International D-ONE Association

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LTSC 1 1Lymington’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.

18968129688 3bf590651e zThis Years Suntouched D-one National championship took the class to Highcliffe Sailing club.  18 contestants rolled up to the first start on Friday 19th June.

The conditions couldn’t have been more perfect for the first race with full south coast sunshine and a 15 + kt sea breeze building from the southwest having fought off a gusty northwest gradient.  With the pre race nerves pumping adrenalin to maximum levels all helms were eager to test each other’s finely honed fitness and intelligent boat handling skills as the starting gun went.

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