Second race for the “Tour de Australis” series took place on the 7/8th November at the Big River Sailing Club at Harwood, which is located on the Clarence River (¾ of the way up from Sydney to Byron Bay) for their “Bridge to Breakers” regatta.
Demo day for the worlds most exciting single hander. Being held on the 25th October at Gosford Sailing Club (NSW, AUS), the central coasts premier sailing club located one hour north of Sydney. Contact details are on the flyer.
First race for the “Tour de Australia” series was on 4th October up at Richmond River Sailing and Rowing Club in Ballina (coastal town in northern NSW) for their “What is a wetsuit” open regatta. We had 2 D-One at the regatta, local boy Mark Pierce. Plus myself, Peter Ineson, who made the journey up from Sydney.
The Batemans Bay ANZAC Memorial regatta was held on the weekend of 25/26 April. Batemans Bay being a seaside town located 4 hours to the drive south of Sydney.
Now well into autumn the weather has cooled down and the summer seabeezes have finished and replaced with unpredictable winds and cooler temperatures. It will not be long before the water temperature dives below an icy 20°C.
Si è svolta durante un bellissimo week end di fine marzo la prima tappa del circuito nazionale D-One italia, quindici barche in acqua, con la gradita presenza di atleti stranieri frai quali due ungheresi e uno svizzero. La giornata di sabato, molto soleggiata ma con poco vento non ha permesso lo svolgimento delle regate, anche se il comitato di regata ha provato in tutti modi ad attendere le condizioni per dare il via alla competizione.
Happy New Year to all sailors. 2014 had proven to be another successful sailing season for the D-One class and 2015 looks set to be even better.
In 2014 both the Europeans and Gold Cup were sailed in a variety of tricky sailing conditions at Brightlingsea, UK and Alassio, Italy. Both were won by Nick Craig, positioning himself as the man to beat in 2015. Throughout the fleets close battles were won and lost on the tightest of margins showing the competitiveness of the class. The D-One International Association would like to thank all competitors and supporters over the last year for their contribution in helping the D-One family grow and prosper.
The 2015 season is hotting up to be another fun packed year. For those who can travel we have our first Gold Cup organised in Germany, during the renowned Travemunde Week regatta. The action should be exhilarating both on and off the water and a fantastic opportunity to show case the class at a large event of this kind. It can only push the class to bigger and greater things. For the Europeans we return to Lago del Garda, a spiritual home of the D-One, for what we hope will be a classic regatta in the stunning location. This event is sandwiched between the Czech nationals in Lipno and Austrian Nationals at Attersee. The UK nationals will be held in June this year at Highcliffe on the south coast, a popular training ground for many Olympian.
For a full list of events please visit our event calendar. We actively encourage people to support all events they can. We will to help point you in the right direction if transport shares or charter boats are required through Devoti dealers or various national associations.
All the best for the new season,
D-One International Association Communications.
A couple of D-Ones from East Anglia chose this closer event over a timing clash with the re-scheduled P.O.S.H. The lake at Bruinisse (salty with jellyfish pods!) covers an area at least 5-times as large as Rutland, and hence provided ample space for large courses to true winds and relatively little worry about sea-like waves.
Northerly winds were fairly shifty all week-end putting a premium on reading the clouds and compass-work both to windward and of course offwind which is the Skiffs' forté; Saturday started light-ish F3, but then increased to the top of F4 and F5 on Sunday.
Last weekend the D-One Austrian Open were held on Lake Wolfgangsee (UYCWg in St. Gilgen).
13 boats from 3 countries participated in the regatta and 5 races were sailed in very good conditions.
The atmosphere was really, really good.
On Friday evening we drove from St. Gilgen to St. Wolfgang by using the clubs RIBs.
There I greeted the sailors with a web beer before the sailmaker.
Then there was a tour of the sailmaker and later we had dinner at a great restaurant.
Saturday night there was another nice dinner at the Yacht Club restaurant.