event locations mapAfter some excellent racing in 2017, we are delighted to have a full circuit organised for 2018, which is as we agreed at the Europeans at Alassio this year. 
We hope that sending these dates out early will mean that even more sailors can come and join our great racing. This should also help to ensure that National events can avoid clashes with the major international events.
We agreed this year that the major European events have an associated event close to the location on the  previous weekend, to allow travelling sailors to sail in two events for just one trip. What more could you want?
The dates are as follows:
Czech Open National Championship : Lipno, CZE.
26/27-May 2018
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D-One Gold Cup: Wolfgangsee, AUT
31-May / 3-June 2018
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UK Open National Championship: Lymington, GBR
5/8-July 2018
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Italian Open National Championship : Santa Magherita Ligure, ITA
15/16-September 2018    Please note: this event will now be held at Santa Margherita Ligure before the Europeans. There will also be training at Sanat Margherita 17/18/19 September for anyone interested.
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D-One European Championships : Santa Margherita Ligure, ITA
20/23-September 2018
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Thank you to everyone who has helped put this together. More details will be added to the links above as the details are confirmed.
There will obviously be many other D-One events around the world, in great places, and with tight racing. Details will be published as they become available on the website at: 
http://www.d-oneassociation.org/events/events-calendar
If you want to include these events in your own phone or PC calendar, use the link:  
http://www.d-oneassociation.org/index.php?option=com_jcalpro&extmode=cal&format=ical

If you have any questions or comments please contact the names above, and please forward this information to anyone who may be interested.

All the competitors at the Alassio European Champioships enjoyed a very productive meeting where we discussed plans for the major events for 2018 and 2019, and also a number of other important matters about the future of the class.

Since some of these matters relate the Devoti Sailing's support of the class, Chris Sallis summarised the meeting in a letter to Devoti Sailing supported by all those present. This is attached below. We will of course share the response and any decisions when they are received.

The letter can be downloaded at: devoti_email.pdf

Circolo Nautico Alassio 20th – 24th September
foto alassio podium d one 960x63020 D Ones from 6 nations gathered at the beautiful coastal town of Alassio on the Italian Rivera for the 2017 European Championships. The 8 race event was sailed in light and variable conditions with the sea breeze struggling to establish itself.

This lead to a pattern of enjoyable mornings spent in the beach front cafés or catching up with friends in the boat park followed by lunch at the marina before heading out in the afternoon sun for a couple of races.

The lighter breezes made for close racing throughout the fleet with constant decision making about shifts and pressure. Gains and losses were made in every race with many photo finishes to decide placings!

c brits4 Imgp8364Nick Craig proved adept at managing the conditions and delivered a consistent series of 1st and 2nd places. He also generously gave a seminar on how sail a D-One properly, which was hugely appreciated – and very effective, since Chris Sallis and Giles Chipperfield won the next two races, while Enrico Ciferri also won a race and led a couple more.

However, everyone except Nick also managed to accumulate some high scores in the tricky conditions. Congratulations to a great champion.

2017 Attersee 4With seven races in just two days, this year’s edition of the D-One Attersee Trophy held at Union Yacht Club Attersee provided an excellent opportunity to (im-)prove one’s sailing skills whilst admiring the beautiful scenery of lake Attersee and enjoying the tasteful Austrian food and beer, which was served at the social events of the regatta.

In 2017, the Austrian D-One fleet grew by four boats therefore the event management was optimistic to break last year’s competitor record (16 boats). Unfortunately, some Austrian sailors were absent due to their well-earned family holidays and Belgian sailor Phillipe Bogaerts suffered a knee injury just two days before the event. Nevertheless, we welcomed a nice fleet of 10 boats at lake Attersee.

The weather on Thursday (the day before the event) was rainy and cold, but on Friday the sun and a consistent thermal breeze of force 2 came through and so the fleet went out after the opening ceremony and completed four races in a row. Event Manager Felix Hofinger scored a bullet in the first race, closely followed by Marek Bachtik from Czech Republic and local sailor Jakob Lindner. In races two and three Bachtik dominated the starts and offered no passing lanes for the rest of the fleet following closely behind.

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