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Notice of Race 2022

The Notice of race for the Dutch Youth Regatta 2022 is online. After two editions that were canceled due to COVID-19, we are looking forward to organizing another great edition of the Dutch Youth Regatta with a large number of international participants. The Dutch Youth regatta includes de following classes. Open Dutch Championship for: 29er (Under 19), Cadet, ILCA 4 (Under 18), ILCA 6 (Under 21), ILCA 7 (Under 21), Nacra 15 (Under 21), Optimist, Optimist Benjamin (Under 12), Splash Blue and...

Johannes Diefenbach

Dear Sailors, today we have received some saddening news. Our dear friend and colleague mr. Johannes Diefenbach, International Judge, has sadly passed away. Hannes has been active on many Dutch Youth Regattas. We will dearly miss his humour, his knowledge of the racing rules and of course his friendship. Hannes loved the Dutch Youth Regatta for the friends he made there and for you, our future World champions of Sailing.

Vacature Voorzitter Dutch Youth Regatta en United 4

Vacature Voorzitter Dutch Youth Regatta en United 4 ,De besturen van de twee stichtingen DYR en U4 zijn samen op zoek naar een nieuwe voorzitter. Al enkele jaren werken de twee onafhankelijke stichtingen nauw samen in deze twee toonaangevende jeugdevenementen. We willen dit blijven versterken met een nieuw bestuurslid (vrouw of man) die voor beide stichtingen de voorzittersrol op zich neemt. Wij zoeken iemand die zich herkent in deze kwaliteiten:- Bestuurlijke en/of leidinggevende ervaring.- Binding met wedstrijdzeilen in eenheidsklassen, doordat je...
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...