GBR D-ONE Class Association

uk largeWelcome to the home of the GBR D-ONE Class Association where you will be able to find all the latest news & chat about this exciting single hander from Devoti Sailing.

The GBR D-ONE class operates through the D-ONE International Association, which has a representative from each country. The committee member for Great Britain is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The D-One fleet turned out at Farmoor Reservoir over the 2nd and 3rd of April for their first regatta of the 2016 Travellers Series.&nbsp Racing started on Saturday into a gusty force-4 with huge shifts across the reservoir.&nbsp Terry Brooks, Simon Hawkes and Tyler Harmsworth made the early running with Simon pulling clear on a fortuitous downwind gust unfelt by the others.&nbsp Rust was being washed off by a few of the fleet as the gusty conditions took a toll.&nbsp

The Inland nationals and UK end-of-season event held in light conditions was a 3-horse competition between Tyler Harmsworth (ex Phantom Champion) making his first appearance on the circuit, Ben Falat and Tim Garvin; these three were then joined by Paul Birbeck when it was a touch windier on Sunday;  newcomer to the class and sporting that famous Pink Number-9 Gordon Davies, learned a lot about how to sail a D-One.

ben grafham12 D Ones gathered at Grafham over the weekend of 13th and 14th of June for a pre-nationals warm-up regatta.  Saturday served up a light breeze for race one and Simon Hawkes read the shifts well to take the race.  The race officer attempted to get the second race away but the breeze died completely and the fleet headed for the bar and an excellent evening meal serveed up by the sailing club.

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.