Photos from the opening day of the Magic Marine BetPro D-One Gold Cup

Posted on 01 October 2010 by Valencia Sailing

Despite the quite light conditions we had on Friday, opening day of the Magic Marine BetPro D-One Gold Cup, there was close and exciting racing among the 30-strong fleet of D-One’s. Croatian Ivan Gaspic was the most consistent in the day’s two races, and a bullet and third secured him the top spot at the leaderrboard. Still, his margin of just points over second-placed Agustín Zabalua will definitely not make him rest on his laurels. Hungary’s Zsombor Bereck is one further point behind while the Finn world Champion Ed Wright is placed fourth.

Matt Coutts, the young kiwi Finn sailor, could have done better but a 22nd and a 9th place him right in the middle of the table. Coutts did well in the first beats, in fact he was ahead in the first weather mark in the second race, but he definitely struggled in the runs, showing poor boat speed.

The D-One regattas are definitely competitive on the water but there is always a spirit of camaraderie and fun that reins once the boats return to the yacht club. This is also one of the reasons that only two races per day are sailed.

The photos here are in no particular order and tell no particular story, it’s just a collection from the first day racing, on what all participants here call “awesome and exciting” boats.

First day of racing at the Magic Marine BetPro D-One Gold Cup. Valencia, 1 October 2010. Photo copyright Pierre Orphanidis / Valencia Sailing

First day of racing at the Magic Marine BetPro D-One Gold Cup. Valencia, 1 October 2010. Photo copyright Pierre Orphanidis / Valencia Sailing

First day of racing at the Magic Marine BetPro D-One Gold Cup. Valencia, 1 October 2010. Photo copyright Pierre Orphanidis / Valencia Sailing

First day of racing at the Magic Marine BetPro D-One Gold Cup. Valencia, 1 October 2010. Photo copyright Pierre Orphanidis / Valencia Sailing

First day of racing at the Magic Marine BetPro D-One Gold Cup. Valencia, 1 October 2010. Photo copyright Pierre Orphanidis / Valencia Sailing

First day of racing at the Magic Marine BetPro D-One Gold Cup. Valencia, 1 October 2010. Photo copyright Pierre Orphanidis / Valencia Sailing

First day of racing at the Magic Marine BetPro D-One Gold Cup. Valencia, 1 October 2010. Photo copyright Pierre Orphanidis / Valencia Sailing

First day of racing at the Magic Marine BetPro D-One Gold Cup. Valencia, 1 October 2010. Photo copyright Pierre Orphanidis / Valencia Sailing

First day of racing at the Magic Marine BetPro D-One Gold Cup. Valencia, 1 October 2010. Photo copyright Pierre Orphanidis / Valencia Sailing

First day of racing at the Magic Marine BetPro D-One Gold Cup. Valencia, 1 October 2010. Photo copyright Pierre Orphanidis / Valencia Sailing

First day of racing at the Magic Marine BetPro D-One Gold Cup. Valencia, 1 October 2010. Photo copyright Pierre Orphanidis / Valencia Sailing

First day of racing at the Magic Marine BetPro D-One Gold Cup. Valencia, 1 October 2010. Photo copyright Pierre Orphanidis / Valencia Sailing

First day of racing at the Magic Marine BetPro D-One Gold Cup. Valencia, 1 October 2010. Photo copyright Pierre Orphanidis / Valencia Sailing

First day of racing at the Magic Marine BetPro D-One Gold Cup. Valencia, 1 October 2010. Photo copyright Pierre Orphanidis / Valencia Sailing

First day of racing at the Magic Marine BetPro D-One Gold Cup. Valencia, 1 October 2010. Photo copyright Pierre Orphanidis / Valencia Sailing

3 Comments For This Post

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Pierre
    please slow down with this D-One promotion. Don't covert your informative website in to a promotion web site, please.

    Thank you

  2. Anonymous Says:

    why aren't those boats foiling ? Is this an archive shot from 1990 ?

  3. Anonymous Says:

    thanks for the reports pierre , looks like a lot of fun…

Photos from the opening day of the Magic Marine BetPro D-One Gold Cup

Posted on 01 October 2010 by Valencia Sailing

Despite the quite light conditions we had on Friday, opening day of the Magic Marine BetPro D-One Gold Cup, there was close and exciting racing among the 30-strong fleet of D-One’s. Croatian Ivan Gaspic was the most consistent in the day’s two races, and a bullet and third secured him the top spot at the leaderrboard. Still, his margin of just points over second-placed Agustín Zabalua will definitely not make him rest on his laurels. Hungary’s Zsombor Bereck is one further point behind while the Finn world Champion Ed Wright is placed fourth.

Matt Coutts, the young kiwi Finn sailor, could have done better but a 22nd and a 9th place him right in the middle of the table. Coutts did well in the first beats, in fact he was ahead in the first weather mark in the second race, but he definitely struggled in the runs, showing poor boat speed.

The D-One regattas are definitely competitive on the water but there is always a spirit of camaraderie and fun that reins once the boats return to the yacht club. This is also one of the reasons that only two races per day are sailed.

The photos here are in no particular order and tell no particular story, it’s just a collection from the first day racing, on what all participants here call “awesome and exciting” boats.

First day of racing at the Magic Marine BetPro D-One Gold Cup. Valencia, 1 October 2010. Photo copyright Pierre Orphanidis / Valencia Sailing

First day of racing at the Magic Marine BetPro D-One Gold Cup. Valencia, 1 October 2010. Photo copyright Pierre Orphanidis / Valencia Sailing

First day of racing at the Magic Marine BetPro D-One Gold Cup. Valencia, 1 October 2010. Photo copyright Pierre Orphanidis / Valencia Sailing

First day of racing at the Magic Marine BetPro D-One Gold Cup. Valencia, 1 October 2010. Photo copyright Pierre Orphanidis / Valencia Sailing

First day of racing at the Magic Marine BetPro D-One Gold Cup. Valencia, 1 October 2010. Photo copyright Pierre Orphanidis / Valencia Sailing

First day of racing at the Magic Marine BetPro D-One Gold Cup. Valencia, 1 October 2010. Photo copyright Pierre Orphanidis / Valencia Sailing

First day of racing at the Magic Marine BetPro D-One Gold Cup. Valencia, 1 October 2010. Photo copyright Pierre Orphanidis / Valencia Sailing

First day of racing at the Magic Marine BetPro D-One Gold Cup. Valencia, 1 October 2010. Photo copyright Pierre Orphanidis / Valencia Sailing

First day of racing at the Magic Marine BetPro D-One Gold Cup. Valencia, 1 October 2010. Photo copyright Pierre Orphanidis / Valencia Sailing

First day of racing at the Magic Marine BetPro D-One Gold Cup. Valencia, 1 October 2010. Photo copyright Pierre Orphanidis / Valencia Sailing

First day of racing at the Magic Marine BetPro D-One Gold Cup. Valencia, 1 October 2010. Photo copyright Pierre Orphanidis / Valencia Sailing

First day of racing at the Magic Marine BetPro D-One Gold Cup. Valencia, 1 October 2010. Photo copyright Pierre Orphanidis / Valencia Sailing

First day of racing at the Magic Marine BetPro D-One Gold Cup. Valencia, 1 October 2010. Photo copyright Pierre Orphanidis / Valencia Sailing

First day of racing at the Magic Marine BetPro D-One Gold Cup. Valencia, 1 October 2010. Photo copyright Pierre Orphanidis / Valencia Sailing

First day of racing at the Magic Marine BetPro D-One Gold Cup. Valencia, 1 October 2010. Photo copyright Pierre Orphanidis / Valencia Sailing

6 Comments For This Post

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Pierre
    please slow down with this D-One promotion. Don't covert your informative website in to a promotion web site, please.

    Thank you

  2. Anonymous Says:

    why aren't those boats foiling ? Is this an archive shot from 1990 ?

  3. Anonymous Says:

    thanks for the reports pierre , looks like a lot of fun…

  4. Anonymous Says:

    Pierre
    please slow down with this D-One promotion. Don't covert your informative website in to a promotion web site, please.

    Thank you

  5. Anonymous Says:

    why aren't those boats foiling ? Is this an archive shot from 1990 ?

  6. Anonymous Says:

    thanks for the reports pierre , looks like a lot of fun…

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