|District 13 Regatta Report|| |
Sat Aug 24th, 2013 through Mon Aug 26th, 2013
Sjaak Haakman and Joost Houweling
| Sailed at Royal Loosdrecht Yacht Club (KWVL), Netherlands.|
Loosdrecht ,NL 23.-25. August at the KWVL
The story began in 2012 at the championship in Bad Zwischenahn.
While we were cart-racing Saturday evening, we asked our Dutch friends to host the next championship.
Sander immediately agreed and invited us to Loosdrecht, the heart of the Dutch star-sailing. The sailors were looking forward to go there. Jochen said:” Good idea, great club to sail.”
So we went to Loosdrecht in August. The entry list showed 29 boats. Everything looked good for a nice weekend. Thursday evening most of the crews arrived at the KWVL. What a club! The best organized club I have sailed in my life. Everything well done, very friendly management, just perfect.
They have a beautiful clubhouse with an excellent kitchen and service.
After the Check-in on Friday, we had to wait for wind and time to prepare the boats, and talk to the friends from Denmark, Netherlands and Germany.
In the evening we had Buffet in the club.
Saturday we went out for four races in light air. Have you ever sailed on a racecourse with islands between the starting line and mark 1? The tactic discussions before the start were different this time.
Our Dutch friends guided us in the first race. But Ulrich Vater learned quickly and managed it very good threw the day at the second place behind Sjaak Haakman and in front of Sander Jorrissen.
Saturday we were invited to a dinner at the KWVL, followed by the highlight: “Gondelvaart on the Plasen”. Here comes Marko´s explanation: “Christopher´s Street Day on the water” He is right!!
Sunday we sailed two more races in again light conditions. Sjaak made it with his crew Joost Houweling . They won the Championship 2013 and the blue Jackets.
Thank you very much to the KWVL and Sander and his team to give us such a wonderful weekend. We will come back soon. See you all in Troense/DK 2014.
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