2023 SILVER CUP, Baratti, Toscana, Italia, European championship
In the beautiful town of Baratti (LI), in the center of the Tuscan coast, at the Piombinese CVP Sailing Center, the 2023 SILVER CUP took place, valid as the European championship class D-one.
Very tall pines, the chirping of cicadas, the sunny beach and the beautiful sea characterized this event, which however had to deal with a naughty wheather perturbation that put the Italian Civil Protection on alert.
2023 Gold Cup - Segelclub Altmunster, Traunsee, AUT
2022 Silver Cup, Lake Balaton, HUN
We had a very nice event for the Silver Cup at Balaton, many thanks again to sailors attended! 8 races could be done in good wind (8-20 kn) during 4 days.
You can download some hundred photos from the club site https://www.facebook.com/sailingbyc
Thank you Géza Matyasovszki for organising this great event.
Hopefully most of you we see each other next season!
GBR: 2022 National Championships, Lymington
The D-One fleet joined many, many other dinghies over the weekend to enjoy the combined hospitality of Royal Lymington Yacht Club and Lymington Town Sailing Club for their annual dinghy regatta. The organisers kindly arranged an extra race on each day and dedicated prizes.
The D-Ones are a very international class, with popular annual events in glam locations on the med and across central Europe and although most travelling fleets are suffering post-Brexit, post covid, post-fuel hikes, it was encouraging to see new boats starting to appear in the UK once again as Messrs Nick Favell and Nick Crickmore sported VERY shiny new boats. Game on!
2022 GBR and European Circuit
There is a great year ahead for the UK D-One Class!
2022 is shaping up as a strong one for the UK D-One fleet with an open event calendar comprising an exciting mix of inland, sea and foreign venues.
The UK circuit kicks off in early April at Oxford Sailing Club before moving on to Burghfield Sailing Club in late April. The National Championship will return to the heart of UK D-One sailing at Lymington Town Sailing Club in July. For the Inland Championship, the Class heads north to Leigh and Lowton Sailing Club in September. The ever popular, Warsash Sailing Club will again bookend the season in October.
A UK circuit travellers series will include the Nationals, Inlands plus one other open event.
For those wishing to travel further afield, the European circuit includes the Gold Cup at Gravedona, Lake Como, Italy in May with the European Championship at Lake Balaton Hungary in September.
More details of the events can be found on our website www.d-oneassociation.org Other events may be added as they are confirmed. If anyone would like to add an event, please let us know.
There is plenty to prepare for as we look forward to welcoming the back the travelling fleet for some great competition at fantastic venues.
2021 Campionato Alpino / Championnat des Alpes
Due to the continuing difficulties of organising group events, AVAL-CDV have asked the Classe Italiane D-One to postpone this event to 2022.
We very much hope to hold this event 23-26 June 2022, and to enjoy this wonderful location with our friends in easier times.
Thank you to everyone who showed their enthusiasm to enter this event. All fees received will be refunded shortly.
International Events for 2021
We now have planned dates for the main international events for 2021, as well as numerous national events, and fuller details are in the right side panel at d-oneassociation.org
We are also asking that you help us to plan these events by completing our survey of which ones interest you. The survey is at: d-oneassociation.org/en/events/event-survey. Please help us to organise what you want.
Championnat des Alpes, Gravedona, ITA, 24-27 June
Lago di Como has a similar thermal wind to Lago di Garda, but rather less strong and much more shifty. Gravedona have run many championships over the years, and will welcome us splendidly to their beautiful medieval town by the lake.
This event will be preceded by a weekend event at UYCAS Attersee, AUT, where we enjoyed a memorable Gold Cup some years ago.
Gold Cup, Gdynia, POL, 22-25 July
The Polish fleet is growing and offered at tthe Lipno Gold Cup to host a D-One championship within Gdynia Sailing Days. This is Poland's most prestigious regatta week, and incorporates many major championships. The conditions are proper sea sailing similar to Kiel and Travemunde, and a lively scene ashore.
European Championships, St Gilgen, Wolfgangsee, AUT, 1-4 September
St Gilgen ran a wonderful Gold Cup in 2018, the largest yet, and the Austrian fleet continues to grow. This event will be preceded by an weekend event at Lake Lipno, CZE, just three hours away, where we hugely enjoyed the Gold Cup 2020.
We hope you agree that these locations look exciting, and that you are now able at east to think about where you would like to travel in 2021....all being well with the world, of course.
And we still plan to vsit Sardegna in spring 2022 (postponed from 2021), and to host our first GBR Gold Cup in the summer of 2022. The future is very good.
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