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Suntouched D-Zero Nationals 2016
The Suntouched D-Zero Nationals 2016 were held over a long weekend on 24th to 26th June in lively conditions with many of the inland sailors coming to terms with wave the challenging wave conditions. It's great that this new class was so well supported with 40 boats competing from across the country. The free beer supplied by Suntouched along with some excellent meals provided by the club gave the event a sense of occasion fitting to a National Championships.

The entries included a number of National and World Champions with podium positions hard fought for.
Lining up for the start!
Ian Morgan winner of the 2016 D-Zero Nationals rounds the jibe mark!
A well deserved first place went to relatively local sailor, Ian Morgan (Hill Head SC) who has honed his skills on the bumpy stuff in the East Solent, second went to Paul Scullion from Restronguet SC and third to Gareth Henshall from Shotwick SC. Our congratulations however go to all of the competitors who fought hard against the conditions as well as each other.

Suntouched were on hand all three days to provide support and back up for repairs and accessories.
Ian Morgan receives the D-Zero Nationals prize from incoming class chairperson, Paul Jefferies!
Rank   SailNo HelmName Club Nett
1st 156 Ian Morgan Hill Head SC 9.0
2nd 105 Paul Scullion Restronguet SC 15.0
3rd 185 Gareth Henshall Shotwick lake SC 20.0
4th 9 Iain Horlock Exe SC 23.0
5th 195 Rob Lennox Barnt Green SC 30.0
6th 136 Stuart Jones Datchet SC 31.0
7th 192 David Summerville Grafham Water SC 39.0
8th 2 Steve Bolland Bristol Corinthian YC 41.0
9th 3 John Aston Grafham Water SC 50.0
10th 184 Gordon Bennell Shotwick Lake SC 51.0
Click here for video of days two and three of the D-Zero Nationals
Suntouched would like to thank all those who made the event so memorable. The Highcliffe SC team, both on and off the water were magnificent, the class associaton comittee for all of the hard work organising the event, Harken Poland for contributing so many great prizes and, of course, the competitors who surprised us with their enthusiasm, tenacity and abilities across the fleet.
To find out more about the D-Zero visit the class association website here and for facebook updates click here
Flip up D-Zero rudder available from mid October 2016
The long awaited D-Zero flip up rudders will be available from mid October 2016. Any owner wishing to place orders should do so ASAP as there is already significant demand for these new items of equipment. The flip up rudders will also be available as an option on new boat purchases. Prices to be announced shortly
Fantastica Gold for Scott in Rio!
Huge congratulations to Giles Scott on his Olympic Gold medal in Rio. Such was Giles's performance, in extremely difficult conditions, that he was assured of a win before the medal race.

It's worth noting that Giles, along with 22 of the 23 athletes in this event, chose to use the Devoti D-Fantastica Finn with the only other choice being a Devoti Classic Finn which finished in 20th place overall. We are proud to have supplied Giles's Olympic Finn and so happy for him to have acheived his Olympic dream.

Our order book for the D-Fantastica Finns just seems to keep rolling on. We can ship a Devoti Fantastica Finn worldwide so contact us for pricing and shipping costs wherever you are!
If you are interested in the Devoti D-Fantastica Finn and would like more information please do not hesitate to contact us - info@suntouched.co.uk
If you are interested in the Devoti D-Zero and would like more information please do not hesitate to contact us - info@suntouched.co.uk
D-Zero Pricing held in spite of the Brexit effect on FX rates
In spite of the bombing Pound we are managing to hold the prices of the Devoti D-Zero thanks to the sustained levels of business. With regular shipments of new boats along with a good stock, at any one time, of trade in boats we can satisfy all demand within reasonable timescales. Contact us for more information on both new and pre-owned D-Zeros.
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Devoti D-One Nationals and class news
D-One Nationals at Royal Torbay YC
14 D-One sailors braved demanding conditions in a three day National Championships hosted by the Royal Torbay Yacht Club on 8th-10th July.  Nick Craig dominated the racing through most of the weekend with just one minor lapse when he managed an uncharacteristic capsize in the final race.  The rest of the fleet battled it out over the weekend for the remaining two podium places with  Chris Sallis taking a well earned 2nd overall and Giles Chipperfield taking third.  Suntouched Sailboats are pleased to have sponsored the event and contribute a number of prizes.
Overall Results:

Pos Sail No Boat Helm R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 Pts
1 5 HARKEN SANDILINE Nick CRAIG 1 1 1 1 1 1 4 6
2 410   Chris SALLIS 2 5 15 3 4 4 3 21
3 411 AND1AMO Giles CHIPPERFIELD 3 6 10 4 5 3 2 23
4 409 DAZ BOOT David GORRINGE 7 13 4 2 6 10 1 30
5 202   Martin BROWNE 10 2 2 10 3 5 15 32
6 309   Humphrey CARTER 4 7 3 11 2 6 15 33
7 2   Laurence MILTON 5 8 6 7 9 8 6 40
8 316   Al HALL 11 11 5 9 7 2 7 41
9 112 KARTOFFEL Ben FALAT 8 3 7 6 8 15 15 47
10 402   Terry BROOKS 9 9 8 8 10 9 5 48
11 420   Paul BIRBECK 15 10 9 5 11 11 9 55
12 72 MERLIN Tim GARVIN 6 4 15 15 15 7 15 62
13 414 HATS ON Don ONIONS 13 14 11 15 12 12 8 70
14 502   Steve GRAY 12 12 12 12 13 15 15 76

If you are interested in the Devoti D-One and would like more information please do not hesitate to contact us - info@suntouched.co.uk
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For more information  and news on the D-One visit the class association here or go to our D-One web page link
Sandiline keeping you warm this winter
Sandiline Hiking Pants Special 2016 offers
Yes we are bucking the trend following Brexit with our Olympic offer of 10% discount to all and free delivery in the UK on Pound prices up to 31st December.
We realise that, for most people, their sailing wardrobe is low on the list of 'stuff to buy' but in reality we think that your sailing clothes are equally, if not more, important than many of the other go faster options available. Your performance can be enhanced by wearing the right clothing for the conditions; hot, cold, windy or light weather are what we have to endure as sailors. Maintaining a comfortable body temperature and easing the strain both play a part in allowing you to focus on your sailing rather than your discomfort. These issues have been very carefully considered by the Sandiline team and their range of products caters perfectly for your expectations.

Clearly there's a reason that so many of our customers keep coming back for more, including many top Olympic helms. Please call us or email us for more information and advice on the extensive range of Sandiline product.
Info@suntouched.co.uk or +44 (0) 7734 251033
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Test sail a Devoti D-Zero near to you!
If you would like a test sail near to you we are, in most cases, able to arrange this. Please contact us with your location and contact details so that we can make the necesary arrangments for you.