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D-One Gold Cup at Union Yacht Club Wolfgangsee, Austria

by Chris Sallis 11 Jun 2018 19:17 BST 30 May - 3 June 2018

The 2018 D-One Gold Cup hosted by Union Yacht Club, Wolfgangsee, saw a record entry of 43 boats from 9 nations.

Based in the picturesque Austrian town of St Gilgen the championship saw challenging conditions and a competitive fleet including Nick Craig, champion in multiple classes and a 3-times Gold Cup winner; Viktor Teply, Czech 2-time Olympian in the Laser class, Ondrej Teply, a previous winner of the Finn Junior Worlds and 5-time Olympian / 6 time winner of the Finn World Masters Championships, Michael Maier.

Day one saw tricky conditions with the first race which was led by Tim Garvin being abandoned due to a thunder storm warning. The experience of the race team showed as they quickly re-set the course and managed to run 2 races. Viktor scored 2 bullets with Nick 2nd and Giles Chipperfield showing good form with a 3rd and a 6th. Day 2 saw more good race management as the RO anticipated the thermal wind and set up the race course perfectly.

Three races were completed with Nick picking up 2 wins and a second to move into the lead. Day three saw 2 races sailed in a shifting wind with changing pressure across the course. This saw several changes on the leader board. However Nick delivered a strong performance in the conditions taking 2 more bullets. Victor and Giles consolidated 2nd and 3rd places. The final race on Sunday saw the fleet out in the afternoon thermal with Nick once again demonstrating his mastery of the conditions with a clear win over Chris Sallis who finished 2nd and Michael Maier rounding out the top 3.

The final results saw Nick taking the title ahead of Viktor and Giles, with Giles taking the Masters title ahead of Michael Maier and Chris Sallis. Devoti Sailing and Harken both generously provided prizes which were spread throughout the competitors. Union Yacht Club and the Austrian D One fleet, in particular Felix Hofinger and Georg Schofegger, did an excellent job of organising the event with social events every evening and a good supply of free beer sponsored by club members!

The ethos of the D-One class is to travel to new and interesting places, meet with old friends and make new ones whilst enjoying competitive, exciting sailing and great social events and this event certainly lived up to that. With the largest championship fleet to date everybody enjoyed battles on the water and sharing a beer or two afterwards. The UK fleet now has the Nationals at Lymington early in July before heading to one of our favourite venues Santa Margherita Ligure in Italy for the European champions ships in September.

With growing fleets across Europe the class has outlined the international championship programme for the next 2 years with the Gold Cup in France and the Europeans in Switzerland in 2019 and Europeans in Northern Spain and the the Gold Cup coming to the UK in 2020.

Overall Results:

PosNatSail NoFirst NameSurnameClubR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8Pts
1GBR5NickCraigFrensh[2]21211119
2CZE81ViktorTeplyYC Brn1151423[8]17
3GBR411GilesChipperfieldLyming36[9]4265632
4CZE55OndrejTeplyJachtk6546[11]47739
5CZE50MichaelMaierJMJ1097355[14]342
6GBR410ChrisSallisGYGSC510687[17]9247
7GBR122HowardFarbrotherQueen97313[17]741356
8GBR72TimGarvinQueen7[14]1156861457
9CZE40MarekBachtikYC Cer1111[18]7101221265
10POL120PiotrMachelUKS Wi8152[16]161015470
11AUT20FelixHofingerUYCAS2213[24]933121173
12GBR703KenWardSouth121212111311[17]1081
13GBR202BenFalatWavene141713[26]814131594
14AUT10MatthiasBöcklUYCWg[25]2381091324996
15AUT16StefanHessUYCNs1741615[26]16111897
16ITA10JörgDeimlingSCA4821301218[41/OCS]598
17AUT7FritzHeigererSCM183151821[33]1023108
18GBR8NicholasCrickmoreWavene20201914231916[38]131
19HUN122GézaMatyasovszkiD‑One15[29]101920212324132
20SUI7PatrickRüfenachtYCB[29]19251218271922142
21SUI53MichelErniRCO[28]21232525202017151
22GBR405TylerHarmsworthShoreh2127172229[32]1821155
23CZE302LiborHosekYC Ces[41/DNS]1820233924826158
24AUT767GeorgSchöfeggerUYCWg3225[36]2415152920160
25AUT115ToniEigenstuhlerUYCWg[35]32142722232131170
26ITA111AlessandroGaspariniLni Be301626[31]28292516170
27ITA102TommasoBuzziLNI Sa1328[37]2114363032174
28SUI101Andreasvon ArxZürche162229[35]32262627178
29AUT17JakobLindnerUYCAS2324333333928[41/DNS]183
30FRA401EtienneLobertC.V.L.[34]33321724312725189
31CZE204FilipHosekYC Cer27[41/DNF]342919223128190
32AUT5021AugustSchramUYCWg19352832[41/DNF]253519193
33SUI316JoergTrueblYCM[33]30272027303229195
34GBR502SteveGrayGrgsc2634222831[38]3430205
35AUT13MartinZimmermannWYC312631[39]36282234208
36GBR21VanessaWeedon JonesGrafha3736303430[39]3333233
37UN67GeorgFriemelUYCWg2431[40]3637403637241
38AUT1MichaelGrasmannUYCWg39[41/DNF]353735343735252
39AUT21GeraldHurbanUYCNs36373838343538[39]256
40FRA29EmmanuelAbordClub N383839[40]38373936265

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