2018 – Gold Cup: Union Yacht Club Wolfgangsee

1st: Nick Craig GBR, 2nd: Viktor Teply CZE, 3rd: Giles Chipperfield GBR

National Results: 1st: Felix Hofinger, 2nd Mathias Böckl, 3rd Stefan Hess

 

2017 – National Championship: Union Yacht Club Wolfgangsee

1st: Marek Bachtik CZE, 2nd: Felix Hofinger, AUT 3rd: Mathias Böckl, AUT, 4th Toni Eigenstuhler, AUT

National Results: 1st: Felix Hofinger, 2nd Matthias Böckl, 3rd Toni Eigenstuhler

 

2016 – National Championship: Union Yacht Club Atterseee

1st: Marek Bachtik CZE, 2nd: Felix Hofinger, AUT 3rd: Al Hall, GBR, 4th August Schram, AUT

National Results: 1st: Felix Hofinger, 2nd August Schram, 3rd Georg Schöfegger

 

2015 – National Championship: Union Yacht Club Attersee

1st: Ben Falat, GBR, 2nd: Fritz Heigerer, AUT 3rd: Mathias Böckl, AUT, 4th Patrick Rüfenacht, SUI

National Results: 1st: Fritz Heigerer, 2nd Matthias Böckl, 3rd Claus Benedikt

 

2014 – National Championship: Union Yacht Club Wolfgangsee

1st: Eberhard Bieberitz, GBR, 2nd: Steffen Bock, GER, 3rd: Fritz Heigerer, AUT, 4th Vladislav Ptasnik, CZE

National Results: 1st: Fritz Heigerer, 2nd Andreas Schöchl, 3rd August Schram

 

2013 – Gold Cup: Union Yacht Club Attersee

1st: Nick Craig, GBR, 2nd: Viktor Teply, CZE, 3rd: Petr Fiala, CZE, 4th Augustin Zabalua, ARG

National Results: 1st: Florian Raudaschl, 2nd August Schram, 3rd Wolfgang Rauch

 

2012 – National Championship: Union Yacht Club Attersee

1st: Martin Trcka, CZE, 2nd: Marek Bachtik CZE 3rd: Ivo Slama, CZE, 4th Tomas Vika, CZE

National Results: 1st: Florian Raudaschl, 2nd Christian Scheinecker, 3rd Fritz Heigerer

The SUI D-ONE class operates through the D-ONE International Class Association.

Each country has a representative on the international committee and the member for SUI is listed above

grb 2014 inlands 1With a large percentage of the UK D-One fleet only arriving home from their Gold Cup just days earlier in the week a depleted fleet of D-One's attended their Inland Championships at Oxford Sailing Club over the weekend of the 25th/26th October.   Saturday was shared with the D-Zero's and International Canoe's. The aim of the day was for short action packed racing and minimal faff and that's exactly what the race officer served up with four 35-40 minute three lap races back to back.

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Paignton  Harbour, scene of last week's more-than-exciting POSH regatta, has some very clear instructions at the entrance.

Clearly Nick Craig did not intend to follow them...

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Paignton Sailing Club welcomed seven D-Ones to the South West for a cracking two days of racing for their Grand Prix Series as part of the annual P.O.S.H. regatta.

Conditions were testing with a fresh easterly blowing a moderate swell across Lyme Bay into Torbay. This made for entertaining launching and landing in the harbour with gusts coming from all directions and a swell coming round the sea wall.

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2013 D One International Class Association (ICA) AGM minutes

Attersee Yacht Club, Austria

13 September 2013

Meeting chaired by: Jon Hammond, GBR, acting International Class Secretary

Minutes by: Charlie Chandler, GBR

Number of sailors present: 27

1. Apologies:

    1. Tim Garvin, GBR
    2. Rodney Cobb, GBR

2. International Class Association Constitution:

The draft Constitution document was circulated to sailors before the event and a paper copy was available to read by the sailors before the AGM.

Several small amendments were proposed by sailors present. These amendments were generally spelling or grammar mistakes, but also amended the Constitution to allow proxy voting to allow a larger sample of the class to vote on matters.

There was discussion on what the ‘majority’ vote should be to allow any rule changes to be passed. Charlie Chandler, GBR, proposed 60%of those that voted as being the minimum majority required to pass any changes. This was seconded by Jon Hammond, GBR. The sailors present voted on this proposed majority, all agreed - AGREED.

The amended Constitution was then proposed by Dave Gorringe, GBR, and seconded by Nick Craig, GBR. When the sailors voted, all were in favour of the proposed Constitution - AGREED.

The Constitution document will be amended to reflect the changes agreed and will be circulated to all sailors and displayed on the new International Class Association website.

3. Honouree Class Association Members:

As part of the formation of the official International Class Association Jon Hammond, GBR, proposed the following Honouree Members, seconded by Charlie Chandler, GBR:

  1.  Phil Morrison – designer
  2.  Luca Devoti – Devoti Sailing
  3.  Roman Teply – Devoti Sailing
  4.  Martin Sova – Devoti Sailing

 

The sailors present all agreed with the proposed Honouree Members - AGREED.

 

4. Class Association Committee Members:

The following Class Association Officers were elected by the sailors present:

  1.  Chairman: Luca Devoti, Devoti Sailing
  2.  Vice Chair: Martin XXXX, Devoti Sailing
  3.  Hon. Secretary: Jon Hammond, GBR
  4.  Hon. Treasurer: Nick Craig, GBR
  5.  Communications Officer: Mike Korneszczuk

 

General committee members:

  1. Florian Raudaschl – AUT
  2. Matteo Iula – ITA
  3. Marek Bachtik – CZE

 

5. Sails:

The price of D One sails was raised by the sailors present at the European Championships at Campione, Garda, earlier in 2013.

It has been reported that North Sails are to raise their prices further for 2014.

The GBR class association have been investigating if there is the possibility of a group buy discount if say 5 or more suits of sails were bought at one time. North Sails are not able to offer this discount but the GBR supplier, Suntouched Sailboats, are able to offer a 15% discount on a group buy this winter. North Sails will not be offering winter discount this winter.

There was a long discussion between the sailors present. The following key points were raised:

  • The current sailors enjoy there being no need to measure sails when arriving at an event. This makes the events more fun.
  • Sailors want to avoid cheque book sailing.
  • Currently there are two sail maker producing sails for the D One – Hyde and North Sails. Both manufacturers produce a slightly different shape of sail. Despite this there seems to be little or no performance benefit of either manufacturer.
  • The current sail designs are owned by North sails and Hyde, not Devoti Sailing.
  • In the UK, several of the biggest classes allow multiple sail makers. This creates extra interest in the class and each sail maker helps promote the class through promoting their own product.
  • Most sailors present bought the boat for fun but competitive close one design racing but with a product at a reasonable price. Many feel that the North Sails prices are too high for the product offered.
  • Within AUT, ITA and the GBR there have been sail makers enquiring about making D One sails. This could lead to extra boat sails.
  • It was raised that most classes within GBR that have multiple sail makers use ‘in-house certification’ which is where the sail maker measures and approves his own sails. Different classes ensure that the sail makers are sticking to the rules in different ways. There are two main options:
    • 1. all sails are measured at every class championship;
    • 2. a random sample of sails are selected at championships where key measurements are checked. This is generally the quicker method but still maintains a high level of rule observance.

Following the long discussion the following four proposals were put forward by the sailors:

Option 1 – The class have a set design produced. The manufacturing rights are then let through a competitive tender process. The tender process is re-run at regular intervals to ensure the best value is achieved.

Option 2 – The class moves to completely open rules allowing any sail maker to make a sail to a loose set of rules.

Option 3 – The class moves to multiple sail makers but where the sail makers have to first organise a license or similar with Devoti Sailing and the manufacturing tolerances are minimal.

Option 4 – The class does nothing and remains with the two current manufacturers, North Sails and Hyde.

The class voted on the four proposals above and the results were as follows:

Option 1:   3 sailors for.

Option 2:   3 sailors for.

Option 3:   19 sailors for.

Option 4:   1 sailor for.

One sailor did not vote for any of the four proposals above. Total sailors present: 27.

Conclusion:

The sailors present voted that in principal they would like to see the sails being manufactured by more sail makers, but in a tightly controlled manner.

A technical committee was formed. The technical committee are to draft a set of rules that meet the proposal agreed by the sailors present – Option 3.

The technical committee are to report back to the International Class association with their proposed rules by 15 October 2013.

The draft rules will then be circulated to all members of the International Class Association for a vote November/December 2013.

The technical committee consists of the following sailors:

  1. Roman Teply – Devoti Sailing
  2. Paco Rebaudi – ITA
  3. Charlie Chandler – GBR
  4. Florian Raudaschl – AUT

 

6. Any Other Business (AOB):

Future international events: The following international venues are proposed:

2014 Europeans – Brightlingsea Sailing Club, GBR – June 2014

2014 Gold Cup – Allassio, ITA – October 2014

2015 Europeans – TBC

2015 Gold Cup – Valencia, ESP

2016 Europeans – TBC

2016 Gold Cup – Poland

 

No further business was raised. The meeting was closed.

luca devotiDear D-ONE sailors,

First of all, a Happy New Year and all the best. 2014 is a very important year for our beloved boat, the Class and all D-ONE sailors who year by year are playing a more important role. The D-ONE is a magic boat but the biggest asset of the class are its members, they are truly passionate about the sport, a real group of friends. Somehow, we have to manage to become a really big class, what about 100 D-ONEs racing together? To get there, we need you to join the international association, to support class events at home and abroad, to help develop the class….your input is key to making sure that our rules truly represent what you need to make the D-ONE a lot of fun….

Well, we have an important season in front of us, the Euros in the UK, where the class is growing fast and THE GOLD CUP in Alassio…. see you all there.

Luca Devoti

Chairman International D-ONE Association

The USA D-ONE class operates through the D-ONE International Class Association.

Each country has a representative on the international committee and the member for the USA is:TBA

The Polish D-ONE class operates through the D-ONE International Class Association.

Each country has a representative on the international committee and the member for Poland is:TBA

The Hungarian D-ONE class operates through the D-ONE International Class Association.

Each country has a representative on the international committee and the member for Hungary is:TBA

The Greek D-ONE class operates through the D-ONE International Class Association.

Each country has a representative on the international committee and the member for Greece is George Boussog

The German D-ONE class operates through the D-ONE International Class Association.

Each country has a representative on the international committee and the member for Germany is:TBA

The French D One class operates through the D One International Association.

Each country has a representative on the international committee. The French committee member for the International Class Association is Remi Perrin

 

Le D Un Association française dispose de son propre site Web à www.D-One-France.fr

Se il vous plaît contactez-nous là pour l'information de langue française, et ne hésitez pas à utiliser l'information et forum sur ce site ainsi.

 

The French D One Association has its own website at www.D-One-France.fr

Please contact us there for French language information, and feel free to use the information and forum on this site as well .


The Spanish D One class operates through the D One International Association.

Each country has a representative on the international committee. The Spanish committee member for the International Association is The Honorary Secretary.

The Czech D One class operates through the D One International Class Association.

Each country has a representative on the committee. The Czech committee member for the International Class Association is Marek Bachtik

The BelgianD-ONE class operates through the D-ONE International Association.

Each country has a representative on the committee. The Belgian committee member for the International Association is listed above

The Australian D-ONE class operates through the D-ONE International Association.

Each country has a representative on the committee. The Australian committee member for the International Association is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Please join us also at the facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/ausdevotione

The Noble Marine D-ONE fleet was welcomed to Paigton for the POSH regatta with strong winds and broken sunshine. The event was the second to receive #GetOutAndSail support.

All the D-ONE 2013 Grand Prix dates.

Nick 'oink oink' Craig takes home the bacon

After three days of close racing all was still to play for. While Nick Craig had delivered a very commanding performance, with the double points non discard able last race still to come, all was still to play for.

The D-ONE class was well represented by D-ONE sailors at the 2013 Endeavour Trophy: Charlie Chandler, 2013 national champion, Charlie Cumbley, 2012 national champion and Nick Craig, 2011 national champion and 2013 European and Gold Cup winner. 

Welcome to the home of the D One International Class Association where you will be able to find all the latest news & chat about this exciting single hander from Devoti Sailing.

The D-One is an exhilarating and rewarding single-hander that provides close tactical racing upwind, combined with the fun of asymmetric performance.

Designed by Phil Morrison and using the best materials and technology available to provide a unique sailing experience, the Devoti-one is built using carbon foam construction in CNC moulds, giving a stiff light hull. The carbon mast, boom and bow sprit maintain quality throughout and the boat has been extensively tested by a team of top sailors to make sure it is a winner.

Upwind the D-One is powered by a large 11.5 sq.m. fully battened main sail that has enough power to be hiking early but easy to keep control when it gets fresher. Downwind, using the 13.2 sq.m. gennaker, the boat is stable and easily driven with plenty of power to the highly manoeuvrable and lightweight hull.

From the leading builders of the Olympic Finn, the D-One has become an international success and there is an exciting international regatta programme!

Welcome 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 D-One is an exhilarating and rewarding single-hander that provides close tactical racing upwind, combined with the fun of asymmetric performance.

Designed by Phil Morrison and using the best materials and technology available to provide a unique sailing experience, the Devoti-one is built using carbon foam construction in CNC moulds, giving a stiff light hull. The carbon mast, boom and bow sprit maintain quality throughout and the boat has been extensively tested by a team of top sailors to make sure it is a winner.

Upwind the D-ONE is powered by a large 11.5 sq.m. fully battened main sail that has enough power to be hiking early but easy to keep control when it gets fresher. Downwind, using the 13.2 sq.m. gennaker, the boat is stable and easily driven with plenty of power to the highly manoeuvrable and lightweight hull.

From the leading builders of the Olympic Finn, the D-ONE has become an international success and there is an exciting international regatta programme!

charlie 2013The GBR D-ONE Class Association is pleased to announce for the winter of 2013/14 the availability of two short-term charter boats sponsored by Devoti Sailing & Suntouched Sailboats. These boats will be available to charter for 3 weeks at a cost of £150 plus a refundable deposit. Should a boat be purchased the charter fee will be refunded (less a Class Association Membership).

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You can view the minutes online from the following links or you can download them in pdf format from the attachments section lower on this page.

2013 International AGM minutes

 

GBR Results Archive

 2018- Lymington Town Sailing Club, GBR

1st: Nick Craig, GBR   2nd: Giles Chipperfield, GBR  3rd: Rob Jones, GBR   4th: Chris Sallis, GBR

 

 2017 - Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Sailing Club, GBR

1st: Nick Craig, GBR   2nd: Humphrey Carter, GBR  3rd: James Nield, GBR   4th: Giles Chipperfield, GBR

 

 2016- Royal Torbay Yacht Club, GBR

1st: Nick Craig, GBR   2nd: Chris Sallis, GBR  3rd: Giles Chipperfield, GBR   4th: Dave Gorringe, GBR

 

 2015- Highcliffe Sailing Club, GBR

1st: Nick Craig, GBR   2nd: Nick Simmons, GBR  3rd: Humphrey Carter, GBR   4th: Giles Chipperfield, GBR 

 

 2014- Brightlingsea Yacht Club, GBR

1st: Nick Craig, GBR   3rd: Humphrey Carter, GBR   4th: Nick Simmons, GBR  

 

2013- Castle Cove Sailing Club

1st: Charlie Chandler   2nd: Nick Craig   3rd: Giles Chipperfield   4th: Chris Sallis   5th: Robin Foster-Taylor

 

 2012 - Lymington Town Sailing Club

1st: Charlie Cumbley   2nd: Matt Howard   3rd: David Gorringe   4th: Nick Simmons   5th: Giles Chipperfield

 

2011 - Queen Mary Sailing Club

1st: Nick Craig   2nd: Andy Couch   3rd: David Hitchcock   4th: Charlie Chandler   5th: Tim Garvin

 

2018 - St. Gilgen (Lake Wolfgangsee), Austria

Trophy 32Nick Craig (GBR)  Olympic Medal Silver 32Viktor Teply (CZE) Olympic Medal Bronze 32Giles Chipperfield (GBR) 4th: Ondrej Teply (CZE) 5th: Michael Maier (CZE)

 

2017 - Balatonfüred (Lake Balaton), Hungary

Trophy 32Tomai Balazcs (HUN)  Olympic Medal Silver 32Tamas Szamody (HUN)  Olympic Medal Bronze 32Giles Chipperfield (GBR) 4th: Chris Sallis (GBR) 5th: Marek Bachtik (CZE)

 

2016 - Riva del Garda (Lake Garda), Italy

Trophy 32Mario Rabbo (ITA)  Olympic Medal Silver 32Nick Craig (GBR) Olympic Medal Bronze 32Tomai Balazcs (HUN) 4th: Tamas Szamody (HUN)  5th: Chris Sallis (GBR)

 

2015 - Travemünde, Germany

Trophy 32Nick Craig (GBR) Olympic Medal Silver 32Giles Chipperfield (GBR)  Olympic Medal Bronze 32Mario Rabbo (ITA) 4th: Tamas Szamody (HUN)  5th: Humphrey Carter (GBR)

 

2014 - Alassio, Italy

Trophy 32Nick Craig (GBR) Olympic Medal Silver 32Petr Fiala (CZE)  Olympic Medal Bronze 32 Uberto Crivelli Visconti (ITA) 4th: Alessandro Marege (ITA)  5th: Viktor Teply (CZE)

 

2013 - Attersee (Lake Attersee), Austria

Trophy 32Nick Craig (GBR) Olympic Medal Silver 32Viktor Teply (CZE)  Olympic Medal Bronze 32 Petr Fiala (CZE) 4th: Agustin Zabalua (ARG) 5th: Charlie Chandler (GBR)

 

2012, Alassio, Italy

Trophy 32 Martin Trcka (CZE) Olympic Medal Silver 32Agustin Zabalua (ARG)  Olympic Medal Bronze 32 Piero Sibello (ITA) 4th: Viktor Teply (CZE) 5th: Andrea Casale (ITA)

 

2011 - Riva del Garda (Lake Garda), Italy

Trophy 32Tom Slingsby (AUS) Olympic Medal Silver 32Nick Thompson (GBR) Olympic Medal Bronze 32 Giles Scott (GBR) 4th: Andrea Casale (ITA) 5th: Matt Howard (GBR)

 

2010 - Valencia, Spain

Trophy 32Agustin Zabalua (ARG) Olympic Medal Silver 32Zsombor Berecz (HUN)  Olympic Medal Bronze 32 Ivan Gaspic (CRO) 4th: Ed Wright (GBR) 5th: Alberto Ferrari (ITA)

2018 - Lega Navale Italiana - Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy

Trophy 32Giles Chipperfield (GBR) Olympic Medal Silver 32Viktor Teply (CZE) Olympic Medal Bronze 32Alessandro Novi (ITA) 4th: Enrico Ciferi (ITA) 5th: Jörg Deimling (AUT)

 

2017 - Circolo Nautico al Mare (Alassio), Italy

Trophy 32Nick Craig (GBR) Olympic Medal Silver 32Giles Chipperfield (GBR) Olympic Medal Bronze 32Marek Bachtik (CZE) 4th: Enrico Ciferi (ITA) 5th: Chris Sallis (GBR)

 

2016 - Kemp Jestrabi (Lake Lipno), Czech Republic

Trophy 32Tomai Balazs (HUN)  Olympic Medal Silver 32Petr Fiala (CZE) Olympic Medal Bronze 32Tamas Szamody (HUN) 4th: Humphrey Carter (GBR) 5th: Giles Chipperfield (GBR)

 

2015 - Fraglia Vela Riva (Lake Garda), Italy

Trophy 32Nick Craig (GBR)  Olympic Medal Silver 32Viktor Teply (CZE) Olympic Medal Bronze 32Mario Rabbo (ITA) 4th: Damid Duterte Vielle (FRA) 5th: Humphrey Carter (GBR)

 

2014 - Brightlingsea Yacht Club, Great Britain

Trophy 32Nick Craig (GBR)  Olympic Medal Silver 32Petr Fiala (CZE) Olympic Medal Bronze 32Humphrey Carter (GBR) 4th: Nick Simmons (GBR) 5th: Marek Bachtik (CZE)

 

2013 - Campione Unavela (Lake Garda), Italy

Trophy 32Nick Craig (GBR)  Olympic Medal Silver 32Petr Fiala (CZE) Olympic Medal Bronze 32Alessadro Novi (ITA) 4th: Riccardo Pontremoli (ITA) 5th: Paolo Rossi (ITA)

We would like to thank the following International sponsors.

 

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Those who know him will appreciate that Luca had very definite ideas about what he wanted when he approached me to design a hull for the new Devoti single handed project. He wanted something light, fast and "sexy" with impeccable handling. He was most emphatic that it shoud be capable of being sailed hard in strong winds like his beloved Finn. Luca also insisted that the hull should be reasonably stable and be capable of being carried on a car roof; hence the removable sitting out "wings" with their comfortable ergonomic profile derived from many years of Finn sailing. All these requirements plus the rig and daggerboard requirements pretty well determined the overall size and weight of the hull.
For my part I had to use my experience to produce a fine easily driven hull shape which would give a smooth performance envelope across the wind range with a lively but manageable "feel". The kind of boat that an experienced sailor will enjoy "encouraging" and "coaxing" over the waves, not a "point and go" boat. Consequently the hull shape is not extreme but rather a blend of modern ideas with more traditional values.

The Devoti Factory

The 32nd America's Cup was over, and I had failed.

My idea of 'changing the game' to give superb young olympic athletest the chance to win [with +39 Challenge -ed] had been crushed against greed, money, and bad fortune. My formerly Olympic-honed body was now fat like a balloon having worked my ass off for two years to follow my dream with +39, and it was a complete mess. The boat impounded, my friends within the team almost lost, and the only mast we had was broken by a blind Team Germany while I was egging for money in Sicily for the LV Cup. It ended when Percy and the lads grabbed us a 1:20 lead over the Spanish and the jib sheets broke - we did not even have the money for decent sheets.

It was all over, and this time forever.

No comeback like my medal in magic Sydney in the Finn after a disastrous Games in Savannah. No comeback at all. I can say now that I was depressed...what to do?

Go sailing was the only answer my mind gave me, but since I'd stopped in 2002 after a fiery match race with Ainslie in the last race of the Finn Europeans, sailing had, in my mind, gone mad. More and more masochism, more and more rules, and less and less fun.

So I went back to my yard, where my partner and CEO of Devoti Sailing had been working like crazy to keep it all together while I madly followed insane AC dreams. The yard was like a Swiss watch, they picked me up at the airport, happy to see me back, and we shared a bottle of good red wine - maybe more.
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We talked about a new boat - a seaworthy singlehander that was easy, fast, and fun, and we started working. I went back to Valencia and a few months later, Roman handed me the keys to the first D-One prototype for sail testing. When I sailed the boat for the first time (using a Finn mast with runners to keep the rig in the boat), I felt happy like a small child. It was never about making money - it was therapy and a new challenge - getting a Class going where you could make friends like in the old days, away from protest rooms and 7-hour days on the water. A beer after the race would be natural again instead of heading to the gym or to bed...
Sailing for fun again, my life changed. One day, I was sailing in light air off Valencia, and the mainsheet popped out of the cleat. I fell in the water and the boat capsized, and with the main stuck between the runners and me at 120 kg and tired as hell, I couldn't get back in the boat. It kept tacking and falling over on me, and as I laughed exhaustedly, I began to get a bit worried. An America's Cup skipper and silver medal winner drowning in a force 2 during a hot Valencia summer day - the thought that this might be the end of me just made me laugh harder as I tired even more.
Just then, I heard a small motor and looked up to see a RIB with a pitying Optimist coach looking at me, desperately hanging on. "Do you need help? You shouldn't be out here if you don't know how to sail..." He pulled me onto his RIB and sailed my D-One back to the dock. It was an ignominous beginning to the D-One, but since then, how things have changed! Despite the economic crisis, orders keep popping in, even on your side of the pond. We had 22 enthusiasts from 70-100 kg racing ten days ago, and by the end of June, we will see more than 30 on Lake Garda. In October at our Gold Cup we'll see 50 or more. We have a smaller rig almost ready, and Roman is working non-stop to pop boats out after basically redesigning most of it...I thank him for that!
This time, no crooked man will stop my dream from becoming reality, and just the other day I became sure of it. In Bracciano, I sat under an olive tree at the Yacht Club watching some D-One racing. In a nice Force 4, I saw 22 colorful gennakers flying downwind, and I must say I got a bit emotional. I went to the bar and ordered a stiff double whiskey, and that night, I talked with all of my D-One friends, just like in the good old days when my nickname was... Mad Luca

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The D–ONE has been created as a one design racing dinghy where the true test is between helms and not boats and equipment. The fundamental objective of these class rules is to ensure that this concept is maintained. 

 

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The International D-ONE Association Constitution D1.2

1.       General

1.1     The full title will be the International D-ONE Association (IDA).

1.2     The objectives of IDA shall be:

(a)     To promote International Racing of the Devoti D-ONE Class.

(b)     To maintain the One-Design character of Devoti D-ONE Class.

(c)     To publish the Devoti D-ONE class rules.

(d)     To co-ordinate the activities of National D-ONE Class Associations.

(e)     To maintain close co-operation with National Authorities, National D-ONE Class Associations.

2.       Membership

2.1     Membership of the IDA shall be open to anyone interested in D-ONE sailing, upon payment of the subscription fee.

2.2     There shall be three types of membership, Honorary, Full and Temporary.

2.3     Only Honorary and Full members shall be eligible to compete in events organized by the IDA, which run for a duration of greater than 2 days.

2.4     All Honorary and Full members of the IDA shall be eligible to vote on matters relating to the IDA and class rules.

2.5     Honorary Membership

(a)     The IDA Committee may propose honorary membership to individuals or organisations . The individual or organization will be granted the privileges of Honorary membership from time of proposal.

(b)     Any Honorary membership proposed during a year must be ratified at the next AGM. Failure to get a majority approval at the AGM will result in the offer of Honorary membership being rescinded.

(c)     The IDA committee may propose to rescind Honorary membership from an individual or organization subject to ratification at an AGM.

2.6     Temporary Membership

(a)     Temporary Membership shall only be valid for a single event with a maximum duration of 2 days.

(b)     Temporary members shall not be eligible to vote on matters relating to the IDA and class rules.

2.7     Only members of the IDA shall eligible to be awarded prizes/trophies for an event organized by the IDA.

2.8     A register of IDA members will be maintained.

3.       National Class Associations

3.1     A National D-ONE Class Association (NCA) is deemed to exist when a group of 10 or more IDA members request the IDA to be recognized as a NCA.

3.2     There shall only be one NCA per country.

3.3     All full members of an IDA recognized NCA shall automatically be full members of the IDA.

3.4     The NCA shall pay the full membership fee agreed at the AGM to the IDA for each of their members annually.

4.       SUBSCRIPTION FEES

4.1     The Association’s subscription year will run from 1st January to 31st December and annual subscriptions for full membership will become due on the 1st January of each year. Where members join after 31th October, their subscription will cover the whole of the following year.

4.2     The level of IDA subscriptions shall be decided at the AGM for the following year to cover:

(a)     Full membership. Including contribution from NCA

(b)     Temporary membership

4.3     Any member who has not paid their subscription by 1st June will be deemed to have resigned their membership.

4.5     Where no national class association (NCA) is present, the member shall pay their annual subscription to the IDA.

4.6     The IDA membership application form and current subscription fees in force shall be published on the IDA website.

5.       MANAGEMENT OF THE ASSOCIATION

5.1     The affairs of the IDA will be managed by the Management Committee (Committee), subject to the provisions within this Constitution to the objectives of the Association.

5.2     The Committee will be elected from members of the Association through the AGM or annual class survey and will consist of the following officers and members:

(a)     Chairman

(b)     Vice Chairman

(c)     Honorary Secretary

(d)     Honorary Treasurer

(e)     Communications Officer

(f)      Technical Officer

(g)     No less than three and no more than nine General Committee members

(h)     One representative from each region (as defined by the Committee)

5.3     The licensed builder will be entitled to appoint a non-voting member to the Committee, as his representative.

5.4     The Committee may also co-opt other non-voting members to the Committee, whether a full member of the Association or not.

5.5     At least 3 weeks notice of the date, place and agenda for any Committee Meeting will be given in writing by the Secretary.

5.6     Any business conducted by correspondence will be circulated through the Secretary, or the Secretary’s nominee, by post or e-mail. A Committee Member not answering a motion communicated to them in writing within 3 weeks of the date of sending (or other date notified in the correspondence) will be deemed to have abstained from the motion.

5.7     At meetings of the Committee, 4 of the elected members will form the minimum number for a quorum.

5.8     The Committee shall make recommendations to full members in a General Meeting, or by post/email, for alteration or addition to the Class Rules.

6.       FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

6.1     The IDA will be funded through subscriptions, surplus income from events and any other revenue negotiated by the Committee.

6.2     The Committee will ensure that accurate records are maintained, covering:

(a)     All monies received and expended by the IDA and the reason for such receipts and expenditure.

(b)     All monies, assets and liabilities of the IDA.

(c)     Minutes of Meetings.

6.3     Any NCA, which has not remitted its annual fees, may cease to be recognized by the IDA. Reinstatement to the list of recognised NCA's would be at the discretion of the Committee after payment of amounts due.

6.4     An Annual Financial Statement will be prepared for the 12 months to 31st December and will be presented at the AGM or distributed annually.

7.       GENERAL MEETINGS

7.1     The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Association will be held annually at a place, date and time determined by the Committee.

7.2     A Special General Meeting may be called by the Committee or upon receipt by the Secretary of a written request signed by no fewer than 15 full members of the Association.

7.3     At least six weeks’ notice will be given to members of any General Meeting.

7.4     At General Meetings, decisions will be limited to matters on the agenda.

7.5     Voting will be at the AGM or another method open to all members. The voting results will be carried by majority 60/40 of all members who respond. The Secretary will be responsible for minuting the results of voting. These results will be published on the class website.

8.       CLASS RULES

8.1     The D-ONE Class Rules are those approved and published by IDA.

8.2     The Class rules may be amended or “interpreted” by an NCA, as long as:

(a)     They do not threaten the spirit of the ‘One-Design’ principle

(b)     any NCA amendments or interpretations of published D-ONE class rule shall be published in Notice of Race at least 1 month prior to the event.

8.3     The IDA shall be responsible for maintaining the One-Design character of the D-ONE and will report on any matter that may appear to violate or threaten the spirit of the Class Rules.

8.4     The Committee will appoint a Class Measurer(s) from the Committee to:

(a)     Advise on any technical matters relevant to the Class.

(b)     Ensure that the One Design control of the Class is properly exercised by the builders and suppliers in accordance with the Manufacturing specifications and Handbook.

(c)     Investigate any query by a boat owner regarding the one design or specification of the boat, and to report to the Committee on the outcome.

(d)     Consult with the builders on any development of the boat or equipment deemed to be desirable as a result of sailing experience and/or improvements to build method.

(e)     Ensure that boats used in major championships and regattas comply with the Class Rules.

8.5     Any changes to the Class Rules affecting the manufacture of the D-ONE may only be approved after consultation with and agreement of the builder.

9.       SUSPENSION OR REMOVAL FROM MEMBERSHIP

9.1     A member may be suspended or removed from membership by the Committee only after a hearing, where the individual will be provided with a fair opportunity to present details relating to the matter, prior to the Committee making its decision.

9.2     A member may be suspended or removed for the following reasons:

          Committing an unlawful act in relation to the IDA or one of its members,

          or

          any unsportsmanlike conduct or anti-social behaviour, contrary to the interests of the members of the IDA,

          or

          intentional violation of this Constitution or the Class Rules.

9.3     A suspended member will not be entitled to the return of any or part of their subscription in respect of the period for which they are suspended or removed from membership.

10.     AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION

10.1   Amendments to this Constitution may be made at an AGM, a Special General Meeting or, by the Management Committee. However, amendments to the Constitution will only become valid following confirmation at an AGM, at a Special General Meeting or another method open to all members.

11.     LIMITATIONS AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS

11.1   In the execution of their responsibilities under this constitution, Committee members will not be liable for any loss to members or former members or to the assets of the Association, by reason of any mistake or omission made in good faith by them or any other officer or member of the Committee or for any other matter other than wilful and individual wrong doing, omission or fraud on the part of the person who is sought to be made liable.

11.2   The Association may be dissolved by a resolution passed by a two-thirds majority of those full members present at a Special General Meeting convened for this purpose. The resolution may include proposals for the disposal of any assets held by or in the name of the Association, following the satisfaction of all debts and liabilities. Such assets will not be paid to or distributed among the members, but given or transferred to such other charitable organisations or institutions having objects similar to some or all of those of the Association, as the members may determine.

 DescriptionPrice
D-One price list is valid from January 2013. Prices exclude VAT and delivery.  
D-One Standard Specification Complete and ready to sail  €10400.00 
  Fully fitted out by Harken  
  Adjustable wings for weight equalisation when racing  
  All fittings including control lines  
  Rudder and dagger board  
  2 piece carbon mast  
  Carbon boom and bowsprit  
  Fully battened main sail by North Sails 11.4 sqm  
  Spinnaker 13.2 sqm  
Options on a new boat    
  TackTick T060 micro compass € 270.00
  Upgrade to carbon tiller extension € 40.00
  Central laminated rib on the floor section € 150.00
  Special deck/hull colours € 300.00
  Zinc galvanized steel launching trolley (suitable for a road trailer) € 320.00
  Aluminium launching trolley (suitable for a road trailer) € 450.00
Covers    
  Devoti-One pvc transport top cover € 170.00
  Devoti-One pvc transport undercover € 170.00
  Devoti-One regatta top cover € 300.00
  Devoti-One padded rudder bag € 65.00
  Devoti-One padded dagger board bag € 65.00
  Devoti-One padded rudderstock/tiller bag € 55.00
  Devoti-One padded wing covers – pair € 170.00
  Devoti-One mast padded cover – bottom part € 70.00
  Devoti-One mast padded cover – top part € 70.00
  Devoti-One boom cover € 65.00
  Special accessories discount for whole covers package € 200.00
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Welcome to the home of the International 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 D-One is an exhilarating and rewarding single-hander that provides close tactical racing upwind, combined with the fun of asymmetric performance.

Designed by Phil Morrison and using the best materials and technology available to provide a unique sailing experience, the Devoti-one is built using carbon foam construction in CNC moulds, giving a stiff light hull. The carbon mast, boom and bow sprit maintain quality throughout and the boat has been extensively tested by a team of top sailors to make sure it is a winner.

Upwind the D-One is powered by a large 11.5 sq.m. fully battened main sail that has enough power to be hiking early but easy to keep control when it gets fresher. Downwind, using the 13.2 sq.m. gennaker, the boat is stable and easily driven with plenty of power to the highly manoeuvrable and lightweight hull.

From the leading builders of the Olympic Finn, the D-One has become an international success and there is an exciting international regatta programme!

uk-small The UK D-ONE fleet returned from the Italian Tour to Castle Cove Sailing Club for the UK National Championships and enjoyed an excellent event as a separate class within Weymouth Regatta, along with a great turnout of 109 local and visiting boats.