MAGIC MARINE BETPRO D-ONE GOLD CUP: GETTING READY TO ROCK IN VALENCIA
The first edition of the Magic Marine BetPro D-One Gold Cup, the new high performance single-handed dinghy that also flies a gennaker, will take place from the 1st to the 3rd of October in Valencia, Spain.About thirty helmsmen from 15 nations, including some of the best Olympic Finn champions, are expected on the starting line, all of them enthusiastic fans of the new Class created by Luca Devoti and Roman Teply and built by Devoti Sailing.
Valencia, Spain September 24th 2010- In what promises to be a great show on the water, the first edition of the Magic Marine BetPro D-One Gold Cup kicks off in Valencia in less than a week. This is the first international event for the D-One, the adrenaline-pumping single-handed dinghy designed by UK dinghy master Phil Morrison, tested and developed by Olympic Silver Medallist Luca Devoti and built by Devoti Sailing managed by Roman Teply. The Regatta is hosted by the world renowned Real Club Nautico de Valencia: over 30 athletes representing 15 countries have registered so far and are ready to go to battle from the 30th of September to the 3rd of October.
Some of the best worldwide sailors will be competing in the Magic Marine BetPro D-One Gold Cup: Spanish Rafael Trujillo, Ed Wright from Great Britain, Croatian Ivan Gaspic, Argentinean Agustìn Zabalua and Belgian Philippe Rogge, just to name a few. A big italian fleet will sail the Gold Cup: Alberto Ferrari, Andrea Giammarini, Fabio Toccoli and Andrea Gancia will between the names to follow. Many social after-race events have been scheduled, once again attesting to the D-One’s mission: to combine the quality of on the water racing with the pleasure of being with friends on land.
D-One celebrates its first birthday and has already proven to be a great success: 93 boats sold all over the world, from Japan to the United States, to Europe without forgetting about New Zealand and Australia.
Talking about this event, Luca Devoti said: “we are at the end of a long season where regattas where hold all over Europe and it is a honor and one achievement to have 15 countries fighting it out for the Gold Cup. Devotisailing is pleased to invite fans and friends to Valencia to enjoy the races and try the D-One out”.
The boat represents the evolution and integrated synthesis of thirty years of dinghy sailing experience. This thanks to Luca Devoti’s knowledge as a Finn Olympic athlete and Silver medallist (Sydney 2000), and his expertise as the largest Finn builder in the world with his coach and partner Roman Teply.
Upwind, tactics and acrobatics blend when hiking out, while downwind the boat has plenty of power and is fun to sail thanks to her 15 sqm. gennaker. The D-One is suited for a wide weight range (70-95 kilos / 150-210 pounds) thanks to the weight equalization system and hiking wings that can be adjusted in two different positions according to the helmsman’s weight.
Pietro Sibello, the well known Italian Olympic helmsman in the 49er class, shared his impressions of the D-One after having taken part in the Italian Championship in Alassio: “It is really a fantastic boat! Luca was able to bring together the best of the Finn, the Laser and skiffs in a single-handed dinghy. I had a great time!”
The event is sponsored by Magic Marine and BetPro.it
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Magic Marine is supporting the event through its Spanish distributor Katabatic.
Regatta partner is Terra Cielo Mare watches.
Follow the Magic Marine BetPro D-One Gold Cup with daily news, interviews, results and video at: www.devoti-one.com
Youtube Channel: www.youtube.com/user/DevotiSailing
Media partner: www.valenciasailing.com