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First Race of the North Sea Regatta 2010

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One of the better races of the Netherlands, was held this weekend in Scheveningen. The Delta Lloyd North Sea Regatta 2010, a three day sailing event along the coast of the North Sea.

I was invited to participate the first races on GfK, a Beneteau First of 40.7 foot. The weather conditions Friday were light, northern wind of around 10-15 knots.

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Around 13:00 the races started in two shifts.

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The Start

It was quite a straight parcours in line with the wind direction. It had a bouy with a spreader in the North and a Gate in the South. Boats were going up and down along the same rhumbline, you just had to be careful not getting sandwiched.

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Sailing the rhumbline

Unfortunately the weather conditions changed to the worse. The second race was cancelled due to fog and we had to return to the harbour. We were not the only ones there.

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For the record, we finished second in our class (ORC-1) that day, just 32 seconds (on 1,5 hours) behind the overall winner of the NSR 2010.


For more pictures see the Flickr Slideshow