BEL D-ONE Class Association

BEL D-ONE Class Association (3)

Welcome to the home of the BEL D-ONE Class Association where you will be able to find all the latest news & chat about this exciting single hander from Devoti Sailing.

The BEL D-ONE class operates through the D-ONE International Association, which has a representative from each country. The International committee member for Belgium is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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3 D-Ones gathered in Bruinisse together with 50 other skiff boats for the Dutch Open Skiff Trophy. The event was hosted by Aquavitesse, in the marina of the town. They offered perfect launching conditions for the fleet, very good and clean facilities in the marina and a very good race officer in the form of Bob Wainwright (Arky) taking the right decisions. There was a friendly and relaxed atmosphere amongst the sailors showing no boundaries between the different classes. Like many times, the D-Ones caught a lot of attention with many people taking pictures while rigging.

bruinisse harbourA 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.

The BelgianD-ONE class operates through the D-ONE International Association.

Each country has a representative on the committee. The Belgian committee member for the International Association is listed above

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