Preparations for the Delta Lloyd Regatta 2014. Image copyright Delta Lloyd Regatta
by Delta Lloyd Regatta media
It’s the first day of racing at the 30th Delta Lloyd Regatta and the day has begun with all the right ingredients in place for a great day’s sailing ahead. The sun in shining and a nice breeze is already in place over the blue waters of the IJsselmeer. The race teams are already going afloat ready for the first starts at 11.00 and the sailors will soon be released from the shore.
In stark contrast to the wet, windy and cold conditions of the 2013 Delta Lloyd Regatta, this year the International Sailing Centre Medemblik has been enjoying warm days and light to moderate winds. Today is expected to be another fine day with mainly clear skies and south-westerly winds from 11-18 knots, with temperatures rising to 25 degrees.
First starts for each class are scheduled for the following times today.
Laser + Laser Radial
Sonar + Skud18
The time for preparation is over; it is time for the racing to begin. The 30th Delta Lloyd Regatta begins now
About the Delta Lloyd Regatta
The 30th Delta Lloyd Regatta is being held from 20-24 May, 2014 in Medemblik, The Netherlands, with racing being held for nine Olympic classes, three Paralympic classes and two exhibition events. In 2014 it brings together 351 entries from 51 nations. Racing is scheduled to start from 11.00 each day.
The Delta Lloyd Regatta is the second event in the EUROSAF Champions Sailing Cup 2014. The other events are the Garda Trentino Olympic Week, which was held in early May, Sail for Gold in the UK in early June and Kieler Woche in Germany at the end of June.
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