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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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Nicholas Heiner: ‘The most important reason is to keep challenging myself’

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You recently transferred from Laser to the Finn. “The most important reason is to keep challenging myself. I want to become a more complete sailor. So far the transition to the Finn is going well with top ten results and a podium at the World Cup. Material development is happening every day on the Finn, and I’m really getting to know myself physically.” The Finn is not sailing at the Delta Lloyd Regatta “It’s sad we’re not competing this week, but our race schedule is really busy. There are international events every five days, so a lot of sailors decided…

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Megan Pascoe: ‘It took me over a decade to get my hands on the world trophy’

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Megan Pascoe won the gold medal during the 2.4 Metre sailing World Championships last year. She will compete at the Delta Lloyd Regatta for the 8th time. ‘The queen of the Regatta  returns to Medemblik’   This will be the eighth time you compete at the Delta Lloyd Regatta. What is special for you about this event? The IJsselmeer is very shifty which I like, it reminds me of growing up on the small ponds. Delta Lloyd Regatta is a well-run event with great race committee and an interesting bit of water to sail on. What does it feels like…

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