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maandag 26 augustus 2013

Kiel Laboe results


The price winners: Marcel Bleeker (Youngest dinghy sailor 17), Willem de Boer (oldest dinghy sailor 72), Sjouke Dijkstra(owner oldest dinghy 558 name Tecumseh built in 1945).
Nice pictures of the big classic yachts. big classic Yachts
An Impression of the Harbour in Laboe.

At day 1, three races are sailed. At day 2 the wind was beaufort 6 from the East. No races for the dinghies, but four teams has had a nice touring event from Laboe to Kiel at the end of the Kieler Förde. Pictures of this touring event:

The results:
results Laboe


vrijdag 23 augustus 2013

Laboe day 1

The German Reinhard Schroeder has beaten all the dutch. At least at day 1. With a 1, 2 and 2. Marcel Bleeker (657) capsized. Perfect sailing weather. At the moment a party.



woensdag 21 augustus 2013

Friendship series Kiel Laboe

The friendship series is mentioned for wooden classic dinghies in the dutch style. Till now 66 dinghies have participated during the events in France, England and the Netherlands. The last Friendship regattas will be organised 22 - 25 august in Germany. Wim Bleeker was the winner of the Kaag and West Kirby event. Wim is also the Dutch champion 2013 and will will visit Kiel Laboe. He has a good opportunity to become the first winner of the Friendship series too. At Laboe 170 classic wooden boats will take part. From the big 12 meters with a lenght of 21,33 meter till the little 12footdinghies with a lenght of 3,66 m. The dinghy groupe of 14 boats with sailors from Germany and the Netherlands will start in gruppe 15. It is a goal to show the other lovers of the big yachts that small is also beautiful. Everybody who want can have a look what a wonderful boat a dinghy is. Also sailing in a dinghy is possible. The organisation is glad that a boat with a history of 100 years take part in the German Classics 2013 for the first time.

zondag 4 augustus 2013

78e Sneekweek

The biggest sailing event on a lake. More then 800 sailing boats. Famous wooden classes as the Lark, Pampus, Regenboog, 16m2, 30m2 and of course the 12footdinghy. In Dutch 12voetsjol. 25 this year. The first day saturday beaufort 7. Just 7 dinghies survived. The  second sunday was perfect sailing weather. Till thursday more news on www.sneekweek.nl  also a lot of pictures.