Meanwhile, it is less than a month before the Vuurschepenrace starts. In one month the starting line of the North Sea Regatta inshore is waiting for you. Beside that you do not want to miss the NSR, it also is a fantastic preparation for the Offshore Sailing World Championship that takes place this summer at the same venue, off the coast of Scheveningen. This applies for the Vuurschepenrace, where the navigation and the weather conditions can be viewed nicely as well as for the North Sea Regatta inshore races with the short courses. What are the best tactics and what is the best way to benefit from the current. Register now via Manage2Sail.
Last newsletter we introduced you to our new foundation board. This year we also have a number of new race leaders on the NSR courses. We would like to introduce you to three new race leaders who are passionate about the ins and outs of the NSR.
Name: Bas Mientjes
NSR function: Race leader ORC
Profession: As an entrepreneur, Bas is busy solving complex technical issues for various organizations
Sailing experience: Optimist, Splash, Regenboog, J22, Offshore Yachts, catamarans, Randmeer etc. Much of his free time goes into competitive sailing. Bas is a volunteer at Sailwise (sailing organization for people with disabilities)
Sailing Passion: Bas is happy when he is on the water, especially during the IJspegel race. Looking towards the coast when the sun comes through the mist then he feels very lucky.
What can you wake Bas for? Bas can be woken up to get out on the water and for a really nice party. You can also wake him for a hockey match, a nice game of tennis or a city trip.
Name: Frans Driessen
NSR function: Assistant Race Director
Profession: Owner ReSail (buying/selling race yachts), organizing sailing events
Sailing experience and passion? Frans has been sailing since he was 10 years old. In recent years mainly in X-79 / J80 / and offshore racing like the Vuurschepen and Fastnet in his 36 ft, one-off, race cruiser plan B.
What can you wake Frans for: Very crazy but probably for something to do with sailing …
Name: Robert Sprengers
NSR function: Responsible for the Catamaran field
Profession: Sports and doing business, but above all enjoy a lot.
Sailing experience: Optimist, laser, ORC, catamarans, from club racing to World Championships.
Sailing Passion: Very large. Preferably Robert is on the water every day, mainly with the catamaran. That makes working in the summer period almost impossible. Robert also likes training the youth.
What can you wake Robert for? For sushi …. or when the summer starts ….!
With these new race leaders, we can expect beautiful courses and a well-staffed Regatta Office, so sign up quickly!!!
Registration can be done via www.nsr.nl, Manage2Sail
Vuurschepenrace 8 May
North Sea Race 13 May 2018
Inshore 18 May to 20 May 2018
To keep up to date with all the news and to see who participates in the Offshore Sailing World Championship as well as the North Sea Regatta, keep an eye on the website!
If you have already registered, check whether you still miss some of your competitors who have not yet registered. Let them know about the North Sea Regatta!!! It would be nice if everyone is present.
And did you know that the starting shot of the Vuurschepenrace takes place from the start ship “Estrella” of shipping company Cornelis Vrolijk, one of the sponsors of the NSR. All sponsors mentioned on the website are invited to experience this beautiful moment.
Keep an eye on the website of the NSR for all news, we look forward to the beautiful championship courses off the coast of Scheveningen, the start and finish of the Vuurschepenrace and North Sea Race!!
NSR takes place #aanZee and is part of ‘Feest aan Zee’. Exactly 200 years ago the first bathhouse was built. In 2018 The Hague ~ Scheveningen offers its visitors a sea of festivities. View the program at www.feestaanzee.nl
Until the start of the Vuurschepenrace on May 8 at 7 pm!!
#NSR18, #aanZee, #FeestaanZee, #ThisisTheHague