Tag: RYA Dinghy Show

Dere’s a D-Zero in da house…

Hello everyone, from Zippy Zero, the charismatic and journalistic D-Zero racing dinghy.

I am slowly waking up from my long winter hibernation to discover two things.

One – I’m lying on a deeply padded sunlounger in The Household Conservatory and Two – I have undergone a metamorphosis and have changed colour to a hint of grey (so mature). I have also acquired a new sail number; 333 – half a devil. How interesting.

I’m thrilled with the changes; super smooth hull, latest bimbles, full set of foils (just kidding – been watching too much of the AC75’s on telly) and I’m really looking forward to going sailing. Hey, I might even be a silver surfer!!

Talking of sailing, I detect a bit of excitement in the human world, as the population starts stirring from their own enforced winter hibernation. I’m certain it won’t be long before we’ll be back to racing – even doing some travelling and visiting my D-Zero family across the country.

The early part of our racing schedule will depend on how healthy the humans are. Personally, I think the more time they spend on the water, the better. So, if you haven’t got a D-Zero yet, check out our stand at the Virtual RYA Dinghy Exhibition this weekend.

Our God, Maker, Deal-breaker and Tin-Man-Faker David Valentine will be offering advice, plus a special show offer on new boats. Also check out our website for information on the D-Zero pre-loved collection. You can also talk online to D-Zero Owners (including my Owner, although she is blonde and talks a lot – you have been warned).

With most of our racing calendar set in late summer, I’m really looking forward to my home club’s regatta weekend from June 25-27th. The event is a joint venture between neighbouring clubs West Kirby and Dee. It starts on the Friday with a round Hilbre Island race, to kick a few seal butts into orbit, before the regatta races held over the weekend. My D-Zero friends are most welcome, as are all boats who enjoy some salty, spicy sailing on the Dee Estuary.

Our Nationals have been moved from June to August and it seems that this will be the month to be in Scotland. The Jocky McNoo programme kicks off at Aberdeen and Stonehaven SC with their regatta (and D-Zero Open) on 14/15 August. A four day recovery and travel time brings us to the West coast for the RSK D-Zero Nationals at Largs SC from 20/22 August, followed by the Largs Regatta on 28/29th August. Here, I have an unfinished business date set up with a fearsome crocodile on the Isle of Cumbrae which we encounter as we race around the Island on the final day.

All this talk of sailing has made me feel quite tired, so I’m going to recline on my lounger and continue curing a bit longer.

Hang in there peoples and remember to cough far away from each other.

Remember. Far Cough.

Half-Devil Zippy 333

D-Zeros at the Virtual RYA Dinghy Show

Probably the worst kept secret in the class at the moment… The D-Zeros will be there at the Virtual show. Various members of the Class Association committee have been working on the class stand and getting the content together, you can see an screenshot of it below:

Entry to the show is free, you can register here: https://www.rya.org.uk/dinghy-show/Pages/home.aspx

The show is open from 10:00 to 17:00 each day and member of the Class Association will be on hand to staff the chat feature and deal with any enquiries the Class will get. We know it won’t be the same as the normal show but do drop by and say hello if you are visiting.

RYA Dinghy Show 2020 – See the D-Zero on stand C76

The D-Zero will be at the RYA Dinghy 2020 next weekend. Located on stand C76 in the new Buy a Boat area in the Great Hall the Class Association is there courtesy of the UK dealer Dzero.co.uk.

We have a number of enthusiastic boat owners staffing the stand alongside the David and his team. So if you want to come and have a catch up and see the best looking dinghy at the show along with the plans for a superb 2020 National Championships at Largs SC with title sponsorship from RSK with live tracking from SailRacer sponsored by Tunnocks.

RYA Dinghy Show 2020 – A few good people needed…..

The RYA Dinghy Show at Alexandra palace returns for 2020 with a new look and layout. This year the RYA have reorganised the show to have a Clubs and Classes area, a Buy a Boat area, a Shopping and Equipment area and a Training and Holidays area.

The D-Zero will be there in a prime location on stand C76 in the Buy a Boat area on a combined stand with the UK dealer Dzero.co.uk.

So what we need now are some volunteers from the class to help staff the stand. In return for free entry to the show we would want a minimum of 2 hours, preferably more, on the stand meeting and greeting people and extolling the virtues of the best looking boat at the show.

So if you are interested please complete the form below so we can draw up a rota.

RYA Dinghy Show 2015 – Volunteers Needed


The D-Zero class are going to be at the RYA Dinghy 2015 on 28th February 2015/1st March 2015. We are currently looking for enthusiastic D-Zero sailors to come and give a bit of their time to meet and greet on the stand and wax lyrical about the boat we all love.

Think you can do that? If so fill out the form below:

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