Dutch Youth Regatta

Rescheduling Dutch Youth Regatta 2020

Dutch Youth Regatta looking into a solution to reschedule

The Dutch government has taken stricter measures regarding the Covid-19 virus which affect the Dutch Youth Regatta. We’re not allowed to organize any event until June 1st in the Netherlands. This means we must cancel the scheduled event from 21 to 24 May for this year. We’re looking into a solution to reschedule the event regarding the titles for Open Dutch Championship and the selection events for all classes. Therefore, we’re looking at a combination with the United 4 Sailing series in September. We’ll give you an update...
Covid-19 update

Covid-19 update

Due to the Covid-19 virus, the organization of the Dutch Youth Regatta follows the updates from the international health organizations and the Dutch Watersport Federation. We understand all concerns about the impact for the Dutch Youth Regatta. We’re checking the situation daily, if something is changing, we’ll let you know as soon as possible. We’ll keep preparing for the event as usual. Registration for the Dutch Youth Regatta is still open. The organization of the Dutch Youth Regatta also organizes the United...
Opening registration Dutch Youth Regatta 2020
Opening registration Dutch Youth Regatta 2020

Dutch Youth Regatta ready for registration day

The Dutch Youth Regatta will be held during the ascension weekend from Thursday the 21th of May to Sunday the 24th of May 2020. The future top sailors worldwide will come to the Netherlands to battle for the Dutch titles. Only the best youth sailors will represent their country. Registration for the Dutch Youth Regatta opens Friday, January 31th for a total of 9 classes. Besides the 9 classes, there are different age categories. There's the regular Optimist class, but...

Registration will open on 31 January

The organization of the Dutch Youth Regatta 2020 is well underway. The Notice of race is being reviewd by our national Authority and will be available on the event website www.dutchyouthregatta.org as soon as possible. Registration for the Dutch Youth Regatta will open on 31 January! Accomodation Due to the large number of participants finding accommodation during the event can be challenging. Please check the event website for more information. See you in Workum!
Final day of the Dutch Youth Regatta 2019

Last day with perfect conditions and rightful winners

The Dutch Youth Regatta had everything sailors, coaches, supporters and organization could wish for: Perfect wind conditions, tropical weather conditions and super exciting racing. For some of the sailors, there was a lot to race for, besides the event trophies: qualification for the youth worlds. Other sailors had their personal goals to race for.  Chairman of the Dutch Youth Regatta, Mike Paardekooper: "We've had four days with perfect sailing conditions. It had everything in it, strong winds, big waves and lighter...
Dag drie Dutch Youth Regatta

Light weather closes gaps in leaderboard at day three

It's a tricky day on the water today, with light weather and shifty conditions. Hard work for sailors and race committee. The sunny city of Workum has had perfect sailing conditions all week. Today the weather was light, which shuffled the leaderboard a little.  Smart and hard work key to stay in the leadTies Wijbinga (NED) is leading the Laser 4.7 all week. His secret? “Just hard work. You really have to be smart on the water, I keep checking the...
Less plastic Windesign and Dutch Youth Regatta

A small step in the reduction of environmental pollution

We love sailing in clean water, water free of plastic and other pollution. Together we're responsible for a clean ocean, our sponsor Windesign took the first step to help us use less plastic at the sailing event. Windesign: "This year we have decided not to apply large sponsor stickers on the hulls. Some ended up in the water, others were very hard to get off the boats. This year we gave all sailors a small sticker to put on...
Early leads and failed missions at Dutch Youth Regatta

Early leaders and stable winds on day two

Stable, but strong, winds during the first two days of racing in Workum. All scheduled races have been sailed so far and an initial balance can be made in the result. But there still two days to go, two days with slightly lighter winds predicted. Before launching the boats, sailors were excited to go out and start racing. The Optimist sailors have the first start this morning, A group of 353 kids are patiently waiting at their boat before they...
Sailcenter at the Dutch Youth Regatta 2019

Sailcenter for your repairments at the Dutch Youth Regatta

It happens to every sailor, you break something during race. If you’re lucky, it’s a quick fix and you don’t have to retire from racing. For a bigger breakdown, chances are you’re in bad luck and have to fix the boat before you can get back racing. When you’re racing at the Dutch Youth Regatta, you have Sailcenter there to help you. The stand of Sailcenter provides you with gear, ropes, parts and more practical repairment stuff. First thing you do...
Dutch Youth Regatta 2019 day one sailed in choppy conditions

Difficult choppy waves at the first day of racing

Photo: Laurens Morel The Dutch Youth Regatta officially opened today with a welcome from chairman Mike Paardekooper and a flag parade with all 33 countries present. Strong gusts of wind came over during the opening, 20 to 25 knots. When the sailors went out to race, the wind dropped to a stable 16 knots.  Over 900 sailors went out and sailed in big waves and choppy conditions. With 33 different nations on the water, we see some sailors coming from really...