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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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Olympic champion, Van Rijsselberghe, keeps his future secret

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Everybody wants to know what the Olympic champion, Dorian van Rijsselberghe, has planned. Will he continue? Will he defend his Rio de Janeiro Olympic title, in three years’ time, out in Tokyo? “That’s the big question,” Van Rijsselberghe responded, at a news conference the day before the start of the 33rd edition of the Delta Lloyd Regatta, the biggest sailing event in the Netherlands. Van Rijsselberghe took a rest period after his gold medal-winning race in Rio. Earlier in May, he returned to racing at the open European Championship in Marseille, France. However, he left the championship before the last…

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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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Formats, classes and more

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May 3rd we have met the deadline for participating classes. After 5 months of registration we have reached over 300 entries in different Olympic classes and 2.4mR. We are satisfied we have a competitive field for our 2017 edition, which is also a qualifying event for the World Cup Sailing 2018. New formats for RS:X, 49er and 49erFX classes During the Delta Lloyd Regatta new formats will be used in the 470, RS:X and 49-er(FX) classes. Please read the new Notice of Race to find all necessary details. Nacra17, Finn and RS:X woman cancelled Unfortunately the number of participants have…

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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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Clapcich: ‘The Delta Lloyd Regatta is a high level test for every sailor!’

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Clapcich: ‘The Delta Lloyd Regatta is always a high level test for every sailor!’ Francesca Clapcich recently switched back to the Laser Radial class after competing in the 49erFX during the Rio Olympics. The Italian was one of our first entrants. We asked her why the Delta Lloyd Regatta is so special to her. Have you attended the Delta Lloyd Regatta before? Yes! In the Laser Radial class and also in the 49erFX class.  It’s always a really challenging regatta! Why are you attending this year’s Delta Lloyd Regatta? The regatta is always a high level test for every sailor….

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