torbay 2016 yandy150671The final day's racing brought full on conditions with a strong south westerly gusting into the mid 20's. The RO and his team set a good sized windward leeward and the fleet got away into a proper heavy-weather beat. A tight group rounded the top mark with Martin Browne and Al Hall featuring, everybody was fully lit up on the downwinds and as speeding D One's approached the port lay line it was becoming a case of 'who gybes wins'!

It wasn't long before normal service was resumed and Nick found his way to the front to take his 6th bullet – 1 to go for 7 straight. Al Hall had his best result of the week with Giles grabbing 3rd on the line as Martin Browne and Humphrey Carter dealt with various management issues!

The wind increased for the final race and conditions were now at the upper limit with virtually nobody else left on the bay. Nick clearly had a mainsheet problem but was still cruising upwind alarmingly quickly! Chris Sallis rounded first and set his kite for a blistering run out to the lay-line followed by Nick, Dave Gorringe and Giles.

As the race went on Dave and Giles pulled through and Nick had an uncharacteristic capsize whilst gybing in a massive gust. By the finish Dave had won taking the 'Lymington honour' with Giles second and Chris third.

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IMG 7645The D-One fleet enjoyed a fantastic European Championship at Camp Jestrabi, Lake Lipno in the Czech Republic.  11 Czech boats were joined by good numbers of Hungarian, Austrian and British boats to make a strong 25-boat fleet.

Congratulations to Tomai Balazs (HUN119) on the win, closely followed by Petr Fiala (CZE203) and Tamas Szamody (HUN10).

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The last day started with a tie-break for 2nd, 3rd and 4th, so commiserations to Humphrey Carter (GBR309) who just missed the podium.

An entirely appropriate image of the results shown right, but the full results are also at D-One European Championships Results . Camp Jestrabi took some excellent photos which have been posted on Facebook and are now on this website as well at http://www.d-oneassociation.org/gallery/photo-galleries

There is also now a video from Camp Jestrabi available at: D-One Europeans 2016

Wednesday, 18 May 2016 00:00

ITA: 2016 National Championships

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 MG 0015The ITA D-One fleet made visitors from GBR and HUN very welcome indeed to beautiful Alassio in mid-May. 

Tommaso Buzzi, our new ITA class secretary has posted a gallery of fantastic photographs available on this website at ITA National Championships 2016

Full report to follow, but congratulations to Mario Rabbo (ITA 135) on a dominant performance and championship win. Second place was Tamas Szamody (HUN 10), third Alesssandro Novi (ITA 101) and fourth Giles Chipperfield (GBR411).  MG 0164

Alassio lived up to all its reputations: practice day was gloriously sunny with 25kts from the South West and huge rolling waves. 16.0kts achieved on the D-One GPS! Then we had rain and 5kts from the North East, followed by a day of overcast light Easterlies. But then we finished with the most perfect of all sailing days : baking sun, force 3, tight racing. Sailing simply does not get better than this day.

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Many thanks to an excellent race team from CNAM Alassio and to all our friends in the class who made the journey. We will all be back.

 

 

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