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All kinds of wind conditions test the sailors at the Medemblik Regatta

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Another day with light conditions at the Medemblik Regatta. This kind of weather is difficult for most sailors, but some know how to handle these conditions and took their advantage. It’s almost a copy of day one. With a morning filled with light winds, a little dip in the afternoon and then steady winds closing the day. All races have been sailed and competition is getting more and more exciting. Postponed races in the Laser In the morning the weather looked perfect for racing today. The Laser sailors gathered at the Laser park to set up their boat and get…

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Medemblik Regatta starts in tricky conditions, ends in full power sailing

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First day of racing is done in difficult conditions. Light winds caused some delay, but at the end all scheduled races were sailed. The 34th Medemblik Regatta starts with lots of sun! Unfortunately the conditions on the water aren’t as good. First race scheduled in the morning was the RS:X men, but they got postponed. Principal Race officer Remco de Goederen: “The day started with a light, shifty wind, it made the conditions tricky for the sailors and race comité. The afternoon races also started with very light conditions, but around 3.30 pm there came more wind, enough to end…

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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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The Medemblik Regatta is ready to set of for it’s 34st edition

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Tuesday May 22nd the 34th Medemblik Regatta sets of in the Netherlands. With a total of 320 registrations in 8 different classes, there will be 5 days of competitive sailing. The Medemblik Regatta has been on the international calendar for years, no surprise sailors like to come and sail in these waters. The classes that will get into action this week are the 49er, 49erFX, Laser, Laser Radial, Nacra 17, RS:X Men, RS:X Women and RS:X U19. The participants come from 48 different countries, a lot of those teams have been training in Medemblik a week before the Regatta. Big…

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SLAM official clothing partner 34th Medemblik Regatta

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SLAM will be the official clothing partner of the 34th edition of the Medemblik Regatta in 2018. With SLAM as a partner, the Medemblik Regatta is connected with a strong international brand. During the Regatta the crew wears SLAM clothing and the class leaders will be sailing with SLAM bibs. DutchMint is the Dutch distributor of SLAM, by partnering up with the Medemblik Regatta they want to strengthen the position of SLAM in the Netherlands. Jeroen van Stijn, DutchMint director: “We’ve worked hard to position SLAM in our Dutch dealer network. The next logical step is to make the brand…

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Sailors preparing for the 34th Medemblik Regatta

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Within 20 days the 34th Medemblik Regatta will start with, so far, almost 300 sailors representing 43 nations. A third of those sailors are part of the RS:X fleets (Men, Woman and U19). Largest fleet will be the RS:X men with 63 sailors registered, and still counting. Olympic, World and European champions are travelling to the Netherlands to race in Medemblik from the 22nd to the 26th of May. The Medemblik Regatta will include 8 sailing classes in which the experienced teams will race against the young squads. All in preparation for the Sailing World Championships in Aarhus, Denmark, this summer. Medemblik appears…

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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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