Saturday, October 1, 2016

FRAPORITA Conquers J/22 Dutch Nationals

J/22s sailing Nationals- Dutch, Netherlands, Holland (Hoorn, The Netherlands)- Held in conjunction with the famous “Zuiderzeeweek”, the Dutch J/22 Class held their annual “Open J/22 Dutch Nationals” on the beautiful Zuider Zee!

The class enjoyed a great turnout of thirteen boats, a big improvement over last year’s event!  Teams participated from The Netherlands and Germany.  After an eight race series with one discard (7 races counting), it was Jean-Michel Lautier’s FRAPORITA that showed her transom to the fleet for most of the races, compiling an impressive four 1sts and three 2nds to win the crown of 2016 Dutch National Champion!

J/22s sailing Open Dutch NationalsDespite the hailstorm of bullets generated by FRAPORITA, Gideon Mastenbroek’s JUT EN JUL took the balance of 1sts and 2nds to take the silver on the podium.  Third was the top woman Dutch sailor, Hylke Kooistra’s familiar boat with the bright red jib- BIG ROLL/ TU DELFT BROACH BEAUFORT with 20 pts net.  Rounding out the top five were Daan Grundman’s BIG ROLL/ TU DELFT BROACH BARENTZ in fourth with 26 pts and taking 5th place was Tim de Weerdt’s RSZJ with 31 pts.  For more Open J/22 Dutch Nationals sailing information