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The 34th edition of the Medemblik Regatta closes in tropical conditions

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The 34th Medemblik Regatta has been sailed from 22 to 26 May 2018. Sailors were confronted with difficult conditions, but the sun made up for it. All races have been sailed and competitions got really close this week. The medal race in boundaries made the races exciting to watch! It has been a fantastic week for sailors and organization. Joost Brouwer, spokesman of the Medemblik Regatta: “There’s one thing you can’t plan, that’s the weather. We’ve had some difficult wind conditions this week, but the race committees managed to get all races sailed. We’re really happy with the week we’ve…

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Gearing up for the medal races

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The fourth day of racing is all about getting qualified for the medal races. Some sailors still had to work hard to get that spot in the top 10. For the Laser, Nacra 17 and 49er sailors there were some interesting battles. “Tricky conditions on the water again today”, says Remco de Goederen, Principal Race Officer. “The easterly wind that we’ve been having all week makes it really difficult. The breeze comes from land, creating some unpredictable conditions.” More wind is predicted for the Medal Races. The races will be sailed in physical boundaries, making it easier and more exciting to…

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Steady winds and foiling conditions at third day

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Three days of racing are done at the 34st Medemblik Regatta. The competition is strong and competitors are working hard to claim their medal race spot. One more day of qualifications left, however, some of the sailors are already looking at their chances for the medal races. “We’ve had a great day today”, reacts Remco de Goederen, Principal Race Officer, to this windy and sunny day. “We’ve only had to postpone the RS:X Women and U19 for half an hour, due to a minor wind dip before their races.” Maciej Kluszcyński stays in the lead The RS:X men started racing with good conditions…

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Innovative character SLAM and Medemblik Regatta match

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The 34th edition of the Medemblik Regatta will be professionally dressed by SLAM as the clothing partner. The brand, originating from Italy, is imported in the Netherlands since 2013 by DutchMint. The brand, mostly known in the big boats, is expanding with a Skiff collection. “That is why we think the Medemblik Regatta is a good event to be linked to”, says Jeroen van Stijn, DutchMint director. The Italian brand SLAM became known in the international circle, and specifically in competitions in the Mediterranean and the Caribbean area. This shows best in the collections, which are mostly intended for good…

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Tough conditions at the World Cup Hyeres gives sailors lots of learnings

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The World Cup Hyeres is sailed in tough conditions with shifty winds. The sailors claim to have learned a lot this past week. Some of them will take their learnings and use them at the Medemblik Regatta. Let’s see how the sailors competing at the Medemblik Regatta have done in Hyeres. Nacra 17 Iker Martinez and Olga Masilvets (ESP) managed to win the Nacra 17 Medal Race which placed them on the podium. A bronze medal is their reward and in Medemblik they will definitely compete for more. Martinez is a well known sailor, sailed around the world in the…

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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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