In just 200 days, sailors from around the world will be in Medemblik, the Netherlands, preparing for competition in the 2016 Hansa World and International Championships.
All the information for this event – Notice of Race, Accommodation information and charter boat details – are available on the event website – www.2016hansaworlds.com
Organisers have been fielding enquires from sailors throughout Europe, as well as Australia, New Zealand, Japan and the USA, showing that there should be a strong International fleet to compliment the local sailors.
All the Hansa class boats will be sailed – the Hansa 2.3, Hansa 303 (singles and doubles), Liberty and SKUD18 – with servo sailors competing in the 2.3 and Liberty. This event also serves as the 2016 Dutch National Championship, and prizes will be awarded to the Dutch Champions in the 2.3, 303 and Liberty.
Sailing will be conducted on The Ijsselmeer, a huge inland fresh water lake of approximately 2500 km2 with no current and a depth of 4m. It is a superb wide open water to sail on, without obstacles and with steady winds.
The historic Dutch town of Medemblik, with its characteristic old buildings and relaxed character, is an ideal host for sailing events. It is only a 30 minute drive to Amsterdam and the Schiphol International Airport.
The regatta will be sailed from the International Sailing Centre in Medemblik, a venue that is used to hosting top class events. The 2016 Hansa Worlds follows on from the annual Delta Lloyd regatta, at which the SKUD18 sailors are also expected to compete.
Describing the World Championships as the pinnacle of the Association’s growing calendar of events, new International Hansa Class Association President, Russell Phillips is looking forward to the 2016 Worlds.
“The 2016 Hansa Class Combined World & International Championships will bring together and showcase the best sailors from around the world in the four inclusive Hansa Classes – the Hansa 2.3, Hansa 303, Liberty and SKUD18”, he said.
“The Regatta Centre in Medemblik has excellent facilities and interest is strong from sailors around the world.”
“I look forward to seeing you out on the water in June 2016 in Medemblik, Netherlands”, said Mr Phillips.
To find out more about this event – contact the organisers at: [email protected]