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.
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
We are looking forward to the upcoming Gold Cup at the Travemunde Woche regatta on the 23rd - 26th July. This should be a super 4 day event set amongst the festival activities and entertainment that takes place throughout the week on the white sandy shores of the Baltic. On the water we are expecting fantastic, well organised racing with the added enjoyment of an evening of short races on the spectator course in the river. Registration is open now through the Travemunde Woche website and information and direct links to Notice of Race is also on our Gold Cup event listing.
The Lenny Walpole Memorial held on the 14/15 March at Gosford Sailing Club just North of Sydney, Australia also hosted an event for the Australian D-One association. Here's what D-One sailing looks like in Australia in the European winter:
See full report , pictures and results below.
Third race for the “Tour de Australis” series was held in conjunction with ACT Dinghy Championships held on 14/15th November at the Canberra Yacht Club..
Second race for the “Tour de Australis” series took place on the 7/8th November at the Big River Sailing Club at Harwood, which is located on the Clarence River (¾ of the way up from Sydney to Byron Bay) for their “Bridge to Breakers” regatta.
Demo day for the worlds most exciting single hander. Being held on the 25th October at Gosford Sailing Club (NSW, AUS), the central coasts premier sailing club located one hour north of Sydney. Contact details are on the flyer.
First race for the “Tour de Australia” series was on 4th October up at Richmond River Sailing and Rowing Club in Ballina (coastal town in northern NSW) for their “What is a wetsuit” open regatta. We had 2 D-One at the regatta, local boy Mark Pierce. Plus myself, Peter Ineson, who made the journey up from Sydney.
The Batemans Bay ANZAC Memorial regatta was held on the weekend of 25/26 April. Batemans Bay being a seaside town located 4 hours to the drive south of Sydney.
Now well into autumn the weather has cooled down and the summer seabeezes have finished and replaced with unpredictable winds and cooler temperatures. It will not be long before the water temperature dives below an icy 20°C.