Pantaenius at the D-One Gold Cup 2013 in Attersee

September 24, 2013

The fourth D-One Gold Cup was held in Union Yacht Club of Attersee, Austria, from 12 - 15 September 2013. A truly international fleet of 33 sailors from 7 countries took part on the starting line, so Pantaenius team had to be there as well.

The whole regatta was marked with shifty winds and competitors showed their best in winds from 6-25 kn.

Nick Craig, GBR-5, the 2011 Pantaenius Yachtsman of the Year won the D-One Gold Cup 2013 with the most balanced results of all races (8 points) followed by Viktor Teply CZE-309 in second place (12 points) and Petr Fiala CZE-203 in third place 2 points behind Viktor. The Corinthian Trophy went to Charlie Chandler, GBR-1, who also finished 5th overall. The trophy for the best Master sailor went to Eberhard Biberitz GER-1. Two ladies sailed this year's Gold Cup - Petra Witez from Germany and newcomer in the class Vanessa Weedon-Jones from England. Our collegue Michal Korneszczuk, POL -112 finished 7th after coming from behind on last day with two 5 places.

This was a fantastic event where the racing was fun but also competitive. The fleet was made up of Olympians and normal club sailors, all racing level. The catering straight after sailing everyday was fantastic and the Devoti Sailing sponsored Championship Dinner was legendary! This was an event where old friends were reacquainted and many new friends made.

The next D-One Gold Cup will be held in October 2014 in Alassio, Italy.

(Photos made by Pavlina Soukupova)