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D-One European Championships at Vela Club Campione del Garda Overall

by D-One GBR Class Association 27 Jun 2013 20:01 BST 20-23 June 2013

Nick 'oink oink' Craig takes home the bacon

After three days of close racing all was still to play for. While Nick Craig had delivered a very commanding performance, with the double points non discard able last race still to come, all was still to play for.

After a week of perfect Ora conditions things went a bit bonkers during the penultimate race with the fleet being turning inside out at several points. Petr Fiala CZE managed to sneak the race win off Craig to keep things exciting.

After a bonkers first race the Ora had saved its best till last. The Final race was held in a beautiful force 4 to 5 with the course tight under the cliffs. Craig took the lead by the first mark and extended away from the fleet completing his dominance. Meanwhile the fleet battled closely amongst itself and with the kitesurfers enjoying the breeze close to the cliffs.

Overall Nick Craig Dominated the fleet with a near perfect scoreline. It was great to see the top three being taken by three different nations, demonstrating the truly European nature of the event. Dave Gorringe took the 2013 Masters European Championship by four points from Eberhard Bierberitz, GER. The prize giving was a true culinary education for the British sailors, with some amazing prizes being awarded – see the photos!

Keep up to date with further photos and updates on the GBR D One Class Association facebook page.

The next British D-One event is the UK Nationals early July at Castle Cove Sailing Club. The D-One Gold Cup is being hosted in Austria early October for a final fling of summer weather. If you are interested in joining the D-One class or having a sail in one please contact the British D-One class association through the facebook page.

The D1 GBR Class Association is supported by Sandiline, Harken, North Sails and Noble Marine.

Overall Results:

PosSail NoHelm ClubPts
1GBR 5 Craig Nick, Frensham Pound SC 9
2CZE 203 Fiala Petr, YC Neratovice 32
3ITA 101 Novi Alessadro, Y. C. I. 44
4ITA 61 Pontremoli Riccardo, Y. C. I. 46
5ITA 100 Rossi Paolo, GVD LNI Porto san Giorgio 51
6ITA 107 Toccoli Fabio, Circolo Vela Torbole 54
7ITA 212 Rebaudi Francesco, CUS ML 55
8ITA 204 Pontremoli Beppe, Y. C. I. 56
9GBR 4 Chandler Charlie, Olton Mere Sailing Club 65
10GBR 138 Gorringe David, Lymington town sailing club MASTER 75
11GER 1 Bierberitz Eberhard, SYC C. Schweriner Yacht Club MASTER 79
12ITA 55 Saidelli Nicolò, YCI 87
13GBR 140 Chipperfield Giles, Lymington Town S.C. 97
14ITA 31 Monaco Furio Patrizio, Y. Club Santo Stefano MASTER 99
15GBR 9 Hammond Jon, Oxford 109
16GRE 25 Boussoulas George, Club Nautico di Aegina 113
17ITA 58 Falciola Guido, lni Mandello del Lario MASTER 121
18CZE 205 Ptasnik Vladislav, Alt F20t MASTER 123
19ITA 2 Curzi Andrea, GDV LNI Porto San Giorgio 130
20POL 120 Machel Pitor, UKS Wiking 135

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