Thursday, October 13, 2016

WV Almere Central Dominates Netherlands Sailing League Series

J/70s sailing Netherlands Sailing League (Almere, The Netherlands)- On the penultimate day of the season, WV Almere Central grabbed the league title with a solid performance in the finale held in Almere, The Netherlands. The sailors of the Koninklijke WSV Sneek and YC Scheveningen finished second and third in the club competition for water sports clubs in The Netherlands.

J/70s sailing fast in Netherlands Sailing LeagueIn the Netherlands Sailing League, there were five regattas that took place in the following sites: Monnickendam, Giesbeek, Aalsmeer, Veere and Almere.  After an amazing second to last day of the series in Almere, it was clear the WV Almere Central’s victory was assured.  Eventually, the team finished with a lead of no less than 34 points. Team Captain John den Engelsman commented on their win, "We've had five beautiful regattas. All the different weather conditions have been challenging for us at all the most absolutely beautiful locations in the Netherlands.  On the water, there was a tremendous struggle throughout the year.  We are happy to have been able to achieve our victory against many excellent teams from across the Netherlands.”

J/70s sailing Almere, Netherlands in sailing leagueDespite finishing second overall, there was no disappointment for the KWSV Sneek team.  Crewmember Maarten Jamin said, "We have had a fantastic season with KWSV Sneek. The goal was to finish in the top three.  We accomplished that! For this weekend, there was no question that WV Almere Central actually sailed out of sight from everyone!  This weekend, we focused on second place. We have managed to fight one another and take the silver. We are very happy. We see many opportunities to improve our team. Expectations and ambitions for the future are high!”

For the sailors from YC Scheveningen, taking 3rd place meant they achieved their predetermined objectives. Spokesman and sailor Tom Kerkhof said, "We have achieved our objectives. We are very happy with this epic season. I think it's a very good achievement that we finished third in a field of the 18 best clubs in the Netherlands. We are very happy now and look forward to next year."

Behind the top three Netherlands J/70 Sailing League winners- WVAM, KWSV Sneek, YCS- it was Roermond ZV Maas en Roer that placed fourth and in fifth was VWDTP.   For more Netherlands J/70 Sailing League information