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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 […]

Nacra at the Dutch Youth Regatta

Dutch Youth Regatta starts with 760 youth teams in 8 different classes

From Thursday May 30th till Sunday May 2nd the Dutch Youth Regatta takes place in Workum, the Netherlands. A total of 760 youth teams divided in 8 classes will be present at the regatta. There is also Eurocup Series for the 29er U25, the current leaders will race in Workum as well.

The classes will be divided into four different course areas, and a total of 14 are scheduled. For the 29er and Nacra 15 there are 18 races scheduled. Lots […]

Dry bags offer Windesign

Personalized Dry Bags from Windesign

For this year’s edition of the Dutch Youth Regatta Windesign offers the possibility to buy a Dry Bag (5/15/40 liter) with your own name and sail number on.

All-purpose roll top waterproof dry bags, for the dinghy sailor. Made of strong vinyl coated fabric. Semi-opaque ripstop panel for easy location of contents. The rolled top with buckle acts as a handle.

Available in three sizes: 5, 15 and 40 liter. Pre-order now, for delivery at the Dutch Youth Regatta in Workum.

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Nacra at the Dutch Youth Regatta

Widening entries for Nacra 15 from 30 to 60

Within a few weeks, the maximum number of allowed entries was reached in the Nacra 15 class. The race committee has decided to widen the entries from 30 to 60. With a bigger fleet, the racing will be even more spectacular.

Nacra 15 at the Dutch Youth Regatta 2017

The registrants from the waiting list are now published at the entry list. The Nacra 15 has a very international character. Sailing teams from 13 different countries have already registered.

Dante […]

Windesign brings showcase and personalized dry bags

The Dutch Youth Regatta is proud to have Windesign as a partner. But what is Windesign, and what do they do exactly? Let’s find out!

About Windesign

Windesign is a part of Optiparts Marine Equipment. Where we mainly produce parts for the Optimist, we also supply a textile and accessory collection for Laser® and other dinghy sailors. Branded as Windesign, launched in 2000 and ever since growing, this collection consists of a range of parts for the Laser® and 420, a […]