So it was a great event…? Maybe we did a good job, but we certainly made mistakes. Making sure we leave the harbour clean (preferably even cleaner then how we found it) both on shore and on the water is something we need to improve on. Also we still don’t seem to get the transfer…
Enno Kramer en Ard Geelkerken have been sailing together for the past 17 years, which is prize worthy in itself, but they also won every single race at this event! The six Flying Dutchman’s, being the smallest class sailing on the South Course, had no trouble getting around the course, although they would have love to see a few more out there.
Two Courses, 138 boats on the South Course, 120 boats on the North Course, 120 volunteers and three days of beautiful mediterranean-like sailing conditions ‘made’ it a brilliant North Sea Regatta for the sailors! After three days of amazing sailing conditions the Dutch champions are crowned in ORC 2, ORC 3 and ORC TwoHanded (offshore and inshore races combined), class champions…
Team Sailselect debuts at North Sea Regatta – Team Sailselect, skippered by Jeroen Koninkx and sailing in ORC2 sails her first North Sea Regatta since they started sailing together two years ago.
The ORC sportsboats class is a mixed class with MaxFuns, a Fareast, a Mazurka and one Sonar. The Sonar crew Hans Cheung, Nienke Conijn, Nynke Plaatsman and Marleen van Nes show that being disabled doesn’t mean you can’t take part in normal sport events.
Ten Dutch and one Belgium Contender are battling wind, waves and each other at the North Sea this weekend. Conditions are tricky, but Paul Verhallen (NED 9) is not complaining: “We really like sailing here in Scheveningen and we’re super happy the Contenders are part of the North Sea Regatta again. I will definitely tell the race director how thankful we are to be here.”
Rob Schutte, skipper of Numero Uno, sailing in ORC3: “What a spectacular show on the North Course today, we had such a good time on the water! The first race was the best one really, our boat speed was really really good.”
This year the Hans Horrevoets Memorial Trophy goes to Willem Ellemeet and his Flying Dolphin crew Jeroen van Oord, Alen Cehic, Jacco Huijgen, Charlotte Heijstek, Marianne Pijlman, Yldau Van der Ende, Diederick van Welij and Marcel van Liere.
Prizes Vuurschepenrace 2017 – After a beautiful sunny start on Saturday 27 May, 64 yachts set sail to Harwich. During the night it was still a little chilly on the water but other than that the sailors had great racing conditions.
As soon as the Leeloo crew arrived back in Scheveningen, beer and bitterballen were served on the dock! They had an amazing trip back from Harwich. They had a tight battle with the Bucket List on their way back. “We had a pretty amazing rip, you can write that down,” they yelled from the deck. Gideon…