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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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Delta Lloyd Regatta appointed as qualifier event for Sailing World Cup 2018

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World Sailing has announced the qualification system for the Sailing World Cup 2018.For all Olympic Classes, you can qualify for the 2018 World Cup Series during our Regatta. You can find the quotas for each round, the final and the places to be allocated based on the WS Ranking and the qualification regattas in table below. You can find more information about the qualification system here. Register now for the Delta Lloyd Regatta 2017  

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Tanja Frank: ‘Standing on the Olympic podium is such a nice feeling!’

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Interview: Tanja Frank Tanja Frank won the bronze medal in the Nacra 17 during the Rio Olympics. Now she has switched from the Narca to the 49erFX. She also describes perfectly the difference between sailing with a man or woman: ‘With them you can be more direct to each other’. First, how does it feel to win the Bronze medal at the Olympic Games? It is not possible to say it in words. I was only thinking: Is this for real? Besides that, it was incredible. Standing on the Olympic podium is such a nice feeling! However, it is still…

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Top 3 Rio Olympics Laser Radial signed up

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The top 3 of the Rio Olympics Laser Radial already signed up for the Delta Lloyd Regatta 2017. That means Marit Bouwmeester (gold), Annalise Murphy (silver) and Anne-Marie Rindom (bronze) will battle against each other during the Delta Lloyd Regatta in May. Unique experience The Delta Lloyd Regatta gives sailors from all over the world a unique experience to sail against all the medalists of the Rio Olympics Laser Radial class. Bouwmeester and Murphy were also the number 1 and 2 of the Delta Lloyd Regatta 2016. We are also very excited with the registration of Anne-Marie Rindom. The Danish…

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Invitation world class sailors

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During our 5-day event the Delta Lloyd Regatta gives sailors a unique opportunity to compete against some of the best sailors in the world. The Rio Olympic medal winners have already been invited to participate in the Delta Lloyd Regatta and based on the world ranking dated 13 March we will also be inviting the top 5 of every class. Strong competition Within sailing, the Delta Lloyd Regatta is one of the leading Olympic events in Europe. We focus on innovation and the development of the international sport itself. We are looking forward to welcome these sailors to our unique…

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49erFX will be an open class

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The Delta Lloyd Regatta and the international 49er class have decided to offer the 49erFX sailors the opportunity to sail in an open class. This means all genders and mixed sailors are able to participate in the 2017 event.  Development of 49erFX class It all comes down to the bigger picture for the event organization; innovation. Every year the Regatta is looking for ways to innovate the sport of sailing. The event is also a moment to test some of the latest developments in the sport, which can be beneficiary for international class organizations and World Sailing, which we are…

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