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Postma looking for his first win in Medemblik

By | News

MEDEMBLIK, 28th MAY – He never won at the Delta Lloyd Regatta, but this time it seems its gonna work out for Pieter-Jan Postma. After three days of racing the Dutch sailor leads the Finn-class. Thursday he won a race and was sixth. ,,It looks good at this moment’’, he said after the races. Postma has enough second places in Medemblik. ,,Last year I was on my way to gold, when everything went wrong in the medalrace. Now I want to win’’, Postma explained. The Finn-specialist still needs to qualify for the Olympics in Rio. He doesn’t expect much problems…

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World No. 1 starts at the bottom again

By | 2.4M, News, Skud

Megan Pascoe is the ISAF-ranked World No.1 sailor in the 2.4mR singlehanded keelboat. So why is the British Paralympic sailor to be found competing in a SKUD doublehander with helmsman Will Street at Delta Lloyd Regatta? Unfortunately for Pascoe, it’s because she was beaten to Paralympic selection for Rio 2016 by her rival Helena Lucas, who won 2.4mR gold at London 2012. “Officially the British trials ended after Hyeres, and unfortunately it wasn’t me who got selected,” shrugs the 28-year-old. “I was surprised when the selectors made the decision. Palma was such a close regatta. I had the gold medal…

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Badloe happy, Van Rijsselberghe disappointed

By | News, RS-X Men

MEDEMBLIK, 28TH MAY – Two Dutch guys, one happy and the other very disappointed. Kiran Badloe did a good job at the third day of the Delta Lloyd Regatta with two wins and a fifth place in the RS:X. He replaced the Polish windsurfer Pawel Tarnowski at the top of the overall ranking. His trainingpartner and olympic champion Dorian van Rijsselberghe left the scene in a bad mood. He got disqualified after a collision with the Frenchman Paul Rozier in the seventh race. ,,Winning the Delta Lloyd Regatta is now impossible’’, Van Rijsselberghe told after the jury decision. Van Rijsselberghe…

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Bumpy road to Rio for Nina Keijzer and Claire Blom

By | 49erFX, News

MEDEMBLIK, 28th MAY – Nina Keijzer and Claire Blom have taken one step to the Olympics in Rio, next year. Before they finally can go the two sailors in de 49erFX have still a lof of work to do. They need some good results in the World Cup or the World Championship later on this year and also money to support their Olympic campaign. ,,It’s still a long way to go’’, Nina Keijzer tells at the Delta Lloyd Regatta. Keijzer is without her partner Blom in Medemblik. Claire Blom got injured on Palma after a fight with the mast. The…

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Bijzondere dag voor ernstig zieke Madelief bij DLR

By | News

MEDEMBLIK, 28 MEI – Een boottochtje leek haar niet zo’n goed idee, maar de wandeling op het racecenter van de Delta Lloyd Regatta beviel Madelief Boon donderdag best wel. Tussen de zeilers verscheen er bij de speciale gast aan het einde een prachtige glimlach. Twee jaar is ze pas, net begonnen aan haar ontdekkingsreis door het leven. Een half jaar geleden werd bij Madelief Boon echter een levensbedreigende ziekte ontdekt. Ze heeft een neuroblastoom, een kwaadaardig kankergezwel dat ontstaan is in het sympathisch zenuwstelsel. In Nederland wordt één op de 100.000 kinderen ermee geconfronteerd; jaarlijks zo’n 25 kinderen. De prognose…

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Rodney’s lonely road to Rio

By | Laser, News

The Seychelles may not be known for its sailing history, but this small archipelago in the Indian Ocean actually has a long association with the Laser class in the Olympic Games. Allan Julie has represented the Seychelles at multiple Olympiads ever since Atlanta 1996, when he was just 19 years old. Now aged 38, Julie may well be thinking about going again, although he has also been coaching fellow Laser sailor from the Seychelles, Rodney Govinden, who is looking to give his mentor a good run for his money. “It’s been my dream goal to take part in an Olympics,”…

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Preview day 3: Bigger breeze

By | News

The halfway stage of the Delta Lloyd Regatta brings a change in the weather. It’s windy, with the occasional rain shower scudding overhead in Medemblik. With the westerly breeze forecast to gust up to 23 knots, it could be a tricky day on the IJsselmeer. “Should be pretty flat water for the Lasers on our course,” says Dan Slater, a former Kiwi Olympian coaching the strong Dutch Laser squad. “But could get lumpy down at the bottom of the Nacra course.” The shallow waters of the IJsselmeer are capable of kicking up a short, sharp chop that could make life…

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The 470 Swedes who love to go Dutch

By | 470 Men/Women, News

There must be something in the Medemblik air or IJsselmeer water that just suits Johan Molund. He has won Delta Lloyd Regatta three or four times before, he can’t quite remember, and now he and crew Sebastian Ostling find themselves at the top of the 470 leaderboard after two days of competition. With scores of 4,2,1,6 thus far, the Swedish team have displaced Kim Chang-Ju and Kim Ji-Hoon who held the No.1 spot last night, and now lead the Koreans by 13 points. The breeze was a bit lighter today, but with massive pressure changes, the strength varying from 7…

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