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Lilian de Geus optimistic after turbulent competition day

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Dutch asset in the RS:X women Lilian de Geus is happy! We spoke her before today’s races. “The weather is really nice and there are a lot of girls here to compete.” So far she’s having a good season finishing first and seventh in her two events this season. This event she’s also doing well. According to De Geus the top three of the world ranking is competing here in Medemblik, which makes it an ideal event in preparation of her main goal, The World Championships in Aarhus. After a turbulent competition day, keeping her third place in the overall…

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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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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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Sailors profile: Mathis Ghio – RS:X U19

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Let’s meet Mathis Ghio, RS:X sailor from France. It’s his first time at the Medemblik Regatta and he is sailing in the RS:X U19 fleet. “I’m sailing at the AVCR – Pole France Voile de Marseille. In 2016 I was world champion ‘Junior techno 293’ and third at theEuropean Championship ‘junior techno 293’. Last year, in 2017, I competed at the European Championship RS:X U17 in Marseille. Finished in 5th place!” “My main goal for the Medemblik Regatta is a podium place in the RS:X U19 fleet.” Mathis Ghio @ social media Facebook Instagram

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Heuvelman stays loyal to Medemblik Regatta

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Heuvelman is a loyal partner to the Medemblik Regatta, for many years they support the international sailing event. And they will also be there for the 34th edition! Heuvelman provides all of the audiovisual support for the Medemblik Regatta. They’re happy to be involved in such a special event for them. The Regatta is one of the greatest events Heuvelman is involved with. That’s why they’ve chosen to stay loyal and support the 34th edition of this event! The company got involved through the Regatta via their partnership with Delta Lloyd. Delta Lloyd is the former main sponsor of the…

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Sailors profile: Hélène Noesmoen – RS:X Women

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Let’s meet Hélène Noesmoen, RS:X Women sailor from France. She talks about her achievements, her sailing season this year and her expectations for the Medemblik Regatta. “I’ve been Youth World Champion three times, more recently I’ve won the Sailing World Cup in Miami 2018. Most importantly, each time I come back from the water, I’ve the feeling that I sailed my best and gave all I had. For this season I aim to get on the podium at the World Championships in Aarhus.” All seasons in May “I mostly remember the weather in Medemblik, coming every May I’ve seen all 4…

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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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