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Harken D-Zero UK Open and National Championships preview (part 1)

Some action from the 2018 D-Zero Nationals Photo Copyright VRsport

The 5th D-Zero National Championship, once again sponsored by Harken, will be hosted by the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy from 21-23 June. With over 40 competitors already entered, and more to come, this will be the class’ largest ever event. In addition to 8 races spread over 3 days, and with the prospect of sailing out in the waters of Weymouth Bay as well as within Portland Harbour, the class has organised a number of additional activities to make sure this is a sailing holiday as much as a championship event.

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What’s in store?

  • We’re going green, and in a fun way. In an effort to discourage the use of single-use plastics we’re partnering with My Pinnacle Nutrition (mypinnaclenutrition.com) who will be supplying every competitor with a bio-based drinks bottle as well as a discount off their sports nutrition products. We’ll be participating in a clean-up of Chesil Beach, with beer for everyone provided by the UK dealer (dzero.co.uk) and a bonus in the buddies competition for those who collect the most (litter not beer). We’ll be inviting donations to local charity Litter Free Coast and Sea (litterfreecoastandsee.co.uk/dorset/).
  • Saturday night will be a BBQ at the WPNSA but we’re going off-site on Friday to the local curry house which we’ve booked out for our exclusive use for the evening. That after a trip to the legendary Cove Inn.
  • For the first time we’ll be running a buddies competition with a couple of rather fetching paperweights as prizes. However, the real reason is to get competitors sharing information and helping each other out and, as intimated above, the winners will not be decided on sailing results alone. For the first time a ‘lanterne rouge’ prize will also be awarded courtesy of the owner of ‘Zippy Zero’. One for our cycling fans there.
  • A little bit of fun will be had with the D-Zero fantasy league with cash, yes cash, prizes.
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With many of the fleet either staying at nearby Portland House or in campervans at the sailing centre there’s a real fun vibe building up ahead of the event. If you’re still dithering, there is still time to enter here – https://www.d-zerosailing.org/harken-d-zero-5th-anniversary-uk-open-and-national-championships-2019-entry-now-open/

We are going green… at the Harken UK Open and National Championships

Following on from the experience of current UK National Champion Steve Bolland at a recent event the Class Association Committee has decided to see what we can do as a class to be more environmentally friendly particularly with regards to single use plastics.

As part of that we have teamed up with My Pinnacle Nutrition who are a sports nutrition company manufacturing and delivering clean, natural products, using the best possible ingredients. Whether you are an endurance sports enthusiast, or a keen gym goer, their products are designed to give you everything you need, and nothing that you don’t.

They are also conscious of the environmental impact of sports drinks, in particular the amount of single use plastics that other sports nutrition suppliers use. To help redice that they have agreed to supply every competitor to the Harken D-Zero UK Open and National Championships with a bio-based drinks bottle (as pictured here). In addition to this they will offer every D-Zero sailor a 20% discount on any of their Sports Nutrition based products. When you take that in to account it works out at a comparable level per serving to the sports drinks you can obtain from most supermarkets and is a far superior product.

Beach clean (and beer) time?

We are also looking to follow the British Sailing Teams lead and organise a Beach Clean one day after sailing. Our plan is to clean up the dinghy park at WPNSA and Chesil Beach just over the road. All necessary equipment will be provided and the UK dealer, dzero.co.uk, has agreed to provide a thank you beet to everyone who takes part. More details of this will be announced closer to the event.

Any spare change guvn’r?

We will also be collecting for a local environmental cause/project. We are currently finalising the details for this and will be collecting any spare change or whatever you wish to give over the weekend.

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