LTSC 1 1Lymington’s up & coming Dinghy Regatta was held 18/19th July with a 100-boat entry – a truly premier event with sun, wind, steep waves and doughnuts.  With the sun & wind and one-sided tactics of head for the beach it was just like Lake Garda, but much nearer.

The Lymington Town D-One fleet, recently augmented by John Fitzsimmonds (GBR 501), were joined by visitors from Queen Mary, Castle Cove and Lyme Regis making a tight D-One class sharing a coure with RS400, Merlin Rocket and fast handicap fleets - and some very big waves.

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.

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.

 

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The weather forecasters predicted 'Dogs off chains' at the start of the week running up to the 2015 POSH event (Paignton Open for Single Handers) but as the week went on, the predictions eased and on the day Torbay served up another weekend of fabulous sailing. The D-One fleet returned to this ever popular event for the 3rd time and their first open of the year sponsored in 2015 by Spinlock, supplying their new “Wing“ buoyancy aid as prizes. 

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