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.
There were dramatic conditions for the opening day of the D-One Gold Cup. Competitors from 9 nations woke up to a sunny morning and the breeze built throughout the morning of Day1 in the beautiful backdrop of Alassio Bay.
During the day there was a great deal of chopping and changing at the front of the high calibre fleet. GBR's Nick Craig led the fleet overnight tied with Peter Fiala CZE on 4 points. Uberto Visconti ITA finished off the top 3 after just claiming the 49er Italian nationals.