2020 was a strange year for many people with the Covid-19 pandemic putting paid to most Class events, shared events and the National Championships.
We were lucky in a brief window in September when we managed to hold out Inland Championships, sponsored by dzero.co.uk, where a new name appeared on the trophy in the form of Gavin Fleming from Hunts Sailing Club who put on a superb display if high wind sailing on the first day to take 3 bullets and then held off strong challenges on the lighter Sunday to seal the event.
As there is a glimmer of hope on the horizon we are planning a full season of events for 2021, including some new venues. The calendar should be released shortly but definite diary dates are:
25th-27th June 2021 – RSK National Championships at Largs SC
11th/12th September 2021 – Inland Championships at Burton SC
Despite the lack of class events this year D-Zero sailors have been an active bunch with a number of fleets continuing to grow and a couple of new fleets forming. Along with people reminding themselves of the pleasure of just sailing the boat without racing. Used boats have been selling very quickly indeed, often not making it to the open market. The Facebook group has been particularly active with people posting pictures and tales of their post lockdown exploits, it has been great to see and a veritable lifeline for many giving a small chink of normality in a tumultuous year.
So we are definitely looking forward to 2021!
I’ll finish by wishing all sailors (not just D-Zero sailors) a Happy Christmas, such as it will be this year, a prosperous New Year.
Stay safe and see you on and off the water soon.
Happy Christmas Paul, and a big thank you to all those who help to run the class association and our open events. Looking forward to seeing everyone next year.