Now that the final event has taken place of the GJW SailJuice Winter Series 2014/2015 we can announce the overall results for the Suntouched Sailboats D-Zero Winter Series which were being run in parallel with the winter series events.
For the first winter of the class we managed an impressive 25 distinct entries across the 8 events with the winner of the series being decided at the final event at the Grafham Grand Prix on the 22nd February. It really was a winner takes all decider between Russ Hopkins who had led the series since the Brass Monkey at Yorkshire Dales and David Summerville who had quietly been putting together an impressive scoreline just his 8th Place at Oxford the difference between him and Russ.
David duly delivered taking 1st in the D-Zero fleet at the Grafham Grand Prix allowing him to discard his 8th place from the Oxford Blue.
This left him the series winner on 4 points from Russ Hopkins on 7 points (who attended 6 of the 8 events) with Dave Woods coming 3rd on 16 points and possibly ruing a couple of missed events due to circumstances outside of his control.
Notable mentions go to:
Dan Holman who did the light(ish) wind Oxford Blue and the very windy Bloody Mary giving the rest of the fleet a masterclass on boat handling.
Nigel Austin, a newcomer to fleet who sailed his boat for the first time at the windy Steve Nicholson Memorial Trophy at Northampton, following that up with the even windier Tiger Trophy before finishing off at the relatively benign Grafham Grand Prix.
Full Results can be found here: http://sailracer.org/eventsites/results_main.asp?eventid=195890&templ=195890&classtype=D-Zero