Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Delta Lloyd Regatta: Dutch Sailing World Cup event ready to start

Preparations for racing in Medemblik. Image copyright Delta Lloyd Regatta.

by Corinne Rolland-McKenzie

The Delta Lloyd regatta, 5th event on the ISAf Sailing World Cup circuit is set to start on Tuesday May 24th in Medemblik, Holland.

Some 600 boats in the ten Olympic classes and the paralympic 2.4 representing 61 countries are set to hit the water and compete for Sailing World Cup points and the title.

Five teams are back in Medemblik to defend their title. The Delta Lloyd regatta is the first international event in Europe for 2010 SWC winners Eivind Melleby and Peter Morland Pedersen (NOR) in the Star class. In the 49er, Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen (AUS) after placing 4th in Sail Melbourne are back on the circuit to defend their title in Holland.

Ivan Kljakovic Gaspic (CRO) in the Finn, Tom Slingsby (AUS) in the Laser and Marit Bouwmeester (NED) in the Laser Radial will be eager to retain their title on the IJsselmeer lake.

Racing will start on Tuesday at 11 am and can be followed on Twitter, Facebook and Youtube.

The Medal races are scheduled over two days, with the 470 Men and Women, and Star on Saturday from 6PM and the remaining classes on Sunday. They will be broadcast live with videos integrating 3D tracking and be followed on the event website: www.deltalloydregatta.org