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Dutch sailors will be hard to beat on home water

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It’s the only event on their home waters, an event they all love and cherish. For the Dutch sailing team the Medemblik Regatta is the place to show their sport to their country. The team exists of Olympic Champions, World Champions and European Champions. The team is closely followed by the talents who are all potential olympic medallists. The Dutch sailors are well known for their skills, and when sailing on home waters they’re even harder to beat. The Dutch team uses this regatta to prepare for the World Championship in Aarhus later this summer. It’s the perfect event to…

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International calendar challenging for the Medemblik Regatta

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The Medemblik Regatta, formerly known as the Delta Lloyd Regatta, is being held from the 22nd to the 26th of May. The regatta celebrates it’s 34th edition this year. For all those years, sailors have praised the location for it’s sailing conditions and the regatta as a well organized event. Seeing the names on the registration list so far, the 34th edition will have some strong competition again. The regatta used to be a World Cup event, but is now named a World Sailing Classic event by World Sailing, the international sailing federation. This means the regatta is kept in…

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Aussie sailors crossing the world for Medemblik Regatta

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The Medemblik Regatta will be held from the 22nd to the 26th of May 2018 in Medemblik, the Netherlands. Jake Lilley and Jacinta Ainsworth will represent Australia in this regatta. For Finn sailor Lilley it’s already the 3th time he’s participating in the Dutch regatta. Laser Radial sailor Ainsworth is traveling to Medemblik for the first time. Regarding the traveling time, the Australian sailors are making a big effort to come to Medemblik. For Lilley it’s not the first time he’s competing at this regatta. He’s combining his visit with several other European sailing events. His biggest achievements in sailing…

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Save the date for the 34th edition of the Medemblik Regatta

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The Medemblik Regatta, formerly known as the Delta Lloyd Regatta, will be held from Tuesday 22nd to Saturday 26th of May 2018. It’s the 34th edition of this international sailing event for all Olympic Sailing Classes. Sailors from over the whole world will be in the Netherlands to join this, by the international sailing federation (World Sailing) licensed event. Innovation and a professional organization are the basics for this Regatta. The Medemblik Regatta was one of the first Regattas to be included in the World Cup circuit, and a lot of new racing formats were introduced in Medemblik. In recent years,…

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Sailors excited about 33rd edition Medemblik Regatta

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MEDEMBLIK – The 33rd edition of the Delta Lloyd Regatta has been a great success. The top sailors in Medemblik were all very excited about the international event. ,,The organisation was perfect”, Yannick Lefebvre said after the decisive race in the 49er. The Belgian sailor finished in fourth place with Tom Pelsmaekers. ,,The communication to the sailors was very good. There’s always a lot of respect from the organizers to the sailors. It’s my eighth time in Medemblik. And I still love it.” Megan Pascoe, who won the 2.4mR with ten victories on a row, is a regular guest at…

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Van Rijsselberghe: Do or die on Saturday

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  MEDEMBLIK – The final day of the Delta Lloyd Regatta on Saturday is going to produce a lot of drama, anything can happen. The RS:X class will race with a new format: the top 12 after the fleet races will start in the quarter-final, six of them will go through to the semi-final and finally four windsurfers will battle for the podium places. Double Olympic champion Dorian van Rijsselberghe thinks it will be exciting on Saturday to follow the races in the RS:X. “A lot of things can happen on the last day. It’s do or die. It will…

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Olympic champion, Bouwmeester, still has work to do

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  MEDEMBLIK – Her biggest moment took place last year in Rio de Janeiro. After years of heavy training, Marit Bouwmeester became Olympic champion in the Laser Radial.Her preparation to this season has not been as good as normal. She’s working hard to get in good shape at the Delta Lloyd Regatta.   Three days of racing at the IJsselmeer leaves Bouwmeester in ninth place overall.“I had some physical problems when I started the season at the end April in Hyères – I couldn’t finish that event. The first day at Medemblik was good, the second day not so good….

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Things will be different at the Enoshima Yacht Harbor for the 2020 Olympics

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MEDEMBLIK – There was a lot of criticism about the organisation at the Olympic sailing venue in Rio last year. In around three year’s time, at the 2020 Olympic Games in Japan, it will be different. The sailing event will take place at the Enoshima Yacht Harbor, in the coastal city of Fujisawa.   The Japanese sailor, Yuichiro Kitamura, lives in Fujisawa, near the Olympic venue. He has high expectations of the Olympic Games. “It’s a beautiful venue. In the summer, it can be really hot, between 30 to 35 degrees Celsius. There’s also usually enough wind for good racing.”…

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Tough day for the Laser Radial

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Allison Young: “Today I didn’t have a good day, it’s really tricky on the water with a lot of wind shifts. Yesterday looked really simple on the score sheet, but again, it was tricky on the water. This regatta is really useful to learn more about the venue before the World Championships this summer, which I’m also looking forward to later in the year. The competition in the Laser Radial class is tough. There are a lot of good sailors out here so it’s always tight racing.”  

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Sil Hoekstra left his school desk to race in Medemblik

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  He was in a hurry on Monday; the day before the start of the Delta Lloyd Regatta, Sil Hoekstra, finished his Biology exams at school, and he thinks he did well, mentioning: “I think I passed the exams. My next exam will be lifestyle-coaching, but first I want to perform in Medemblik, and later this year at the World Championships in Tokyo.” He arrived in Medemblik on Tuesday morning, where the 18 year old windsurfer will compete in the RS:X-class. Before the start of the first race day, he said: “It’s a big change from school to racing on…

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