Please select your home edition
Edition
Upffront 2020 Foredeck Club LEADERBOARD

Medemblik Regatta 2020 part of the global eSailing competition

by Medemblik Regatta 3 Jun 18:28 BST 4-7 June 2020
Medemblik Regatta 2020 part of the global eSailing competition © Medemblik Regatta

Due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus (Covid-19), the renewed Medemblik Regatta, which was scheduled for June 4-7, 2020, has been canceled. The return of this spring classic in sailing will now take place from 2-6 June 2021.

However, the international regatta will now be held virtually from 4 to 7 June this year. Recreational eSailors can compete against top Olympic sailors and the best eSailors during the Virtual Medemblik Regatta and qualify for the eSailing World Championship Finals PlayOff.

Spring sailing classics go virtual

The Medemblik Regatta, together with the other spring sailing classics such as Trofeo Princesa Sofia, Hempel World Cup Series Genoa, Semaine Olympique Francaise and Kieler Woche, is part of the global eSailing competition. In this way, these classic international Olympic sailing events gain access to a community of over 2.5 million eSailors worldwide and sailors of all ages and backgrounds can share their passion for the sport together.

Bart Lambriex world top virtual and for real

One of the eSailors that will appear on the starting line on June 4 is Olympic 49er sailor Bart Lambriex. This Dutch sailor is on his way to Tokyo 202One in the 49er but he also qualified for the final of the 2019 eSailing World Championship in Bermuda where he finished 4th.

Lambriex is looking forward to the first Virtual Medemblik Regatta: "It is of course very unfortunate that all sailing competitions have been canceled, but that is why it is very cool to sail a number of those competitions virtually. You will come across familiar names in the pots. That way I still sail against my competitors from the 49er!"

For 2021 Lambriex still prefers the real water of Medemblik: "I am jumping to be able to compete in the 49er again. So, I also hope that the next Medemblik Regatta can continue as usual!"

Winners qualify for eSailing World Championships

The first "Medemblik Challenge" will start 4 June at 8am Central European Time (CET) and will last 44hours. It will be virtually sailed on the Nacra 17. The second "Medemblik Challenge" will start June 6th at 4am CET and will end 44h later on 7 June at midnight Paris Time. This challenge will be virtually raced on a 49ers.

Both Challenges are open to all players - no qualification is required. The results do count towards the world and national rankings of eSailors. Each Challenge will qualify the top player to the eSailing World Championship Finals PlayOff.

Challenges are now available and can be played on Virtual Regatta Inshore on Desktop - iOS - Android virtualregatta.com/inshore

Related Articles

Medemblik Regatta returns in 2021
The rebirth of this sailing spring classic will take place next year The rebirth of this sailing spring classic will take place in 2021, the exact date is still to be decided. The decision was taken in close consultation with World Sailing as a measure to help fight the Corona Covid-19 pandemic. Posted on 25 Mar
Medemblik Regatta aims to be a global event
World Sailing gives a prominent position on the international calendar The Medemblik Regatta, formerly known as Spa, Holland or Delta Lloyd Regatta, can once again become a global event in Olympic Sailing. Posted on 7 Feb
Medemblik Regatta Nautical Festival overall
Final day sees tricky conditions and short course racing The Medemblik Regatta closed with some exciting racing. There was some delay due to light and shifty wind, but the end of the day all races are sailed. In the RS:X Youth a complete French podium and two Dutch gold medallists in RS:X women and men Posted on 25 May 2019
Medemblik Regatta Nautical Festival day 4
Exciting racing for Musto Skiffs and 49ers Saturday May 25th, the medal races will be sailed at the Medemblik Regatta. In the RS:X Men Kiran Badloe (NED) is already secured of a gold medal. For the RS:X women the battle for the top spot is on between Dutch Lilian de Geus and Polish Zofia Noceti Posted on 25 May 2019
Medemblik Regatta Nautical Festival day 3
Olympic future of windfoil surfing tested at the Medemblik Regatta The third day of the Medemblik Regatta had all the ingredients for a happy day of sailing. Nice wind conditions, lots of sun and exciting racing. A perfect day to start two new classes at the regatta Posted on 24 May 2019
Medemblik Regatta Nautical Festival day 2
Light and shifty winds keep RS:X classes on shore for an extra hour It's a difficult day for sailors and race committee. Light and shifty winds kept the RS:X classes on shore for an extra hour. The sailors of the Hansa class manage to race an extra race and the day closes in sunny conditions. Posted on 22 May 2019
Medemblik Regatta Nautical Festival day 1
Close racing on the first day The first day of racing is done at the Medemblik Regatta Nautical Festival. Almost all classes raced according to schedule, only the Hansa Class had to stay inside due to, too heavy winds. For the RS:X surfers racing went smooth and fast. Posted on 21 May 2019
Kiteboard foiling at the Medemblik Regatta
In the Netherlands, the preparations for 2024 are in full swing In the Netherlands, the preparations for 2024 are in full swing. A reason for the Dutch Watersport Federation to implement this sport at the Medemblik Regatta. Posted on 19 May 2019
Medemblik Regatta preview
Medemblik ready for RS:X surfers, foilers and more watersport activity Reigning World and European Champion in the RS:X Women, the Dutch Lilian de Geus, will be determined to win the gold medal this week. Last year she had a difficult week of racing and came in second place. Posted on 19 May 2019
RS:X Europeans podium sailors set to compete
At the 2019 Medemblik Regatta The RS:X European Champions Lilian de Geus, Kiran Badloe and Fabien Pianazza will compete at the Medemblik Regatta in May. Badloe's biggest rival and training partner, Dorian van Rijsselberge, came in second at the Europeans. Posted on 17 Apr 2019