AUT: D-One Austrian Open

Last weekend was held the D-One Austrian Open Regatta in St. Gilgen.

We were 13 boats from 3 countries - the atmosphere was really, really good.
It sailed 5 races at some very good conditions.

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SkiffBenelux: 2014 Dutch Open Skiff Trohpy

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.

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