Grafham D-Zero Training, Open Meeting, Class AGM 2015 and Winter Membership

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Lining up for the start at the 2014 Grafham D-Zero Open. Photo Credit Nikky Evans

On the 28th and 29th November 2015 the D-Zero class will return to Grafham Water for their second class training day, AGM and Open Meeting. With a large home fleet, sponsorship from Suntouched Sailboats and My Pinnacle Nutrition and the Grafham Open Meeting being the second round of the D-Zero Winter Series 2015/2016 the class is expecting a large entry.

The training day is on the 28th November and is the perfect opportunity to finely tune (or pimp and bimble) your boat prior to the Open Meeting the following day. The training will be run by 2015 National Champion Dan Holman (with 2015 Inland Champion David Summerville in reserve as Dan has an upcoming house move that may clash) and is generously sponsored by Suntouched Sailboats who are the UK distributor of the D-Zero. This means it will be free to Grafham Water members and those who take up the Winter Membership deal but will cost £13.50 to non-members.

Timings for the training day are as follows:

  • 11:00 to 12:30; meet and greet and look at rigging of boats in park.
  • 12:30 to 13:00 lunch.
  • 13:00-13:30 briefing for afternoon.
  • 13:30 to 16:30 sailing – exercises
  • 17:00 – 18:00 debrief
  • 1800 to 1900 AGM followed by a 2 course meal (£10/head, book by noon on the day)

The class AGM will be held in the upstairs bar at Grafham Water Sailing Club following the training and will not start before 18:00. A full agenda will be available on the day. If you have any matters that you wish to raise at the AGM please contact the D-Zero Class Secretary by completing the form here.

The 29th November will see the class taking to the water for the Suntouched Sailboats/My Pinnacle Nutrition D-Zero Open Meeting. With local hotshot and current Inland Champion David Summerville sailing there will be a target for the rest of the fleet. Grafham are also expecting a good turnout of local boats for the large home fleet and with other local fleets expanding an entry of 20+ boats is almost certainly possible if not more! The warning signal for the first race on Sunday will not be before 10.55 with 2 races back to back followed by lunch and then 1 more race.

For the full Notice of Race click here.

To pre-enter before midnight on the 24th November 2015 and save yourself £5 on the Open Meeting entry fee click here.

Further savings can be made by taking out winter membership of Grafham Water Sailing Club (£70.00) which runs from that weekend to the end of March. Winter members are entitled to participate in the event free of charge and also can save a further £13.00 (total saving of up to £45.00) from the entry fee for the Grafham Grand Prix on 28th December.


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  1. Martin Latimer

    How did the Grafham Open Meeting and AGM go?

    • Paul Jefferies

      Hi Martin,

      This is not until the end of the month. A full report will be forthcoming.



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