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Friday, 01 May 2015 00:00

D-One Hull and Sail Numbers

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Hull Identification Numbers (HIN on the stern of your D-One) and Sailnumbers are related. I have spoken to Devoti Sailing & Suntouched Sailboats, they both confirm a mistake was made in recent deliveries. See below for the full exlpanation.

I’m awaiting the full production list from Devoti Sailing so that I can compile a comprehensive sail number list, there could be a number of 2010 boats affected.

Jon Hammond
International D-One Association Secretary.
11th Feb 2015


Built 2015: initial number 5 + serial number
CZ = country; DSLD10 = builder; 20 = serial number; A5 = Built Jan 2015; 08 = model year 2008
Therefore sail number 520

Built 2014: initial number 4 + serial number
CZ = country; DSLD10 = builder; 20 = serial number; A4 = Built Feb 2014; 08 = model year 2008
Therefore sail number 420

Built 2013: initial number 3 + serial number
CZ = country; DSLD10 = builder; 20 = serial number; C3 = Built March 2013; 08 = model year 2008
Therefore sail number 320

Built 2012: initial number 2 + serial number
CZ = country; DSLD10 = builder; 20 = serial number; D2 = Built Apr 2012; 08 = model year 2008
Therefore sail number 220

Built 2011: initial number 1 + serial number
CZDSLD1010E108 (this was my first boat)
CZ = country; DSLD10 = builder; 10 = serial number; E1 = Built May 2011; 08 = model year 2008
Therefore sail number 110

In 2010 an error was made … which lead to DSLAD being changed to DSLD for 2011 (otherwise there could have two 148 boats for example)

Built 2010: initial number 0 + serial number
CZ = country; DSLAD10 = builder; 15 = serial number; CO = Built March 2010; 08 = model year 2008
Therefore sail number 015
Mistake later in 2010
CZ = country; DSLAD10 = builder; 48 = serial number; CO = Built Aug 2010; 08 = model year 2008

Using the method for 2011 to 2015 would give a sail number of 148 (due to error) but as a 2010 boat sail number should be 048

Built 2009: no initial number + serial number
CZ = country; DSLDAD10 = builder; 01 = serial number; A9 = Built January 2009; 08 = model year 2008
Therefore sail number 1


Wednesday, 05 February 2014 09:32

2013 AGM Minutes

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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.


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.

Saturday, 03 August 2013 19:46

Class Rules

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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. 


Please download the attached document as listed below.




Saturday, 03 August 2013 19:45

Class Constitution

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.


4.1     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.


5.1     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.


6.1     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.


7.1     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.


9.1     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,


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


          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.


10.1   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.


11.1   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.