Wednesday, July 20, 2016

WV Almere Centraal Triumphs in Netherlands J/70 Sailing League Act III

J/70s sailing Netherlands Sailing League (Aalsmeer, The Netherlands)- The third round for the Dutch Sailing League was held last weekend in Aalsmeer. For the first time this year the Dutch Sailing League sailed all 45 scheduled races in 15 flights.  The eighteen participating clubs were treated to good winds every day: on Saturday it was almost a full storm. The "WV Almere Centraal" team of Willem Jan van Dort, John den Engelsman, Rikst Dijkstra, Francois van Vliet and Rinse Ubbink set out from the start with 11 wins in their 15 races and took the overall win with 24 points. "WV Giesbeek" was second and the "VWDTP" team from Groningen sailed an impressive regatta to take third.

J/70 Netherlands Sailing League winnersA crew member on-board Giesbeek, Hidde Veeneman, said about their success, "Our secret is good communication on board. Good trim of the sails and we take the time between every match to evaluate how to do better. We now have a heavy weight team! We benefited from a lot of wind. We use as much as possible risk-averse tactics. We practice for hours. We notice that it pays. We train three times a week. And, we have an analyst who monitors the process, which can helps our self-analysis."

For the season standings, Almere Central improved their lead by winning this regatta. The KWS from Sneek remains second in the battle for the Premier League Sailing 2016. The sailors from Scheveningen are now third in the Premier League Sailing. Giesbeek is now fourth and fifth is Groningen.  For more Netherlands Sailing League information