Top and recreational sport merge during Medemblik Regatta

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The Medemblik Regatta, one of the spring classics on the international calendar of olympic sailing, will be merged with the Open Dutch Sailing Championships. This new, major sailing event will be held for the first time from 2 to 13 June 2021 in Medemblik. Merger In the first part of the event, involves the olympic classes in which all Dutch participants also compete for the National title. In the following long weekend, non-Olympic classes can compete for their Dutch Championship. This merger makes the Medemblik Regatta the largest multi-day international sailing championship in the Netherlands Spring classic from June 2-6…

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Medemblik Regatta 2020 part of the global eSailing competition

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Due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus (Covid-19), the renewed Medemblik Regatta, which was scheduled for June 4-7, 2020, has been canceled. The return of this spring classic in sailing will now take place from 2-6 June 2021. However, the international regatta will now be held virtually from 4 to 7 June this year. Recreational eSailors can compete against top Olympic sailors and the best eSailors during the Virtual Medemblik Regatta and qualify for the eSailing World Championship Finals PlayOff. Spring sailing classics go virtual The Medemblik Regatta, together with the other spring sailing classics such as Trofeo Princesa Sofia,…

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Medemblik Regatta and Semaine Olympique Francaise to launch in Virtual Regatta

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The Medemblik Regatta and Semaine Olympique Francaise (SOF) are the latest internationally renowned Olympic sailing events to join the eSailing world. Following the successful hosting of the Trofeo Princesa Sofia Iberostar, and the ongoing Hempel World Cup Series Genoa, the Dutch and French hosted regattas are the latest to join the platform for special events. Hempel World Cup Series Genoa runs through to Saturday 18 April before SOF starts on 20 April with the concluding Medal Races on 26 April. The Medemblik Regatta will commence on 4 June and conclude 7 June. The previously announced Kiel Week will run from…

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Medemblik Regatta Returns Only in 2021

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Following the outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) the renewed Medemblik Regatta, that was planned for 4-7 June 2020 is now cancelled. The rebirth of this sailing spring classic will take place in 2021, the exact date is still to be decided. The decision was taken in close consultation with World Sailing as a measure to help fight the Corona Covid-19 pandemic.   “This is not the moment” CEO of the Dutch Sailing (Watersportverbond) Arno van Gerven said: “The decision was taken in recognition of the global outbreak of the Corina virus. This is not the moment to continue planning…

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Medemblik Regatta aims for leading role in Olympic Sailing

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The Medemblik Regatta, formerly known as Spa, Holland or Delta Lloyd Regatta, can once again become a global event in Olympic Sailing. Thanks to the new plans of World Sailing, this spring classic regatta gets a prominent and protected position on the international calendar. As the most successful sailing country of 2018 and 2019, the Netherlands deserves a world-class home competition. TIG Sports, Royal Netherlands Yachting Union and Municipality Medemblik aim to have such a world class event again in 2021 with participants in all Olympic classes on their way to Paris 2024. Prominent and protected position on the International…

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Windfoil surfing at the Medemblik Regatta - Medal race day

Closing day with tricky conditions and short course racing

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The Medemblik Regatta closes with some exciting racing. There was some delay due to light and shifty wind, but the end of the day all races are sailed. In the RS:X Youth a complete French podium and two Dutch gold medallists in RS:X women and men, the sailors are looking back on some great racing. A total of 250 sailors from 24 countries have been racing all week in Medemblik. The start of the week was very Dutch with grey skies and chilly weather. But during the week the sun came out and the temperature raised. Sailors were speaking of…

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Exciting racing in great conditions at Medemblik Regatta

Exciting racing in great conditions at Medemblik Regatta

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Saturday May 25th, the medal races will be sailed at the Medemblik Regatta. In the RS:X Men Kiran Badloe (NED) is already secured of a gold medal. For the RS:X women the battle for the top spot is on between Dutch Lilian de Geus and Polish Zofia Noceti Klepacka. The current top 4 in the RS:X Youth will battle for the podium spots. “After the European Championship, we’ve been taking it a bit easier”, says Kiran Badloe. “We did have a training camp in Japan, but nothing really intensive. For myself, it’s good to know I’m performing well this week, even without…

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Olympic future of windfoil surfing tested

Olympic future of windfoil surfing tested at the Medemblik Regatta

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The third day of the Medemblik Regatta had all the ingredients for a happy day of sailing. Nice wind conditions, lots of sun and exciting racing. A perfect day to start two new classes at the regatta: The Musto Performance Skiff and Windfoil surfing, “the possible future of Olympic surfing,” according to Aaron McIntosh. McIntosch is a former Olympic windsurfer and RS:X coach of double Olympic Champion Dorian van Rijsselberghe and European Champion Kiran Badloe. “With windfoil surfing we literally fly over the water, this makes it faster and super exciting to watch.” Something todays supporters can only agree on….

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Challenging second day with shifty conditions in Medemblik

Challenging second day with shifty conditions

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It’s a difficult day for sailors and race committee. Light and shifty winds kept the RS:X classes on shore for an extra hour. The sailors of the Hansa class manage to race an extra race and the day closes in sunny conditions. For the Hansa Class it’s their first day of racing in Medemblik. The first day the wind was too strong for this class, today it was the opposite. Even a bit to light according to some of the sailors. The Dutch Finy Teitsma, sailing in the Hansa 303, is happy with her first day: “Only the last race…

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Close racing on first day of Medemblik Regatta 2019

Close racing on the first day of the Medemblik Regatta

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The first day of racing is done at the Medemblik Regatta Nautical Festival. Almost all classes raced according to schedule, only the Hansa Class had to stay inside due to, too heavy winds. For the RS:X surfers racing went smooth and fast. After the official opening of the Medemblik Regatta Nautical Festival on Monday night at the Regatta Center, the event kicked off this morning at 9.00 hour in the city center. Alderman of Sports, Jozet Fit, was present at the Optimist on Tour, here 160 children learned to sail. While those children stepped in the boat for the first…

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