2021 Campionato Alpino / Championnat des Alpes
As we all see some signs of the crisis easing, it may not be too early to start thinking of our events for 2021.
We are delighted that AVAL-CDV at Gravedona, Lago di Como, are still enthusiastic to host our Alpine Championships 24-27 June. This is a wonderful place to sail, and to holiday.
There are many details of the area at 2021-alpine-championship-gravedona-ita, including travel and accomodation, and several sailors have already planned to make a full week of it and enjoy the club as a holiday base.
Clearly, there are still reasons why this may not go ahead, in which case everything will be refunded, but we need to be sure that enough sailors are thinking of coming to continue to plan.
So please help us, and encourage yourself, by entering the event at chipperfieldprojects.co.uk/doneasso
And then we can all think about good times to come! Best wishes for 2021
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.
Events Survey for 2021 - Plans and your ideas
As it appears now that we may be able to travel and sail normally in 2021, we have been considering options for events to make 2021 a great year for the D-One.
Viktor Teply ran a skippers' meeting at the Gold Cup in Lipno, but since then Palamos has withdrawn, so we have had to reach out to others, and we have had a great response. The full list is on the website at d-oneassociation.org/
This looks like a fantastic set of events, but we are unsure how many events will be popular in 2021,and are anxious to avoid organising events which may not be as well-supported as we would hope.
So...we ask you to complete our very quick survey to indicate which events you are thinking you might attend, and also to suggest any other events which you think are good to consider. With all the current uncertainty, we appreciate that this may change, but at least it will help us to decide where to focus.
The survey is at : d-oneassociation.org/en/events/event-survey
The results will be updated immediately and are at event-survey-results, and of course individual names will not be shown. Help us to plan exavctly what you want!
2020 Gold Cup, Lake Lipno CZE
It was a welcome return to Lake Lipno in the Czech Republic for the D One fleet, this time competing for the Gold Cup, again at Kemp Jestrabi venue for the European Championships back in 2016. The event superbly conceived and managed by Victor Teply and generously sponsored by Devoti and Harken.
Lake Lipno’s sub-alpine setting provided a stunning backdrop for the event and is so remote that we had more chance of catching a sheep than the corona virus despite Czechia recently moving onto the red list.
With travel restrictions etc in place the fleet of 15 was not unexpectedly smaller than usual, but made up for this with some high quality sailors including 4 Czechs (two from the Olympic squad) and 11 visitors from all corners of Europe, one representing Argentina as befitting the nearly world championship status of the event. The competitors weighed in with a range between 65kg and 100kg with the boats dual wing settings providing equal racing across all conditions.
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