Launched at last year’s dinghy show the Devoti D-Zero has seen a very busy 12 months. With the first boats being delivered in June 2014 the class has grown well since the launch.
With the class association formed and affiliated to the RYA in October 2014 and the Class Association Committee voted for in November 2014 at the inaugural AGM, things have been as busy behind the scenes at they have on the water.
So now at the 2015 RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show, we invite you to visit stand G14 in the West Hall near the Suzuki Main Stage and see what the boat and the class is all about. We have enthusiastic boat owners on hand over both days. The designer of the boat, Daniel Holman, will be on the stand on Saturday and will be available to talk about the original Punk and the development from a one-off concept boat to production D-Zero.
There will be 3 boats on display. 2 D-Zeros, one of which will be in a custom colour (available as a special order). One of the boats will also be sporting the D-Zero Blue rig which is aimed at sailors who are on the light side for the standard D-Zero rig. It was always part of the plan for the boat to have a smaller rig aimed at the lighter sailors. The current standard sail has shown to be remarkably weight tolerant with sailors from as low as 62kg to sailors who are 100kg+ being competitive across the wind range. The 3rd boat will be the boat that started it all, Daniel Holman’s concept boat, the Punk. The Blue rig D-Zero and the Punk will be on the adjacent stand, G10 where you will be able to talk to representatives of Devoti Sailing and Suntouched Sailboats, the manufacturers and UK distributors of the D-Zero.