GBR Results Archive
2019- LSouth Shields Sailing Club, GBR
1st: Giles Chipperfield, GBR 2nd: Kieran Graham, GBR 3rd: Tyler Harmsworth, GBR 4th: James Nield, GBR
2018- Lymington Town Sailing Club, GBR
1st: Nick Craig, GBR 2nd: Giles Chipperfield, GBR 3rd: Rob Jones, GBR 4th: Chris Sallis, GBR
2017 - Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Sailing Club, GBR
1st: Nick Craig, GBR 2nd: Humphrey Carter, GBR 3rd: James Nield, GBR 4th: Giles Chipperfield, GBR
2016- Royal Torbay Yacht Club, GBR
1st: Nick Craig, GBR 2nd: Chris Sallis, GBR 3rd: Giles Chipperfield, GBR 4th: Dave Gorringe, GBR
2015- Highcliffe Sailing Club, GBR
1st: Nick Craig, GBR 2nd: Nick Simmons, GBR 3rd: Humphrey Carter, GBR 4th: Giles Chipperfield, GBR
2014- Brightlingsea Yacht Club, GBR
1st: Nick Craig, GBR 3rd: Humphrey Carter, GBR 4th: Nick Simmons, GBR
2013- Castle Cove Sailing Club
1st: Charlie Chandler 2nd: Nick Craig 3rd: Giles Chipperfield 4th: Chris Sallis 5th: Robin Foster-Taylor
2012 - Lymington Town Sailing Club
1st: Charlie Cumbley 2nd: Matt Howard 3rd: David Gorringe 4th: Nick Simmons 5th: Giles Chipperfield
2011 - Queen Mary Sailing Club
1st: Nick Craig 2nd: Andy Couch 3rd: David Hitchcock 4th: Charlie Chandler 5th: Tim Garvin
2019 - Lac du Der, France
|Nick Craig (GBR)||Viktor Teply (CZE)||Giles Chipperfield (GBR)||4th: Tim Johnson (GBR)||5th: Rob Jones (GBR)|
2018 - St. Gilgen (Lake Wolfgangsee), Austria
|Nick Craig (GBR)||Viktor Teply (CZE)||Giles Chipperfield (GBR)||4th: Ondrej Teply (CZE)||5th: Michael Maier (CZE)|
2017 - Balatonfüred (Lake Balaton), Hungary
|Tomai Balazcs (HUN)||Tamas Szamody (HUN)||Giles Chipperfield (GBR)||4th: Chris Sallis (GBR)||5th: Marek Bachtik (CZE)|
2016 - Riva del Garda (Lake Garda), Italy
|Mario Rabbo (ITA)||Nick Craig (GBR)||Tomai Balazcs (HUN)||4th: Tamas Szamody (HUN)||5th: Chris Sallis (GBR)|
2015 - Travemünde, Germany
|Nick Craig (GBR)||Giles Chipperfield (GBR)||Mario Rabbo (ITA)||4th: Tamas Szamody (HUN)||5th: Humphrey Carter (GBR)|
2014 - Alassio, Italy
|Nick Craig (GBR)||Petr Fiala (CZE)||Uberto Crivelli Visconti (ITA)||4th: Alessandro Marege (ITA)||5th: Viktor Teply (CZE)|
2013 - Attersee (Lake Attersee), Austria
|Nick Craig (GBR)||Viktor Teply (CZE)||Petr Fiala (CZE)||4th: Agustin Zabalua (ARG)||5th: Charlie Chandler (GBR)|
2012, Alassio, Italy
|Martin Trcka (CZE)||Agustin Zabalua (ARG)||Piero Sibello (ITA)||4th: Viktor Teply (CZE)||5th: Andrea Casale (ITA)|
2011 - Riva del Garda (Lake Garda), Italy
|Tom Slingsby (AUS)||Nick Thompson (GBR)||Giles Scott (GBR)||4th: Andrea Casale (ITA)||5th: Matt Howard (GBR)|
2010 - Valencia, Spain
|Agustin Zabalua (ARG)||Zsombor Berecz (HUN)||Ivan Gaspic (CRO)||4th: Ed Wright (GBR)||5th: Alberto Ferrari (ITA)|
2019 - Yacht Club Bielersee - Biel, Switzerland
|4th: Nick Crickmore (GBR)||5th: Piotr Machel (POL)|
2018 - Lega Navale Italiana - Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy
|4th: Enrico Ciferri (ITA)||5th: Jörg Deimling (AUT)|
2017 - Circolo Nautico al Mare (Alassio), Italy
|Nick Craig (GBR)||4th: Enrico Ciferri (ITA)||5th: Chris Sallis (GBR)|
2016 - Kemp Jestrabi (Lake Lipno), Czech Republic
|Tomai Balazs (HUN)||Petr Fiala (CZE)||Tamas Szamody (HUN)||4th: Humphrey Carter (GBR)||5th: Giles Chipperfield (GBR)|
2015 - Fraglia Vela Riva (Lake Garda), Italy
|Nick Craig (GBR)||Viktor Teply (CZE)||Mario Rabbo (ITA)||4th: Damid Duterte Vielle (FRA)||5th: Humphrey Carter (GBR)|
2014 - Brightlingsea Yacht Club, Great Britain
|Nick Craig (GBR)||4th: Nick Simmons (GBR)||5th: Marek Bachtik (CZE)|
2013 - Campione Unavela (Lake Garda), Italy
|Nick Craig (GBR)||Petr Fiala (CZE)||Alessadro Novi (ITA)||4th: Riccardo Pontremoli (ITA)||5th: Paolo Rossi (ITA)|
- Those who know him will appreciate that Luca had very definite ideas about what he wanted when he approached me to design a hull for the new Devoti single handed project. He wanted something light, fast and "sexy" with impeccable handling. He was most emphatic that it shoud be capable of being sailed hard in strong winds like his beloved Finn. Luca also insisted that the hull should be reasonably stable and be capable of being carried on a car roof; hence the removable sitting out "wings" with their comfortable ergonomic profile derived from many years of Finn sailing. All these requirements plus the rig and daggerboard requirements pretty well determined the overall size and weight of the hull.
- For my part I had to use my experience to produce a fine easily driven hull shape which would give a smooth performance envelope across the wind range with a lively but manageable "feel". The kind of boat that an experienced sailor will enjoy "encouraging" and "coaxing" over the waves, not a "point and go" boat. Consequently the hull shape is not extreme but rather a blend of modern ideas with more traditional values.
The hull was designed by Phil Morrison using the best materials and technology available to provide a unique sailing experience, the Devoti-One is built using carbon fibre and foam, constructed in CNC moulds, giving a stiff light hull. The carbon mast, boom and bow sprit maintain quality throughout and the boat has been extensively tested by a team of top sailors to make sure it’s a winner.
Upwind the Devoti-One is powered by a large 11.5 m² fully battened main sail that has enough power to be hiking early but is easy to keep control of when it gets fresher. Downwind, using the 13.2 m² gennaker, the boat is stable and easily driven with plenty of power available to the highly manoeuvrable and lightweight hull.
From the leading builders of the Olympic Finn, the Devoti-One has quickly gained international success.
|Main||9.5 m2||11.5 m2||LOA||4.23 m|
|Gennaker||13.2 m2||13.2 m2||Beam||2.31 m|
|Total||24.7 m2||22.7 m2||Weight||75 kg|
|Suitable for||55 - 75 kg sailor||75 - 115 kg sailor|
The 32nd America's Cup was over, and I had failed.
My idea of 'changing the game' to give superb young olympic athletest the chance to win [with +39 Challenge -ed] had been crushed against greed, money, and bad fortune. My formerly Olympic-honed body was now fat like a balloon having worked my ass off for two years to follow my dream with +39, and it was a complete mess. The boat impounded, my friends within the team almost lost, and the only mast we had was broken by a blind Team Germany while I was egging for money in Sicily for the LV Cup. It ended when Percy and the lads grabbed us a 1:20 lead over the Spanish and the jib sheets broke - we did not even have the money for decent sheets.
It was all over, and this time forever.
No comeback like my medal in magic Sydney in the Finn after a disastrous Games in Savannah. No comeback at all. I can say now that I was depressed...what to do?
Go sailing was the only answer my mind gave me, but since I'd stopped in 2002 after a fiery match race with Ainslie in the last race of the Finn Europeans, sailing had, in my mind, gone mad. More and more masochism, more and more rules, and less and less fun.
So I went back to my yard, where my partner and CEO of Devoti Sailing had been working like crazy to keep it all together while I madly followed insane AC dreams. The yard was like a Swiss watch, they picked me up at the airport, happy to see me back, and we shared a bottle of good red wine - maybe more.
We talked about a new boat - a seaworthy singlehander that was easy, fast, and fun, and we started working. I went back to Valencia and a few months later, Roman handed me the keys to the first D-One prototype for sail testing. When I sailed the boat for the first time (using a Finn mast with runners to keep the rig in the boat), I felt happy like a small child. It was never about making money - it was therapy and a new challenge - getting a Class going where you could make friends like in the old days, away from protest rooms and 7-hour days on the water. A beer after the race would be natural again instead of heading to the gym or to bed...
Sailing for fun again, my life changed. One day, I was sailing in light air off Valencia, and the mainsheet popped out of the cleat. I fell in the water and the boat capsized, and with the main stuck between the runners and me at 120 kg and tired as hell, I couldn't get back in the boat. It kept tacking and falling over on me, and as I laughed exhaustedly, I began to get a bit worried. An America's Cup skipper and silver medal winner drowning in a force 2 during a hot Valencia summer day - the thought that this might be the end of me just made me laugh harder as I tired even more.
Just then, I heard a small motor and looked up to see a RIB with a pitying Optimist coach looking at me, desperately hanging on. "Do you need help? You shouldn't be out here if you don't know how to sail..." He pulled me onto his RIB and sailed my D-One back to the dock. It was an ignominous beginning to the D-One, but since then, how things have changed! Despite the economic crisis, orders keep popping in, even on your side of the pond. We had 22 enthusiasts from 70-100 kg racing ten days ago, and by the end of June, we will see more than 30 on Lake Garda. In October at our Gold Cup we'll see 50 or more. We have a smaller rig almost ready, and Roman is working non-stop to pop boats out after basically redesigning most of it...I thank him for that!
This time, no crooked man will stop my dream from becoming reality, and just the other day I became sure of it. In Bracciano, I sat under an olive tree at the Yacht Club watching some D-One racing. In a nice Force 4, I saw 22 colorful gennakers flying downwind, and I must say I got a bit emotional. I went to the bar and ordered a stiff double whiskey, and that night, I talked with all of my D-One friends, just like in the good old days when my nickname was... Mad Luca