Results of Delta Lloyd Regatta in Medemblik Holland
Results from the Grade 1 Delta Lloyd Regatta in Medemblik, Holland are HERE.
There were 100 competitors in the Men’s and 68 in the Women’s.
Well done to Matthew Wearn 3rd and Mitchell Kennedy 4th who were joined by Finn Alexander in the medal race to finish 8th. Not bad with three Aussies in the top 10.
There were 5 Australians in the Women’s event with Zoe Thompson best placed at 37th. DBSC’s Marlena Berzins sailed her absolute best with some great results to come out with 60 out of 68 Competitors in the Women’s fleet.
Finn’s quote from the seat in the A380 on his way home:
” The medal race was intense, to say the least… with the tip 10 best sailors in the world put against each other on a super short course close to shore, it was bound to be a close race. The points were really close, so my plan was to sail the race like any other… The Start went really well and was popped out on the leeward end and ended up crossing most of the fleet… The race went so quickly, a total blur, and was really tricky to find the time to look around and get into the Rhythm of the race… with heaps of boats around, the waves were really choppy and messy (just like Double Bay) so downwinds were quick and require a high degree of precision. I finished 7th in the medal race, overtaking the Cypriot Pavlos Kontides (2012 Olympic Silver medalist) on the final downwind. I secured 8th overall and I am really happy with that result.”