Velka Cena Dyje 2013
Nord Cup 2013
We invite all D1 sailors to join first POL Nationals at Nord CUP regatta, which is biggest sailing event in Poland. The races will take place on 5-7.7.2013 in Gdansk. More on the event at: http://nordcup.pl/en/
Some key facts:
• modern infrastructure – designed for sailors
• Choice of restaurant and bars in the marina
• Choice of accommodation from camping to hotel
• Easy route – without need of driving through city center
• the proximity of historic city of Gdansk where numerous tourist activities can be found
Wind statistics in July:
• 72% days of wind of 3Bft or more
• below 1% of days of wind of 6Bft or more
•Day temperature average of 21°C
We are glad to invite you to D-One international regatta which takes place on Nove Mlyny Lake - Pavlov, Czech republic from 3rd to 5th May 2013.
Charter boats are available but limited. We can provide accomodation for you. Please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org for booking charter boat and accomodation.
We are looking forward to see you there.
Gold Cup - Trcka won it after amazing finale
Alassio- Adrenaline pumping finale for the 2012 D-One Gold Cup today in Alassio. A great showdown was expected, with 4 helmsmen that could still win the title, and a big show took place in West Ligurian waters. A bright sun, warm temperatures and a northerly breeze from 10 to 12 knots were the perfect scenario for the 38 d-oners from 9 countries fighting for the final double point no discardable race. The 2012 D-One Gold ended in the hands of czech Martin Trcka but lot of surprises came in during the race. Young check Viktor Teply controlled all the race from the start but capsized at the last gennaker hoisting. At that point Trcka had a fast run to the finish but the real fight were behind him, where come-from-behind argentinian Agustin Zabalua, a former D-One Gold Cup winner, recovered 10 boats in the second beat to fight for his chance. If Zabalua should finalize in second place the last race, the Gold Cup would take a Valencian route. With a third, czech Trcka would have the Gold Cup in his hands. Italian Andrea Casale broke Zabalua's dream fighting hard in the last run. On the finish line, after Zabalua's last jibe, only half a meter separated the two d-oners, but the italian bowsprit was ahead.
So the winner of the 2012 D-One Gold Cup is Martin Trcka, a former olympian for his country in the Laser class. Zabalua enden in second with a one point gap. Third was italian Pietro Sibello, winner of two races in this Championship. 21 years old Teply finalized in fourth. Fifth was Andrea Casale and sixth consistent italian Michele Mennuti, that took the corinthian title. The Master title went to another czech, Marek Bachtik.
Martin Trcka about his Gold Cup: "Viktor has the final race in his hand all the time, but unfortunately for him and fortunately for me he capsized on the second hoist and it was it. Looking on the duel between Casale and Zabalua I was a little bit nervous but it ended well. About the D-One she is an awesome dinghy. It's quite intensive actually and you have tough and intensive sailing. You got the speed and the pleasure of sailing as well. Thanks to Luca Devoti for made such a great boat".
The 2013 edition of the D-One Gold Cup will be sailed on Attersee, Austria, in late september.
Video Interview to Martin Trcka: http://youtu.be/Wha1Lg7KFkc
Gold Cup - four fighting finale
Alassio- An heartbreaking finale will be on stage on Sunday for the final race of the Volvo D-One Gold Cup in Alassio. After two more races sailed today in a light north-easterly breeze, argentinian Agustin Zabalua and czech Victor Teply are leading the 38 boats fleet with 15 points. Italian Pietro Sibello, former olympian and european champion in the 49er class, stands in third with 17 points. Czech Martin Trcka is fourth with 18 points. With the double point no-dischargable final race, every result is possible. The final race is scheduled for 10:30AM of tomorrow in Alassio waters.
The champion of the day is young czech Victor Teply, a 21 years old olympian in the Laser class at Weymouth 2012, with an huge first and a third. Agustin Zabalua autopenalized himself at the first mark in race 5 loosing 8 boats but recovered well durung the race finalizing third. The second race saw another duel betweeb Zabalua and Teply but the couple sailed deep left in the last run leaving a chance to Pietro Sibello that sailed deep right finding more pressure. Sibello went to win his second race in this Gold Cup keeping alive his chance to win the championship.
Best brit in the fleet is Nick Craig, now sixth behind underdog Michele Mennuti, very consistent in fifth place. This evening the fllet will enjoy a gala dinner in Grand Hotel Alassio. The Master title will be very even also, with only one point gap between czech Marek Bachtik and italian Andrea Magni.
Gold Cup - day 2, Zabalua takes the lead
Alassio- Two more exciting races today in Alassio for the day 2 of the Volvo D-One Gold Cup. Heroes of the day were Agustin Zabalua and Pietro Sibello. Argentinian Agu Zabalua, former winner of the first edition of the D-One Gold Cup held in Valencia 2010, took race 3 and finished second in race 4 after a come-from-behind Sibello that overtook him in the last run. With these results Zabalua takes the lead of the D-One Gold Cup (4-8-1-2). Sibello, a former olympian for Italy in the 49er class, won in style race 4 afetr a third in race 1. Now he stands in third overall (9-7-3-1). In second place there is the czech Martin Trcka (1-9-2-5).
Pietro Sibello about the D-One: "After the first try two years ago, I really like to came here and try the boat again because it's a very nice boat. I think she has the right balance between a classic dinghy upwind, very technical and tactical, and a pretty modern boat downwind with the gennaker. It's a nice way to race and I enjoy it".
Tomorrow two more races. Sunday is scheduled the double point no dischargable race that will determine the 2012 D-One Gold Cup Champion.
Pietro Sibello interview (ITA and ENG): http://youtu.be/O2kDsBRxcFw
Gold Cup - day 1 in Alassio
Alassio- The third edition of the Volvo D-One Gold Cup kicks off today in Circolo Nautico al Mare e Marina di Alassio. An international fleet of 38 sailors from 9 countries took the water at 1PM to sail two races in a 9-12 knots northerly breeze with confused sea. The young czech helmsman Viktor Teply took an early lead with one third and one second. Second was the other czech Martin Trcka (1-9) and third was argentinian Agustin Zabalua (4-8), the winnd of the first Gold Cup D-One held in Valencia 2010. In fourth was the first italian Andrea Casale (8-5) with his mate Michele Mennuti in fifth (10-5). British Nich Craig (5-10) finished the day in sixth. Happy winner of race 2 was Riccardo Pontremoli (Yacht Club Italiano, Genoa).
The Volvo D-One Gold Cup resumes tomorrow and Saturday with four more races. On sunday will be sailed the double point no dischargable finale race.
Gold Cup - Results after two races
Gold Cup 2012
One of the biggest event is being prepared - Gold Cup 2012 in Alassio in dates 18 - 21 October.
Devoti regret to announce that D-One Mike Cup in Máchovo Jezero on 6-7 October 2012 has been cancelled.
We would like to apologise to all those involved and hope to re-arrange another closer place for all you D-One sailors out there!
The Devoti Team
D-One UK Nationals - results
Charlie Cumbley wins D-One Nationals
The 2012 D-One Nationals were held at Lymington Town Sailing club, over the weekend of 8/9th September. Sailors arrived on Friday morning for a day of training held by Nick Craig in brilliant sunshine and a light sea breeze.
With a light un-sailable south easterly gradient breeze, the race team held the boats ashore waiting for the sea breeze to kick in. This was possibly a good thing as a fair few were looking a little worse for wear after a warm up night in the club with a local band and good food! As the wind gradually clocked around, AP was lowered for a 2pm start. Race 1 was sailed in 7 kts south west with the tide pushing east. Charlie Cumbley, Nick Simmons and Giles Chipperfield started well and made use of the weaker tide inshore rounding the top mark in 1,2,3. At the bottom mark, Simmons and Chipperfield had engaged in a LTSC battle ending in Simmons doing spins and allowing Giles to get through into second; these positions held until the finish. With some slick planning the race team quickly started Race 2, making good use of the eventually dying wind. Matt Howard, Cumbley, Charlie Chandler, Simmons and Chipperfield were all racing closely, with Howard showing the best speed in these light conditions. Simmons took a gamble in the second beat and headed offshore for more wind in a slacking tide leaving Cumbley, Chandler and Chipperfield fighting for 3rd place. Cumbley had the better pace downwind and clinched 3rd.
The club had organised a sailor’s supper and Gavin Wyatt to play in the club for Saturday night’s festivities. A good time was had by all especially the Tewkesbury boys who were slightly quieter than the norm come Sunday morning for an 8.30 launch, to make up for the missed races on Saturday.
A breezy south westerly was promised but it took until 10:30 for it to arrive. Once the direction had steadied and built in strength to 8kts, the race officer sent the boats off. Today the tide would be running east all day and whilst the wind was light, it was not the day to be shy of the line. A new day and some new faces at the front of the fleet; Robin Foster-Taylor and Nev Herbert were both sailing well, with Matt Howard taking the win in Race 1.
Race 2 and the wind had picked up to 12 kts, gusting 15, which led to some fantastic sailing. Matt Howard was flying again with local boys Dave Gorringe and Giles Chipperfield chasing hard behind to take 2nd and 3rd. By the start of Race 3 we were in for some full on D-One conditions. A nice bit of Solent chop and 20kts; its fair to say the pond sailors looked a little frightened! Gorringe was in his element now and would take some stopping. In Race 5 he took the win ahead of Matt Howard and Giles. Race 6 was skipped leaving the brutal double points and non-discardable Race 7. Cumbley, Howard, Gorringe and Keith Willis had the pace but could they keep it upright and not get stuck in weed? It’s fair to say NO! Most had a swim at some stage, with Matt unfortunately slipping down the pack when he got snarled up in a load of weed. Gorringe and Cumbley were looking good for 1,2 but ditched it in on the final gybe. Willis took on the challenge of putting this race to bed but failed at the final hurdle when the kite halyard got wrapped around the bow. Now it was down to Simmons. Screaming down the final leg, all looked good until a big gust send him off towards Cowes. Cumbley and Gorringe righted quickly taking 1,2 and Simmons 3rd.
After the discard came into play and the points were added up, the win went to Charlie Cumbley, second to Matt Howard and third to Dave Gorringe. Congratulations to Charlie and many thanks to the race team, LTSC and Suntouched Sailboats who all played a huge part in making this a really successful weekend. The club really did pull out all the stops and didn’t put a foot wrong, on or off the water. The party atmosphere was building during the course of the week-end and this Nationals will be long remembered by everyone lucky enough to have been there. Next to Italy: Gold Cup in Alassio, 18th to 21st October.
Europeans and Czech nationals 2012
The European and Czech D-One Class championship took place on Lake Lipno from 30th August to 2nd September. 31 competitors from 8 countries (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Austria, Germany, Great Britain, Ukraine and Italy) took part. Among them were four Czech Olympians - Michal Maier, Martin Trcka, Victor Teply and Lenka Mrzilkova.
Most of the racers arrived the day before the start of the regatta and although the wind was light proceeded to get some training in. On Thursday, the first day of the regatta, the weather was nice and sunny and around 30 degrees C, but there was no gust at water level so after a few hours the judges announced a postponement to the next day.
Although the wind was unstable the judges observed the planned start of the first race at 10 o 'clock on Friday. As the wind was very variable the mark often had to be moved. Three races were completed. In the evening a Czech beer and pasta party was held.
The weather completely changed on Saturday. It was much cooler and raining but a nice northeasterly wind started to blow, speed 6m/s. Four very nice races were finished. After a long day, smoked meat and a screening of pictures of the action on the water were prepared for the competitors.
On Sunday, the last day of the regatta, the weather was sunny and a northeasterly wind was blowing. Although the wind was stable it was not clear where to sail. Sometimes on the leftside, sometimes on the right. From time to time the situation changed on the racing field with the arrival of large clouds which kept the racers on the alert. Three races were completed.
The European and Czech championship was completed after a total of ten races. Victor Teply (CZE) fared the best and defended and retained his title of Czech champion. In close second place was Tomas Balasz (HUN) and in third place was Martin Trcka (CZE). Among the women (with small rig) Marketa Audyova (CZE) was the winner, Lenka Mrzilkova (CZE) was second and Pavla Smidova was third.
Notice of race - Europeans and Czech nationals 2012
D-One Europeans - Registration
Web site for registration to D-One Europeans which take place on Lipno - Czech republic is http://www.sailing.cz/en/register.php?ctl=121340 . Entry fees will be paid on place during the registration.
Riccardo Pontremoli wins his second D-One Italian title in a row
Porto Santo Stefano - the windy blue water of Argentario Peninsula, in Southern Tuscany, hosted the 2012 D-One Italian Open Championship, act 4 of the Volvo Cup. A well trained fleet of 19 boats, representing 4 countries, sailed 5 races in three days enjoying the nice wind conditions, with southerly wind from 10 to 14 knots on Friday and Saturday followed by a westerly breeze of 11-13 knots on Sunday. Yacht Club Santo Stefano shared the organization of the event with Volvo Cup and Devoti Sailing. Once ashore the sailors relaxed on the beech taking a well deserved rest from the hiking hours in perfect D-One spirit.
Riccardo Pontremoli, from Genova's Yacht Club Italiano, took the championship winning his second Italian title in a row. Riccardo Pontremoli won race 1 with a huge advantage (only Paolo Rossi managed to close the gap), race 4 in control and race 5 coming from behind after a poor start. Great speed, both upwind and downwind with the kite up, was his secret. Pontremoli's score was 1-5-3-1-1. Second was the other Pontremoli, Giuseppe, with a 3-3-2-4-7. Third was Uberto Crivelli Visconti, a newcomer in the class coming from the Laser, with a 12-2-4-2-3. Francesco Rebaudi was fourth (8-4-5-7-5) and Agustin Zabalua fifth (7-1-9-11-4). Paolo Rossi won race 3. Andrea Magni won the Master title showing great speed downwind.
The last event of the Volvo Cup will be the D-One Gold Cup (Alassio, from October 18th to 21st). A big fleet of more than 45 D-Oners will be expected.
Updated D-One Calendar 2012
The 2012 D-One Gold Cup in Alassio has moved to a week later.
NEW date is 18th – 21st October 2012. We are sorry for inconvenience caused.
D-One Poznan Open Championships
Last weekend the D-One fleet apeared at Kierskie Lake in Poznan (PL). We learned about this one to be a light wind regatta during Friday training session, when wind died few times and changed direction.This regatta was to be the first one in Poland and we welcomed paricipants from all over Poland as well as one from Germany.
The first day was full of lead changes and indicated an interested final day. We were not disappointed. In slightly stronger breeze Michal Korneszczuk took two bullets, but it was not enough to beat Eberhard Biberitz, who was leading after day one. Sebastian Zarzeczański won the battle for the third place over Pawel Walecki.
Europeans and Czech nationals 2012
Lipno Lake (Czech Republic)
Volvo Cup D-One, Agustin Zabalua took act 3 in Cattolica
Cattolica- A brighting sun and a lovely 6 to 9 knots seabreeze was the perfect scenario for the 20 boats fleet that raced Act 3 of the D-One Volvo Cup during the last weekend. Cattolica, a well known toutistic venue in the Adriatic Sea, hosted the event in the Yacht Club Marina di Cattolica. Twenty sailors from 4 countries enjoyed the easy sailing, with lot of fun on the water and time for relaxing ashore, as usual in the D-One philosophy.
Four races were sailed. On Saturday Nick Craig, a dinghy champion and newcomer in the class from UK, showed great speed in the runs taking race 1 with an huge advantage on Riccardo Pontremoli and Luca Ievolella. Argentinian Agustin Zabalua, light wind specialist and former D-One Gold Cup winner, lost some pressure in the first run to finish eight. Race 2 was sailed in a 8-9 knots breeze, with speed up to 10 knots in the runs for the D-Oners. Agustin Zabalua didn't wait to recover his normal place and went to win this one in easy mode. Second was Andrea Magni (also first master), that showed a brand new boat from Devoti Sailing. Third was Nick Craig. On Saturday evening, the fleet enjoyed a rich dinner in Cattolica.
On Sunday, the warning signal was scheduled at 12:00 and the breeze built up at 12:30. The RC went for race 3, sailed in a 5 knots ESE breeze. Agustin Zabalua's lead all over the race was solid, with Andrea Gancia in second and Craig again in third. At that point, 4 sailors had a real chance to win the event discarding his worst results from the first 3 races. Top two were Zabalua (8-1-1) and Craig (1-3-3). After a great port tack start at the pin for Paolo Rossi, Zabalua managed to control the fleet going deep right rounding mark 1 in first followed by Guido Falciola and Luca ievolella. Craig showed again great speed in the run and closed the gap downwind, but a bad gennaker lowering gave Zabalua more space to escape. All decided? Not at all, as Craig sailed a marvellous last run catching 100 meters to Zabalua, that managed to win the double point Medal Race by only one boat lenght just on the finish line.
Agustin Zabalua (8-1-1-1) won the event, with Nick Craig in second (1-3-3-2) and Luca Ievolella in third (3-7-9-3). Andrea Magni was fourth and first master. Andrea Gancia was fifth.
The next act of the Volvo Cup D-One will be the Italian Open Championship, to be held in the magnificent scenario of Argentario, Tuscany, hosted by Yacht Club Santo Stefano from July, 20th to 22nd.
Class rules of D-One
Velka cena YC Dyje
Nové Mlýny (CZ)
Over the weekend 26th – 27th May, the second race of Czech championship – Velka cena YC Dyje in class D-One took place in Nové mlýny.
11 experienced racers from the Czech republic and Slovakia opposed each other at the start of the race. Ivo Sláma from TJ Jachtklub Brno fared the best. Closely after him, in second place, was Marek Bachtík and third was Petr Hýža.
The race was held in beautiful sunny weather. Wind conditions were not perfect but nevertheless the competitors were still able to complete six races in gusty conditions.
Sunday lacked any wind so further racing was not possible.
Notice of Race - D-One regatta 2012
Dear D-One sailors,
we are glad to invite you to first Hungarian D-One regatta which takes place in Balatonfüred (Hungary).
Charter boats are still available.
Notice of Race - CompoTech Cup
Do not miss opportunity to participate in the third leg of the Czech D-One Cup!
Notice of Race - Poznan Open Championships
We invite you to Poznan Open Championships.
Contact person is Mr. Michał Korneszczuk, Tel.: +48 58 350 8595, e-mail: email@example.com
75. Warnemünder Woche
Below you can find Notice of race for Warnemünder Woche.
Pálavská regata - Nové Mlýny
Testing D-One - camera on board
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Sailor: Luca Devoti