Sailors excited about 33rd edition Delta Lloyd Regatta

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MEDEMBLIK – The 33rd edition of the Delta Lloyd Regatta has been a great success. The top sailors in Medemblik were all very excited about the international event. ,,The organisation was perfect”, Yannick Lefebvre said after the decisive race in the 49er. The Belgian sailor finished in fourth place with Tom Pelsmaekers. ,,The communication to the sailors was very good. There’s always a lot of respect from the organizers to the sailors. It’s my eighth time in Medemblik. And I still love it.” Megan Pascoe, who won the 2.4mR with ten victories on a row, is a regular guest at…

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Thrilling races during tropical 33rd Delta Lloyd Regatta

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The 33rd edition of the Delta Lloyd Regatta was a great success. All kinds of wind conditions for the sailors, sunny days and exciting final races. Medemblik welcomed a lot of talent, including those preparing for World Championships and World Cups, and some starting new Olympic campaigns. There were also many Olympic Rio sailors who’ve just started their season again. The organisation behind the Delta Lloyd Regatta was testing some new formats for the 49er, 49erFX and the RS:X. It was a great success, and made the finals really exciting to watch. After a week of racing in tropical temperatures,…

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The new format in the RS:X made the finals really exciting

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The winner takes all, and maybe it’s not a big surprise that it’s Dorian van Rijsselberghe (NED) who’s winning: “The new format is maybe a bit unfortunate for the top 3 of this week, but ended up okay for me. We had tricky conditions, anything could have happened. But it was a really nice week with all sorts of conditions. I’m happy!” The quarterfinals started out with really close racing. In the semifinals it was close racing again for numbers 2 to 6, with van Rijsselberghe leading the fleet. His training partner, Kiran Badloe, didn’t finish in the top 6…

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Doi wins Laser Radial “I was really nervous and made a lot of mistakes”

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The Japanese Manami Doi had to finish in 9th place to secure the gold medal. The tension was on when she was racing in the back of the fleet while her biggest opponent Marit Bouwmeester was leading the fleet. Luckily she took over the 9th place from Barwinska before the finish line. She secured her gold medal: “Very happy, was really nervous and made a lot of mistakes. But it’s enough for the gold, so I’m happy.” Second place is for Bouwmeester. She began the week not completely fit, but made a great comeback in the last two days. She…

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49er-FX “If you made one little mistake you could lose everything”

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At the beginning of the day the top 5 was really close. After the first two races, the gap is getting bigger. The Croatian Nincevic and Cupac are going into the final race seven points ahead of Bekkering and Kisters. At this race they manage to take the lead once again and secure their gold medal at this Delta Lloyd Regatta. Nincevic: “It was really close racing. If you made one little mistake you could lose everything. It was a hard course as well, great for spectators but difficult for us with many tacks.” Dutchies Bekkering and Kisters’ only job…

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What a thrilling final in the 49er class!

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The day began with a podium formed of Germany, Portugal and Belgium. The Portuguese were battling for first place, coming second in both the first and second races. In the third race they only needed to finish two places before the Germans, but unfortunately for them Fischer and Graf were still in it to win the gold medal. “In the first two races we had some trouble with two mistakes. The Portuguese are really experienced, they had a good medal race, but we are really happy to win here. It’s our first medal at an international cup.” Lima: “The first…

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Dutchies missed the Laser medal race

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Last year we saw Rutger van Schaardenburg in front of the fleet at the Delta Lloyd Regatta, ready for the Olympic Games in Rio. After Rio, van Schaardenburg retired from Laser sailing. Nicholas Heiner switched to the Finn class. Laser talents Niels Broekhuizen and Duko Bos are currently the best Laser sailors in the Netherlands, but we didn’t see them in the medal race yesterday. Video in Dutch “We still need to make a lot of progression,” explains Bos. “At the startline I had a good position, but I have to practice making the right choices with the wind. We can…

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Medal races preview

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Today it’s medal race time. 49er at 10.00 hour The 49ers have a 10:00 start, and they’ll race three short races. Single points are awarded and added to the total result list. German Tim Fischer and Fabian Graf are leading the fleet into the medal races by 8 points. Portuguese Jorge Lima and Jose Luis Costa are in second place, and Belgium Yannick Lefebvre and Tom Pelsmaekers come in third, with a gap of 26 points from the number one. The race for the first place will be between the German and Portuguese guys. The Belgium team will battle with…

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Sara Wennekes on tour

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Sara Wennekes (RS:X Women) isn’t racing the Delta Lloyd Regatta this week. The RS:X Women have a very tied schedule with a lot of regattas, Medemblik just didn’t fit in for everyone. But Sara is in Medemblik this week, so she’s got the time to try other classes to sail in.

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First golden medals in 470 for Sozykin with Gribanov and Hanson in Laser

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Tonight, the first medal races have been sailed. Both 470 and Laser races were exciting to the end. In the 470, the Russian Pavel Sozykin and Denis Gribanov were unbeatable, a fair win for this duo. Elliot Hansen wins the gold in the Laser after some close racing in the medal race. Sozykin and Gribanov take a solid win In the 470 there was tension till the end. After two generals before the start, the tension really went up a level. Once the fleet could finally start, the Russian guys immediately took the lead. The race for second and third…

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