number list, there could be a number of 2010 boats affected.
International D-One Association Secretary.
11th Feb 2015
Built 2015: initial number 5 + serial number
CZ = country; DSLD10 = builder; 20 = serial number; A5 = Built Jan 2015; 08 = model year 2008
Therefore sail number 520
Built 2014: initial number 4 + serial number
CZ = country; DSLD10 = builder; 20 = serial number; A4 = Built Feb 2014; 08 = model year 2008
Therefore sail number 420
Built 2013: initial number 3 + serial number
CZ = country; DSLD10 = builder; 20 = serial number; C3 = Built March 2013; 08 = model year 2008
Therefore sail number 320
Built 2012: initial number 2 + serial number
CZ = country; DSLD10 = builder; 20 = serial number; D2 = Built Apr 2012; 08 = model year 2008
Therefore sail number 220
Built 2011: initial number 1 + serial number
CZDSLD1010E108 (this was my first boat)
CZ = country; DSLD10 = builder; 10 = serial number; E1 = Built May 2011; 08 = model year 2008
Therefore sail number 110
In 2010 an error was made … which lead to DSLAD being changed to DSLD for 2011 (otherwise there could have two 148 boats for example)
Built 2010: initial number 0 + serial number
CZ = country; DSLAD10 = builder; 15 = serial number; CO = Built March 2010; 08 = model year 2008
Therefore sail number 015
Mistake later in 2010
CZ = country; DSLAD10 = builder; 48 = serial number; CO = Built Aug 2010; 08 = model year 2008
Using the method for 2011 to 2015 would give a sail number of 148 (due to error) but as a 2010 boat sail number should be 048
Built 2009: no initial number + serial number
CZ = country; DSLDAD10 = builder; 01 = serial number; A9 = Built January 2009; 08 = model year 2008
Therefore sail number 1
We are looking forward to the upcoming Gold Cup at the Travemunde Woche regatta on the 23rd - 26th July. This should be a super 4 day event set amongst the festival activities and entertainment that takes place throughout the week on the white sandy shores of the Baltic. On the water we are expecting fantastic, well organised racing with the added enjoyment of an evening of short races on the spectator course in the river. Registration is open now through the Travemunde Woche website and information and direct links to Notice of Race is also on our Gold Cup event listing.
The Lenny Walpole Memorial held on the 14/15 March at Gosford Sailing Club just North of Sydney, Australia also hosted an event for the Australian D-One association. Here's what D-One sailing looks like in Australia in the European winter:
See full report , pictures and results below.
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..