Despite all the difficulties of the year the Czech and Austrian D-One Associations hosted well-attended events on consecutive weekends at the Bohemian beauty of Lake Lipno and then 3 hours away at the crystal lake of Wolfgangsee, near Salzburg.
We enjoyed some proper lake sailing especially at Lipno where rain/storm clouds were frequently passing over the lake during the weekend. It was also pretty cold, around 12 degrees and i think only survivor staying in tent was Nick Crickmore, also the only successful traveller from the UK.
We did 5 very shifty races and i think that was the maximum Martin Sousek could pull out as the weather was very unstable. Local club offered us nice hospitality with soups, dinner, beer and Kofola.
On monday/tuesday we moved to Wolfgangsee. From wednesday it got sunny and Wolfgangsee offered us really paradise conditions. No wind in the morning and then thermal breeze coming in the afternoon.
We did really nice 8 races with very close fights for boths 1st and 3rd place. Regatta was perfectly organized and local sailors with club organized a lot of food and drinks. It was impossible not to enjoys this regatta and looking forward to come again.
Congratulations to Viktor Teply, winner of both events. Results are below.
Due to the limited numbers and countries represented in this year, we did not run any Class planning meeting as usual, and will be consulting on next year's events by email and Facebook.
Our plan so far includes a major event in Sardinia in Spring 2022, at the fantastic venue of Porto Rotondo, and then the Alpine Championship at Gravedona, Lago di Como at the end of June - both of which were popular events postponed from 2021.
We are now busy looking at other events to complete the circuit and hope to be back to normal - great sailing in great places, with good friends. Happy D-One sailing !
Lipno result link is here: https://www.sailing.cz/vysledky/211332
Wolfgangsee results link: http://www.uyc-wolfgangsee.at/images/news2021/D_One_Ergebnis2021.pdf