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Hunts SC D-Zero Open and Demo Event 26th September 2015

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Jon Cowper and Graham Cox @ Hunts SC

On the 26th September 2015 Hunts Sailing Club will welcome the D-Zero class for for the inaugural Hunts SC D-Zero open meeting. The class is sharing the day with the Solo class so this is likely to be a busy day on the water. Speaking to people in the class, with 3 Hunts based boats and an active fleet locally at Grafham Water we are expecting entries into double figures.

Suntouched Sailboats are also bringing along their demo fleet which will be available throughout the day for anyone wishing to give the boat a try. If you want to book a demo (and to ensure you are not disappointed) please contact Paul Jefferies on 07976 354567 or by email to webmaster@d-zerosailing.org.

There will be a briefing at 10:30 with the first race will be at 11:00am. Then a break for lunch followed by 2 more races (usually back to back). 2 races will count for your overall score.

Entry fee for the open meeting is £8/boat.

Sailing Instructions can be found here: http://www.huntssc.org/images/stories/file/Open%20Meetings/90421%20Open%20Meeting%20SI.doc

South Cerney SC Demo Event 22nd August 2015

Suntouched Sailboats, the UK distributor for all Devoti Sailing dinghies, will be holding a demonstration day for the D-Zero single-hander at the club on Saturday 22nd August.

Adrian Brunton of Suntouched will be at the club for demos from 10am through to 4pm. Club member Graham Cooper will be about during the day and, when not keeping people company on the water, will be happy to talk about the D-Zero from his ownership experience. Also Chris Jeffries is expecting to receive his D-Zero at the club same day!

It is planned to have 2 demo boats available, one for people who have reserved a slot via Suntouched and one for any lucky sailors who want to just turn-up and try.  You can book a test slot by emailing Suntouched, contact information below!  The demo boats can be tried with either the standard 8.1M2 rig, recommended for sailors from 72 Kgs upward, or the smaller Blue 6.9M2 rig for lighter sailors.

An impressive video of the D-Zero in action called ‘Flying in Valencia’ can be found on You Tube or on the website d-zerosailing.org, not quite as challenging as lake conditions of course

Suntouched contact details (Rodney Cobb):

Website: http://www.suntouched.co.uk

Telephone: +44 (0) 20 8133 0104

Mobile: +44 (0) 7734251033

E-mail:  info@suntouched.co.uk

Facebook: Suntouched-Sailboats

Testing times for the D-Zero

Book yourself for a trial sail in the D-Zero, the exciting singlehander from Devoti Sailing. You can try the boat with either the standard 8.1M2 rig or the smaller 6.9M2 Blue rig. Check out the D-Zero’s build quality, equipment level and attention to detail as well as experiencing one of the most exciting new dinghies on the market. Come and try the D-Zero at one of the events below and see what all of the fuss is about. With fleets developing throughout the UK, this is a great time to join this active and friendly class.

Hayling Island SC – Chichester Harbour Race Week – 17th-21st August – http://chichesterharbourraceweek.sailevent.net/
South Cerney SC – Demo day – 22nd August
Bala SC – August Regatta – 29th – 31st August – http://www.balasc.org.uk/opens.php?eventNo=9

Trial sails in the D-Zero are also available, by arrangement, at Hayling Island, Grafham Water SC and Yorkshire Dales SC.

For more information go to http://www.suntouched.co.uk or to book a trial sail please contact – info@suntouched.co.uk or phone 07734 251033. Class Association – https://www.d-zerosailing.org

D-Zero Demos available at Abersoch Dinghy Week 2015

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Test sail a Devoti D-Zero during Abersoch Dinghy Week 2015, 26th – 31st July.

There will be a number of D-Zeros racing during the week and some boats will be available after the racing each day.

David Summerville will be running this opportunity so either email David, david@suntouched.co.uk, or find him at the event to arrange to try this fantastic, 21C, lightweight single-hander.

If you are not able to test the D-Zero at Abersoch but would like to try the boat at another time/venue please email info@suntouched.co.uk.

For more information on the D-Zero go to www.suntouched.co.uk

Demo Event News – Hill Head SC and Hayling Island

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Suntouched Sailboats, in conjunction with Hill Head Sailing Club, will be running a ‘Test a D-Zero day’ at Hill Head Sailing Club this Saturday, 20th June with kick off at 12:00.  Please email info@suntouched.co.uk for more information or to book a test slot.

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Suntouched will soon, also, be announcing a number of other dates and venues as well as running regular test opportunities on Hayling Island most Wednesday afternoons.  To book for a test sail at Hayling Island email info@suntouched.co.uk.  Other test venues are Grafham Water SC, email david@suntouched.co.uk and Yorkshire Dales SC, email john@suntouched.co.uk.

D-Zero goes down under…..

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One of the Australian D-Zero demo boats Photo Credit: Devoti Sailing

 The D-Zero has now made it about as far from it’s place of birth as possible. Recently a demo fleet arrived in Australia. If you know anyone who is down under who is champing at the bit to give the D-Zero a try then get them to contact Devoti Australia by either surfing on over to http://www.devotisailing.com.au/ or by giving Danny a call on 0412 180 596 (Australian phone number).

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Who wouldn’t be jealous of these sailing conditions? Photo Credit: Devoti Sailing

Once Devoti Australia release a demo event schedule we will publish it here. Good luck guys, if I ever make it back down under I will give you a call even if it is only for a jolly!

Emsworth Slipper D-Zero Open Meeting 18th April 2015

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The Emsworth Slipper SC D-Zero open is being sponsored by Suntouched Sailboats. As well as providing prizes they are also taking their demo fleet so if you fancy joining in with the racing or giving a D-Zero a try make sure you get in touch early to avoid disappointment. Emsworth have also indicated that D-Zero sailors are welcome to stay and join in with club racing on the Sunday should they wish to.

For further details click here (Notice of Race and Entry forms).

Demo Events Report – Draycote Water and Island Barn

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Boats ready for action at the Draycote Demo Weekend – Photo Credit Duncan Laverty

Conditions weren’t ideal at Draycote Water Sailing Club for the Devoti D-Zero road show but an enthusiastic group of Laser, Solo, Blaze, Fireball and Supernova sailors had a test sail of the D-Zero in winds ranging from 5kts on the Saturday to a maximum of 8kts on the Sunday. Participants had travelled from as far afield as Chester and London and all were delighted by the performance, with the possibility of some boat purchases in the near future.

Conditions at Island Barn were also not ideal. The demo boats are still there until this coming weekend. Please contact Island Barn SC directly to arrange a demo. More details to follow.

Demo day at Burghfield – Video

Saturday 18th October saw the D-Zero Demo tour stop at Burghfield SC. Not much needs to be said as the video above indicates that people had a lot of fun in varying winds.

Rodney even agreed to leave a boat there for a prospective purchaser to try out in club racing the following day, let us hope he has his chequebook ready and that others there were as impressed as he was.

Isle of Man Yacht Club Demo Event 27th/28th September

15 people from early teens to 60s test sailed the D-Zero on the 27th September, out of Port St Mary on the Isle of Man.

Unfortunately no sailing was possible on the 28th September as there was no wind.

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