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Devoti D-One Czech Open Nationals at Lake Lipno

by Giles Chipperfield 29 May 2018 20:52 BST 26-27 May 2018
Devoti D-One Czech Open Nationals at Lake Lipno © Adela Cerna

The D-one is very active in Europe, and this year we decided to make life easier by holding events on consecutive weekends so that travellers can get two for the price of one journey.

With the record-breaking Gold Cup happening next week in St Gilgen, Austria, last weekend saw the fleet gather just across the border in Lipno, Czech Republic. 17 boats from the Czech, Austrian, and British fleets enjoyed a fantastic weekend alongside the Compotech Cat Championship.

Impeccable race management gave us seven races in a warm 5-15 knot wind, with copious food and drink ashore in a beautiful setting. As with all good lake sailing, the continuous shifts and puffs meant that everyone could have a moment of glory, usually shortly followed by a period of ignominy. Most races ended with 3-4 boats overlapped, with one memorable finish of 8 overlapped D-Ones making the line look a little short.

Worthy Champion was Viktor Teply, Czech Laser representative at the Rio Olympics, closely followed by Giles Chipperfield then Jakub Hucek.

Lipno proved once again to be a marvellous place to sail, a spectacular area to visit and offered a very very warm Czech welcome. We will certainly be back, but next up....the Gold Cup on the Wolfgangsee near Salzburg. Now doesn't that sound like a good trip?

To keep up to date with the action next week and onwards, go to www.facebook.com/DOneAssociation or for more details look at the website at www.d-oneassociation.org

Overall Results:

1 Viktor Teply, CZE
2 Giles Chipperfield, GBR
3 Jacub Hucek, CZE
4 Ken Ward, GBR
5 Felix Hofinger, AUT
6 Jorg Deimling, AUT
7 Tyler Harmsworth, GBR
8 Fritz Heigerer, AUT
9 Nick Crickmore, GBR
10 Rene Sehnal, CZE
11 Steve Gray, GBR
12 Toni Eigenstuhler, AUT
13 Matthies Bockl, AUT
14 Georg Schofegger, AUT
15 Libor Hosek, CZE
16 Vanessa Weedon-Jones, GBR
17 Gerald Hurban, AUT

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