Thursday, June 26, 2014

J/122 JUNIQUE Wins North Sea Week

J/22 women sailing off The Hauge, The NetherlandsEdens Crowned J/22 Champion
(The Hague, The Netherlands)- On the last day of the Delta Lloyd North Sea Regatta, only one race was sailed in all the fleets due to the light conditions, so all teamed headed back to shore to celebrate a week of good sailing amongst friends.  Perhaps the two teams that were most excited of all were the J/122 JUNIQUE sailed by Chris & Dirk-jan Revelman and the J/22 sailed by the trio of Edens, Bart and Ewout- both teams winning their fleets by substantial margins.

The Delta Lloyd North Sea Regatta starts with the two offshore races that the J/122 participated in, the Vuurschepen Harwich Race and the RORC North Sea Race.  In both of those events, the fast-sailing Revelman’s guided their J/122 JUNIQUE to overall victory in the Double-handed fleet for the combined races.  Their winning formula and remarkable performance continued during the week-long regatta, taking four straight firsts in as many races and not having to sail the last race to win by a substantial margin.

J/22 sailing off NetherlandsA somewhat similar scenario played out in the thirteen boat J/22 one-design class for the North Sea Week one-design regatta.  Starting out the regatta in the lead after the first day, the trio of Edens, Bart & Ewout simply sailed a much more consistent regatta than anyone else, only finishing out of the top three once in 10 races!  In the end, the after two drop races, they counted only 14 pts total to win by 8 pts.  Taking second place was the trio of Stephan la Grouw, Rosemarign, Tom and Gideon sailing TEAM COJONES with a total of 22 pts, just nipping out the FRAPORITA team (Jean-Michel Lautier, Guiseppe d’Aquino & Denis Neves) with 23 pts.  Taking fourth place was Team BIG ROLL- TU DELFT BERING sailed by Nova Huppes, Sanne Crum & Joost Schot with 29 pts. Fifth place was the trio of Frans Bianchi, Marcel Hanenberg and Divera Pronk with 35 pts.

The winners said, “In turn, we would also like to thank all the sailors as an organization. Despite the difficult conditions on the water where the sailors had to muster a lot of patience, the sense of togetherness and sportsmanship was great.”  Sailing photo credits- Richard de Jonge & Sander van der Bosch  For more Delta Lloyd North Sea Week sailing information