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Contender Worlds 2015

Contender Worlds 2015 Medemblik

Dutch Open Championship 22 - 24 July
Contender World Championship 25 - 31 July

Medemblik The Netherlands

Paul Verhallen leads the way at the Worlds’ venue

News Posted on 09 Jun, 2015 10:20:05

This weekend saw two days of Contender racing at the IJsselmeer, off Medemblik. That’s where we will have our World Championship six weeks from now. Twelve boats showed up, including Walter Baudisch from Germany and Roel Peerlinck from Belgium, eager to hone their skills on the Medemblik chop.

Foto: Carolien Kramer-Van Den Broek

On Saturday we had three races, in a 15-17 knot westerly breeze, swinging about 15 degrees back and forth. So plenty of chance to get totally lost and crawl back the next beat. With Winfred and Bart capsizing on the start, Paul could get away and win the first race by a considerable margin, with Rik taking second. The second race was for Mark, with Paul second and good old Jan van Wiggen in third. Next was a race with some trading places, that was decided at the last bottom mark: while rounding, a massive gust hit the leaders. Rik got round clear and away, Bart took a swim but recovered to second place. Paul crashed as well and scored his discard. At the end of day one it was Paul leading, over the three Thorborg brothers and Winfred in fifth. Time for a happy hour and a decent meal at the inevitable Brakenboer café.

Foto: Carolien Kramer-Van Den Broek

Next morning was sunny again, with a little less breeze from the north west, swinging a bit more and a bit more variable. So tricky conditions, to say the least. That’s where Winfred comes in. Mark was in the lead from the start to half way the downwind, but Winfred took over. At the finish Paul sneaked in to take second place. In the second it was Bart’s turn to take the lead, but he was reigned in as well by Paul and Winnie. With one race left it was pretty tight, although Paul’s chances were best. Paul and Winfred opened up some gap, but on the run Jan caught up on both and Bart overtook Paul by picking the better side. Jan secured first to become the fifth individual race winner in six raced. Bart passed Winfred on the beat to take second.

Foto: Jantine Vogel

So we had a great test of the waters, the race committee and the local bar. The Dutch are ready to welcome you next month at the Pre-Worlds and the Worlds.

Bart Thorborg
Contender NED 3 It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll…

Uitslag Contender

Punten houden rekening met 1 aftrekwedstrijd

No Zeilno Naam Punten 1 2 3 4 5 6
1 NED 9 Paul Verhallen 10,0 1 2 (5) 2 1 4
2 NED 2576 Winfred Westerman 12,0 3 (5) 3 1 2 3
3 NED 3 Bart Thorborg 15,0 4 4 2 (6) 3 2
4 NED 2291 Jan van Wiggen 19,0 (6) 3 6 4 5 1
5 NED 2 Mark Thorborg 19,0 5 1 4 3 (6) 6
6 NED 1 Rik Thorborg 25,0 2 6 1 (9) 9 7
7 GER 504 Walter Baudisch 35,0 7 7 (8) 8 8 5
8 BEL 1722 Roel Peerlinck 36,0 8 (9) 7 5 7 9
9 NED 2308 Cees de Gruijter 45,0 10 10 10 7 (12) 8
10 NED 2426 Pim Langendijk 46,0 9 8 9 10 10 (dnc)
11 NED 2156 Wim Tak 51,0 (dns) dns dns 11 4 10
12 NED 207 Rep Boonstra 61,0 (dns) dns dns dns 11 11


News Posted on 01 Jun, 2015 22:42:32

We just reach the 120 entries!!!!
Still one month to got with the early bird fee!!

This could be you!!

News Posted on 12 May, 2015 23:05:49

“This could be you, register for the Worlds in Medemblik” ?

Early-bird entry fee extended

News Posted on 11 May, 2015 23:05:30

The Early-bird fee is now available till the 1st of July!!
Registered and paid before the 1st of July 2015

New road to Medemblik

News Posted on 08 May, 2015 18:57:09

New road from the highway to Medemblik special made for the Contender worlds 2015!!

110 Contenders registrated!!

News Posted on 30 Apr, 2015 22:56:14

still a few hours to go till the early-bird ends!

10 days to go for the early bird entry fee Worlds 2015!!

News Posted on 22 Apr, 2015 10:37:52

10 days to go for the early bird entry fee Worlds 2015!!

43 Entries for the Contender Worlds 2015 so far and still counting!!

News Posted on 15 Apr, 2015 08:52:10

43 Entries for the Contender Worlds 2015 so far and still counting!!

Early bird entry fee discount till the end of April, so make sure you enter and pay before the end of the month!!!

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