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PaulGibbinsD OneThe D1 Nationals were held jointly with the Laser 4000’s and ISO’s at the Royal Western Yacht Club in Plymouth from 28th-30th June. Many boats arrived on the Thursday and set up in bright summer conditions although still a little cold for the time of year.

This historic naval setting had ideal scenic views and a perfect area for some great sailing. We were greeted by a very friendly, enthusiastic and helpful team at the Royal Western with Sam Hannaford running the overall event.


Friday brought ideal sailing conditions, with a good breeze, sunshine and relatively flat water. The first few races set the pace for the weekend with Nick Craig winning all four races, Stuart Halman recording four 2nds, Jason Pyke with 3 thirds and Michelle Collier-Brooks with two 4ths and a 5th.
Saturday was a little lighter breeze which made for a few positional changes, however Nick still coming home first in all 3 races but Martin Spencer recorded two 2nds and a 5th, with Michelle getting two 3rds and a 4th.

Saturday evening all the competitors were treated to a very tasty 3 course meal in the Royal Western which was much needed after two days of hard racing.
The wind had swung to an offshore breeze and was up again on Sunday. A very long course was set but with just 2 laps. The first 2 races were run and then we had a long delay whilst a naval ship passed through and eventually moored up. Again Nick won the first 2 races, with Stuart getting two 2nds. The last race saw Nick retire with some boat issues allowing Stuart to get the first, with Michelle coming 2nd and Martin 3rd.


Thank you to all the race, rescue, beach teams, Sam Hannaford, John & Ollie from the L4000 fleet for their organising and to all the bar and kitchen volunteers.

Photos: there are some great photos by Paul Gibbins at : https://paulgibbinsphotography.pixieset.com/doneplymouth2024/

Results:

Name

Sail No.

R1

R2

R3

R4

R5

R6

R7

R8

R9

R10

Score

Position

Nick Craig

5

(1)

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

(9)

8

1st

Stuart Halman

906

2

2

2

2

2

(5)

(4)

2

2

1

15

2nd

Michelle Collier-Brooks

907

4

4

5

(7)

3

4

3

(6)

3

2

28

3rd

Jason Pyke

908

3

3

(6)

3

4

3

5

3

5

(9)

29

4th

Martin Spencer

901

(5)

5

4

5

5

2

2

5

(6)

3

31

5th

Nick Favell

1101

6

6

3

4

(7)

6

6

(7)

4

4

39

6th

Nick Crickmore

8

7

7

7

6

6

7

7

4

7

(9)

51

7th

Steve Gray

502

(9)

8

(9)

8

8

9

8

8

8

9

66

8th

Vanessa Weedon-Jones

76

(10)

(10)

10

10

9

8

9

10

10

10

76

9th

 

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