The D-Zero 2015 event season kicks of this coming weekend where several D-Zero sailors have indicated they will be attending the Bala Sailing Club Easter Regatta (Club website: http://www.balasc.org.uk NOR: http://www.balasc.org.uk/NOR/2015/2015EasterRegattaNOR.pdf). Good luck to those travelling and there is still time to enter if you are at a loose end this coming weekend. Bala SC D-Zero sailor John Cheslett will be there and he is hoping to put on a good show for the class to raise interest among Bala SC members who may be tempted to join the class.
The class then heads off the Emsworth Slipper SC for the first class open meeting of 2015. With 7 local boats down at Emsworth and Thorney Island and several people indicating they will be travelling. More information can be found here: http://www.emsworthslippersc.org.uk/articleone.php?a=1532. This is an excellent opportunity to get some pre-nationals practice in on the salty stuff for the inland sailors amongst us.
From there we move on to the POSH regatta at Paignton on the 9th and 10th May. This is not a D-Zero specific event but several D-Zero sailors have indicated that they will be attending. This will be the last chance for the inland contingent to get some salt water practice in prior to the inaugural Suntouched D-Zero Nationals which take place as part of SailFest ’15 at Clashot Activities Centre over the Whit Bank Holiday weekend. With pre-entries up in the teens the class is hopeful for a great turnout for the inaugural event. More details and entry are here: http://events.sailracer.org/eventsites/new.asp?eventid=198184.
More updates to follow, 2015 is looking to be a very busy year for the class both on and off the water.