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Olympic future of windfoil surfing tested

Olympic future of windfoil surfing tested at the Medemblik Regatta

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The third day of the Medemblik Regatta had all the ingredients for a happy day of sailing. Nice wind conditions, lots of sun and exciting racing. A perfect day to start two new classes at the regatta: The Musto Performance Skiff and Windfoil surfing, “the possible future of Olympic surfing,” according to Aaron McIntosh. McIntosch is a former Olympic windsurfer and RS:X coach of double Olympic Champion Dorian van Rijsselberghe and European Champion Kiran Badloe. “With windfoil surfing we literally fly over the water, this makes it faster and super exciting to watch.” Something todays supporters can only agree on….

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Challenging second day with shifty conditions in Medemblik

Challenging second day with shifty conditions

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It’s a difficult day for sailors and race committee. Light and shifty winds kept the RS:X classes on shore for an extra hour. The sailors of the Hansa class manage to race an extra race and the day closes in sunny conditions. For the Hansa Class it’s their first day of racing in Medemblik. The first day the wind was too strong for this class, today it was the opposite. Even a bit to light according to some of the sailors. The Dutch Finy Teitsma, sailing in the Hansa 303, is happy with her first day: “Only the last race…

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Close racing on first day of Medemblik Regatta 2019

Close racing on the first day of the Medemblik Regatta

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The first day of racing is done at the Medemblik Regatta Nautical Festival. Almost all classes raced according to schedule, only the Hansa Class had to stay inside due to, too heavy winds. For the RS:X surfers racing went smooth and fast. After the official opening of the Medemblik Regatta Nautical Festival on Monday night at the Regatta Center, the event kicked off this morning at 9.00 hour in the city center. Alderman of Sports, Jozet Fit, was present at the Optimist on Tour, here 160 children learned to sail. While those children stepped in the boat for the first…

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Live tracker Medemblik Regatta 2019

Follow the racing

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Stay up to date about all the racing at the Medemblik Regatta 2019. This week we have the RS:X Youth, RS:X Men and RS:X Women, the Hansa Class, 49er(FX), Musto Skiff, Windfoil surfing and Kiteboard Foiling racing in Medemblik. Tuesday and Wednesday we start with the RS:X classes, the 49er(FX) and the Hansa Class. Thursday the Musto Skiff and Windfoil surfing will be added and on Saturday all classes are out with also the Kiteboard Foiling. You can follow the races via the following online channels: Live tracking for: RS:X Women, RS:X Men, 49er(FX) and the Hansa Classes Live blog…

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Medemblik ready for 35th Medemblik Regatta Nautical Festival

Medemblik ready for RS:X surfers, foilers and more watersport activity

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The 35th edition of the Medemblik Regatta is starting this Tuesday in the Netherlands. The medal races on Saturday will close the week of racing. Besides all the action on the water, the Nautical Festival, as part of the Medemblik Regatta, offers more activities. From Tuesday to Saturday, European-, World – and Olympic Champions are racing in Medemblik. Reigning World- and European Champion in the RS:X Women, the Dutch Lilian de Geus, will be determined to win the gold medal this week. Last year she had a difficult week of racing and came in second place. The Polish Zofia Noceti…

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Kiteboard foiling at the Medemblik Regatta

Kiteboard foiling implemented at the Medemblik Regatta

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Saturday, May 25th the Medemblik Regatta will welcome a group of Kitefoil surfers. Kitesurfing is an Olympic sport and will be on the program of the Olympic Games in Paris 2024. In the Netherlands, the preparations for 2024 are in full swing. A reason for the Dutch Watersport Federation to implement this sport at the Medemblik Regatta. During the summer season, a series of races are organized on different spots in the Netherlands: The Kitefoil Cup Holland. Medemblik is not a part of this series, but the setup and the race committee is the same. Sander de Kok, one of…

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Floating movie - Life of Pi - Pirates of the Caribbean

Time to pick the Floating Movie

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Saturday night the marina in the city centre will be transformed into a movie theatre. It’s the closing event of the Medemblik Regatta Nautical Festival. Time to relax and enjoy a great night of movies and popcorn with your friends. We can choose between two different movies. The one with the most votes will be shown on the big screen in the marina on Saturday, May 25th. Let’s check out the choices: Life of Pi A young man who survives a disaster at sea is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery. While cast away, he forms an…

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In memoriam – Gerrit de Jong

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—-Dutch below—- The surfing world has lost his biggest fan. Gerrit de Jong past away on Thursday 18 April, after a strong fight against Leukemia. Last fall he was found sick, although he fought to over win the disease, we have to say goodbye to Gerrit. It’s a big loss for the Dutch surf community. As long as we can remember, Gerrit was involved in the windsurfing scene. As a parent and coach, board member of the race committee at the NVW and as an organizer and race officer of many windsurf races in the Netherlands. Gerrit has been a…

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Musto performance Skiff at Medemblik Regatta

Single-handed High Performance class at the Medemblik Regatta

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This year sailors in the Musto Performance Skiff class will compete at the Medemblik Regatta. This single-handed high-performance boat fits perfectly between the Olympic classes at the regatta. The Musto Performance Skiff has their World Championship this summer in Medemblik. For participants of the World Championship, the Medemblik Regatta is the perfect event to prepare. Competition for the Musto Skiff is planned from Thursday 23 to Saturday 25 May 2019. Registration for this class is open at the website. The first entries are already registered, among them is Paul Dijkstra. He came in second at the Worlds test event, which…

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European podium RS:X at Medemblik Regatta

European podium RS:X at the Medemblik Regatta

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The RS:X European Champions Lilian de Geus, Kiran Badloe and Fabien Pianazza will compete at the Medemblik Regatta in May. Badloe’s biggest rival and training partner, Dorian van Rijsselberge, came in second at the Europeans. He has also registered for the Regatta in Medemblik. It’s going be a tough competition for the rest of the fleet. Last year we already noticed the strong Pianazza, he put down a solid week where he won almost every race. When we asked him if he’s coming to Medemblik again this year, he reacted positively. “For sure I’ll be present for the Medemblik Regatta.”…

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